Parliamentary Question 4 November 2019

Ms Anthea Ong asked the Minister for Home Affairs (a) what are the criteria used to determine whether Singaporean individuals, firms, or media organisations are at risk of being compromised by foreign influence for national security reasons; (b) whether a list of such individuals or…


Published in the Straits Times on 6 Jul 2019, see article here.

None of the world-class management courses I’ve attended had prepared me for this. When I started Hush TeaBar — Singapore’s first silent tea bar to promote mental wellness and inclusion, I knew it wasn’t going to be a…


Published as a commentary by CNA on 29 May 2021, see published article

Below is the unedited draft.

“It feels like deja vu, definitely triggered a series of emotions. I was scrambling last night”, shared a young changemaker working with vulnerable communities when asked how he was doing a day…


9th Labour Inspection Conference, 27–28 May 2021

Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you for this opportunity to share about mental wellbeing at the workplace. Promoting and enforcing decent working conditions, safety and health standards and respect for fundamental principles and rights at work are at the core of labour inspection activities…


Speech at SG Climate Rally’s May Day 2021 Conversation, 1 May 2021, 3pm

Source: SG Climate Rally

Hello everyone, happy May Day!

I am Anthea, pronouns she/her. I’m wearing a black hat with a grey jumpsuit. I am Zooming from my living room, behind me to my right is a print version of Klimt’s…


This commentary was published in Mothership.sg on 23 March 2021 titled “Why do some S’pore families choose to ‘struggle’ rather than get help from social services?”. Here’s the edited and published article https://mothership.sg/2021/03/mind-the-gap-commentary-anthea-ong/

https://mothership.sg/2021/03/mind-the-gap-commentary-anthea-ong/

Below is the original draft:

“I don’t know how long it’ll take for me to recover,” said…


A commentary published in the Institute of Policy Studies Commons. Here’s the edited and published article https://ipscommons.sg/minority-health-isnt-a-minority-issue-but-an-issue-of-public-health-equity/

https://ipscommons.sg/minority-health-isnt-a-minority-issue-but-an-issue-of-public-health-equity/

Below is the original draft:

The launch of a workgroup to improve the health of ethnic minorities was announced by the Ministry of Health in Parliament last week. We are pleased that steps…


Keynote Speech, 16 March 2021, Organised by Singapore Chinese Girls’ School


A full-time human, and part-time everything else.

Anthea Ong was a Nominated Member of Parliament for the 13th Parliament of Singapore. In her term as NMP between 2018–2020, she spoke at every parliamentary sitting delivering 36 speeches and raised 120 parliamentary questions including championing on behalf of youth activists and…

Anthea Indira Ong

A full-time human, and part-time everything else.

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