Zuraidah Ibrahim
Zuraidah Ibrahim

At a time of rising living costs, political scandals and ‘displeasure with the status quo’, analysts say this week’s presidential election may be an opportunity for Singaporeans to register displeasure with the ruling People’s Action Party.


The former chief investment officer of sovereign wealth fund GIC explains why he thinks has an edge over front runner Tharman Shanmugaratnam in an exclusive interview with the Post.


In an exclusive interview with the Post, the Singapore presidential front runner talks ‘economic warfare’, China’s growing capabilities and the experience he could bring to bear if elected.

In the second part of a wide-ranging exclusive interview with This Week in Asia, Singapore’s minister for home affairs and law talks Greater Bay Area opportunities, the death penalty for drug traffickers and the city state’s ‘4G’ leadership.

In the first part of a wide-ranging exclusive interview with This Week in Asia, Singapore’s minister for home affairs and law talks China’s ‘peace plan’ for Ukraine, the necessity of staying neutral and the enduring nature of Singapore’s social compact.


In this issue of Hong Kong Update, we unpack details of the newly unveiled budget, while elsewhere, a gruesome murder case shocks the city.

In this issue of Hong Kong Update, we look at more social-distancing curbs eased as the city continues on its path to normality, while Beijing gives its nod to the chief executive for his policies.

In this issue of Hong Kong Update, we look at whether the city should be worried about a surge in coronavirus infections.

Singapore’s opposition has never regained the ground it gave up in 1966 – something to keep in mind as Hong Kong’s pan-democrats mull a collective boycott of the city’s new political system.

Anthony Neoh, head of the police watchdog, says formally withdrawing the unpopular extradition legislation would give it a ‘proper burial’ and soothe public anger. He does not rule out having a judge-led inquiry after that.

Thailand, Indonesia, India, and Australia go to the polls in 2019 against a backdrop of a new style of politics harnessing people power to sweep aside democratic checks and balances.

Tasked with leading the Lion City between the reigns of Lee the father and Lee the son, Singapore’s second prime minister had a vital, but underappreciated, mission: showing there was life after the death of a legend.

‘There’s nothing to be afraid of,’ when it comes to China, the Malaysian leader says in an exclusive interview with the SCMP. Yet, while he is not anti-China, he is not always pro-Chinese investment either.

As prime suspect – and defeated prime minister – Najib Razak holidays in Langkawi, Malaysia’s new leader says it is better to build an indisputable case than be swayed by populist sentiment into hasty action.

Prime minister says Malaysia ‘can’t quarrel with such a big market’ – and will welcome foreign investment that adds jobs, transfers skills and broadens the global market for Malaysian products.

US President Donald Trump holds a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on Tuesday with their talks expected to centre on ending the North’s nuclear weapons and missile programmes in return for diplomatic and economic incentives.

The appointment of Lim Guan Eng, an ethnic Chinese Malaysian, as finance minister is nothing short of remarkable in a country where race is hardwired into politics. For Lim, the push for a united Malaysia has just begun.