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Make Orchard Road great again

Make Orchard Road great again

The government announced last week that it was looking at ways to refresh the Orchard Road streetscape to make it more pedestrian-friendly as part of the efforts to remake...

To make headway in fight against IS, engage youth

To make headway in fight against IS, engage youth

It is well known by now that as part of efforts to keep its embattled movement alive in the Middle East and abroad, the self-styled Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or IS, has...

Malaysia has no fear of the facts: Najib

Malaysia has no fear of the facts: Najib

Freedom of speech and of the press is thriving in Malaysia and people are free to criticise the government, says Prime Minister Najib Razak, dispelling notions that Putrajaya...

Why North Korea is China’s latent enemy

Why North Korea is China’s latent enemy

Mr Shen Zhihua, a Chinese historian known for his groundbreaking research on the Korean War, has urged Beijing to rethink its long-standing support for North Korea.

Cheap ways to prevent executive burnout

There are few jobs with less appeal than being the chief executive of a big company. The work is intolerably stressful. It is lonely. You never see your children. You spend far...

Imagining endless possible futures

Imagining endless possible futures

Imagination is vital for a small country like Singapore in aiming big to stay ahead of the competition, said former head of civil service Peter Ho. And while Singapore’s aim to...

Myanmar deserves the world’s patience

What a difference a year makes. In the same hot summer last year, Myanmar was the rosy-cheeked debutante of the democratic world after the National League for Democracy (NLD)...