The double captivity of ‘Chinese privilege’

Masturah Alatas explores the contentious notion of "Chinese privilege" in Singapore

Singapore after Lee Kuan Yew

Will there be poetry or pragmatism now the CEO of Singapore Inc is gone?

Assess Lee Kuan Yew? Which one?

Michael Barr draws our attention to key issues in the Lee Kuan Yew era

Lee Kuan Yew’s political legacy – a matter of trust

Bridget Welsh reflects on the political legacy of Lee Kuan Yew.

Religion and atheism: the need for dialogue

The lack of engagement between religious and non-religious communities must be remedied

Detention without trial: Going beyond Coldstore?

Dr Poh Soo Kai provides a response to the High Commissioner of Singapore to Australia's latest rejoinder

Reply to Dr Poh Soo Kai’s rejoinder

Burhan Gafoor, the Singaporean High Commissioner to Australia, responds to another recent New Mandala post

An annotated bibliography of Operation Coldstore

According to Loh Kah Seng, there was no case for the arrests and Britain bowed to political pressure in the operation

Singapore’s “Battle for Merger” revisited – Part II

In this follow-up, Poh Soo Kai argues that Singapore would have been a better country with Barisan Sosialis.

Review: To Singapore, with Love

Sandeep Ray reviews a film about agitators and exiles who felt that they had a rightful say in the future direction of the nation

Reponse to Poh Soo Kai’s allegations

Burhan Gafoor, the Singaporean High Commissioner to Australia, responds to a recent New Mandala post

Singapore’s ‘Battle for Merger’ revisited

According to Poh Soo Kai, Singapore's leaders have identified themselves with injustices under the ISA

Singapore Grand Prix and soft power

Benjamin Day examines what the Formula One calendar reveals about shifts in global power

Bargaining with the PAP

Any bargain between society and PAP on the 'social contract' is likely to be heavily biased towards the PAP.

Malaysia, Singapore (and Brunei) at the AAS

Malaysia and Singapore in action at the Association of Asian Studies Conference.

Malaysia in 2014 – a perspective from Singapore

Malaysia and Singapore's ‘special relations’ are important but can never be taken for granted advises Bilveer Singh.

Indonesia: Why you so like that wan?

Elvin Ong asks if Singapore's politicians will grow up in the next 50 years?

Claiming credit in Singapore

With bare-knuckle politics once again becoming part of mainstream politics, the next 2 years promise to be exciting

New Mandala’s top posts in 2013

Elections, prime-ministers, princes, riots and penises - New Mandala had it all in 2013. Here are our most popular stories for the year.

Little India: Speculation, evidence and lessons

Elvin Ong questions if anyone actually knows the facts of the Little India riot and doubts whether serious analysis is possible

The Little India riot – another view

Bilveer Singh provides a different view of the Little India riot focusing on issues not related to wages and working conditions.

Stop and think: Lessons from Little India

As Singapore continues to grow richer, the gap between its citizens and its lowly paid foreign workforce also grows

Maid to order in Singapore

Singapore’s use of women from poorer, neighbouring nations as ‘domestic help’ reveals a dark stain at the heart of the country’s material wealth.

MASSA 2013 – second call for papers

Malaysia and Singapore Society in Australia Colloquium 2013 -- extended deadline for abstracts.