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Feng gets another chance to prove her detractors wrong

SINGAPORE - By her own admission, the past six weeks have been a trying time for world No 6 paddler Feng Tianwei (picture). Following a dismal outing at the Rio Olympics that saw Feng and her team-mates returning home empty-handed, the three-time Olympics...

Singapore lacks an innovative culture? British inventor doesn’t think so

MALMESBURY (UNITED KINGDOM) - As a billionaire entrepreneur and serial inventor, well-known British industrialist James Dyson, 69, is in a better position than most to recognise innovation and talent - the latest buzzwords in the global economy - when he sees...

Aceh quake: ‘All my neighbours’ homes were completely flattened’

BANDA ACEH - After performing her ablutions for her morning prayers, Ms Murni Nasir was startled by crackling sounds in the ceiling and crushing cutlery. After being in shock for about 10 seconds, the 24-year-old resident of Bireuen in Aceh, Indonesia,...

Singapore must fix structural challenges to stay ahead, says report

SINGAPORE - Joining the chorus of voices warning of the impact of protectionism on Singapore's economy, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and Oxford Economics yesterday also cautioned that the Republic needs to address its...

Lawyers, MPs urge mandatory jail sentences for drink-driving

SINGAPORE - Making jail a mandatory punishment, impounding the vehicles of offenders and holding passengers partially responsible are some possible ways to clamp down on the drink-driving problem, said lawyers and Members of Parliament (MPs). They were...

Malaysia’s softer approach to radicals reaping rewards

SINGAPORE - Mindful of how a hardline approach could backfire and create a new generation of extremists, Malaysia has taken a softer approach towards the deradicalisation of Islamic militants - and the move has paid off, said Mr Nur Jazlan, the country's...


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