Dewey Sim

Dewey Sim

Dewey Sim is a journalist based in Singapore who covers politics, financial and defence news.

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Singapore gets fighter jet unit on Guam as US, facing China threat, lauds closer ties with allies

Washington has positioned Singapore’s access to Guam as a move to reassure allies in the face of growing military competition with China in the Indo-Pacific.

10 Dec 2019 - 2:09PM

Washington has positioned Singapore’s access to Guam as a move to reassure allies in the face of growing military competition with China in the Indo-Pacific.

Singapore gets fighter jet unit on Guam as US, facing China threat, lauds closer ties with allies
Singapore pilot, 99, remembers wartime Hong Kong and being a Flying Tiger

War veteran Ho Weng Toh has released a memoir of his years as a pilot for the First American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Air Force.

9 Dec 2019 - 11:25AM

War veteran Ho Weng Toh has released a memoir of his years as a pilot for the First American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Air Force.

Singapore pilot, 99, remembers wartime Hong Kong and being a Flying Tiger
Suzhou joint industrial park hailed as Singapore steps up China cooperation

Chinese officials in the Lion City eyeing business opportunities heap praise on China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park as it hits 25 years old.

5 Dec 2019 - 3:27PM

Chinese officials in the Lion City eyeing business opportunities heap praise on China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park as it hits 25 years old.

Suzhou joint industrial park hailed as Singapore steps up China cooperation
Mainland Chinese students best in world as Singapore, Hong Kong slip down rankings

The latest edition of the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) survey saw 15-year-olds from Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang outperform those from 78 other education systems.

4 Dec 2019 - 10:48AM

The latest edition of the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) survey saw 15-year-olds from Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang outperform those from 78 other education systems.

Mainland Chinese students best in world as Singapore, Hong Kong slip down rankings
Facebook urges Singapore government to respect ‘free expression’ as it complies with fake news law

The website attached a notice on a dissident’s post that said it was ‘legally required’ to tell users ‘the Singapore government says this post has false information’.

30 Nov 2019 - 11:16PM

The website attached a notice on a dissident’s post that said it was ‘legally required’ to tell users ‘the Singapore government says this post has false information’.

Facebook urges Singapore government to respect ‘free expression’ as it complies with fake news law
Bring on Huawei and Xiaomi: Singapore loves Chinese tech products, survey finds

Residents of the island nation increasingly see Chinese brands as being of superior quality, as well as having an attractive price point.

30 Nov 2019 - 11:16PM

Residents of the island nation increasingly see Chinese brands as being of superior quality, as well as having an attractive price point.

Bring on Huawei and Xiaomi: Singapore loves Chinese tech products, survey finds
Singapore orders Facebook to comply with fake news law and ‘correct’ dissident’s post

The Lion City demands social media giant correct a post by Australia-based blogger Alex Tan Zhi Xiang on his ‘States Times Review’ page.

29 Nov 2019 - 7:24PM

The Lion City demands social media giant correct a post by Australia-based blogger Alex Tan Zhi Xiang on his ‘States Times Review’ page.

Singapore orders Facebook to comply with fake news law and ‘correct’ dissident’s post
Wife of Taiwan presidential hopeful Han Kuo-yu scraps Singapore stop on campaign tour

Lee Chia-fen was due to drum up support for husband ahead of presidential election showdown, but authorities said she would be closely watched.

27 Nov 2019 - 3:29PM

Lee Chia-fen was due to drum up support for husband ahead of presidential election showdown, but authorities said she would be closely watched.

Wife of Taiwan presidential hopeful Han Kuo-yu scraps Singapore stop on campaign tour
Singapore invokes ‘fake news’ law for first time over politician’s Facebook post

The island state has demanded the opposition’s Brad Bowyer correct a post questioning the independence of state investment firms GIC and Temasek.

25 Nov 2019 - 8:16PM

The island state has demanded the opposition’s Brad Bowyer correct a post questioning the independence of state investment firms GIC and Temasek.

Singapore invokes ‘fake news’ law for first time over politician’s Facebook post
Hong Kong campus protests: what would Lee Kuan Yew do?

As battles raged in Hong Kong universities, remarks by the Lion City’s late leader on how he handled student protests were resurfacing on WhatsApp.

26 Nov 2019 - 1:55AM

As battles raged in Hong Kong universities, remarks by the Lion City’s late leader on how he handled student protests were resurfacing on WhatsApp.

Hong Kong campus protests: what would Lee Kuan Yew do?
Singapore revises growth upwards, but ‘global trade tensions’ could threaten recovery

Singapore’s GDP grew by 2.1 per cent in the third quarter, but analysts say the US-China trade war could hurt the economy, even though it will gain from the Hong Kong protests.

21 Nov 2019 - 10:53PM

Singapore’s GDP grew by 2.1 per cent in the third quarter, but analysts say the US-China trade war could hurt the economy, even though it will gain from the Hong Kong protests.

Singapore revises growth upwards, but ‘global trade tensions’ could threaten recovery
Singapore and China eye deeper ties in Greater Bay Area project

The countries signed a slew of agreements during the visit of education minister Ong Ye Kung to Guangdong this week, which analysts say is part of the city state’s effort to ‘stay relevant to China’s development needs’.

20 Nov 2019 - 11:26PM

The countries signed a slew of agreements during the visit of education minister Ong Ye Kung to Guangdong this week, which analysts say is part of the city state’s effort to ‘stay relevant to China’s development needs’.

Singapore and China eye deeper ties in Greater Bay Area project
Why are Singapore and Hong Kong lagging in workforce talent retention?

High cost of living and lower government spending on education are the main reasons the two lag behind European rivals.

18 Nov 2019 - 11:39PM

High cost of living and lower government spending on education are the main reasons the two lag behind European rivals.

Why are Singapore and Hong Kong lagging in workforce talent retention?
Hong Kong passport holders don’t need visa to enter Singapore, consulate clarifies

Singapore consulate in Hong Kong issued the statement after WhatsApp users circulated messages saying the 30-day visa-free policy had changed.

19 Nov 2019 - 2:44PM

Singapore consulate in Hong Kong issued the statement after WhatsApp users circulated messages saying the 30-day visa-free policy had changed.

Hong Kong passport holders don’t need visa to enter Singapore, consulate clarifies
Singapore’s e-scooter footpath ban puts brakes on food delivery riders’ earnings

Singapore has banned all electric scooters from footpaths after a rise in accidents involving the personal mobility devices. But this means many food delivery riders are now out of pocket.

16 Nov 2019 - 10:50PM

Singapore has banned all electric scooters from footpaths after a rise in accidents involving the personal mobility devices. But this means many food delivery riders are now out of pocket.

Singapore’s e-scooter footpath ban puts brakes on food delivery riders’ earnings
Singapore’s anti-gay law 377A: was male prostitute habit of British civil service the real target?

The Lion City’s law against gay sex is being challenged in court. Key to the case will be declassified British documents suggesting the law was originally aimed at misbehaving civil servants.

14 Nov 2019 - 3:41PM

The Lion City’s law against gay sex is being challenged in court. Key to the case will be declassified British documents suggesting the law was originally aimed at misbehaving civil servants.

Singapore’s anti-gay law 377A: was male prostitute habit of British civil service the real target?
Gay sex: is time finally up for Singapore’s Section 377A?

Campaigners hope a former chief justice’s novel arguments will herald an end to Singapore’s colonial-era law against gay sex: Section 377A.

11 Nov 2019 - 1:18PM

Campaigners hope a former chief justice’s novel arguments will herald an end to Singapore’s colonial-era law against gay sex: Section 377A.

Gay sex: is time finally up for Singapore’s Section 377A?
Dominance of state-owned firms in China must be ‘seriously confronted’, former US trade negotiator says

Barbara Weisel faces off at forum with ex-interpreter for late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping over access to the country’s markets and alleged technology theft, with Victor Gao saying Beijing ‘will not buckle’.

7 Nov 2019 - 11:15PM

Barbara Weisel faces off at forum with ex-interpreter for late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping over access to the country’s markets and alleged technology theft, with Victor Gao saying Beijing ‘will not buckle’.

Dominance of state-owned firms in China must be ‘seriously confronted’, former US trade negotiator says
US-China rivalry: forcing nations to choose sides is ‘dangerous game’, Philippine foreign minister says

Foreign minister Teodoro Locsin Jnr says the Philippines risks becoming ‘everyone’s enemy’ if it does not pursue a ‘true independent foreign policy’.

10 Dec 2019 - 4:26PM

Foreign minister Teodoro Locsin Jnr says the Philippines risks becoming ‘everyone’s enemy’ if it does not pursue a ‘true independent foreign policy’.

US-China rivalry: forcing nations to choose sides is ‘dangerous game’, Philippine foreign minister says
Singapore leader-in-waiting Heng Swee Keat turns heat up on opposition over financial scandal as polls loom

Minister wins backing from lawmakers for a motion calling on two opposition leaders to back out of financial matters at local town council amid court case over US$24.8 million in misused cash.

6 Nov 2019 - 4:39AM

Minister wins backing from lawmakers for a motion calling on two opposition leaders to back out of financial matters at local town council amid court case over US$24.8 million in misused cash.

Singapore leader-in-waiting Heng Swee Keat turns heat up on opposition over financial scandal as polls loom
Singapore bans electric scooters from footpaths after spate of accidents

Riders will now be confined to cycling paths. As retailers warn they could go bust, a minister says calls for a total ban are ‘getting louder’

4 Nov 2019 - 10:11PM

Riders will now be confined to cycling paths. As retailers warn they could go bust, a minister says calls for a total ban are ‘getting louder’

Singapore bans electric scooters from footpaths after spate of accidents
What Singapore’s new ambassador Lui Tuck Yew means for China

City state is sending a message to the Asian giant that it means business in boosting the bilateral relationship, experts say.

2 Nov 2019 - 10:55PM

City state is sending a message to the Asian giant that it means business in boosting the bilateral relationship, experts say.

What Singapore’s new ambassador Lui Tuck Yew means for China
Mahathir Mohamad gives green light to Malaysia-Singapore metro link

The US$755 million, 4.2km Rapid Transit System will connect Johor Bahru, the capital of the southern Malaysian state of Johor, with Singapore’s Woodlands district.

31 Oct 2019 - 9:10PM

The US$755 million, 4.2km Rapid Transit System will connect Johor Bahru, the capital of the southern Malaysian state of Johor, with Singapore’s Woodlands district.

Mahathir Mohamad gives green light to Malaysia-Singapore metro link
‘Disaster’ if US and China decouple, says former vice-premier Zeng Peiyan

Speaking at a conference in Singapore, Zeng says Beijing and Washington need to work hand in hand to develop the digital economy.

31 Oct 2019 - 10:53AM

Speaking at a conference in Singapore, Zeng says Beijing and Washington need to work hand in hand to develop the digital economy.

‘Disaster’ if US and China decouple, says former vice-premier Zeng Peiyan
Singapore travellers give Hong Kong a miss over Diwali long weekend

Visitor numbers to Hong Kong have dropped as anti-government protests continue, prompting travel warnings from many countries.

30 Oct 2019 - 3:29PM

Visitor numbers to Hong Kong have dropped as anti-government protests continue, prompting travel warnings from many countries.

Singapore travellers give Hong Kong a miss over Diwali long weekend
Chinese in Malaysia told not to protest amid ‘investment scam’ anger

Embassy warns its nationals that street demonstrations are illegal after scores reportedly staged a protest outside the building over losses from an online pyramid scheme.

25 Oct 2019 - 9:28PM

Embassy warns its nationals that street demonstrations are illegal after scores reportedly staged a protest outside the building over losses from an online pyramid scheme.

Chinese in Malaysia told not to protest amid ‘investment scam’ anger
Singapore activist Jolovan Wham loses appeal against fine for event featuring Hong Kong protest leader Joshua Wong

Jolovan Wham was fined US$2,350 in February for organising a conference on civil disobedience in 2016 that featured a Skype call with the Hong Kong protest leader.

25 Oct 2019 - 3:09PM

Jolovan Wham was fined US$2,350 in February for organising a conference on civil disobedience in 2016 that featured a Skype call with the Hong Kong protest leader.

Singapore activist Jolovan Wham loses appeal against fine for event featuring Hong Kong protest leader Joshua Wong
Students vandalise Singapore lecturer’s office at City University of Hong Kong over his ‘political agendas’ warning

City University of Hong Kong academic Tan Yong Chin threatened to award a mark of zero for any class presentation used to push political opinions, but students responded by defacing his office with protest slogans.

24 Oct 2019 - 8:18PM

City University of Hong Kong academic Tan Yong Chin threatened to award a mark of zero for any class presentation used to push political opinions, but students responded by defacing his office with protest slogans.

Students vandalise Singapore lecturer’s office at City University of Hong Kong over his ‘political agendas’ warning
Singapore’s Lee Hsien Loong a social media hero in China for Hong Kong protest comments

Leader of the Lion City has criticised the Hong Kong protesters, saying they were trying to ‘humiliate’ the government rather than solve problems

19 Oct 2019 - 4:54AM

Leader of the Lion City has criticised the Hong Kong protesters, saying they were trying to ‘humiliate’ the government rather than solve problems

Singapore’s Lee Hsien Loong a social media hero in China for Hong Kong protest comments
Hong Kong protesters’ five demands meant to ‘humiliate’ government, won’t solve city’s issues: Singapore PM

Lee Hsien Loong says acceding to activists’ five demands won’t solve deep-seated issues linked to ‘one country, two systems’.

18 Oct 2019 - 4:45PM

Lee Hsien Loong says acceding to activists’ five demands won’t solve deep-seated issues linked to ‘one country, two systems’.

Hong Kong protesters’ five demands meant to ‘humiliate’ government, won’t solve city’s issues: Singapore PM