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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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Malaysia Finds an Unlikely Champion of Democracy: Its Ex-Strongman

By Hannah Beech and Richard C. Paddock The New York Times May 11, 2018 The story line is a familiar one these days: A populist strongman with a long record of racially divisive commentary prevails in the polls. But Mahathir … Continue reading

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SOMEONE TELL TRUMP THE TRADE WAR IS OVER. CHINA WON

BY KEITH B. RICHBURG South China Morning Post Nine years ago it was car tyres followed by chicken feet. Now it’s washing machines and solar panels followed by sorghum. Aluminium and steel may soon be tossed in the mix. The … Continue reading

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Overcoming laziness (or how to get your butt off that sofa)

I’m writing this to address the oldest of all problems for students: laziness. You know, “today I don’t feel like doing anything”? What do all forms of work – writing an essay, tidying your room or bathing your dog – … Continue reading

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Six Features of the Disinformation Age

A classy commentary highly relevant to one of the most pressing and controversial issues engendered by the continuing rapid development of social/ new media – disinformation, or false information that is intended to mislead, especially propaganda issued by a government … Continue reading

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Asean, Singapore and the challenge of a protectionist America

A very good analysis by Grace Leong of the Straits Times on the likely impact of Donald Trump’s avowed protectionism on Asia, and Singapore in particular. I doubt he will be able to live up to his anti-free trade bluster. If … Continue reading

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Looking far and going deep: Futuring the Economy

One of the boldest and most penetrating commentaries I have ever read on the Singapore economy, by Devadas Krishnadas, a recognised thought leader in strategy as well as public and economic policy. His writings have been published in local and regional newspapers such as … Continue reading

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