In the article “Let Women Contribute By Doing NS In The Community”, the author, Cho (2019), calls for a review on National Service to involve women in national service by doing community service for one year. He sees it as a promotion of women’s rights and equal contribution to national responsibility.
In a working paper by the Institute of Policy Studies, Pang, Seah, and Wong (2019) conducted a survey to find out public perceptions on Singapore’s built heritage and landmarks and to “offer insights on public understandings of old buildings and landmarks in Singapore”. They used both qualitative and quantitative research methods in a study consisting of two phases, and performed focus group discussions, survey questionnaires, and face-to-face computer assisted personal interviews (CAPI).
Over the years, people have told me to get a degree. I resisted because I did not have the money yet to pay for my own part-time studies. Shortly after finishing my two years of national service, my Dad wanted to pay for my studies but I declined. I knew then that I would have wasted his money because I just did not have the heart for it. I was also incredibly lazy. I still am, to a large degree (ha ha ha).
A close pal (SJ) nominated me to be featured on SUSS’s #HumansOfSUSS campaign about a month ago. I said okay. So, here I am! I am honoured to be chosen. Shoutout to SJ for the nomination, and SUSS for the feature!
A team of researchers conducted scientific research and examined honest behaviour across societies in various countries (Cohn et al., 2019). Researchers state that civic honesty is a fundamental trait in functional societies. The team draws attention to heavy costs enacted on society when citizens lack honest behaviour leading to corrupt governments, unpaid taxes, broken promises, unenforced contracts and negative effects on societies. Thus, governments, policymakers, law enforcers, and individuals across the civic and political spheres have a stake in ensuring that their societies stay functional. Diagnosing a problematic trait like dishonesty necessitates close scrutiny into the probable causes, values, and individuals that exhibit such behaviours so that effective solutions may curb negative behaviour.