Lee Kuan Yew

Najib says Malaysia-Singapore jousting is over. Is it really? | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

In a different era, the tempestuous weather that gripped Singapore and Malaysia this month would have been the perfect metaphor of the bilateral …

China

Evidence showing Lim Chin Siong’s detention was wrongful emerges

Evidence showing that PAP co-founder Lim Chin Siong’s detention was wrongful has emerged as a transcript of Mr. Lim’s speech at a contentious protest …

Asia

The Rise Of China And Its Investment Implications

<i>By Jeremy Schwartz</i><p>At a time when global geopolitical tension, particularly in Asia, is high, it was a pleasure to speak with two China experts on our …

Business

Mild approach pays off for China in East Asia, Western Pacific

Strictly speaking, China's strategy in East Asia and the Western Pacific is the most important part of the country's overall strategic layout. Some …

News (China)

Why Is Bitcoin Valuable?

On almost every dimension, Bitcoin is worse than it’s centralized counterparts like Paypal or Chase.<p>This is true not just of bitcoin but almost all …

Bitcoin

Malaysia's Najib criticizes Singapore ties under Mahathir

SINGAPORE — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak praised his country’s relationship with neighbouring Singapore on Tuesday, but added a jibe for his …

Singapore

Singapore will keep jailing people without a trial—but it’ll be more transparent

Singapore has always been tough on crime—now it wants to be a bit more clear.<p>The Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act, passed in 1955, allows authorities to put individuals “associated with activities of a criminal nature” into detention without a trial. But which activities? That’s always been …

Singapore

Chan Chun Sing lays out key leadership qualities needed for Singapore’s future

SINGAPORE: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Chan Chun Sing on Thursday (Jan 11) shared his thoughts about leadership traits needed to steer …

Leadership

The general case: why Singapore’s security obsession is incompatible with meritocracy

For several years a decade or two ago, tiny Singapore was reckoned by defence analysts such as at Jane’s, to have one of Southeast Asia’s most …

Singapore

11 Strange Food and Drink Bans Around the World

Step away from the chewing gum, Red Bull, and samosas, you naughty traveler.<p>Some global destinations aren’t messing around when it comes to culinary …

Singapore

Singapore’s sagas subvert public perceptions of leadership

Author: Terence Lee<i>,</i> Murdoch University<p>For a nation that prides itself on efficiency and strong leadership, Singapore had an unusual 2017 as both …

Lee Hsien Yang

Can China really take over Taiwan?

Chinese air force fighters have begun escorting bombers around Taiwan in “encirclement drills” and spokesmen for the Communist government have warned Taiwan to get used to it . On Wednesday, China’s president Xi Jinping, dressed in military fatigues, convened a military mobilization meeting— the …

China

OPINION: The World Has Much to Learn from Singapore

Singapore is a fine country: you get fined for everything!<p>Singapore’s Changi International Airport is a special airport. It is one of the busiest in the world, serving some 380 cities in about 90 countries through more than 100 airlines. It handles more than 58.7 million passengers a year – more …

Taiwan

Leaders' messages fuel Singapore's transition debate

SINGAPORE -- <i></i>The issue of leadership succession has become a matter of greater urgency in Singapore, after messages of concern were released by …

Lee Hsien Loong

The Princes and the Mullahs

The past week has seen widespread anti-government demonstrations in Iran, and the regime of the ayatollahs has responded with violent …

Middle East

A Prisoner of his Father’s Legacy

<b>by Augustine Low</b><p>Have you seen the face of PM Lee Hsien Loong when he he talks about his late father? There is wellspring of emotion, a wistful …

Lee Hsien Loong

Choice of Singapore's fourth PM not as obvious as previous successions, say past and present PAP politicians

SINGAPORE - In 1984, the decision was made over coffee, orange juice and chocolate cake after dinner at then Finance Minister Tony Tan's home in …

Singapore

Colonialism can work – just look at Singapore

The country’s postcolonial rulers seized the advantages left them by the British empire and used them, for the most part, for the benefit of wider society<p>Bombay is Mumbai, Léopoldville is Kinshasa, Cecil Rhodes has been hoisted from his plinth by a crane; but when I moved to Singapore a few years …

Opinion (UK)