It was an information war to beat all other verbal contests in Singapore. In its intensity, clarity and agility, Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam’s campaign to win over the sceptics of the Bill aimed at fighting fake news was unprecedented in recent Singapore history.
Veteran journalist PN Balji argues that there are many issues with the proposed anti-fake news bills, particularly the wide powers it gives ministers to declare something a falsehood.
Veteran journalist PN Balji argues that Budget 2019 bears little difference from previous Budgets, and fails to address the most important issue of all: flagging productivity.
Veteran journalist PN Balji argues that the recent spate of training-related deaths has forced the Ministry of Defence to come out of its shell, with Defence Minister leading the way.
Veteran journalist PN Balji reckons that former presidential candidate Tan Cheng Bock, while a respected figure, will have many obstacles to overcome as he enters opposition politics.
As tensions revive between Singapore and Malaysia, veteran journalist PN Balji argues that the Republic's leadership must be discerning in reading the mood and motives of Putrajaya.
Veteran journalist PN Baiji says the fact that Heng Swee Keat's ascension to PAP 1st assistant sec-gen was leaked to the media points to a split in the party - and this is a good sign.
In the wake of of his controversial meeting with some Singaporeans, veteran journalist PN Balji says Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad is having the time of his life riling up Singapore.
Media veteran PN Baiji asks why the 4G leaders did not front the new long-term policies announced at NDR 2018. At this rate, how will Singaporeans know their vision for the country?
Health Minister Gan Kim Yong and Communications and Information Minister S Iswaran addressed Parliament on Monday (6 August) to explain the cybertheft of 1.5 million medical records of public hospital patients, including those of the Prime Minister. And did the two add to a better understanding and appreciation
The Malaysia moment just refuses to leave the headlines. More than two weeks after the historic May 9 election result, hardly a day goes by without yet another dramatic twist, another climactic revelation.
Rail operator SMRT has a history of appointing military men to its top position. SMRT’s love affair with top military men is not new. It started way back in 1997, when former Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Kwek Siew Jin was moved into the organisation as the rail operator’s chief, followed by former Chief