Voices of Youth: A Conversation on Employment

THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE Today’s young people are the most educated generation ever. They often enter the working world with considerably more years of schooling than their parents or grandparents. In Singapore today, more than 95 percent of each cohort of students progress to post-secondary education as compared to only 22 percent of those born in the 1940s[1].

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OKLetsNo: Misogyny and the Malay/Muslim Men

While you may not have been aware of OKLETSGO (OLG) in the first year or so of its existence, in June 2020, the popular local podcast channel would have been impossible to ignore. Started in February last year, OLG is the brainchild of three former local Malay radio DJs – Dzar Ismail, Dyn Norahim and Raja Razie. It quickly earned a high profile for its irreverent takes on issues affecting the Singapore Malay community, as well as a willingness to take on topics still considered controversial in the community, such […]

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Home Based Businesses in the Singapore Malay/Muslim Community

The success of home based businesses (HBB) in today’s environment of corporati- sation of businesses is testimony to the pioneering spirit of Singaporeans.

It harkens back to the early days of nation-building when migrants came with only their bare necessities to set up small businesses on sidewalks which prospered to become today’s mega-businesses. This will to survive is what makes us successful today as a nation.

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Changes in Community Leadership: What They Mean for the Malay/Muslim Community

The first three months of 2020 have been a period of change. In those months, three Malay-Muslim organisations announced a change in leadership.

AMP Singapore welcomed a new person at the helm as Executive Director (ED) with the retirement of community veteran Anuar Yusop. After 15 years as ED, Anuar, 62, made way for younger blood, with 47-year-old Zarina Yusof appointed as his replacement.

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Invisible Diversity: Lived Experiences of Malay Rental Flat Occupants

Most Singaporeans desire a home to call their own, however, there are inevitably marginal segments of society who encounter obstacles to having access to home ownership and, require assistance with this. For them, the government has provided schemes that offer affordable rental housing options, with rental rates that start from as low as $26 a month. The rates are heavily subsidised and tiered according to household income so that they remain accessible to the lower-income households.

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