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Michelle Obama to share experiences in Singapore

Michelle Obama to share experiences in Singapore

Singapore: Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States of America – the first African-American to serve in that role -, will take centre stage at the ‘An Evening with Michelle Obama’ event in Singapore on December 14. At the event, organized by business event provider The Growth Faculty, participants will hear firsthand Michelle […]

Taking Singapore-ROK strategic partnership to higher levels

Taking Singapore-ROK strategic partnership to higher levels

By Ivan Lim AJA Former President Singapore: Singapore is seen as a bridge straddling troubled international waters that will pave the way for South Korea’s New Southern Policy (NSP) of boosting ties with the 10-member- states of Asean (Association of South-east Asian Nations). The NSP is designed to advance President Moon Jae-in’s dream of an […]

Singapore responds to Hong Kong

Singapore responds to Hong Kong

  By Ivan Lim Contributor to AsiaN Singapore: In 2016, a Singaporean civic activist Jolovan Wham was found guilty of organising an illegal public assembly without a police permit. The theme of the indoor conference was Civil Disobedience and Social Movements. There was a Hong Kong connection: Joshua Wong was a pro-democracy student leader who […]

Singapore affirms pragmatic stand as it navigates U.S.-China-rivalry

Singapore affirms pragmatic stand as it navigates U.S.-China-rivalry

    By Ivan Lim Contributor to AsiaN  Singapore: As the Sino-American rivalry intensifies, especially over the South China Sea, Singaporeans are increasingly concerned about being drawn unwittingly into the big-power test of strength. First, there is the pull of ethnicity, as the city-state has a predominantly Chinese population whose forebears had migrated from China. […]

Singapore election fever

Singapore election fever

  By Ivan Lim Contributor to AsiaN Singapore: Election fever is in the air in Singapore. The worsening economy – GDP growth forecast down to 0.1 to .1 percent from 2 to.2.5 percent arising from global slowdown — has spurred talk of a snap election. Pundits say the government may capitalise on the ensuing crisis […]

Celebratory Singapore remains confident as world faces “very different future”

Celebratory Singapore remains confident as world faces “very different future”

  By Ivan Lim AsiaN Contributor Singapore: Singapore marks its 54th annual birthday bash today (August 9) with a marchpast of contingents and musical performances at the historical Padang square. The National Day Parade that coincides with the Republic’s Bicentennial (founding by British adventurer Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819) will be highlighted by a musical […]

Proud day for Singapore as it leads signing breakthrough international mediation treaty

Proud day for Singapore as it leads signing breakthrough international mediation treaty

  Singapore: Singapore led 45 other countries, including the United States and China, in signing a new international treaty on mediation named after Singapore. The breakthrough treaty will enable the enforcement of mediated settlement agreements among the signatory countries. The Singapore Convention Signing Ceremony and Conference, co-organised by the Singapore Ministry of Law and the […]

Being politically correct on festival greetings

Being politically correct on festival greetings

  By Ivan Lim Contributor to AsiaN Singapore: In an Age of Innocence, people all over the world send out greetings to one another during religious and cultural festivals. They spread the message of friendship, goodwill and well wishing. to families and friends without fear of being called out for political and or cultural / […]

UN convention to enforce mediation settlements across borders named after Singapore

UN convention to enforce mediation settlements across borders named after Singapore

  By Ivan Lim Contributor to AsiaN Singapore: An international rules-based mechanism for resolving commercial disputes between countries has been named after Singapore in recognition of the key role the republic played in drafting and winning consensus for the treaty. The convention will be signed in the city-state on August 7 at a ceremony which […]

New party for Singapore tsunami?

New party for Singapore tsunami?

  By Ivan Lim Contributor to AsiaN Singapore: In 2018, the political sphere in Singapore was abuzz with talk of the opposition replicating the “Malaysia tsunami” effect to sweep the entrenched ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) from power in the next general election before 2021. This referred to the feat of the Pakatan Harapan (PH […]

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