Eugene Tan, Singapore Management University

Eugene Tan, Singapore Management University

14 September 2021
In The Spotlight: How will President Biden's vaccine mandate impact US workers?
President Biden announced new vaccine mandates which apply to more than 100 million workers, to spur more to get the Covid-19 shot. On Prime Time, Timothy Go and Rachel Kelly speak to Eugene Tan, Associate Professor of Law, Singapore Management University who shares more on how this will impact US workers, gives his analysis on the US' vaccine diplomacy, and how new data might effect Biden's booster shot plan.

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6 July 2021
Why It Matters: Additional Covid-19 support measures for companies, workers, to cost $1.2 billion
Recently, new Finance Minister Lawrence Wong announced that small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) will continue to receive help to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic as part of additional support measures. Eugene Tan, Associate Professor of Law at Singapore Management University discusses the motivation behind the move to specifically help SMEs and if certain sectors have been neglected from getting help this time around.

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9 April 2021
Who will be Singapore's next PM with DPM Heng stepping aside?
Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat has decided to step aside as leader of the PAP’s fourth-generation team, citing the long-term and profound challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, his age, and the demands of the top job. Eugene Tan, Associate Professor of Law, SMU shares his analysis on who the possible candidates to succeed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong could be.

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12 March 2021
Weekly Wrap Up: S'pore youth ISA detention, IATA Travel Pass & The digital skills gap
On the Weekly Wrap Up, Eugene Tan, Associate Professor of Law, Singapore Management University gives his analysis on some of the biggest headlines of the week including; The Budget 2021 debates, a 20-year-old man detained under the Internal Security Act, Singapore Airlines to test the IATA Travel Pass and the government calling on those with expertise to volunteer to help close the digital skills gap.

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29 January 2021
Weekly Wrap up : How much is the S'pore teen ISA case a wake up call on 'rabbit hole' of far-right ideology?
Eugene Tan, Associate Professor of Law at Singapore Management University shares his thoughts on the news a 16 year old plotted to attack Muslims at two mosques here in Singapore, and whether this is a wake up call on the 'rabbit hole' of far-right ideology on the internet.

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18 December 2020
Weekly Wrap-up: 18 December 2020
Eugene Tan, Associate Professor of Law at SMU gives an analysis of the new segregated travel lane ‘Connect@Singapore’, US and China's tech giants expansion plans in Singapore, indicators of a pickup in labour market activity and more.

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20 November 2020
Weekly Wrap-up: DBS Job Sharing Scheme, SG-HK Bubble & Hawker Culture
On the Weekly Wrap-up, Eugene Tan, Associate Professor of Law at SMU gives his analysis on some of the top headlines from this week including; DBS announcing its job-sharing scheme, the upcoming first Singapore airlines flight to Hong Kong within the travel bubble and what it might mean for Singapore if hawker culture is added to the Unesco cultural heritage list.

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23 October 2020
Weekly Wrap-up: SG Phase 3, Going Green & US Election Preview
On the Weekly Wrap-up, Eugene Tan, Associate Professor of Law, Singapore Management University breaks down some of the biggest headlines from the last few days including; the announcement Singapore might progress to Phase 3 by the end of the year, sustainability practices in the upcoming Tengah project, and a preview of the final US Presidential debate.

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9 October 2020
Weekly Roundup: SG Parliament wrap-up and President Trump's economy
Parliament has been in session with some positive signs on moving into Phrase 3, and even talk of negotiations on travel bubbles for general tourists. Plus, US President Donald Trump caused panic and confusion on the stock market after claiming he was to halt stimulus talks until after the election, before later backtracking. Eugene Tan, Associate Professor of Law, Singapore Management University gives his analysis on the biggest headlines from the week.

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18 August 2020
DPM Heng announces $8 billion more in Covid-19 measures, but will this be enough?
According to Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, a scaled-back version of the Jobs Support Scheme will continue to help workers, and $8 billion more will be spent to save jobs, create new ones and seize new growth opportunities. Eugene Tan, Associate Professor of Law, Singapore Management University breaks down the latest support measures, and gives his analysis on whether this will be enough.

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1 July 2020
GE 2020: Post Nomination Day
Eugene Tan, Associate Professor of Law, Singapore Management University gives an analysis on the surprises we saw on GE 2020's Nomination Day and what campaigning will be like for this special election due to Covid-19.

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27 May 2020
Analysis of The Fortitude Budget and what it means for Singaporeans
The Fortitude budget’s main focus was to protect every worker and try to preserve jobs in the midst of this crisis. Together with the earlier Unity, Resilience, and Solidarity Budgets, the Government is dedicating $93 billion, which is nearly 20 percent of GDP. Eugene Tan, Associate Professor of Law, Singapore Management University gives his analysis of how the Fortitude budget and what it means for Singaporeans.

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7 April 2020
New Solidarity Budget to help Singapore tide through 'circuit-breaker' period
According to Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, the primary aim of the Solidarity Budget is to take further steps to save jobs and protect the livelihoods of our people during this temporary period of heightened measures. Eugene Tan, Associate Professor of Law, Singapore Management University gives an analysis on how comprehensive the budget is and if there are there still gaps that can be filled.

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13 September 2019
What changes in electoral boundaries could mean for your constituency
Electoral boundaries could change, with news last week that the Electoral Boundaries Review Committee - or EBRC - has been set up. What does that mean for your constituency? Joining us to discuss this is Associate Professor of Law at the Singapore Management University, Eugene Tan.

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23 Apr 2019
Cabinet Reshuffle: Heng Swee Keat To Become DPM
It’s a move observers say cements the finance minister’s standing as Singapore’s next prime minister. Meanwhile, the two existing deputy prime ministers - Teo Chee Hean and Tharman Shanmugaratnam - will relinquish their roles to become senior ministers. Eugene Tan, Associate Professor of Law at the Singapore Management University, shares his insights on what these appointments mean and whether he’d expected more changes in the reshuffle.

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19 Feb 2019
Social & Political Observations of Budget 2019
Eugene Tan, Associate Professor of Law, SMU shares his thoughts on Budget 2019 and whether enough is being done to support both younger and older generations of Singaporeans.

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20 Aug 2018
NDR 2018: Good News For HDB Homeowners?
SMU’s Eugene Tan, ZACD’s Nicholas Mak and UOB’s Francis Tan break down the latest housing schemes.

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7 Aug 2018
Opposition Parties Joining Forces
Eugene Tan, Associate Professor of Law at Singapore Management University tells us more about the challenges and opportunities of the opposition parties banding together, is this also an influence from across the border?

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23 Apr 2018
Cabinet Reshuffle With Eugene Tan, Associate Professor of Law at SMU
According to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the upcoming Cabinet reshuffle will involve almost all the Government ministries, but not all ministers will move.

Analysts and Singaporeans alike have been watching for signs to see which office holders will be moved or promoted.

Money FM 89.3 speaks to Eugene Tan, Associate Professor of Law at SMU, to find out how this would affect Singaporeans and if the move is something we should be concerned about.

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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's unveiling of the new cabinet lineup looks to be one of the most significant cabinet reshuffles in recent times, and is a closely-watched one. Eugene Tan, Associate Professor of Law at Singapore Management University, helps us to make sense of all the changes.

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22 Feb 2018
Associate Professor of Law From SMU, Eugene Tan
Budget 2018 was recently announced and we had Associate Professor of Law from SMU - Eugene Tan in the studio with Elliott Danker & Yasmin Jonkers from The Breakfast Huddle to delve deeper into the social aspects of it.

What is his view on wealth taxes? Has the government done enough to help the lower/middle income families especially after the tax hike announcement? Does he miss being an MP?

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