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The Temasek Review
How did we become so racist? « Opinion « TR EMERITUSAll this talk about race and race relations, culminating with a president elect
The Temasek Review / Posted yesterday
All this talk about race and race relations, culminating with a president elected on the basis of ethnicity, troubles me. An indelible memory of mine is Mrs Jalleh (Primary one, Tiong Bahru Primary School) teaching me to read about Osman and Kew... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
The future of work – new underclass, dystopian reality?SINGAPORE: The dust will take decades to settle on the key issue of precisely h
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
SINGAPORE: The dust will take decades to settle on the key issue of precisely how much technology and artificial intelligence (AI) will displace human labour. But it is already clear the coming decades will see a sizeable proportion of jobs... Read more
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BBC News
The Chinese family in five chartsFive charts about the fortunes of the Chinese family - BBC News Accessibility
BBC News / Posted 2 days ago
Five charts about the fortunes of the Chinese family - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Family & Education Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Reality Check Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say Five charts about the... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Anthony Healyhave a tax system that taxes them on the income that they earn, and that’s impo
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 3 days ago
have a tax system that taxes them on the income that they earn, and that’s important, but when it comes to the value of assets, and that’s a big part of people’s wealth, we don’t have a tax system that works. So is it about making houses... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
On the Record: Belinda Charles, dean of the Academy of Principals, lifelong educatorSINGAPORE: Belinda Charles has spent her life in education, first as a teacher
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 days ago
SINGAPORE: Belinda Charles has spent her life in education, first as a teacher and principal and today as a mentor to principals. As a lifelong educator, the dean of the Academy of Principals has long believed that schools need to inspire students to... Read more
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New Kerala
MyanmarWater 2017 is back for its 5th edition as a continuous push towards Myanmar's sustainable development on water supply and sanitation - newkerala news #280388KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Co-located with the 3rd edition of Renewable Energy and
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Co-located with the 3rd edition of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RE EE) Myanmar, a 3-day event will happen on October 26-28, 2017 at the Tatmadaw Exhibition Hall, Yangon. Dubbed as Myanmar's Leading International... Read more
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Aliran Online
How the British suppressed the labour movement in MalayaIn the second of a three-part series, Charles Hector examines how the British m
Aliran Online / Posted 4 days ago
In the second of a three-part series, Charles Hector examines how the British moved to weaken the blossoming Malayan labour movement. The British colonial powers, worried about the growing labour movement, decided to try and control and influence... Read more
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The Manila Times
Cracking the global transportation challenge for future generationsthat experience transportation challenges. One example is Manila, which has bee
The Manila Times / Posted 4 days ago
that experience transportation challenges. One example is Manila, which has been facing tremendous challenges in terms of transportation infrastructure and sustainability. Manila’s streets are perpetually clogged with private cars, taxis and... Read more
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Daily Mail
Fears operations could cease for months if Aussie flu hitsthe UK from Australia, experts warn The under-prepared NHS will 'break' if the
Daily Mail / Posted 4 days ago
the UK from Australia, experts warn The under-prepared NHS will 'break' if the dreaded Aussie flu does hit the nation The Society for Acute Medicine issued the warning over routine operations Waiting lists for surgery on the NHS are already at... Read more
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The Manila Times
Architectural activismcolleagues, and students whether or not they are happy living in Metro Manila o
The Manila Times / Posted 5 days ago
colleagues, and students whether or not they are happy living in Metro Manila or in other areas in the Philippines, most of the time they answer that they are not. When you turn on the news, read the newspaper, or listen to the radio, you would... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Need to increase, diversify TPA financing — Awg TengahThere is a need to increase and diversify financing for protected areas in the
The Borneo Post / Posted 6 days ago
There is a need to increase and diversify financing for protected areas in the state to ensure effective management of these places. In stating this, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan said the finances could be sourced... Read more
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The Hill
Death penalty — a fatal, inhuman practice that discriminates against the poorWe celebrate today the 15th World Day against the Death Penalty. As of today, 1
The Hill / Posted 6 days ago
We celebrate today the 15th World Day against the Death Penalty. As of today, 105 countries have abolished the death penalty for all crimes. In the past 25 years, 60 countries have abolished the death penalty for all crimes and the number of states... Read more
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The Economic Times
10 macro cues for your day on Dcommercial vehicles, 25.27% more from a year earlier, to dealerships in the pas
The Economic Times / Posted 7 days ago
commercial vehicles, 25.27% more from a year earlier, to dealerships in the past month, according to data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). In two-wheelers, wholesale volume of scooters grew 13.19% to 6,86,478... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
On the Record: Liu Thai Ker, architect and former master planner of SingaporeSINGAPORE: Award-winning architect, Liu Thai Ker, created controversy a few yea
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 10 days ago
SINGAPORE: Award-winning architect, Liu Thai Ker, created controversy a few years ago when he said that Singapore’s urban planners need to design the city for a population of 10 million. At a time when some were voicing concerns about the pressures... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Tharman to Singaporeans: Who do you believe, me or your lying eyes? « Opinion « TR EMERITUSAS THE BOMBS rained down on Baghdad and the American tanks rumbled towards the
The Temasek Review / Posted 12 days ago
AS THE BOMBS rained down on Baghdad and the American tanks rumbled towards the last holdout of Saddam Hussein’s regime, information minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf stood in front of the camera in the city centre and defiantly proclaimed to his... Read more
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New Kerala
7th Singapore Construction Productivity Week Focuses on Innovation and Building for the Future - newkerala news #277250SINGAPORE: The Singapore Construction Productivity Week (SCPW) will return for
New Kerala / Posted 13 days ago
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Construction Productivity Week (SCPW) will return for its 7th year running, with the theme "Embracing Innovation, Building Our Future". Organised by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) with strategic partner Sphere... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
On the Record: Victor Tay, president of the Association of Persons with Special NeedsSINGAPORE: During tough economic times, Victor Tay was often the voice of Singa
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 17 days ago
SINGAPORE: During tough economic times, Victor Tay was often the voice of Singapore’s businesses as the former Chief Operating Officer of the Singapore Business Federation, from 2010-2015. Today, Tay applies his business expertise to the social... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Passion Made Possible, a tagline that targets Chinese touristsSINGAPORE: A few weeks ago, I wrote about Singapore’s new tourism tagline, Pass
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 18 days ago
SINGAPORE: A few weeks ago, I wrote about Singapore’s new tourism tagline, Passion Made Possible, and questioned who the target of the tagline was and how visiting Singapore can allow tourists to realise their passion. While I’ve argued that the... Read more
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Acton Commentary
How do Western nations rank on economic freedom?The Fraser Institute released its annual “Economic Freedom of the World” report
Acton Commentary / Posted 18 days ago
The Fraser Institute released its annual “Economic Freedom of the World” report this morning. The free market think tank rates every nation based on its “degree of freedom in five broad areas”: Area 1:Size of Government—As spending and taxation by... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
PAP did not engage in gutter politics in Bukit Batok by- DPM TharmanSINGAPORE: The People's Action Party (PAP) did not engage in gutter politics du
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 18 days ago
SINGAPORE: The People's Action Party (PAP) did not engage in gutter politics during the Bukit Batok by-election, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said on Thursday (Sep 28) in a Facebook post. Mr Tharman was issuing clarifications to his... Read more
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New Kerala
Chairul Tanjung in ASEAN PR Conference 2017: Good Regional Communication Enhances Business and Investment Opportunities - newkerala news #275612ASEAN PR Network (APRN) and the Global Alliance PR and Communication Management
New Kerala / Posted 19 days ago
ASEAN PR Network (APRN) and the Global Alliance PR and Communication Management today conduct the final Conference Day of the ASEAN PR Conference 2017 in Bali on 20-23 September 2017. Entitled "Communicating ASEAN in Global Competitiveness,"... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Malaysia climbs two spots in rankingsDatuk Mohd Razali Hussien said the better ranking was due to improvements in th
The Borneo Post / Posted 19 days ago
Datuk Mohd Razali Hussien said the better ranking was due to improvements in the scores in 10 of the indicators in the 12 pillars which measured both macro and micro economic aspects of competitiveness. — Reuters photo KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia climbed... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Violence in Rakhine must stop now: Vivian BalakrishnanSINGAPORE: After extensive discussions among regional and ASEAN countries on th
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 20 days ago
SINGAPORE: After extensive discussions among regional and ASEAN countries on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, there was a clear consensus that the violence taking place in Rakhine state “has to stop now”, Singapore’s Foreign Affairs Minister... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Redefining rightsneed not be incompatible with human rights. True enough. North Korea’s Kim Jon
Pilipino Star / Posted 20 days ago
need not be incompatible with human rights. True enough. North Korea’s Kim Jong-un will agree. So will the Communist Party of China. It sounds more credible, of course, coming from Asia’s most rambunctious democracy. In reality, much of Asia has... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Africa/Global - How Women Lose From Tax Injusticepowerful case that women lose disproportionately from illicit financial flows,
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
powerful case that women lose disproportionately from illicit financial flows, which reduce the tax base and deprive states of the resources to invest in critical public goods, and that addressing this issue is key to efforts to combat gender... Read more
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The Irish Times
Ireland v the rest of the world: Do we pay too much tax?With the budget fast approaching, tax cuts are on everyone’s minds. But is it t
The Irish Times / Posted 21 days ago
With the budget fast approaching, tax cuts are on everyone’s minds. But is it time for a wider analysis of our tax system? It’s not something we’re inclined to do. Typically, each year the focus is on helping whoever is in power to stay there by... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Baby Asha and the shadow of 'children overboard' Just as the 2001 "children overboard" incident became a defining moment in re
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 21 days ago
Just as the 2001 "children overboard" incident became a defining moment in recent political history, so too could the Baby Asha debate. A brief opportunity for change exists and we must seize it,... Read more
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Sabah Daily Express
Finally, something even better than State Assembly protection THE Ramsar status – because of its global recognition as the wetlands equival
Sabah Daily Express / Posted 23 days ago
THE Ramsar status – because of its global recognition as the wetlands equivalent of a World Heritage Site – offers something which even State Assemblies and Parliaments cannot guarantee,... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
On the Record: Janice Koh, former NMP and actressSINGAPORE: Award-winning actress Janice Koh has made her mark not just on stage
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 24 days ago
SINGAPORE: Award-winning actress Janice Koh has made her mark not just on stage and in television and film, but also in Parliament. As a Nominated Member of Parliament from 2011 to 2014, she highlighted the importance of literature and the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Africa investor's 11th Ai CEO Institutional Investment Summit Closes with Major Announcements in New Yorkgroup, today announced that the 11th Ai CEO Institutional Investment Summit was
AllAfrica.com / Posted 25 days ago
group, today announced that the 11th Ai CEO Institutional Investment Summit was successfully concluded and hosted a series of market changing announcements and initiatives at NASDAQ and the CFA New York Society in New York. The Ai Summit was... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Singapore-China ties are ‘more than stable’: PM Lee Hsien LoongXIAMEN, China: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Thursday (Sep 21) that bi
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 26 days ago
XIAMEN, China: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Thursday (Sep 21) that bilateral ties between Singapore and China, which faced hiccups last year, are in a good state. “I think bilateral relations are more than stable, they are in a good state.... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
'Singaporeans have an aspiration for race to matter less': DPM Tharman ShanmugaratnamSINGAPORE: Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam has said that he, like
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 26 days ago
SINGAPORE: Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam has said that he, like most Singaporeans, would have liked to see a contest in the recent Presidential Election. However, the debate over the presidency proved that Singaporeans have an... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Can Our Politicians Save Nigeria?Let's get real. The answer is "No." They can't. Certainly not the vast majority
AllAfrica.com / Posted 28 days ago
Let's get real. The answer is "No." They can't. Certainly not the vast majority of the dominant political leadership class we have in our country today. Let's just spend a little time explaining why they can't. And then figure out, as citizens, what... Read more
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CBS News
Drones help elevate Rwanda's health careThis is part of CNET's Road Trip 2017 summer series "The Smartest Stuff," about
CBS News / Posted 28 days ago
This is part of CNET's Road Trip 2017 summer series "The Smartest Stuff," about how innovators are thinking up new ways to make you — and the world around you — smarter. At one time, the only way to get from Kintobo to the hospital was by foot. The... Read more
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CNET
Drones, sun power help Rwanda deliver health to allto the health facilities," says Bertin Gakombe, a lanky Rwandan with a toothy s
CNET / Posted 28 days ago
to the health facilities," says Bertin Gakombe, a lanky Rwandan with a toothy smile, who's program manager for the nonprofit organization Health Builders. "It wasn't easy." In rural Rwanda, people don't measure distance in miles or kilometers.... Read more
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The China Post
Gross National Happiness certification tool for business to be launchedwill be launched at a GNH For Business conference in November this year, Prime
The China Post / Posted 28 days ago
will be launched at a GNH For Business conference in November this year, Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay announced at the Singapore summit in Singapore on September 16. Prime minister Tshering Tobgay said the summit is an appropriate venue to... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Award-winning Singapore cartoonist challenges historySINGAPORE: Singapore cartoonist Sonny Liew swept the comic industry’s “Oscars”
The Borneo Post / Posted 29 days ago
SINGAPORE: Singapore cartoonist Sonny Liew swept the comic industry’s “Oscars” and is a hit at home, but the city-state has struggled with how to respond to his surprise best seller, which challenges its own carefully-scripted version of... Read more
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Zero Hedge
How Rich Chinese Use Visa Fixers To Move To The U.S.by Peter Robison, Karen Weise, Wenxin Fan, and Yan Zhang via Bloomberg.com, Ha
Zero Hedge / Posted 29 days ago
by Peter Robison, Karen Weise, Wenxin Fan, and Yan Zhang via Bloomberg.com, Have a spare $500,000 to invest in an economically distressed American area (that actually isn’t distressed at all)? China’s EB-5 fixers will help you every step... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Edged out by automationEducation is important in the development of digital transformation. As the er
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 29 days ago
Education is important in the development of digital transformation. As the era of digital transformation accelerates, digitisation, automation, and tech-literate personnel are becoming more crucial for the economy. The government needs to support... Read more
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Canberra Times
Canberra Times letters to the editor: Engagement ring a symbol of love and commitment, not slaveryhow it has evolved over the years and give thought to how it might further evol
Canberra Times / Posted 29 days ago
how it has evolved over the years and give thought to how it might further evolve. Very few institutions are static and as society advances, ways of living and thinking generally move too. I imagine that very few women who now wear an engagement... Read more
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The Age
Canberra Times letters to the editor: Engagement ring a symbol of love and commitment, not slaveryhow it has evolved over the years and give thought to how it might further evol
The Age / Posted 29 days ago
how it has evolved over the years and give thought to how it might further evolve. Very few institutions are static and as society advances, ways of living and thinking generally move too. I imagine that very few women who now wear an engagement... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Canberra Times letters to the editor: Engagement ring a symbol of love and commitment, not slaveryhow it has evolved over the years and give thought to how it might further evol
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 29 days ago
how it has evolved over the years and give thought to how it might further evolve. Very few institutions are static and as society advances, ways of living and thinking generally move too. I imagine that very few women who now wear an engagement... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Moon Jae-in's tricky mission to tame Korea Incworkers cowered in the shadows as they were set upon by two dozen thugs. Abduc
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 30 days ago
workers cowered in the shadows as they were set upon by two dozen thugs. Abducted from their workplace in the heart of central Seoul, the South Korean capital, they had been taken to an abandoned warehouse, where they were beaten with steel... Read more
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The Star
Singing different songs, but in tuneMALAYSIA’S “new economic asset”. The recognition by Prime Minister Datuk Seri N
The Star / Posted 30 days ago
MALAYSIA’S “new economic asset”. The recognition by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak of the value of arts and culture at the recent launch of Cultural Economy Development Agency (Cendana), brought tears to Izan Satrina Mohd Sallehuddin’s... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Author's Page for Prakash Konathey associate with the words they use, I have decided to call them "definition
Op-Ed News / Posted 30 days ago
they associate with the words they use, I have decided to call them "definitionally challenged"... to these abusers of language I have only one thing to say: read Rumi, Shakespeare and Wittgenstein. Wednesday, June 7, 2017(3 comments) Why... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Developing human capitalTHE World Economic Forum recently released its 2017 Global Human Capital Report
Manila Standard Today / Posted 30 days ago
THE World Economic Forum recently released its 2017 Global Human Capital Report, where it ranked 130 countries on how they develop human capital. Human capital is the set of knowledge and skills people possess that enable them to create value in the... Read more
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The Economic Times
Bengaluru: Tag is high-tech but city a messBengaluru may have made it to the Top 25 High Tech cities of the world. Look cl
The Economic Times / Posted 1 months ago
Bengaluru may have made it to the Top 25 High Tech cities of the world. Look closely and one finds that most of this city's tech potential is limited to software labs. The yawning disconnect between its digital resource banks and their on-ground... Read more

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