Michael Y.P. Ang

Michael Y.P. Ang

Freelance journalist and writer

Michael Y.P. Ang writes about sport, politics and society in Singapore. He is formerly a Channel NewsAsia journalist and national sports administrator.

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Sports hub article

The shiokest, saddest and silliest moments in Singapore sport from 2016

From the biggest highlight (Schooling's Olympic gold) to something else that put S'pore on the world for all the wrong reasons.

Shanmugam article
The Diplomat

Singaporean Cabinet Minister Strikes Own Goal Against Controversial Electoral System

Singapore's Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam has inadvertently scored an own goal while trying to defend the country’s controversial, racially based electoral system ...

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Singapore a secular state? Think again

In recent years, there have been loud calls to exclude religion from the public sphere in Singapore.Singapore is widely seen as a secular state because it has no official religion. But there's more to secularism than the absence of a state religion....

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Movement to oust govt-appointed FAS incumbents gains momentum

Is this the end of FAS as we know it?

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The Diplomat

Do Singaporeans Really Vote Along Racial Lines?

How did Lee Kuan Yew arrive at his conclusion that voter bias existed in the Republic?...

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Free speech in Singapore should include moral responsibility

Most would likely agree that the Republic's media landscape favours the ruling party because public opinion is shifted in the government's direction. But it's debatable whether the lack of robust public discourse on major political issues in Singapore's mainstream media is good for the...

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EXCLUSIVE: FIFA contacts FAS to revise constitution

FIFA has contacted the Football Association of Singapore to align its statutes with FIFA standards....

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Will football and politics in Singapore finally get a divorce?

Whether FAS will become vastly different depends on the outcome of open elections

Education system something wrong article

Something's wrong with S'pore education

Singapore's educational system appears relatively weak in nurturing high-level talent for the workplace.

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EXCLUSIVE: FAS under FIFA scrutiny

The Singapore government's decades-long, direct involvement in the affairs of the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) could come under scrutiny by football’s world governing body FIFA....

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One million Singaporeans don't care about SEA Games

One million Singaporeans are unmoved by the upcoming SEA Games, but they still have to contribute towards covering the massive cost ($324.5 million) of staging the biennial event in June....

Politics and sport article

Politics and sport: Do they mix?

Find out whether it is a good idea to have politicians run Singapore's national sports organisations.

Oon jin teik article

Potential game-changer at Sports Hub

I can't think of a better person to direct operations at the hub

Sundram and fandi article

FAS should live up to its name by appointing Fandi And Sundram as coaches of the Lions

FAS = Fandi and Sundram. It's written in the stars.

Football social exclusion article

Is govt-run S'pore football promoting social exclusion?

The Social Progress Index shows that economic growth does not necessarily produce social progress.