Kumaran Pillai

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Kebun Bahru

About Kumaran

Kumaran has a varied career in venture acceleration, IT, publishing and journalism. He currently advises startups in South East Asia and manages a portfolio of startup companies. He is currently holding the position of Chief Executive Officre in Apple Seed, a Venture Accelerator based out of Singapore. Until recently, he was also the publisher of The Independent News, Singapore. He left this position to join politics.

Kumaran often speaks nostalgically about how some great opportunities were presented to him in his lifetime. Life, he says, is the ultimate teacher and he owes a debt to the nation and politics is his way of giving back.

Kumaran says that it is important for everyone to be involved in the politics of the day. Politics affects us in many ways and the way the government is run determines the health of our economy, rule of law and state craft.

He is of the view that a hyper-competitive economic environment can be detrimental to our society and the government’s far-right policies have left many Singaporeans behind. Kumaran is concerned that the pivot to the current wealth generation instead of income generation models will make upward mobility difficult for our future generations to attain economic freedom.

There is a social underclass that is struggling to make ends meet, yet the government sees Singapore as the Mecca of commerce and finance and creating jobs that are out of reach for ordinary Singaporeans.

There is a yawning skill and talent gap and the tertiary institutions are not robust enough to cater to the requirements of the fast-moving business environment.

The social compact and the political capital that the ruling party once enjoyed is no longer there and the people are frustrated with the self-serving policies of the ruling class. We do not want to see a system where top civil service jobs and appointments in GLCs serve as a form of political patronage-clientelism.

Change is necessary for us to set sail in the right direction and keep to our promise of building democratic and equitable society.

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Kumaran Pillai

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Kebun Bahru

About Kumaran

Kumaran has a varied career in venture acceleration, IT, publishing and journalism. He currently advises startups in South East Asia and manages a portfolio of startup companies. He is currently holding the position of Chief Executive Officre in Apple Seed, a Venture Accelerator based out of Singapore. Until recently, he was also the publisher of The Independent News, Singapore. He left this position to join politics.

Kumaran often speaks nostalgically about how some great opportunities were presented to him in his lifetime. Life, he says, is the ultimate teacher and he owes a debt to the nation and politics is his way of giving back.

Kumaran says that it is important for everyone to be involved in the politics of the day. Politics affects us in many ways and the way the government is run determines the health of our economy, rule of law and state craft.

He is of the view that a hyper-competitive economic environment can be detrimental to our society and the government’s far-right policies have left many Singaporeans behind. Kumaran is concerned that the pivot to the current wealth generation instead of income generation models will make upward mobility difficult for our future generations to attain economic freedom.

There is a social underclass that is struggling to make ends meet, yet the government sees Singapore as the Mecca of commerce and finance and creating jobs that are out of reach for ordinary Singaporeans.

There is a yawning skill and talent gap and the tertiary institutions are not robust enough to cater to the requirements of the fast-moving business environment.

The social compact and the political capital that the ruling party once enjoyed is no longer there and the people are frustrated with the self-serving policies of the ruling class. We do not want to see a system where top civil service jobs and appointments in GLCs serve as a form of political patronage-clientelism.

Change is necessary for us to set sail in the right direction and keep to our promise of building democratic and equitable society.

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