Dewey Sim

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Dewey Sim

Dewey Sim is a reporter for the Asia Desk, covering Singapore politics, economy, diplomacy as well as Sino-Singapore ties. Dewey graduated from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information. He began contributing to the Post in 2019, before joining the staff in August, 2019.

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Kazakh envoy to Singapore blames foreign militants for ‘chaos’ as questions persist over deadly unrest

Arken Arystanov made the comments at a press briefing organised by Kazakhstan’s mission to Singapore.

Arken Arystanov made the comments at a press briefing organised by Kazakhstan’s mission to Singapore.

18 Jan 2022 - 4:40PM
Could Djokovic’s Australian Open saga swing the federal election?

With Omicron cases surging, PM Scott Morrison faces a dilemma: allow ‘novax’ to remain and be seen as soft on borders; or throw him out and be seen as a ‘joke’.

With Omicron cases surging, PM Scott Morrison faces a dilemma: allow ‘novax’ to remain and be seen as soft on borders; or throw him out and be seen as a ‘joke’.

12 Jan 2022 - 1:54PM
Singapore calms parents’ fears over child vaccinations, says Pfizer-BioNTech’s mRNA Covid-19 jab will help defend against Omicron

No serious adverse events have been reported among children aged five to 11 who got the Pfizer-BioNTech jab, authorities said

No serious adverse events have been reported among children aged five to 11 who got the Pfizer-BioNTech jab, authorities said

10 Jan 2022 - 5:31PM
Hong Kong expats are relocating at a faster pace than before, but Singapore isn’t their only destination

While some jobs and expats in law and banking are heading to Singapore, the city state is facing domestic demands to prioritise local workers.

While some jobs and expats in law and banking are heading to Singapore, the city state is facing domestic demands to prioritise local workers.

8 Jan 2022 - 12:33PM
US and China in state of ‘mutually tolerable friction’, but no end in sight for rivalry: Singapore forum

Regional scholars at a Singapore panel say Washington and Beijing have inched closer to mutual understanding but Taiwan, Hong Kong and the South China Sea remain volatile issues.

Regional scholars at a Singapore panel say Washington and Beijing have inched closer to mutual understanding but Taiwan, Hong Kong and the South China Sea remain volatile issues.

6 Jan 2022 - 5:15PM
Singapore in talks with US after CDC description of Covid situation as ‘unknown’ baffles experts

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention urged Americans against travel to the city state. Singapore is gearing up for a wave of Omicron cases but says it won’t close borders and ‘go back two years’.

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention urged Americans against travel to the city state. Singapore is gearing up for a wave of Omicron cases but says it won’t close borders and ‘go back two years’.

5 Jan 2022 - 9:56PM
Beijing 2022 Olympics: Singapore to serve as aviation hub for athletes, delegates

Singapore Airlines will operate daily flights for Singaporean and foreign athletes and officials from January 21 to March 16.

Singapore Airlines will operate daily flights for Singaporean and foreign athletes and officials from January 21 to March 16.

30 Dec 2021 - 2:08PM
Binance’s regulatory setback in Singapore spurs shift in focus to Indonesia, Middle East

The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange will wind down operations in the city-state. As some Asian governments try to balance regulation and investment, Dubai is ramping up plans to be a hub for virtual assets.

The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange will wind down operations in the city-state. As some Asian governments try to balance regulation and investment, Dubai is ramping up plans to be a hub for virtual assets.

23 Dec 2021 - 9:31AM
Germany plans to step up Asian deployments after warship’s South China Sea foray

Speaking in Singapore, Germany’s navy chief described the Bayern’s dispatch to the South China Sea as ‘just a teaser’, and that Berlin is focused on upholding the rules-based order.

Speaking in Singapore, Germany’s navy chief described the Bayern’s dispatch to the South China Sea as ‘just a teaser’, and that Berlin is focused on upholding the rules-based order.

21 Dec 2021 - 8:12PM
Singapore’s additional stamp duty hike for foreigners ‘earth shattering’ for luxury market but unlikely to dampen demand from ultra rich

Analysts say the rules targeting foreigners and buyers of investment property may only have a short-term impact and won’t deter the ultra-rich. Chinese, Indians and Americans are the largest investors in the city state’s property market, but US buyers are exempt due to free-trade agreement.

Analysts say the rules targeting foreigners and buyers of investment property may only have a short-term impact and won’t deter the ultra-rich. Chinese, Indians and Americans are the largest investors in the city state’s property market, but US buyers are exempt due to free-trade agreement.

16 Dec 2021 - 9:50PM
Analysis | Can Singapore’s opposition Workers’ Party ride out scandal of its lying lawmaker Raeesah Khan?

The saga surrounding Raeesah has not stopped with her resignation, but snowballed. Now it is threatening to drag down Workers’ Party leader Pritam Singh too

The saga surrounding Raeesah has not stopped with her resignation, but snowballed. Now it is threatening to drag down Workers’ Party leader Pritam Singh too

15 Dec 2021 - 7:09PM
Singapore warns of ‘potentially big’ wave of Omicron infections as it tightens rules for unvaccinated

‘We have to learn to live with Omicron as we have with Delta,’ health minister Ong Ye Kung says.

‘We have to learn to live with Omicron as we have with Delta,’ health minister Ong Ye Kung says.

16 Dec 2021 - 10:48AM
As Blinken visits, who in Southeast Asia will answer US call for cyber, space cooperation?

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken kicks off his maiden Southeast Asia tour on Monday amid a push to strengthen military partnerships with the region in new frontiers of competition with China.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken kicks off his maiden Southeast Asia tour on Monday amid a push to strengthen military partnerships with the region in new frontiers of competition with China.

13 Dec 2021 - 9:14AM
Singapore reports first local Omicron coronavirus case

The patient is a 24-year-old airport employee with no recent history of travel, though she may have interacted with travellers from affected countries.

The patient is a 24-year-old airport employee with no recent history of travel, though she may have interacted with travellers from affected countries.

10 Dec 2021 - 5:02PM
France to deepen ties with Asia after losing ‘privileged’ partnership with Australia in Aukus snub, diplomat says

The US-UK-Australia pact has encouraged Paris to engage with India and Japan ‘even more’, Christophe Penot says.

The US-UK-Australia pact has encouraged Paris to engage with India and Japan ‘even more’, Christophe Penot says.

8 Dec 2021 - 1:38AM
Omicron variant: Hong Kong adds Singapore and Iceland to list of high-risk nations, Cathay Pacific cancels 23 more flights

Both nations have confirmed their first cases of the variant, prompting Hong Kong to toughen quarantine rules for its residents returning from the countries.

Both nations have confirmed their first cases of the variant, prompting Hong Kong to toughen quarantine rules for its residents returning from the countries.

3 Dec 2021 - 9:23PM
Omicron: Singapore reports two imported cases of new Covid-19 variant

Neither patient interacted with the community and no evidence of community transmission, health ministry says.

Neither patient interacted with the community and no evidence of community transmission, health ministry says.

2 Dec 2021 - 7:50PM
Singapore’s non-invite to Biden’s democracy summit ‘not a judgment’: US diplomat Daniel Kritenbrink

‘That is not a commentary on the strength of our partnership with Singapore,’ says Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia Daniel Kritenbrink.

‘That is not a commentary on the strength of our partnership with Singapore,’ says Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia Daniel Kritenbrink.

2 Dec 2021 - 7:54PM
As Singapore becomes the world’s second-most expensive city, what happened to Hong Kong?

The Economist Intelligence Unit Worldwide Cost of Living 2021 report put Tel Aviv in top spot, with Singapore and Paris in joint second place and Hong Kong ranked fifth.

The Economist Intelligence Unit Worldwide Cost of Living 2021 report put Tel Aviv in top spot, with Singapore and Paris in joint second place and Hong Kong ranked fifth.

2 Dec 2021 - 1:32PM
6 in 10 Greater Bay Area firms plan to boost investment in Asean countries

Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand are the most popular investment destinations, finds poll of 657 firms.

Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand are the most popular investment destinations, finds poll of 657 firms.

30 Nov 2021 - 7:05PM
Coronavirus: Australia detects first Omicron cases in travellers from Africa; Singapore watching variant ‘very closely’

Australia’s most populous state confirmed on Sunday through ‘urgent genomic sequencing’ that two arrivals from southern Africa who had tested positive for Covid-19 were infected with the Omicron variant.

Australia’s most populous state confirmed on Sunday through ‘urgent genomic sequencing’ that two arrivals from southern Africa who had tested positive for Covid-19 were infected with the Omicron variant.

29 Nov 2021 - 12:01AM
Whether in closed Hong Kong or open Singapore, the rich have economic immunity to Covid-19. It’s the poor who suffer

While blue collar workers battle job losses and inflation, the middle classes spend their way out of frustration. In Singapore, they book trips abroad. In Hong Kong, they paint the town red.

While blue collar workers battle job losses and inflation, the middle classes spend their way out of frustration. In Singapore, they book trips abroad. In Hong Kong, they paint the town red.

26 Nov 2021 - 1:37PM
From Singapore and Hong Kong to Malaysia, Philippines to India, how inflation and rising food costs are changing the face of hunger

In Malaysia, meat is off the menu. In India, lamp oil is used for cooking. And in the Philippines, the cost of your pizza could feed 150 people.

In Malaysia, meat is off the menu. In India, lamp oil is used for cooking. And in the Philippines, the cost of your pizza could feed 150 people.

6 Dec 2021 - 7:55AM
Singapore to ease dine-in, social gathering rules as Covid-19 cases fall

Singapore will from Monday ease strict Covid-19 restrictions that were reimposed in September after its biggest outbreak of the Delta variant.

Singapore will from Monday ease strict Covid-19 restrictions that were reimposed in September after its biggest outbreak of the Delta variant.

20 Nov 2021 - 10:36PM
Beware Putin amid US-China rivalry, Hillary Clinton warns at Singapore forum on emerging new world order

The Russian president has sought to ‘hug China more’, as he uses non-state actors to project power globally, the former US secretary of state told the Bloomberg New Economy Forum via video link.

The Russian president has sought to ‘hug China more’, as he uses non-state actors to project power globally, the former US secretary of state told the Bloomberg New Economy Forum via video link.

19 Nov 2021 - 9:52PM
Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong warns of US-China ‘mishap’ over Taiwan

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said heightened tensions were unlikely to lead to ‘war overnight’, but a ‘miscalculation’ over the island could still occur.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said heightened tensions were unlikely to lead to ‘war overnight’, but a ‘miscalculation’ over the island could still occur.

18 Nov 2021 - 11:21PM
US plans ‘coalition of democracies’ for trade but won’t join CPTPP: Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo

The Biden administration is to seek a ‘proper economic framework’ to maintain a ‘secure supply chain’, Gina Raimondo has revealed.

The Biden administration is to seek a ‘proper economic framework’ to maintain a ‘secure supply chain’, Gina Raimondo has revealed.

17 Nov 2021 - 9:15PM
Southeast Asia’s internet economy bounces back with record investments in e-commerce, digital financial services

Investors are ‘back in full force’, with 11 new consumer tech unicorns created this year. With three-quarters of Southeast Asians now online, the internet economy is set to double to US$363 billion by 2025.

Investors are ‘back in full force’, with 11 new consumer tech unicorns created this year. With three-quarters of Southeast Asians now online, the internet economy is set to double to US$363 billion by 2025.

10 Nov 2021 - 10:21PM
US, China not turning inward for good, says Singapore minister, urging superpowers to ‘win the world over’ with leadership

The two superpowers should lead ‘through power of example rather than example of their power’, Chan Chun Sing says.

The two superpowers should lead ‘through power of example rather than example of their power’, Chan Chun Sing says.

10 Nov 2021 - 8:59AM
Singapore-Malaysia border reopening: vaccinated travel lane for quarantine-free entry agreed

The city state has also announced travel schemes with Finland and Sweden, meaning it now has deals with 16 countries.

The city state has also announced travel schemes with Finland and Sweden, meaning it now has deals with 16 countries.

8 Nov 2021 - 10:56PM