Why pay S$3,000, then S$600 more every month, for a gym membership? According to Fitness First: so you can avoid having to be “down there in the gym with a lowly clerk”. In response, one reader condemned the fitness company’s choice of words. “[T]o use the adjective ‘lowly’ for a
How should asylum seekers, fleeing persecution, aided and abetted by their own government, escape their plight? How may the Rohingya, who suffer mass internment, destitution, malnutrition, starvation and widespread discrimination, find refuge?
When Pink Floyd’s vocalist and bassist Roger Waters wrote the 1979 rock classic ”Another Brick in The Wall”, he was thinking about the authoritarian teaching and rote learning he encountered in his school days that would produce, in his opinion, more proverbial bricks in the wall of mental detachment.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party appears to have finally shown some support for the nation’s persecuted Rohingya Muslims after years of ignoring their plight.
One of the quirks of the Westminster system is that it grants the incumbent Prime Minister absolute power to call elections at will. In countries where this is permitted, the ruling party typically uses this rule to its advantage, calling elections whenever it has the highest chance of winning it, and delaying elections if it expects its odds to improve even further in the future.
Buddhists in Burma deny boat people are Rohingya Muslims
Wed, May 27, 2015 7:39PM UTC
Singapore: Reform training sought for rogue teen Amos Yee over blog, video
Wed, May 27, 2015 7:26PM UTC
Thailand revokes former PM Thaksin’s passports
Wed, May 27, 2015 6:02PM UTC