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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Lee family feud: Lee Suet Fern’s legal misconduct case goes to appellate court

The daughter-in-law of former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew is appealing a verdict that found her guilty of improper conduct in directly handing the patriarch’s will.

13 Aug 2020 - 9:59PM

The daughter-in-law of former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew is appealing a verdict that found her guilty of improper conduct in directly handing the patriarch’s will.

Lee family feud: Lee Suet Fern’s legal misconduct case goes to appellate court
Japan’s Motegi to meet Singapore’s Lee Hsien Loong, kicking off Asean tour

The foreign minister will visit Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos to discuss resuming travel, but the South China Sea will also feature.

13 Aug 2020 - 11:04AM

The foreign minister will visit Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos to discuss resuming travel, but the South China Sea will also feature.

Japan’s Motegi to meet Singapore’s Lee Hsien Loong, kicking off Asean tour
Coronavirus: Singapore pairs citizens with jobs and training amid record recession as GDP falls 13.2 per cent in Q2

The city state’s government has placed 24,000 people in jobs and training since March, but minister says global uncertainties require ‘charting a new direction’.

11 Aug 2020 - 11:03PM

The city state’s government has placed 24,000 people in jobs and training since March, but minister says global uncertainties require ‘charting a new direction’.

Coronavirus: Singapore pairs citizens with jobs and training amid record recession as GDP falls 13.2 per cent in Q2
Singapore coronavirus cases to ‘taper down significantly’ as migrant workers’ testing ends

The only migrant workers still needing to be tested are the 9,700 or so in quarantine who had been in close contact with other sick workers.

8 Aug 2020 - 9:59PM

The only migrant workers still needing to be tested are the 9,700 or so in quarantine who had been in close contact with other sick workers.

Singapore coronavirus cases to ‘taper down significantly’ as migrant workers’ testing ends
Explainer | Are Asian countries choosing US or China for the Covid-19 vaccine?

Indonesia, the Philippines have turned to Beijing; Singapore and Japan are partnering with US firms; while Thailand and India developing their own.

6 Aug 2020 - 2:12PM

Indonesia, the Philippines have turned to Beijing; Singapore and Japan are partnering with US firms; while Thailand and India developing their own.

Are Asian countries choosing US or China for the Covid-19 vaccine?
Indonesia, Singapore steer clear of US-China dispute in Pompeo’s South China Sea outreach

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke to Foreign Ministers Retno Marsudi and Vivian Balakrishnan on Monday. The Southeast Asian nations’ accounts of the discussion reflect their own strategic priorities, analysts said.

5 Aug 2020 - 4:31PM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke to Foreign Ministers Retno Marsudi and Vivian Balakrishnan on Monday. The Southeast Asian nations’ accounts of the discussion reflect their own strategic priorities, analysts said.

Indonesia, Singapore steer clear of US-China dispute in Pompeo’s South China Sea outreach
Singapore spy case: can Beijing leverage overseas Chinese in struggle with US?

The case of Singaporean spy Dickson Yeo is causing Southeast Asian countries to ponder the extent of Beijing’s influence with ethnic Chinese communities.

1 Aug 2020 - 9:00AM

The case of Singaporean spy Dickson Yeo is causing Southeast Asian countries to ponder the extent of Beijing’s influence with ethnic Chinese communities.

Singapore spy case: can Beijing leverage overseas Chinese in struggle with US?
Stalled Malaysia-Singapore metro link gets fresh push as ties thaw post-Mahathir

Resumption of the US$880 million project comes as the countries’ bilateral ties have stabilised under Malaysia’s new prime minister, Muhyiddin Yassin.

30 Jul 2020 - 8:25PM

Resumption of the US$880 million project comes as the countries’ bilateral ties have stabilised under Malaysia’s new prime minister, Muhyiddin Yassin.

Stalled Malaysia-Singapore metro link gets fresh push as ties thaw post-Mahathir
Coronavirus: Singapore’s Q2 retrenchments spike, surpassing Sars levels

Singapore recorded 6,700 lay-offs in Q2, but the numbers may yet worsen as subsidies to help firms cope with the coronavirus expire, analysts say.

29 Jul 2020 - 9:46PM

Singapore recorded 6,700 lay-offs in Q2, but the numbers may yet worsen as subsidies to help firms cope with the coronavirus expire, analysts say.

Coronavirus: Singapore’s Q2 retrenchments spike, surpassing Sars levels
Singapore’s Leader of the Opposition has new resources. Will they help with alternative policies?

While analysts say the new role signals a maturing of the island nation’s politics, they also flag its funding limitations and the need for full access to data.

29 Jul 2020 - 5:28AM

While analysts say the new role signals a maturing of the island nation’s politics, they also flag its funding limitations and the need for full access to data.

Singapore’s Leader of the Opposition has new resources. Will they help with alternative policies?
Singapore reputation concerns after Jun Wei Yeo admits being Chinese spy in US

Jun Wei Yeo pleaded guilty in Washington to operating as a foreign agent for Chinese intelligence, sparking concerns about Singapore’s reputation.

26 Jul 2020 - 6:32PM

Jun Wei Yeo pleaded guilty in Washington to operating as a foreign agent for Chinese intelligence, sparking concerns about Singapore’s reputation.

Singapore reputation concerns after Jun Wei Yeo admits being Chinese spy in US
Succession questions remain as Singapore’s PM Lee keeps faith with PAP veterans in post-election cabinet reshuffle

New education minister Lawrence Wong is among the few members of the PAP’s 4G group to be handed a new portfolio.

25 Jul 2020 - 11:04PM

New education minister Lawrence Wong is among the few members of the PAP’s 4G group to be handed a new portfolio.

Succession questions remain as Singapore’s PM Lee keeps faith with PAP veterans in post-election cabinet reshuffle
Coronavirus: Singapore turns to domestic tourism in US$32 million campaign

The island nation has joined the likes of Thailand and Japan in looking inward to boost tourism as the Covid-19 pandemic keeps borders closed.

22 Jul 2020 - 9:58PM

The island nation has joined the likes of Thailand and Japan in looking inward to boost tourism as the Covid-19 pandemic keeps borders closed.

Coronavirus: Singapore turns to domestic tourism in US$32 million campaign
Singapore reviews penalties after outcry over sentencing of NUS student in strangling case

The home affairs ministry will look into past cases involving violence against women after 23-year-old Yin Zi Qin received a relatively light sentence.

22 Jul 2020 - 8:55AM

The home affairs ministry will look into past cases involving violence against women after 23-year-old Yin Zi Qin received a relatively light sentence.

Singapore reviews penalties after outcry over sentencing of NUS student in strangling case
Can Asean ride on China’s second-quarter economic rebound?

The world’s second-largest economy expanded 3.2 per cent, which analysts say is a sign of hope for Southeast Asian nations relying on it for growth.

16 Jul 2020 - 10:04PM

The world’s second-largest economy expanded 3.2 per cent, which analysts say is a sign of hope for Southeast Asian nations relying on it for growth.

Can Asean ride on China’s second-quarter economic rebound?
Xi’s call to Singapore: a subtle ‘reminder’ about the South China Sea?

To some, the Chinese leader’s call to Singapore’s Lee Hsien Loong seemed a routine post-election call. To others it seemed a warning against siding with the United States.

16 Jul 2020 - 8:56AM

To some, the Chinese leader’s call to Singapore’s Lee Hsien Loong seemed a routine post-election call. To others it seemed a warning against siding with the United States.

Xi’s call to Singapore: a subtle ‘reminder’ about the South China Sea?
Singapore’s economy shrinks by over 40 per cent in Q2, entering recession

The city state’s economy, seen as a bellwether for the region, was hit by the coronavirus lockdown and weak external demand, the Trade and Industry Ministry said.

14 Jul 2020 - 9:09PM

The city state’s economy, seen as a bellwether for the region, was hit by the coronavirus lockdown and weak external demand, the Trade and Industry Ministry said.

Singapore’s economy shrinks by over 40 per cent in Q2, entering recession
Singapore election: Workers’ Party’s Sengkang win boosts opposition presence in parliament to record high

WP has 10 of 93 seats, the highest ever percentage of opposition lawmakers, with analysts saying this indicates desire by voters for checks and balances on PAP government.

11 Jul 2020 - 8:47AM

WP has 10 of 93 seats, the highest ever percentage of opposition lawmakers, with analysts saying this indicates desire by voters for checks and balances on PAP government.

Singapore election: Workers’ Party’s Sengkang win boosts opposition presence in parliament to record high
Singapore election: PAP chief and PM Lee Hsien Loong says results ‘show clear desire for diversity of voices’

PAP returns to power, but opposition Workers’ Party wins record 10 seats in 2020 general election.

11 Jul 2020 - 7:37AM

PAP returns to power, but opposition Workers’ Party wins record 10 seats in 2020 general election.

Singapore election: PAP chief and PM Lee Hsien Loong says results ‘show clear desire for diversity of voices’
Singapore election: Polls close, vote counting begins with all eyes on hot seats and mandate for PAP

Polls closed at 10pm after the highest ever general election vote turnout since independence. Sample counts providing an early indication of results are expected soon with analysts saying the ruling People’s Action Party will comfortably return to power.

10 Jul 2020 - 11:28PM

Polls closed at 10pm after the highest ever general election vote turnout since independence. Sample counts providing an early indication of results are expected soon with analysts saying the ruling People’s Action Party will comfortably return to power.

Singapore election: Polls close, vote counting begins with all eyes on hot seats and mandate for PAP
Singapore election: People’s Action Party, Workers’ Party bring out the political veterans as campaigning ends

With Singaporeans going to the polls on Friday, with campaigning permitted until midnight on Wednesday.

8 Jul 2020 - 11:41PM

With Singaporeans going to the polls on Friday, with campaigning permitted until midnight on Wednesday.

Singapore election: People’s Action Party, Workers’ Party bring out the political veterans as campaigning ends
Hype beasts, fan cams: does Singapore opposition have an online edge in election 2020?

With mass rallies out due to Covid-19, online campaigning is set to play a big role in Singapore’s digital-first election.

9 Jul 2020 - 2:38PM

With mass rallies out due to Covid-19, online campaigning is set to play a big role in Singapore’s digital-first election.

Hype beasts, fan cams: does Singapore opposition have an online edge in election 2020?
Explainer | Singapore election: the parties taking on the PAP on July 10

The ruling People’s Action party will face opponents in all seats for only the second time since Singapore’s independence. Here’s the lowdown on the contenders.

30 Jun 2020 - 4:30PM

The ruling People’s Action party will face opponents in all seats for only the second time since Singapore’s independence. Here’s the lowdown on the contenders.

Singapore election: the parties taking on the PAP on July 10
‘Singapore does not need another Lee’, says PM’s estranged brother as PAP pulls a surprise ahead of July 10 election

On Nomination Day, Deputy PM Heng Swee Keat made an 11th hour switch to East Coast GRC as the PM’s brother Lee Hsien Yang ended weeks of speculation about his election plans, saying ‘Singapore does not need another Lee’.

30 Jun 2020 - 7:46PM

On Nomination Day, Deputy PM Heng Swee Keat made an 11th hour switch to East Coast GRC as the PM’s brother Lee Hsien Yang ended weeks of speculation about his election plans, saying ‘Singapore does not need another Lee’.

‘Singapore does not need another Lee’, says PM’s estranged brother as PAP pulls a surprise ahead of July 10 election
Singapore election: opposition parties pull no punches in opposing PAP

Their manifestos include policy proposals firmly opposed by the government, including freezing a planned sales-tax hike and lowering the voting age.

29 Jun 2020 - 8:59PM

Their manifestos include policy proposals firmly opposed by the government, including freezing a planned sales-tax hike and lowering the voting age.

Singapore election: opposition parties pull no punches in opposing PAP
Online backlash forces Singapore’s PAP to drop Ivan Lim as election candidate

Lim was criticised for elitism and arrogant behaviour at work and during military service.

27 Jun 2020 - 11:42PM

Lim was criticised for elitism and arrogant behaviour at work and during military service.

Online backlash forces Singapore’s PAP to drop Ivan Lim as election candidate
Explainer | Which Asian labs are working on antibody treatments in the fight against Covid-19?

At least five antibody treatments are now in the works, with most of them in Asian labs, including Singapore, Japan, South Korea and mainland China.

26 Jun 2020 - 11:40AM

At least five antibody treatments are now in the works, with most of them in Asian labs, including Singapore, Japan, South Korea and mainland China.

Which Asian labs are working on antibody treatments in the fight against Covid-19?
Political heavyweights retire from active politics ahead of Singapore election

Former prime minister Goh Chok Tong and opposition stalwart Low Thia Khiang will not run when the country goes to the polls on July 10.

25 Jun 2020 - 9:02PM

Former prime minister Goh Chok Tong and opposition stalwart Low Thia Khiang will not run when the country goes to the polls on July 10.

Political heavyweights retire from active politics ahead of Singapore election
Huawei loses out as Singapore telecom operators choose 5G providers

Singapore’s biggest telecom operators Singtel and StarHub have chosen Ericsson and Nokia as their 5G network providers, but Huawei still has a foothold in the market.

25 Jun 2020 - 9:48PM

Singapore’s biggest telecom operators Singtel and StarHub have chosen Ericsson and Nokia as their 5G network providers, but Huawei still has a foothold in the market.

Huawei loses out as Singapore telecom operators choose 5G providers
Explainer | Singapore’s 13th general election: what’s at stake in July 10 polls?

The ruling PAP will be seeking a strong vote of confidence in its ‘4G’ leaders. Singapore’s coronavirus response and economic woes are issues that will feature in a relatively muted campaign with no mass rallies.

24 Jun 2020 - 3:26PM

The ruling PAP will be seeking a strong vote of confidence in its ‘4G’ leaders. Singapore’s coronavirus response and economic woes are issues that will feature in a relatively muted campaign with no mass rallies.

Singapore’s 13th general election: what’s at stake in July 10 polls?