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Gaming the P1 registration system: Plugging gaps could result in a system bordering ‘on the absurd’

Catching a parent for lying about their address could be tough, former teachers tell Channel NewsAsia. And the fact that parents are willing to break the law to get their child into a popular primary school is telling of the stress parents…

Would you be tempted by a S$13 monthly subscription for up to 365 movies a year?

Genevieve Loh investigates whether US-based subscription service MoviePass could work in Singapore.

Commentary: The hidden value of learning how to code

Coding is fast gaining popularity as one of the key enrichment activities parents send their kids for. An expert from the Singapore Management University discusses the value of coding in a child’s learning journey.

Wan Azizah ready to be first woman DPM under 'changed' Mahathir if opposition wins

KUALA LUMPUR: In January 2018, at the Malaysian opposition's annual convention, the wife of their incarcerated leader Anwar Ibrahim was on stage.

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Man arrested for throwing household items, paint cans from Upper Boon Keng flat

SINGAPORE: A 57-year-old man was arrested on Sunday (Feb 18) at Block 15, Upper Boon Keng Road after he was reported to be throwing household items and cans of paint from his flat.


US still unsure who directed Syria attack, despite Russian dead

The United States is still unsure who directed a Feb. 7 attack on U.S. and U.S.-backed forces in Syria, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday, even as he acknowledged accounts that Russian civilian contractors were involved.

How to break up with your phone

NEW YORK: The moment I realised I needed to break up with my phone came just over two years ago.


Rapper Namewee under investigation for Chinese New Year-themed video clip

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun said an investigation paper has been opened on rapper Namewee's video clip which allegedly rode roughshod on the sensitivities of the multi-racial society in the…


Are people breaking more bones?

NEW YORK: A perfect storm threatens to derail the progress that has been made in protecting people's bone health.

Palmreaders? Japan team builds second skin message display

TOKYO: Palmreading could take on a whole new meaning thanks to a new invention from Japan: an ultra-thin display and monitor that can be stuck directly to the body.


5 family members in Kelantan drown during picnic

KOTA BAHRU: Five members of a family died after a drowning incident during a picnic in Pantai Tok Bali, Kelantan on Saturday (Feb 17).


60 Thai policemen under probe for receiving hongbao

BANGKOK: Thai police have launched an investigation on 60 policemen from Bangkok’s four police stations for receiving hongbao from an alleged gambling outlet owner.


Chilean sexual abuse victim testifies before Vatican investigator

The key witness in the case of a Chilean bishop accused of covering sexual abuse said on Saturday he gave "eye opening" testimony to a papally mandated investigator and hoped it would lead to the truth.

French President Macron's approval rating falls below 50 percent - Ifop

French President Emmanuel Macron's approval rating has fallen below 50 percent to its lowest level since October last year, a poll showed on Sunday, as the government pushes ahead with plans to shake up France's costly civil service.


Commentary: The (not so) secret hack to becoming a successful entrepreneur

Is an overseas start-up experience essential to being an entrepreneur? National University of Singapore’s Francis Yeoh says there’s more than meets the eye.

Tillerson to North Korea on talks: 'I'm listening'

"My job as chef diplomat is to ensure that the North Koreans know, we keep our channels open," Tillerson told the CBS news show "60 Minutes."


Speed Skating: Singapore's Cheyenne Goh set sights on Beijing 2022 after historic debut

PYEONGCHANG: Singapore’s first Winter Olympian Cheyenne Goh failed to qualify for the semi-final race in the short-track 1,500m event on Saturday (Feb 17), but she is already setting her sights on making a stronger comeback for the 2022…

China, ASEAN ‘affirm hope’ to complete code of conduct for South China Sea disputes: Ng Eng Hen

SINGAPORE: China and ASEAN have “affirmed the hope” to complete the code of conduct to handle disputes in the South China Sea, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on Saturday (Feb 17).


Speed Skating: Cheyenne Goh misses out on semis in Singapore’s Winter Olympics debut

PYEONGCHANG: Teenage speed skater Cheyenne Goh missed out on a semi-final spot at the short-track 1,500m event on Saturday (Feb 17), as she made history by becoming the first Singaporean ever to compete in the Winter Olympic Games.


Man charged with murder after Jurong East prime mover accident

SINGAPORE: A 31-year-old man was charged in court on Saturday (Feb 17) with the murder of his friend after an accident involving a prime mover in Jurong East.

Friday, Feb 16

Going beyond 1819: How well do Singaporeans know the history of Singapore?

Ahead of next year's bicentennial celebrations that commemorate the 200th anniversary since Raffles founded Singapore, Channel NewsAsia hit the streets to quiz 25 Singaporeans about their knowledge of Singapore history.

The family bak kwa business that grew and grew: 6 lessons of Bee Cheng Hiang's success

A Chinese proverb says, ‘Wealth doesn’t pass three generations', but family business Bee Cheng Hiang has flourished with each transition. The programme Money Mind finds out why.

The long road to ensuring that Singapore's waste doesn't go to waste

Expensive tunnels and facilities are being built to tackle mounting waste and help carve out a greener future. But current habits on the ground could end up costing the nation dear.

PM Lee shares wish for broader economic growth, urges support for transport workers

SINGAPORE: Making a wish on the first day of Chinese New Year, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he hopes this year will be a good year in terms of economic growth, adding that he hopes to see growth expanding to more sectors as its now…

Thursday, Feb 15

Of coolies and fire dragons: Unearthing Kallang’s hidden gem

Tucked away in Sims Drive is a 150-year-old Chinese temple and an unusual fiery resident that emerges every three years. Channel NewsAsia’s Mayo Martin discovers the story behind this hidden piece of Singapore’s working class history – and…

China orphan who broke our viewers’ hearts finds a home, 4,500km away in Singapore

Eight-year-old Keyuan is spending his first Chinese New Year in Singapore with his new parents - who fell in love with him after watching a Channel NewsAsia documentary on China’s unwanted children with disabilities.

AHTC resolves audit issues, declares new financial system fully operational

SINGAPORE: The Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) said on Thursday (Feb 15) that it has resolved all its outstanding audit issues and ended its engagement with auditors KPMG, concluding a two-year long clean-up of its accounting system…

NTUC calls for support to help middle-income working parents with child-raising costs

SINGAPORE: The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) on Thursday (Feb 15) called on the Government to provide greater support for middle-income working parents with increasing child-raising costs.

Wednesday, Feb 14

PM Lee shares hopes for Singaporeans young and old in Chinese New Year message

Efforts enabling Singaporeans to lead active and meaningful lives in their silver years while striving to give the country’s young “the best chances in life” are issues that will guide this year’s Budget.

North-East Line, Sengkang and Punggol LRTs to move to new financing framework

SINGAPORE: The North-East Line (NEL), Sengkang LRT and Punggol LRT will transit to the New Rail Financing Framework on Apr 1, completing the transfer of ownership of all rail assets to the Government.

Singapore economy clocks faster-than-expected growth of 3.6% in 2017

But economic growth for 2018 is expected to moderate, with official estimates tipping it to be slightly above the middle of the forecast range of 1.5 to 3.5 per cent.

Singapore's total trade rises 11.1% to S$967b in 2017

SINGAPORE: Singapore's total merchandise trade rose by 11.1 per cent in 2017, largely reversing the declines of the previous two years, according to data released by International Enterprise (IE) Singapore on Wednesday (Feb 14).

Tuesday, Feb 13

Malaysia's Bersih submits 30,000 objections to 'unconstitutional' electoral maps

Malaysian electoral reform group Bersih 2.0 and opposition leaders on Tuesday (Feb 13) submitted objections which they say represent more than 30,000 voters unhappy over the "pro-government" redrawing of electoral boundaries in opposition…

HaiDiLao at Clarke Quay suspended for selling 'unclean' food

SINGAPORE: The Clarke Quay branch of popular hotpot restaurant HaiDiLao has been suspended for two weeks by the National Environment Agency (NEA).

Singapore sees lowest workplace fatality rate since 2004

SINGAPORE: The workplace fatality rate in Singapore last year was the lowest since 2004, according to a joint press release by the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council, WSH Institute and Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Tuesday (Feb 13).

Commuter satisfaction in public transport dips for first time in four years: PTC survey

SINGAPORE: Commuters' satisfaction levels with public transport dipped last year mainly due to the fall in satisfaction levels with MRT services, according to the results of a survey released by the Public Transport Council (PTC) on…