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After 50 years of independence, is it time to review how we approach this important issue of multiculturalism? While some of the initiatives promote multicultural harmony, going forward, do we now need to encourage more open discourse - albeit in managed forums - to allow for some of the more deeply felt emotions and stereotypes to be addressed?
For the first time since 1963, we are witnessing all 89 seats being contested in a General Election. Beyond campaign promises and repeated rhetoric, which message resonated with Singaporeans? Which issues do voters want to be hear more or less of?
On the 10th of August, PAP's organising secretary, Dr. Ng declared that we had entered 'election season'. Amidst the pomp and celebration of SG50, have we paused to think about our future? Does SG50 signal a changing of tides - and will the GE bear this out?
The Budget was announced on 23 February 2015, against the backdrop of SG50 - marking 50 years of Singapore's independence, an impending election deadline and an economy in the process of restructuring. How has the Budget addressed current issues relating to you and how does it plan to deal with future challenges?