Satish Cheney

Satish Cheney is an award-winning freelance journalist based in Southeast Asia and an official stringer for the Associated Press in Singapore. He also works as a freelance international correspondent for various global news companies like South China Morning Post, Radio Television Hong Kong and Al Jazeera English. In addition, he has done work for the Financial Times and the Christian Science Monitor. He was formerly a TV reporter for Channel NewsAsia. Visit www.satishcheney.com to know more. Twitter: @SatishCheney
Satish Cheney
Satish Cheney is an award-winning freelance journalist based in Southeast Asia and an official stringer for the Associated Press in Singapore. He also works as a freelance international correspondent for various global news companies like South China Morning Post, Radio Television Hong Kong and Al Jazeera English. In addition, he has done work for the Financial Times and the Christian Science Monitor. He was formerly a TV reporter for Channel NewsAsia. Visit www.satishcheney.com to know more. Twitter: @SatishCheney

Latest from Satish Cheney

Singapore in 'mid-life crisis' as Lee Hsien Loong marks 10 years in power

At Singapore's 49th National Day parade last week, the loudest cheers weren't for fireworks or fine military displays. They were reserved for the arrival of Singapore's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew.

17 Aug 2014 - 12:48PM
Singapore in 'mid-life crisis' as Lee Hsien Loong marks 10 years in power

At Singapore's 49th National Day parade last week, the loudest cheers weren't for fireworks or fine military displays. They were reserved for the arrival of Singapore's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew.

Malaysia PM Najib Razak facing problems despite decisive action on Flight MH17

Recognised in the region as an astute politician, the West only seems to remember Najib Razak and Malaysia for the poor handling of Flight MH370, which vanished in early March.

3 Aug 2014 - 10:38AM
Malaysia PM Najib Razak facing problems despite decisive action on Flight MH17

Recognised in the region as an astute politician, the West only seems to remember Najib Razak and Malaysia for the poor handling of Flight MH370, which vanished in early March.

Malaysia mourns MH17 and MH370, even as it celebrates end of Ramadan

Fireworks danced across the sky in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday night, ahead of yesterday's Hari Raya Puasa holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

28 Jul 2014 - 11:27PM
Malaysia mourns MH17 and MH370, even as it celebrates end of Ramadan

Fireworks danced across the sky in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday night, ahead of yesterday's Hari Raya Puasa holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

Religious groups oppose 'Pink Dot' gay rights rally in Singapore

Tension between religious groups and the gay community in Singapore is escalating ahead of an annual gay-rights rally today - the eve of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan - which is expected to draw thousands of people.

28 Jun 2014 - 5:03AM
Religious groups oppose 'Pink Dot' gay rights rally in Singapore

Tension between religious groups and the gay community in Singapore is escalating ahead of an annual gay-rights rally today - the eve of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan - which is expected to draw thousands of people.

Online campaign launched to save famous Singapore nightclub Zouk

Singapore's iconic nightclub, Zouk, is more than just a club for 35-year-old Jona Neo. She met her future husband at the venue.

23 Jun 2014 - 12:21PM
Online campaign launched to save famous Singapore nightclub Zouk

Singapore's iconic nightclub, Zouk, is more than just a club for 35-year-old Jona Neo. She met her future husband at the venue.

Opinion | 'We are still at square one': How the world's attention drifted away from the MH370 story

Satish Cheney gives an insight into reporting on the disappeance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 in Kuala Lumpur, 100 days after the jet went missing.

29 Oct 2018 - 6:19AM
'We are still at square one': How the world's attention drifted away from the MH370 story

Satish Cheney gives an insight into reporting on the disappeance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 in Kuala Lumpur, 100 days after the jet went missing.

Singaporeans ‘no longer trust their government’: Writer Catherine Lim criticises PM in open letter

An open letter to Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, written by one of Asia's most iconic literary personalities, is spreading fast on social media, with many leaving comments on her blog thanking her for speaking up.

24 Jun 2014 - 3:04PM
Singaporeans ‘no longer trust their government’: Writer Catherine Lim criticises PM in open letter

An open letter to Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, written by one of Asia's most iconic literary personalities, is spreading fast on social media, with many leaving comments on her blog thanking her for speaking up.

Southeast Asian leaders flounder in the face of online criticism

Political leaders in Southeast Asia are spooked by escalating online dissent and have no clue what to do except implement draconian legislation or file lawsuits, according to analysts.

24 Jun 2014 - 3:04PM
Southeast Asian leaders flounder in the face of online criticism

Political leaders in Southeast Asia are spooked by escalating online dissent and have no clue what to do except implement draconian legislation or file lawsuits, according to analysts.

Rumours in Vietnam blame outside forces for deadly anti-Chinese riots

Vietnam is awash with theories that outside forces, possibly with a murky pro-China agenda, orchestrated last week's deadly anti-Chinese riots.

24 Jun 2014 - 3:04PM
Rumours in Vietnam blame outside forces for deadly anti-Chinese riots

Vietnam is awash with theories that outside forces, possibly with a murky pro-China agenda, orchestrated last week's deadly anti-Chinese riots.

Security guard sacked for posting vulgar comment on Singapore PM's Facebook page
Xenophobe or brave patriot? Gilbert Goh polarises Singapore over immigration

He's been accused of being a xenophobe, a racist and even an extremist by some of his fellow countrymen, but he still has his fair share of supporters.

24 Jun 2014 - 3:04PM
Xenophobe or brave patriot? Gilbert Goh polarises Singapore over immigration

He's been accused of being a xenophobe, a racist and even an extremist by some of his fellow countrymen, but he still has his fair share of supporters.

As online lynch mob targets expats, Singapore concerned about reputation

Call them protectors of citizens or online vigilantes but you better not mess with them in Singapore – especially if you are a foreigner.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
As online lynch mob targets expats, Singapore concerned about reputation

Call them protectors of citizens or online vigilantes but you better not mess with them in Singapore – especially if you are a foreigner.

Malaysians lose patience with Chinese fury and scorn over missing flight

For more than three weeks, residents and relatives in the besieged nation have endured worldwide scorn as the hunt continues for flight MH370.

24 Jun 2014 - 3:04PM
Malaysians lose patience with Chinese fury and scorn over missing flight

For more than three weeks, residents and relatives in the besieged nation have endured worldwide scorn as the hunt continues for flight MH370.

Is Hishammuddin Hussein, voice of Malaysia on flight MH370, headed for the top?

When Malaysia Airlines flight 370 went missing, the country's defence minister and acting transport minister, Hishammuddin Hussein, may have recalled his own brush with death. Just last year, a helicopter he and his family were travelling in toppled over onto its side after landing at a site in Kuala Lumpur.

24 Jun 2014 - 3:04PM
Is Hishammuddin Hussein, voice of Malaysia on flight MH370, headed for the top?

When Malaysia Airlines flight 370 went missing, the country's defence minister and acting transport minister, Hishammuddin Hussein, may have recalled his own brush with death. Just last year, a helicopter he and his family were travelling in toppled over onto its side after landing at a site in Kuala Lumpur.

Australia PM defends decision to release information on 'objects' possibly related to missing jet

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott today defended his decision to reveal that authorities had spotted 'objects' in the Indian Ocean that may be related to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines jet 370, saying he owed it to the families affected.

24 Jun 2014 - 3:04PM
Australia PM defends decision to release information on 'objects' possibly related to missing jet

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott today defended his decision to reveal that authorities had spotted 'objects' in the Indian Ocean that may be related to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines jet 370, saying he owed it to the families affected.

Angry Chinese family members storm Malaysia press briefing to protest slow MH370 search

Distraught family members of Chinese passengers who were on Malaysia Airlines flight 370 stormed a meeting room at a Kuala Lumpur hotel where government officials were due to hold a daily press briefing.

14 Jun 2018 - 11:48AM
Angry Chinese family members storm Malaysia press briefing to protest slow MH370 search

Distraught family members of Chinese passengers who were on Malaysia Airlines flight 370 stormed a meeting room at a Kuala Lumpur hotel where government officials were due to hold a daily press briefing.

Scammers try to make money selling Malaysia Airlines jet ‘information’ to journalists
Malaysian aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman the butt of criticism

The past week has been the toughest of Azharuddin Abdul Rahman's hitherto unremarkable career as Malaysia's civil aviation chief. Once virtually unknown even in his own home country, Azharuddin was thrust into the international spotlight with the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

24 Jun 2014 - 3:03PM
Malaysian aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman the butt of criticism

The past week has been the toughest of Azharuddin Abdul Rahman's hitherto unremarkable career as Malaysia's civil aviation chief. Once virtually unknown even in his own home country, Azharuddin was thrust into the international spotlight with the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

1965 bombing still stains relations between Singapore and Indonesia

Now the notorious Orchard Road blast of 1965 is back in the spotlight, thanks to Jakarta's decision this month to name a warship after the bombers, who were a pair of undercover Indonesian marines.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
1965 bombing still stains relations between Singapore and Indonesia

Now the notorious Orchard Road blast of 1965 is back in the spotlight, thanks to Jakarta's decision this month to name a warship after the bombers, who were a pair of undercover Indonesian marines.

Migrants’ rights under spotlight in Singapore after Little India riot
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