Sense of dread beneath the stillness in Manila

MANILA • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has placed the country's capital and the industrial heartland in the northern island of Luzon, under a month-long...

How to build resilience to future disease outbreaks in Asia

Covid-19 has quickly exposed the fragility in the global economic system. While it is too soon to understand the full economic impact of the...

Coronavirus: Grappling with a triple whammy global crisis

In the span of a few long weeks, the world as we knew it and most of the bold projections about what lies ahead...

Pitching in to help workers who serve all

Malaysia's movement control order caused a record number of its workers, who are normally resident there, to cross over to Singapore on Tuesday night....

Coronavirus: Lessons already learnt, and more to come

One day, 2020 will probably come to be known as the year the animals got their revenge and put humans in cages.How else to...

Most airlines could become bankrupt before June is here

For an industry already struggling with the unpredictable cost of fuel, over-regulation, nationalistic obstacles and criticisms from climate activists, the coronavirus is the cruellest...

Tourism sector struggles to keep afloat amid travel slowdown

As with many local businesses in the tourism sector, GTMC Travel had hoped that last week's school holidays would provide a much-needed boost.The travel...

Find ways to make better use of idle resources to fight virus

"It's really quiet," said the proprietor of Oxford's best falafel stall when I popped over to buy lunch on Monday. It is even quieter...

Blame game for PMET job woes goes beyond those over 40

The over-40s are not the only ones who face the age discrimination problem, netizens said of their job search struggles. Some recalled they were...

Helping the vulnerable: It takes a kampung

A mother beams as her five children play at an outdoor carnival, trying out bumper cars, going on a mini-roller coaster and whirling on...

Reacting calmly to Malaysia’s move

Malaysia's decision this week to impose a lockdown of its borders attested to the seriousness with which it was treating the spread of the...

Five lessons from fighting Covid-19

One month after Singapore upgraded its coronavirus alert level to Dorscon Orange, the disease has since hurtled on to wreak havoc in other countries...

States must think big, and act fast, in this economic emergency

The pandemic was not unexpected. But reality always differs from expectations.This is not just a threat to health. It may also be a bigger...

Economic Affairs: Why the Covid-19 financial crisis will get worse

Economic policy bazookas are going off everywhere. On Sunday, the US Federal Reserve went full tilt, slashing the Fed funds rate by 1 percentage...

Picking leaders to tackle the crisis

Should elections be delayed? Or should states press on with them even during a global pandemic?Singaporeans have been mulling over this since last Friday,...

Opportunity for the US to show global leadership

As Covid-19 spreads worldwide, some hear the death knell of the global order.Indeed, the international system seems to be faltering in its response, as...

China stands ready with the world to fight the epidemic

Since January, the international community has been paying close attention to the coronavirus outbreak. Among the many reports and articles, some support and recognise...

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