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November 30, 2020

Rethinking the Problem of Policing Marital Violence: A Singapore Perspective

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is observed annually on 25 November to raise awareness of the scale and nature of violence against women around the world. In 2020, Singapore took action against such acts by fully repealing marital immunity for rape through the Criminal Law Reform Act. However, there remains …

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November 24, 2020

Against The Grain: Rejecting Ethnicity

Are Southeast Asian states truly multicultural societies? Not according to Professor Syed Farid Alatas (NUS Sociology and Malay Studies). In ‘Against The Grain: Rejecting Ethnicity’ in The Edge Malaysia, Prof Alatas discusses how Southeast Asia’s colonial past has shaped its ethnic relations. Prof Alatas lays out the arbitrary nature of racial categories, through which colonial …

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November 23, 2020

Race, reintegration, and social capital in Singapore

The International Day for Tolerance is observed every 16th of November to celebrate diversity and reject prejudice against other cultures. In Singapore, the recidivism rate of Malays and Indians is disproportionately high compared to the Chinese majority. In ‘Race, reintegration, and social capital in Singapore’ (International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 2016), Associate …

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