Half a dozen years ago, to mark Singapore's 40th Independence Day in 2005, a Singapore website  invited me to write an imaginary news-report about Malaysia exactly 20 years into the future i.e. 9 August 2025. In keeping with the...
Spotted in a Bloomberg report after the recent Air France crash: The plane maker (Airbus) recommended in September 2007 that airlines replace the Thales SA speed sensors, known as Pitot tubes, on single-aisle A320-series planes as well as the A330...
While the authorities are busy investigating nudists scampering around at Teluk Kampi, an even more outrageous saga is taking place under our nose.
I wrote a blog post on 16 September 2011 about a crystal-ball gazing piece I had written in 2005 foreseeing the scene in 2025. Some bits of that forecast have come true, especially the bit about the ISA being repealed...
The Asean chair, Thailand, has expressed deep disappointment that Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to 18 months house arrest. Malaysia too has expressed similar regret.  Both countries have called for the release of all political detainees in Burma. Meanwhile,...
It's just two more days to polling day in Singapore - and the democratic awakening sweeping across the world has not left the island republic untouched. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QD7meDA8oo&w=470&h=285] "Singapore is a country - not a company," says private teacher Michelle...
Burma's pro-democracy leader has arrived in Geneva to address an international labour conference. This is her speech in Geneva: [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/49657779" params="show_artwork=true" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /] Here is Suu Kyi arriving in Geneva some hours ago: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q-Ee498bfA?rel=0&w=470&h=264] But her first visit outside...
Never mind the United States and Singapore. Look at how the ringgit is faring against the baht in post-coup Thailand. We are even slipping against the Indonesian Rupiah of late. Where are we heading?
I came across this eye-witness account of the scene around KL during then US president Lyndon Johnson's visit to Malaysia on 30 October 1966. His visit to Malaysia took place a year after the United States deployed regular combat...
Don't discriminate. Instead, treat people as you would like to be treated, says Obama, in a message to youth that strikes close to home.

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