The Intolerance of Grief

"If you have nothing good to say about Mr. Lee, then diam lah. The man is dead, better give him some respect." That seems to sum up what a sizable majority of Singaporeans feel about Mr. Lee Kuan Yew's passing. It is an unspoken sentiment that criticizing some of Mr. Lee's more ill-advised policies, or …

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The Price of Denying Paid Maternity Leave

You want more paid maternity leave? Then get married. That’s the government’s reason for why single mothers currently receive half the paid leave that married mums have. Alright then, that sounds eminently reasonable. Why can’t single mothers just pop down to their neighbourhood Husband Store, browse through the catalogue of eligible bachelors, and get married? …