Surekha A. Yadav

Surekha A. Yadav

Born and bred in Singapore, Surekha A. Yadav is a freelance journalist in Southeast Asia.

Recent Opinions

  • 3 days ago

    The inequality of growth

  • 1 week ago

    Managing restrictions better

  • 2 weeks ago

    A spotlight on the death penalty in Singapore

  • 3 weeks ago

    A step back for Singapore's Opposition?

More from Surekha A. Yadav

  • 1 month ago

    Singaporeans need to express themselves

    OCTOBER 31 — A local rapper will be charged in a Singapore court for “promoting feelings of ill will between different groups.” To me, it’s not so much the individual...

  • 1 month ago

    In Singapore, migrant workers are not our brothers

    OCTOBER 24 — A migrant worker penned an open letter to the Ministry of Manpower and its minister Tan See Leng about the conditions experienced by foreign migrant workers in...

  • 1 month ago

    Is Singapore a shrimp or whale?

    OCTOBER 17 — The Foreign Interference (Countermeasures) Bill (FICA) was passed in Singapore’s parliament recently.  The Bill gives the government very broad powers...

  • 1 month ago

    Take a little trip around Singapore town

    OCTOBER 10 — I have lived in Singapore all my life and so I didn’t think it was unreasonable to assume I had seen everything the island had to offer. After all, I am a...

  • 1 month ago

    Fighting foreign influence in Singapore

    OCTOBER 3 — Last week, the Singapore government introduced one of the most sweeping pieces of legislation in its history.  The Foreign Interference (Countermeasures)...

  • 2 months ago

    Singapore steps back from the ‘New Normal’

    SEPTEMBER 26 — So Singapore has re-introduced a slew of Covid-19 restrictions. Once again only groups of two people can dine out and households can receive only two...

  • 2 months ago

    Singapore is recycling less than ever

    SEPTEMBER 19 — Here’s a rather fascinating statistic: Singapore’s recycling rate fell to 13 per cent in 2020, down from 17 per cent in 2019.  This means that...

  • 2 months ago

    Pandemic vs endemic

    SEPTEMBER 12 — Almost two years later, Covid-19 remains the dominant topic of the day. Every day.  In Singapore after months and months of restrictions,...

  • 2 months ago

    Is there Chinese privilege in Singapore?

    SEPTEMBER 5 — In his annual National Day speech, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said claims that there is Chinese privilege in Singapore are entirely...

  • 3 months ago

    ‘Alamak’, it is Kamala

    AUGUST 29 — The US vice president Kamala Harris visited Singapore last week. It was the first stop of a very brief South-east Asia tour. From Singapore, she flew to...

  • 3 months ago

    As the world watches

    AUGUST 22 — Last week, the world watched the Taliban take control of the city of Kabul and virtually the whole country of Afghanistan.   “Kabul falls to the...

  • 3 months ago

    The importance of vaccination conversations

    AUGUST 15 — A member of one of Singapore's Opposition parties — Progress Singapore Party — resigned last Wednesday after intense criticism of comments he made comparing the...

  • 3 months ago

    Warrantless searches in Singapore the new normal?

    AUGUST 8 — Last week we learned that Social Distancing Enforcement officers in Singapore have the power to enter private residences without a warrant — at any time of...

  • 4 months ago

    Schooling Singaporeans on sportsmanship

    AUG 1 — Five years ago I vividly recall watching Joseph Schooling swim past world champion Michael Phelps and finish the 100 metres butterfly as the new  Olympic champion,...

  • 4 months ago

    Is it time for Singapore to tax property gains?

    JULY 25 — Singapore is a very unequal place. By which I mean wealth in our society is not distributed very equally.  Of course every society/nation on Earth...