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Plans afoot to push for e-payments for all maids

SINGAPORE - With salary disputes forming a significant proportion of cases it saw last year, the labour movement's Centre for Domestic Employees (CDE) will push for electronic payments for all foreign domestic workers here, centre chairman Yeo Guat Kwang said...

White House goes to war with media, accusing it of delegitimising Trump

WASHINGTON - The White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus yesterday intensified the Trump administration's criticism of the news media, accusing it of trying to delegitimise Mr Donald Trump's presidency and vowing to fight such coverage "tooth and nail". Mr...

Foreign provocation won’t stop China’s military drills, says People’s Daily

BEIJING - China's military will carry out drills regardless of foreign provocations and pressure, said the Communist Party's newspaper yesterday, adding that exercises far out at sea like those conducted recently by its sole aircraft carrier will become the...

Trump moves to mend fences with CIA, but officials hit back

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump told the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) over the weekend it had his full support as he paid a visit to mend fences after publicly rejecting its assessment that Russia tried to help him win the United States election. "I...

WP, Law Ministry spar over harassment law

SINGAPORE - The Workers' Party (WP) cautioned yesterday against amending the Protection from Harassment Act (Poha) to allow the Government to invoke a provision to deal with falsehoods, saying it would "vigorously oppose" any such move. In response, the Law...

How CNY can teach your children about money

SINGAPORE - Red packets are one of the favourite parts of Chinese New Year for children and young adults alike. After all, children can use these hong baos to buy their favourite toys, clothes or gadgets. Rather than allowing children to spend everything they...


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