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Can ASEAN Host The World Cup in 2034?

By Vijay Eswaran, Founder and Executive Chairman of QI Group In 2019, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha stated ten ASEAN nations will be bidding for the 2034 World Cup, during the ASEAN leaders conference in Bangkok. It was a bold...

OPINION | Singapore should allow greater use of dialects

The Singapore government should reverse its longstanding policy of discouraging Chinese dialects and encourage greater use of dialects. I am heartened that recently, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam expressed greater...

Dr Chee — a politician, thinker, writer, singer, and now a fledging restaurateur

It seems the way to a voter’s heart is through his stomach – or so it seemed while having a chat with Dr Chee at his new Orange & Teal express outlet at Marina Square. With his wife May...

OPINION | China must not get baited into war with US

The Chinese government must not swallow the bait of Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan to go to war with the US and Taiwan, as lessons from history show. History teaches that China risks humiliating defeat if it charges into...

OPINION | When will Singapore’s leadership selection be as diverse as UK?

On Sept 5, it will be announced that the next British prime minister will be an Indian Hindu man or a white woman. On July 20, Rishi Sunak, a Brit of Indian Origin, and Liz Truss emerged as the...

K Shanmugam says he may step down as Singapore’s Minister of Law and Home Affairs

CORRECTION NOTICE: An article on this page (dated 21 April 2022) contains a false statement of fact that the Minister for Law and Home Affairs, K Shanmugam, said he may be stepping down from his ministerial positions. For the correct facts, click here: https://www.gov.sg/article/factually220422...

PAP MP Ang Wei Neng’s novel suggestion of expiring degrees puts us on our back foot

When Ang Wei Neng, MP for West Coast GRC suggested that degrees from our local universities have a timestamp and expiry date, the Internet erupted with ridicule and scorn at his suggestion. Of course, some people were thrilled that...

Could Singapore’s foreign policies allow more than just a verbal condemnation of the Russian-Ukraine invasion?

This week has been one where Singapore’s position in international relations should be examined. While no stranger to hosting international events, authorities in Singapore have often cited the “we are a small country” rhetoric every time they are asked...

Singapore’s opposition can thrive despite Pritam Singh’s ‘Raeesahgate’

Workers' Party leader Mr Pritam Singh is facing a situation somewhat similar to the troubles of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson now, and the Watergate scandal decades ago. This was alluded to by Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong...

You are what you speak

As someone who comments on the situation on the ground, I avoid identifying with any particular political party for the simple reason that I will p*** everyone off equally. Someone in my office called me an “opposition man” and every...
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Big drop in arrival of fans

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Netizen asks what guys can do if female friends touch them inappropriately

A local man took to Reddit to ask what to do after a situation with a female friend left him uncomfortable, choosing to remain...

Spotify Wrapped 2022! Top Singapore Streams: Comeback Stars & Asian Artists

Spotify revealed its 2022 Wrapped campaign which announces this year’s top artists, albums, songs, playlists, and podcasts alongside the vibrant kaleidoscope of more than...

OPINION | Contrast Christopher de Souza with Pritam Singh, and dancing on MRT divides Singaporeans

This week, news broke that Peoples' Action Party member of parliament (MP), Christopher de Souza has been found guilty of professional misconduct. According to...

Landscape worker dies after being hit by tree trunk, 43 workplace fatalities in 2022

A Bangladeshi worker passed away on Wednesday (Dec 7) after being hit by a tree trunk, marking the 43rd workplace fatality in 2022. A tree...

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