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Posted 06-06-2023 10:03 PM

Soviet and American warships had a system set up during the Cold War to prevent dangerous encounters. The US and China should have the same, says this international law expert.

Posted 06-05-2023 10:05 PM

The actions of one Indian official are a guide to what not to do when in a panic, says Anjli Raval for the Financial Times.

Posted 06-05-2023 10:05 PM

Malaysia has kept the cost of public healthcare low through massive subsidies, but it is now considering a national health insurance to ensure sustainability. Health journalist Loh Foon Fong gives her take.

Posted 06-05-2023 02:36 PM

Footage of the alleged highway chase shows a car with a blue beacon light and the men gesturing for the driver to stop his vehicle. 

Posted 06-05-2023 06:54 AM

The move could embolden pro-junta groups, and further bloodshed could hamper much-needed relief efforts after Cyclone Mocha battered western Myanmar on May 14.

Posted 06-04-2023 10:03 PM

ASEAN states will have to determine their response to how the unfolding effects of Taiwan’s election will impact US-China relations and regional security, say global affairs experts Dylan MH Loh and Jeremy Huai-Che Chiang.

Posted 06-04-2023 02:24 PM

Pita Limjaroenrat, leader of the progressive Move Forward party, is pushing to lead a coalition after winning the most seats in a May 14 general election.

Posted 06-04-2023 10:08 AM

Concerns have arisen about the deactivation of "guardrails" to keep both superpowers from conflict, said Singapore's Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on the third and final day of the Shangri-La Dialogue.

Posted 06-04-2023 08:58 AM

At least 275 people were killed when a passenger train went off the tracks and hit another one near the district of Balasore in the eastern state of Odisha.

Posted 06-03-2023 10:02 PM

Observers say that a revamp of Indonesia’s football ecosystem should not only revolve around infrastructure issues and safety regulations, but also consideration about players’ welfare upon retirement.

Posted 06-03-2023 12:46 AM

Sure, omurice is good, but have you tried oyaki, monjayaki or motsunikomi? If you’re travelling to Japan, here’s what to eat and where to find the best version of it. You're welcome.

Posted 06-02-2023 10:05 PM

Malaysia's purchase of 18 FA-50 light fighter jets is a significant upgrade on its current fleet, but the investment should not stop there, defence analysts say.

Posted 06-02-2023 10:04 PM

Decarbonising the global economy is the only lasting answer to global warming, but meanwhile ASEAN countries must invest in climate proofing and resilience building, says ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute’s Dr Vinod Thomas.

Posted 06-02-2023 10:00 PM

Protests at Israel’s participation in the Under-20 World Cup cost Indonesia its hosting rights. The programme Insight examines whether identity and Islam will also make for a volatile mix leading up to next year’s presidential election.

Posted 06-02-2023 10:12 AM

The world is seeing its most significant bolstering of military might since World War II, with countries boosting their budgets and increasing weapons manufacturing, experts told CNA on the first day of this year's Shangri-La Dialogue.

Posted 06-02-2023 05:57 AM

The new regulatory framework came amid tighter scrutiny on major cryptocurrency exchanges after a series of high-profile failures.

Posted 06-01-2023 10:01 PM

Beijing’s rejection of a link-up with US defence chief Lloyd Austin at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore doesn't necessarily signal a major shift in China's views on rapprochement with the US, says foreign policy adviser Christian Le Miere.

Posted 06-01-2023 10:01 PM

There has been much speculation as to whether the Move Forward Party might be able to install its candidate as the prime minister of Thailand. But the country’s next leader might well emerge from the ranks of Pheu Thai, say these ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute academics.

Posted 06-01-2023 08:19 AM

Local media had reported that the man had allegedly slashed the victim’s stomach and removed the fetus before burning the woman’s body.

Posted 05-31-2023 10:01 PM

The incumbent president of Indonesia Joko Widodo could tip the scales in the next election by sitting on the fence a little longer, says this ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute academic.

Posted 05-31-2023 08:54 AM

The increased attention to such facilities comes on the back of a deadly blaze in March at a fuel depot in North Jakarta operated by state-owned energy company Pertamina.  

Posted 05-30-2023 10:01 PM

To build the clean energy sector the world needs, nuclear power advocates must sway public opinion their way. Just crashing through won’t cut it, says Bloomberg Opinion’s David Fickling.

Posted 05-30-2023 10:00 PM

Singapore experienced one of its hottest years on record and about 35 per cent below average rainfall during the last strong El Nino event in 2015 and 2016.

Posted 05-30-2023 10:43 AM

The UN has appealed for US$470 million in refugee support, warning that more than 1 million may flee the bloodshed in the coming months.

Posted 05-30-2023 10:13 AM

"This chips rivalry is part and parcel of a bigger game being played by the US and China - essentially a tit-for-tat game," said an analyst.

Posted 05-30-2023 08:48 AM

A former deputy justice minister claimed that the Constitutional Court had allegedly repealed the “open-list proportional representation” system for Indonesia’s parliamentary election.

Posted 05-29-2023 10:02 PM

Pita Limjaroenrat's Move Forward Party may have won the Thai general election, but the party still faces several hurdles that threaten Pita's chance at the prime minister's chair, says Associate Professor Jacob Ricks. 

Posted 05-29-2023 10:02 PM

Chips have become the most aggressive front in the tech war between US and China. Here’s what to make of Beijing’s first retaliatory action, says the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy’s Ryu Yongwook.

Posted 05-29-2023 10:02 PM

Singapore's median private home price was US$1.2 million in 2022, compared with Hong Kong's US$1.16 million.

Posted 05-29-2023 08:25 AM

The dry season is expected to be more intense and prolonged compared to recent years, said the ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre.

Posted 05-29-2023 08:02 AM

The Malaysian ringgit slumped to a record low of 3.41 against the Singapore dollar on May 24. 

Posted 05-28-2023 11:13 PM

It’s a potentially lethal fish which can only be served by accredited experts and sources, but it holds a special place in the cultures of Japan and Singapore’s Orang Laut community.

Posted 05-28-2023 10:02 PM

The famed investor has increased his stakes in five trading companies in Japan, while funding his purchases in yen borrowing, says the Financial Times' Mark Vandevelde.

Posted 05-28-2023 03:47 AM

Beijing hopes the C919 commercial jetliner will challenge foreign models like the Boeing 737 MAX and the Airbus A320.

Posted 05-27-2023 10:17 PM

70 years after the first two climbers reached the summit of Mount Everest, it's high time to advocate for more responsible and sustainable mountaineering practices, say these academics.

Posted 05-27-2023 10:00 PM

Thailand’s cannabis industry is thriving even as questions hang over its future after the kingdom’s recent general election. Meanwhile, Talking Point examines how curious Singaporeans can navigate their trips while abiding by the law at home.

Posted 05-27-2023 08:57 AM

About US$4 billion worth of deals and pledges are expected during the five-day exhibition.  

Posted 05-26-2023 10:06 PM

However, an acute shortage of nurses could hold back the state from fulfilling its potential as a medical tourism hub.   

Posted 05-26-2023 10:00 AM

Officials said the country will be safer with stronger military might, but the buildup has stoked fears among local residents.

Posted 05-26-2023 09:07 AM

The man’s seven-year-old mixed breed dog had allegedly come out of its owner’s compound when a group of council dog catchers visited the housing estate. 

Posted 05-26-2023 08:32 AM

In the latest poll conducted by the research arm of national newspaper Kompas, Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto has the highest electability as presidential candidate.  

Posted 05-25-2023 11:18 PM

Zibo has become a social media star for its distinctive barbecue style. Now the city is overrun with visitors.

Posted 05-25-2023 10:03 PM

Beyond promoting security and development collaborations, the recent China-Central Asia Summit also empowers Beijing to take over Moscow as the dominant influence in the Central Asia region and diversify its trade routes, says international security expert Stefan Wolff.

Posted 05-25-2023 09:58 AM

It is a move that has stirred some worry, as it reminds some people of a similar demonetisation exercise in 2016 that led to a huge cash shortage in the country.

Posted 05-25-2023 09:32 AM

One company, Thunder Tiger Group, is ready to roll out the island's first unmanned submarine this year.

Posted 05-25-2023 07:21 AM

Marugame Seimen has since issued an apology and temporarily suspended sales of the product.

Posted 05-25-2023 06:44 AM

Observers say the visit reflects both nations’ eagerness to build tighter alliances as they seek to deter China’s growing assertiveness in the region.

Posted 05-25-2023 03:27 AM

Tiger Stripes is the debut film of director Amanda Nell Eu.

Posted 05-24-2023 02:04 AM

Xie Feng, China's new ambassador to Washington, made the comments after he landed in New York City.

Posted 05-23-2023 10:00 PM

It is a special product but easy to use and more climate-friendly than air-con. An Indonesian architecture lecturer tells the programme Money Mind how she hopes to expand the reach of this heat-reducing roof coating.

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