As Singapore leans into its future, how might the state transform its relationship with citizens and civil society, ‘loving critics’ included? One that’s less paternalistic and heavy-handed, and more open, transparent and participatory.
What next for the queer movement; marriage equality or broader policy demands? And all while negotiating the state’s potential to co-opt and control.
The pursuit of racial harmony, backed up by a corpus of laws and penalties, may come at the expense of genuine racial justice.
By conflating protectionism with traditional workplace discrimination, we risk creating a watered-down law that fails to address the real discrimination faced by people from from marginalised groups.