Lee Kuan Yew

Singapore hotel tycoon’s alleged involvement in Maldives’ rampant corruption revealed in leaked files

Singaporean luxury hotelier Ong Beng Seng was accused of being involved in what was dubbed by reporters of the Organised Crime and Corruption …

Maldives

US-China trade war is a win-win for Washington (at least in Trump’s eyes)

US President Donald Trump has focused on trade and China’s economic rise for decades. Unlike national security issues, he is knowledgeable and …

China

Thum Ping Tjin lied to Select Committee, concludes fake news panel

Historian Thum Ping Tjin lied about his academic credentials and gave “misleading evidence”, said the Select Committee tasked with looking into the …

Fake News

Trade links in focus for visiting Chinese Vice-Premier Han

September 20, 2018 5:00 AM<br>Rain was hardly a dampener on Chinese Vice-Premier Han Zheng's first day in Singapore yesterday.

News (Singapore)

Irregularities cited in “Keep 377A” petition signees by reader, asks what Govt is doing to protect SG’s secular democracy from religious groups

In a submission to TOC, a reader has raised his concerns regarding the dubiousness of a particular petition that calls for the retention of Section …

Singapore

India Economic Forum 2018

Agenda<p>5:00pm – 6:00pm<p><b>Registration</b><p>6:00pm – 6:05pm<p><b>Welcome Note</b> by Arijit Ghosh, Managing Editor, South Asia, Bloomberg<p>6:05pm – 6:20pm<p><b>Chairman’s Address</b> …

Nitin Gadkari

Goh Chok Tong clarifies that he does not receive ministerial pay as ESM

Former Prime Minister and Emeritus Senior Minister, Goh Chok Tong has taken to his Facebook page to clarify that he does not receive a ministerial …

Singapore

Social cohesion must be engineered

By Kishore Mahbubani<p><i>Kishore Mahbubani is a professor of public policy at the National University of Singapore. His most recent book is “Has the West Lost It?”</i><p>SINGAPORE — In 1964, when I was 15 years old, ethnic riots broke out in Singapore between the majority Chinese community and the minority …

Opinion

Commentary: Helping developing countries achieve growth isn’t complicated. Just look at Singapore

A capable public administration has played a critical role in the country’s development, an area which developing countries should prioritise, says …

Developing Countries

The public's trust, politics and race, and dignity for the LGBT community: MP Murali Pillai goes On the Record

SINGAPORE: Murali Pillai has an avuncular manner about him. Throughout our interview he is amiable and exudes an approachability that might make most …

Lee Kuan Yew

The Medium Is The Message: Who Is Sharon Liew?

Meet Sharon Liew. Fictitious stock figure of the casually racist, air-headed O.L. that’s quickly gaining heat on Twitter. She is <i>kiasu</i>, vain, …

Singapore

Singapore's good guide to learning

September 16, 2018 5:00 AM<br>When Singapore became an independent country in 1965, it had few friends and even fewer natural resources. How did it …

Opinion

Singapore and the birth of Malaysia - One Man's Meat

A FAMILY returns to the kampung in Peninsular Malaysia. The school- kids greet their grandfather.<p>He asks them: “After this where are you going? Do …

Singapore

What other countries can learn from Singapore’s schools

WHEN the island of Singapore became an independent country in 1965, it had few friends and even fewer natural resources. How did it become one of the …

Private Sector

Moscow mansion where Joseph Stalin, Deng Xiaoping and Chinese nationalists fought for the soul of Communism

The Chinese are out in force in Red Square; clustered in front of the waggling red flags of their tour guides all over Alexander Garden; …

Taiwan Strait

Malaysia, the early years. Part 3: Lee Kuan Yew's anguish, peace at last (VIDEO)

Lee Kuan Yew wipes his tears at a press conference hours after Singapore separated from Malaysia. ― Screengrab from Reuters archive footageKUALA …

Singapore

Proposal to ban smoking at home sparks hot debate in Singapore

Smoking has been banned in public facilities and venues in Singapore for years.<p>Recently, however, a lawmaker has proposed that the government also …

News (Hong Kong)

UK Chinese Association president on opening-up

Shan Sheng, president of the UK Chinese Association for the Promotion of National Reunification Photo: Sun Wei/GT<p><i>Editor's note:</i><p>This year marks the …

News (China)

Shocking that Ministers would get exorbitant bonuses despite sub-part performance

<b>by Simon Lim</b><p>I believe that many Singaporeans must be aghast to learn that their PAP ministers paid themselves an average of exorbitant bonuses for …

Subpar

MOE to relocate Yusof Ishak Secondary from Bukit Batok to Punggol

SINGAPORE: From 2021, the Ministry of Education (MOE) will relocate Yusof Ishak Secondary School to Punggol as part of its plans to meet the growing …

Singapore

From homosexuality and HDB to Ministers’ pay and breaking news, one man still looms large – Lee Kuan Yew

The name is invoked ever so often. His thoughts and views are replayed time and again.<p>Even on a topic like gay sex, we cannot escape the looming …

Singapore

The new Indo-pacific: America, China, India and the future geopolitics of Asia

A roundtable discussion on Asia's rapidly changing geopolitical scene, and in particular the idea of the “free and open Indo-Pacific”. Speakers: …

Geopolitics

Chua Mui Hoong says that HDB buyers have a ‘special relationship based on trust’ with the PAP — Is she missing the point?

On Sunday (9 Sep), Straits Times Opinion Editor Chua Mui Hoong wrote an opinion piece entitled 'Why HDB flat dwellers have the best of both worlds'. …

Housing

PM Lee to open more gyms for elderly but must pay $1.50 per entry

At a community event on Saturday (8 Sep), PM Lee told his residents that more gyms will be open to cater to the elderly and disabled in …

Singapore

Memories of living in a kampung in new children's book

Growing up in a kampung, former Senior Minister of State Sidek Saniff sold kuih to neighbours, stood in line to use communal toilets and collected …

News (Singapore)

How to make air conditioning more sustainable

WHAT is the single most effective way to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions? Go vegetarian? Replant the Amazon? Cycle to work? None of the above. The …

Singapore

Look up Australia, cable cars could ease our traffic woes

Sections of cities all over the world are being demolished to meet increasing demand for transport infrastructure. The process of building new roads, …

Urban Design

The PAP knows how to take advantage of an electorate that is averse to controversy and histrionics

Without a doubt, Chiam See Tong and Low Thia Khiang have been the Opposition politicians who made the greatest inroads over the past three to four …

Singapore

Singapore water deal: why Malaysia should stop playing the victim

I refer to former Malaysian finance minister Daim Zainuddin’s gratuitous suggestion that it “must have been easy” for Singapore to gain from its …

Asia

Graduate School Fair 2018

<b>American University</b>, School of International Service<p><b>Columbia University</b> School of International and Public Affairs<p><b>Duke University</b> <b></b>Sanford School of …

College & University