Actor Kamal Haasan — Poetic In Politics

ANOTHER actor turns politician, with Padma Bhushan Kamal Haasan launching his new party, Makkal Needhi Maiam in Tamil Nadu. The Tamil film industry maverick has had a long career of...
Debt budget

Time To Budget For An End To Debt Slavery

  THE REPORTING on Budget 2018  in the mainstream media is a good example of why alternative media is essential in today’s media landscape. You would be hard pressed to find...
cpf vs epf

Why Does Malaysia’s EPF Pay A Better Return Than The CPF?

  MALAYSIA'S Employees Provident Fund (EPF) paid a 6.9% dividend for 2017 recently. That immediately refocused attention on the 2.5% that is typically doled out by the Singapore Central Provident Fund...
Valentine's Day Fraud

7 Danger Signals About Your Digital Valentine

WHETHER you're lucky or desperate in love, you're likely to be messed up in the heart and head. A perfect opportunity for love scammers to go a hunting with...
Artificial Intelligence

Should We Reprogram Our AI Programs?

HUMANS have survived thus far by being alert and adaptable. Through the arrival of each increasingly sophisticated form of communication, through exposées of false beliefs, discovery of the universe, scientific and...
The Yard

The Yard Closes And Another Icon Is Gone

    CREATURES of habit and journalists who quenched their creative thirsts at The Yard English Pub will rue its passing when it closes the doors for the last time today. For...
Singapore housing

Too Early To Celebrate The Residential Market Recovery?

WHILE the property price index is on the rise, and en bloc sale frenzy continues to be  the hot topic, the figures don't make sense as underlying issues point...
Shah Rukh Khan

WEF and Equality — On The Same Stage?

  THE World Economic Forum states as its mission that it is “committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to...
MRT

Singapore’s Positive Train Of Thought

 BILATERAL ties between Singapore and Malaysia went up another notch with the signing of a legally binding bilateral agreement to build a cross-border MRT line. The train line, for commuters to...
Jurong Lake

Risks And Returns Of Nation Building

 AFTER Singapore’s first Cabinet was installed in Singapore in 1959, Minister of Finance Goh Keng Swee quickly sought to convert the swampy marshes of Jurong into industrial use. It was an...