The Heartbeat Project Shows We Still Don’t Know How To Talk About Abortion

All image credits: The Heartbeat Project What does it say about Singapore’s crisis of religion, that when a Christian-backed pro-life campaign emerges, our immediate response is to pick up our proverbial pitchforks and ready ourselves for war? When I was first tasked...

New Zealand terror attack: Societies must acknowledge rising Islamophobia, tackle right-wing hate ideology, says Shanmugam

Dealing with specific incidents not enough – you got to deal with the ideology, he saysBy Charmaine Ng, The Sunday Times, 17 Mar 2019Societies need to acknowledge that Islamophobia is increasing around the world and come down hard on these people,...

Singapore Is A Secular Society. Too Bad We Can’t Agree On What ‘Secular’ Means

Watain has been banned, but the end result is surely not ‘social harmony’. On the contrary, MHA’s last-minute prohibition has stoked widespread resentment towards the Christian community for its alleged role in ‘pressuring’ the government, and for ‘imposing’ its...

MHA and IMDA Point Fingers at Each Other for Watain Concert Cancellation Controversy

The public has been left confused as to the circumstances surrounding the last-minute cancellation of black metal band Watain’s concert in Singapore. Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam, in a rather barbed remark against Muslims in Singapore, said that could not see how...