PN Balji

PN Balji

P N Balji is a veteran journalist in Singapore. He is also the author of the book, Reluctant Editor: The Singapore Media as Seen Through the Eyes of a Veteran Newspaper Journalist

Latest from PN Balji

Opinion | Do Singapore’s 4G leaders know their people well enough?

Policymaking has become reactive amid efforts to enforce stay-at-home rules, as older Singaporeans especially go about their daily lives behaving as though the killer virus will not touch them.

Policymaking has become reactive amid efforts to enforce stay-at-home rules, as older Singaporeans especially go about their daily lives behaving as though the killer virus will not touch them.

24 Jun 2020 - 3:16PM
Opinion | As Singapore heads towards coronavirus tipping point, what would Lee Kuan Yew have done?

Singapore’s clear-headed approach to Covid-19 has earned it praise, but it’s still heading towards a tipping point. The former leader may have acted differently.

Singapore’s clear-headed approach to Covid-19 has earned it praise, but it’s still heading towards a tipping point. The former leader may have acted differently.

3 Apr 2020 - 12:46PM
Opinion | Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan: the real coronavirus world leaders

Governments across Europe and North America have showed an almost callous disregard for the health of their citizens and the world, says PN Balji.

Governments across Europe and North America have showed an almost callous disregard for the health of their citizens and the world, says PN Balji.

19 Mar 2020 - 3:46PM
Is it still possible to grow old gracefully in Hong Kong or Singapore?

Singapore and Hong Kong face a demographic nightmare so similar that it makes you wonder who has a better chance to dictate a destiny with fewer upheavals. The problem is a familiar one: citizens living longer and having fewer babies.

Singapore and Hong Kong face a demographic nightmare so similar that it makes you wonder who has a better chance to dictate a destiny with fewer upheavals. The problem is a familiar one: citizens living longer and having fewer babies.

1 Oct 2014 - 4:07AM