Tag: youth

ISIS supporter, 17, is the youngest person detained under ISA

Singapore -- A 17-year-old ISIS supporter has become the youngest person to be detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA). According to straitstimes.com, the secondary school student was radicalised in 2017 through online propaganda after a "foreign online contact" led him to online pro-ISIS groups....

Fans stunned by youthful look of Cherie Chung

Retired Hong Kong actress Cherie Chung is turning 60 in February but she has kept a youthful look that has stunned fans and netizens. Fellow Hong Kong singer/actress Sammi Cheng posted her photos with Cherie on Instagram on Monday (January 13, 2020). In the photo caption, Cheng...

The future of employment

Towards the end of 2019, Malaysia recently announced its Malaysia Critical Occupational List (COL) for 2020 and beyond. COL basically registers jobs which employers need to fill but have difficulty filling. COL will continue to expand creating a comprehensive map of Malaysia’s most in demand...

OP-ED Beyond Hong Lim Park: What Singapore decides to do with dissent could determine the future of the next generation

Singapore—Dissent has been much in the headlines lately, what with the whole world keeping its eyes on the protests in Hong Kong for the past four months. Back home, a recently canceled one-week course on dissent at Yale-NUS College drew concern from the president...

Another teen behaves unlawfully in hopes to go viral, shared bikes continue to be vandalised

Singapore – It hasn’t been a week when another event showing members of the young generation behaving lawlessly has surfaced on the internet. This time, however, it is the purpose of the youth to start trending online with his uneducated actions. The video, which...

Youth vandalizes Punggol bridge shelter, goes viral then apologises

Singapore – This is yet another story to add to the growing number of examples where youths commit uneducated acts on camera. On December 27, Thursday, a young man was caught on tape as he started to slice the tarpaulin-looking cover of the Lorong...

17-year-old boy arrested for drink-driving after hitting railing and tree, didn’t have licence

Singapore – It was around 1 am on Wednesday (December 19) when Raj, who was having a few drinks at a coffee shop near Block 4 Tech Whye Avenue, heard a loud screeching of tires followed by a crashing sound. He quickly went out...

The Substation’s heritage-themed competition winners

Singapore – The Substation has announced the winners to its two-heritage-themed competitions entitled Utterly Changed, The Substation Writing Competition and BIG4ENBLOC, The Substation Insta-Film Competition. The Substation is Singapore’s first independent contemporary arts centre which was established in 1990 by the late Kuo Pao Kun....

Singapore millennials say “FOMO” – the fear of missing out – is an urgent concern for their futures

Singaporean millennials have uttered, texted, typed and tweeted the phrase "FOMO is real" in countless conversations, posts and messages. But instead of having FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) about missing parties, events or good times with friends, Singapore youth have expressed crippling anxiety over their...