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Rohingya Exodus Evidence Of ASEAN’s Impotence

While the practice of destination countries to push the migrants from Bangladesh and Myanmar – the “boat people” – is deplorable (ST, May 16), the present humanitarian crisis highlights not only the responsibility of the Myanmar government, but also the impotence of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). In fact the Ministry of Home Affairs in Singapore has taken a similar stance on these migrants, arguing on Friday that because of limited land the country “is not in a position to accept any persons seeking political asylum or refugee status, regardless of their ethnicity or place of origin”. Continue reading

Lazy Surveys On Alcohol Restrictions

The REACH finding that four in five Singaporeans supported the proposed Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Bill was met with scepticism – for good reason. This telephone poll conducted by the government’s feedback agency in January 2015 came after two public consultation exercises conducted by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) between October 2013 and August 2014 for “a review of liquor control measures”. This piece may be late to the party, but the lazy methodologies of these exercises are no less damning. Continue reading

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