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People queue up to cast their ballot during early voting in Bangkok on Sunday

Commentary: Calm before storm or hope for a new future? What Thai elections may bring

The threat of violence remains as Thais go to the polls on Sunday (Mar 24), says political and security risk expert Ross Darrell Feingold.

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Commentary: Wake up and smell the coffee snobbery

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In Singapore

Mobike's shared bikes are lined up in Shenzhen

Commentary: With Mobike’s impending exit, is it time to give public bike-sharing a shot?

After a roller-coaster journey, is Singapore’s private bike-sharing sector coming to a grinding halt?

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Singapore Budget 2019

Heng Swee Keat Budget 2019

Commentary: The Singapore Budget and Heng Swee Keat’s shift away from Big Government

Under Heng Swee Keat, Singapore’s annual Budgets have shifted to give the business community more skin in the game of ...

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The Education Debate

secondary school file singapore students (1)

Commentary: Streaming out. Subject-based banding in. How are parents reacting?

The Education Ministry’s move is to be applauded but parents must make a conscious choice to let go of our aspirations to see ...

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A rescue boat is pictured near the shoreline of Laguna de Bay, before Typhoon Mangkhut hits the mai

Southeast Asia

6th RCEP Ministerial Meeting

Commentary: Concluding the high-stakes RCEP in 2019 will need a different approach

It’s useful to consider alternative approaches for facilitating the conclusion of the negotiations on the Regional ...

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Modern Economy

A Southwest Boeing 737 MAX 8 en route from Tampa

Commentary: The Boeing 737 MAX 8 panic sweeping through the world needs a cure

We may be rushing to judge the reasons behind Ethiopian Airlines ET302’s crash, says SafePro’s Ross Darrell Feingold.

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The Gaia satellite collected the data on some 1.7 billion stars from its unique vantage point in

Digital World

Journalists watch a trailer at the launch of new 5G Huawei products in Beijing in January

Commentary: Cutting through the 5G smoke and mirrors

5G will be coming to a home, office, car, or a city near you, and enabling us to reach greater technological heights than ever ...

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Saving Planet Earth

Bushfires are common in Australia's arid southeast but spread far into the tropical northeast

Commentary: Guess how many countries are meeting their climate change commitments

Feel-good promises are easy politics, but they don’t actually help the planet

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Work Life

Mother and baby hand

Commentary: Forget perfect life partners. What we need is supportive employers

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American Global Leadership

Donald Trump delivers an address from Oval office on Jan 8, 2019

Commentary: Impeach Trump? It’s about math, party and the public interest

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's and the senior democrats' calculation may say that impeachment is not a good option for ...

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China's parliament has endorsed Xi Jinping's move to abolish rules limiting the head of

Rising China

A Boeing 737-800 aircraft of Air China sits on the tarmac at an airport in Beijing

Commentary: What’s behind China’s swift action to ground Boeing 737 MAX flights?

The move comes as China seeks to develop its aviation industry, says Beijing-based commentator Tom McGregor.

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Mahathir Mohamad said he believed the new government could get back most of the money stolen from

Spotlight on Malaysia

Soaring demand for durians in China is being blamed for a new wave of deforestation in Malaysia with

Commentary: Durians, blockchain and politics - inside the choppy world of Chinese investors in Malaysia

The Chinese business community in Malaysia has weathered the storm of politically charged public sentiment since the Pakatan ...

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Pompeo will also seek to promote the United States' strategic vision for Asia, as tensions with

Elsewhere in Asia

Modi swept to power in 2014 pledging to modernise India and create jobs

Commentary: India elections a battle for minds and souls

Even with the increased patriotic fervour, the BJP will find it difficult to repeat its sweeping success of 2014, says ...

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World News

FILE PHOTO: French High Speed Train (TGV) made by French train maker Alstom stops next to a German

Commentary: Europe's stillborn high-speed rail giant reveals lessons about competition

Europe must keep politicians away from day-to-day competition decisions, say Toulouse School of Economics' Patrick Rey and ...

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A 21st-Century Singapore Story

Foreign influence illustration

Commentary: What next as the Government looks beyond disinformation in targeting foreign influence in Singapore

As the Government develops its position on tackling foreign interference, a sharper focus could be placed on how to deal with ...

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The first batch of flats in Tengah will be launched from in November in the plantation district.

Housing

Old family poRtrait, father and son

Commentary: As a single, living with your parents isn't a good idea - for them or for you

Thorny dilemmas like how much of the household bills you ought to pay are hard to resolve when parents consider kids to be ...

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Life and Well-being

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Commentary: 'Smiling depression', depressed while appearing happy, a dangerous combination

Those who suffer from 'smiling depression' often don't get help because they might not think that they have a problem, ...

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Living Well

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Commentary: Miscarriage is devastating yet no one at work wants to talk about it

An inclusive and supportive workplace that prioritises staff's well-being would help, management experts Ilaria Boncori and ...

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Employment Challenges

Humble bragging not okay in job interviews

Commentary: When demeaning job interviews and bad bosses are still the norm

Bosses need to understand that an interview is a two-way process, says Stefan Stern at Cass Business School, City, University ...

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