Elections, prime-ministers, princes, riots and penises - New Mandala had it all in 2013. Here are our most popular stories for the year.
Elvin Ong questions if anyone actually knows the facts of the Little India riot and doubts whether serious analysis is possible
Bilveer Singh provides a different view of the Little India riot focusing on issues not related to wages and working conditions.
As Singapore continues to grow richer, the gap between its citizens and its lowly paid foreign workforce also grows
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.
Malaysia and Singapore Society in Australia Colloquium 2013 -- extended deadline for abstracts.
The 18th Malaysia and Singapore Society of Australia symposium discussing GE13 and more will be held at the University of Sydney in Dec 2013.
Tune in to hear two experts discuss recent developments in Malaysia and Singapore.
Next week, will be the biggest week on Malaysia and Singapore at the Australian National University.
Find out more about this major conference where experts will discuss these important Southeast Asian neighbours
Loh Kah Seng reflects on the unpredictable consequences of mega projects and ambitious social programming in Singapore and beyond
An impressive assembly of experts will be at the ANU Malaysia-Singapore Update 2013 to address pressing issues on governance, society and the economy.
As the overall food supply becomes more volatile, Singapore is taking a well balanced approach in its food resilience programs.
Can Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party reverse its electoral slide?
Murray Hunter argues that the recent Singapore labour strike has brought matters of foreign worker mistreatment and unhappiness out into the public arena.
A strike by foreign workers in Singapore has implications for democracy, suggests Elvin Ong.
A spicy debate about curry is putting Singapore’s multicultural credentials under the grill, writes Yuta Sugarno.
Bridget Welsh provides an interesting analysis on why two of the world's longest serving ruling regimes are in decline.
Will Singapore go the Taiwan way in its democratisation process – a split in the elite? Improbable argues Michael Barr.
Southeast Asia shows us that there are two paths to democratisation – one of big bang change with reforms and another of simply muddling through.
How Singapore's “national conversation” will pan out is anybody’s guess. Will the final recommendations in its report lead to any significant changes in the substance of governance, political institutions and the political process?