Conversations with Matthias Chew

Matthias Chew, Assistant Director (Immigration & Registration) at the Policy Development Division (PDD), Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) formulates immigration policies relating to permanent residency and citizenship matters. As a civilian officer on the Generalist track, he has the opportunity to take on roles across different divisions at MHA. Prior to his current posting, he was in the Joint Operations Group (JOG), where he worked on investigation and enforcement policies, as well as the Foreign Interference (Countermeasures) Act (FICA). In this article, Matthias shares about his experiences at MHA, the projects he has been involved in, and his advice to youths who aspire to join the Home Team…

Conversations with Joycelyn Yik

Joycelyn Yik is a Senior Planner at the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). As a planner in URA’s Strategic Planning Group, Joycelyn is part of a team that plans for Singapore’s long-term land uses over the next 50 years. She has an extensive background in multiple aspects of planning, having worked in several departments across URA, and is currently involved in URA’s Long-Term Plan Review…

Insights on Public Policy

On 20 April 2021, Advisory organised a Discovery+ online panel: Discovery+: Public Policy. On our panel that evening, we were privileged to have experienced professionals from academia, government and corporates. The panel consisted of Ms Shanta Arul, Director, Strategy & Development, Public Policy (Asia Pacific), Netflix; Ms Amira Karim, Head of Public Policy (Asia Pacific), Stripe; Ms Carol Soon, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Policy Studies, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Mr Daryl Lim, Deputy Director (Strategy and Masterplanning), Smart Nation and Digital Government Office, Prime Minister’s Office; Mr David Black, Founder and CEO, Blackbox Research; and Mr Royce Wee, Director, Head of Global Policy, Alibaba Group…

Conversations with Azfer A. Khan

Azfer A. Khan is a Staff Officer at the Cyber Coordination Office of the Singapore Police Force. In this article, conducted when Azfer was an Investigation Officer, Azfer shares about the nature of his work, and his opinions on how his industry will continue to develop. He also describes his experiences studying Law at the University of Cambridge and Harvard Law School, and his current role teaching at Singapore Management University as Adjunct Faculty…

Reflections with Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee is the Group Director of the Transformation Support Group (TSG) at Workforce Singapore (WSG). Brandon supports WSG’s transformation efforts, which aim to keep it relevant and agile through innovation and improvement of public services and policies. In this article, Brandon shares more about his working experiences at WSG and offers valuable advice for youths today…