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Multiword expressions : linguistic precision and reusability
This paper discusses the approach to multiword expressions being adopted in the LinGO English Resource Grammar ...
Facets of Shi'ite Islam in contemporary Southeast Asia (II) : Malaysia and Singapore
The present paper is the sequel to the author's IDSS Working Paper "Facets of Shi'ite Islam in Contemporary Southeast Asia (I): Thailand and Indonesia". In an earlier IDSS Working Paper, the author has also tried to address ...
The many faces of political Islam
The paper argues that the multiple manifestations of political Islam are primarily determined by discrete contexts, that the vast majority of Islamist movements operate peacefully within constitutional constraints, and ...
The state and religious institutions in muslim societies
The institutional configurations of Islamic societies can be classified into two types, namely, differentiated social formations - societies in which religion and state occupy different space - and undifferentiated social ...
The Tablighi Jama'at movement in the southern provinces of Thailand today : networks and modalities
The Tablighi Jama'at is perhaps the biggest Muslim missionary movement in the world today and since its formation in Northern India in the earlier half of the 20th century it has spread itself worldwide and established its ...
“Muscular” versus “Liberal” Secularism and the religious fundamentalist challenge in Singapore
This essay examines how the divisive forces of religious fundamentalism have been a recurring feature of Singapore’s history. It shows why events in 2009 and 2010 appear to suggest that the Singapore State ...
Rohingya Muslims : Myanmar's forgotten people
The stateless Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar have been discriminated and excluded by consecutive governments since the 1960s, causing an exodus to Bangladesh, Pakistan, Thailand, Malaysia and other countries. The mounting ...
Debating inter-faith relations : will we descend into another cold war?
Religious discourse dominates current affairs: everything from women’s issues to channeling of humanitarian aid are seen through this prism. The key question: Where is the world headed to if this keeps up?
Securing the motherland through the mother tongue policy
Current debates pertaining to the Ministry of Education’s review of the teaching of mother tongues have been about Singaporean Chinese and their relationship with the Chinese language. However, the obstacles to ...