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Trump's impeachment trial begins amid new Ukraine revelations

Singapore, Jan. 18 -- The United States Senate formally began its impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Thursday, as Chief Justice John Roberts was sworn in to preside over the proceedings an... Read More


Putin could dash European hopes of a fresh start

Singapore, Jan. 18 -- Although the recent political reshuffle in Moscow left many questions unanswered, at least one conclusion can be safely drawn from the surprise move by the Russian President: Eve... Read More


Uncertainties over Britain's post-Brexit immigration policy

Singapore, Jan. 18 -- Members of the European Parliament have expressed their "grave concern" about Britain's proposed treatment of European Union citizens after the British leave the EU at the end of... Read More


Getting into the minds of the men who hate women

Singapore, Jan. 18 -- Misogyny is generally understood as anything that resembles prejudice, mistrust, dislike and hatred towards women which could extend to their demonisation and dehumanisation. I... Read More


China a key player in Myanmar's future

Singapore, Jan. 18 -- This year, three Asean member states - Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam - will mark 70 years of diplomatic ties with China. That Chinese President Xi Jinping chose Myanmar first to... Read More


Natunas issue should not overwhelm Sino-Indonesian ties

Singapore, Jan. 18 -- Indonesia's President Joko Widodo sent a strong signal to China by flying to the Natuna Islands last week during a stand-off between Indonesian warships and Chinese Coast Guard v... Read More


Who's afraid of the O levels?

Singapore, Jan. 18 -- Cultures are not monolithic, yet what first comes to mind when we think "Tiger Mother"? I wager many would see Chinese mums hovering over, worrying, harassing their children ab... Read More


Forum: Did needy student fall through the cracks?

Singapore, Jan. 18 -- It is commendable that Xinmin Secondary School student Aqil Nasran Shah Nizam Shah managed to do well for his O-level examinations despite the odds (Student who had to skip meals... Read More


Forum: Ez-link card expiry date needed as performance may deteriorate

Singapore, Jan. 18 -- We thank Mr Marcus Foong Jun Hao for his feedback and suggestion (Do away with expiry date of ez-link card, Jan 9). An ez-link card is valid for use for five years from the dat... Read More


Forum: Assume that those who get polyclinic referral want cheaper treatment

Singapore, Jan. 18 -- I was greatly alarmed to read that patients may be being influenced into unknowingly opting for a more expensive treatment plan when their main intention was to get a cheaper one... Read More