Category Archives: News Comment

How to make sense of “crazy” Donald Trump? Try comedy

Ever since Donald Trump was elected in 2016, his bizarre antics have been a constant source of confusion and bewilderment around the world. In fact early in his presidency, a book by 27 psychologists and psychiatrists was published to make … Continue reading

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Climate change as national security issue: How Singapore’s response reflects outstanding leadership

At his recent National Day Rally speech, Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong framed climate change in the gravest terms, as a national security issue and “existential” threat that must be treated with the same “utmost seriousness” as the Singapore Armed … Continue reading

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Hong Kong needn’t fear the PLA, even if it is a US-China battleground

This is no Tiananmen – despite delusional radicals on both left and right itching for a military intervention, Beijing is likely to wait these protests out. But another type of battle may already be underway – one for political influence … Continue reading

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Hopes from Hong Lim: Disappointment could give way to delight

This article is a bit old (from late 2017), but I only just discovered it and think it is still very much worth sharing. One of the points that writer Jason Tan makes would probably be met with a firm … Continue reading

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Crack down on inconsiderate smoking neighbours: my response to a Forum letter

I was quite struck by this letter to the Straits Times Forum on July 18, 2017. The writer, like me, has suffered from the effects of secondhand smoke drifting into her HDB flat (public housing flat in Singapore, for the … Continue reading

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‘Flying wind mills’ and nuclear waste: The future of energy?

I was quite stunned when I read this article today. There are so many exciting ongoing scientific developments and research projects to combat climate change – it is truly amazing and for an environmentalist like me, deeply heartening. I wonder if it’s possible … Continue reading

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In Victory, Magnanimity, not Recrimination: An Open Letter to the Prime Minister

An open letter to the Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, from one of the country’s most celebrated writers, Ms Catherine Lim. It makes reference to the PM’s defamation suit against blogger Roy Ngerng. ……. Sir It was … Continue reading

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