Telling stories from a tiny Southeast Asian island.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's efforts to absolve himself of abuse of power allegations aired by his younger siblings have only deepened his political troubles.
The campaign to save the Sungei Road Market was never about its artificial preservation but about resisting its artificial closure.
The prime minister has indicated that he might still sue his siblings, depending on what they continue to say in public. It's now become an exercise in seeing how far the siblings can go before they reach his limit, but would it really be to our benefit to see a lawsuit?
By airing their dirty laundry, the city-state's ruling family is exposing its hypocrisy.
What we’re seeing now is not regular due process.
The ongoing Lee family feud is not about whether to preserve or demolish 38 Oxley Road. It never was.
There are no heroes here, no one to look up to, just a petty elite arguing pettily in Facebook posts about things not going their way.
Understanding our history is crucial to diagnosing the challenges we face and figuring out how to overcome them.
In a rare scene of political theater in Singapore, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong apologizes to the public for his family's feud.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's public feud with his younger siblings has raised uncomfortable questions about his leadership and governance.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's younger siblings claim the premier has abused his power and failed to execute their late national founder father's last wishes.
Lee Hsien Loong has continued to erode civil liberties on the island. Like his father, he’s sued political opponents, journalists and dissidents. Are his siblings starting to wake up?
Dueling public statements between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his siblings have brought ruling family discord into a glaring public light.
Singapore allows transgender people to change the particulars on their IC after sex reassignment surgery, but doesn't recognise same-sex marriage. Our public housing system, meant to provide good homes for Singaporeans, prioritises married Singaporeans in the hopes that they'll start families to boost our low birth-rate. And while Singapore is well-known internationally for our modernity and efficiency, the system can also break down from time to time when uncommon unique or first-of-its-kind scenarios pop up.
Unfortunately, the couple whose story I tell in Quartz got hit by all three things, with very painful consequences.