Sunday, July 29, 2012

Debate rages over fate of Lenin's body

A catchphrase of the 20th century - Lenin lives forever - may not survive post-communist Russia's search for self-identity. 

Monday, July 23, 2012

No fair play in fair pay

Monday, July 16, 2012

The capital curse of Nanjing

FOR a city named 'southern capital', Nanjing has had wretched luck as the political seat of China.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

'Severe dent on ASEAN's credibility'

PHNOM PENH - The Association of South-east Asian Nations' (ASEAN) failure to reach consensus and issue a joint communique at the end of its meetings in Cambodia this week - a first in the bloc's 45-year history - has put "a severe dent" on its credibility, said Singapore's Foreign Minister K Shanmugam.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Where were the MPs at Monday's sitting?

From Chong Foo Sin
It was reported in "LTA's role under scrutiny" (July 10) that the Land Transport Authority of Singapore (Amendment) Bill was not passed when the debate ended, as fewer than a quarter of members were present in Parliament.

I understand that many of our Members of Parliament have full-time jobs or that our Ministers may need to attend to important commitments. However, something is wrong when fewer than a quarter were present at the end of the debate.

Are our MPs showing respect to Parliament, their fellow MPs and their supporters?

Myanmar losing colonial heritage

Yangon - From a teak clubhouse where British officers once sipped gin to an old English department store dubbed Harrods Of The East, the race is on to save Myanmar's colonial buildings from the wrecking ball.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

LTA's role under scrutiny

The Land Transport Authority of Singapore (Amendment) Bill was not passed yesterday as fewer than a quarter of members were present in the House at the end of the debate. Mr Lui is expected to address the LTA's role in last December's train disruptions in Parliament today.

Mladic trial: Witness recalls pre-war harmony

THE HAGUE - Former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic's genocide and war crimes trial resumed yesterday with the first prosecution witness describing how Bosnia's ethnic groups lived in peace before its brutal war erupted.

Monday, July 02, 2012

Shake-up needed in top executive pay?

Sunday, July 01, 2012

'Rising rich' under-insured

They earn more than the average Singaporean and, in fact, have hundreds of thousands of dollars to invest, yet most of them are under-insured.