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Panic amid Wuhan virus crisis

Panic amid Wuhan virus crisis

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President Contributor to AsiaN Singapore: Early today I received a call from a former newspaper colleague in his 60s, rattling off on the phone without the usual ‘good morning’. “Ivan, something strange is happening in Singapore, the likes of which I have not seen for a long time. Long queues […]

Singapore polls may see a wild card at play

Singapore polls may see a wild card at play

  By Ivan Lim Former AJA President Contributor to AsiaN Singapore: The unbroken record of Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) of winning every general election since 1959 gives it a proud bounce ahead of fresh polls. The party could be buoyed once again by this factor as the nation is tipped to hold a […]

Celebratory Singapore remains confident as world faces “very different future”

Celebratory Singapore remains confident as world faces “very different future”

  By Ivan Lim AsiaN Contributor Singapore: Singapore marks its 54th annual birthday bash today (August 9) with a marchpast of contingents and musical performances at the historical Padang square. The National Day Parade that coincides with the Republic’s Bicentennial (founding by British adventurer Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819) will be highlighted by a musical […]

Singapore: an upbeat new year’s message

Singapore: an upbeat new year’s message

Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong delivered an upbeat new year’s message. On the political front a younger team is in place to take over the leadership after Lee who plans to step down in 2021. Poised to be the next prime minister is current finance minister Heng Swee Keat. Economically, Singapore has posted a […]

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