Update: At 2.00pm, Singapore's 3-hour PSI reading dipped to 245, still at a very unhealthy level. Not looking good: Singapore's 3-hour PSI index has soared to an alarming 401 at noon, while Kota Tinggi (314) and Pasir Gudang (323)...
Thought-provoking interview over BFM Radio with Kua Kia Soong, author of the book Questioning Arms Spending and former MP of Petaling Jaya. He questions the need for large amounts of defence spending in the region and the way defence...
He had a lot of blood on his hands. A mass murderer. But he was held in high esteem by Western leaders (and Asean leaders too: they were practically falling over one another to pay tribute to him)....
Singapore holds a much-watched by-election tomorrow for the Hougang seat, a Workers Party stronghold. In the 2011 general election, the Workers' Party polled 64.8 per cent of the votes to win by a 6787-vote majority. And the contrasting turnouts...
Few people are aware that Asean's ‘Vision 2020’ of economic integration and competitiveness is to be further developed into the concept of an ‘‘Asean Economic Community (AEC)’’. The AEC is seen as the end-goal of economic integration in Asean...
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 couldn't resist that headline, sorry. Looks as if the Singaporeans are eager to take relations with Malaysia to a new level. Either that or they have gone completely potty - about orchids, that is. They have named "a tall and...
The Burma pro-democracy leader delivered her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance lecture in Oslo yesterday - 21 years after her son had received the award on her behalf - and received a prolonged standing ovation. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUPfkNXpZvQ?rel=0&w=470&h=264] Suu Kyi's son had...
I was planning to write something about this ban, but a Kamal Solhaimi Fadzil beat me to it in this piece published in Malaysian Insider. I just want to add two more points to what Kamal has written: the...
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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