Time to wake up to Western media bias

Anyone without scales over his eyes and who has not succumbed to cerebral shampooing by the West will have realised by now that large...

How much should it cost to contain a pandemic?

Over the past week, protesters across the United States have held demonstrations to demand "liberation" from lockdown measures brought in by states to contain...

Fighting Covid-19 in the spirit of Ramadan

Yesterday was the first day of the Ramadan, and Muslims are fasting. Ramadan has always been a busy month, one which offers Muslims the opportunities...

Maintaining the lockdown and saving the economy are mutually compatible

"We can't have the cure be worse than the problem." Thus did US President Donald Trump capture a widely shared worry. Such a supposed...

Wishes for a post-pandemic future

My parents, both born-and-bred Singaporeans, have never flown the national carrier. Like many senior Singaporeans, they are frugal to a fault. They can afford the...

Gains from working in good company

Singapore's Best Employers 2020, a ranking of the 150 most attractive firms and institutions, reveals what makes a company attractive to its workers. Based...

Balancing needs and wants amid the outbreak

"Boba is life," some say. On Tuesday night, that love - or obsession, for some - for bubble tea was out on display, with queues...

With more neighbours staying home, abuse victims may now be heard

I was having a tug of war with someone - with my arm as the rope. The violence and shouting were in the street,...

10 ‘unthinkable questions’ for the US on relations with China

One thing is certain. The geopolitical contest that has broken out between America and China will continue for the next decade or two.Although President...

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...

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