When a bomb went off one Sunday night in April 1964 at Jalan Rebong in Kampung Ubi (Ubi Village), the impact was so large that I could feel it from my home in Geylang Serai a kilometer away.
2014/2/13, 1 Comment
Public sentiment, coupled with government action, can make a difference in protecting innocent children from bullies.
With Taiwan ranked as the 16th easiest place to do business, Taipei may well have a lesson or two to share with the likes of Yangon and Mogadishu.
The outcome of Sunday's Tokyo gubernatorial election can be said to attest to the strongly negative reaction by the majority of Tokyo residents to unrealistic arguments for an immediate end to nuclear power generation.
In 1990, a skinny bespectacled third-year law student from Taiwan traveled to Singapore for the finals of the annual Asian varsities debate, hosted by the then-Singapore Broadcasting Corporation.
Promoting agriculture to the extent that it kills manufacturing is never a good economic policy.
2014/2/12, 5 Comments
Mulayam Singh Yadav stirred up a hornet's nest by proclaiming in a recent speech that MPs should be barred from speaking English in Parliament.
Many opposition lawmakers and civic group activists here vehemently opposed the signing of the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, which took effect in March 2012. They argued the terms of the accord were biased in favor of U.S. interests, expressing concerns over its possible negative effects on local industries.
Throughout history, the “Verandah of Mecca” (Serambi Mekkah), as Aceh is called, conveyed a welcoming atmosphere to all in the province. For centuries, traders, scholars, fishermen and other visitors from various nations and races have passed Aceh's shores on the northern tip of Nusantara, now Indonesia, and settled in the province, becoming the ancestors of today's Acehnese.
With Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the guest of honor on the Republic Day last month in New Delhi, India has clearly and carefully chosen Japan to form an active strategic partner.