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Two key ingredients are needed for a solid interview to take place. First, the interviewee must have led an interesting life and have interesting...

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I first met Mr Lawrence Wong more than 10 years ago when he was a political newbie from the 2011 general elections. It wasn’t...

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It’s a sign of how starved of political excitement we are that an announcement of a likely slate of People’s Action Party candidates for...

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In the early 1800s, an English journalist named William Cobbett wrote a presumably fictional story about how, as a boy, he had used red...

Chin Chai Lah

Chin Chai Lah

On New Year’s Eve, young people broke all social distancing rules partying at Clarke Quay. Should they punished or dismissed as indulging in hi...

Chin Chai Lah

The United States invited more than half the countries around the world for President Joe Biden’s Summit for Democracy, but in a glaring omission,...

Chin Chai Lah

Chin: We should reduce the number acronyms ASAP! Chai: Why? I am sure WFH and HBL are now in the Singapore vocabulary. One is...

Chin Chai Lah

Chin: You think we should say something about the Yale thing? Chai: No need lah. Already booked slot for ministerial statement in Parliament. It’s...

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I thought it was only ST journalists who have a habit of writing “a slew of measures”. The phrase popped up yesterday and again...

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Man, I finally get to understand what goes into the CPI. Have always wondered what’s core inflation and whether property prices are included under...

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Finally, they arrived – with a “ketang” as they were hurled against the wooden door. 6.45am – too late by my reckoning. I was...

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Because I am so free, I watched an old episode of CSI Las Vegas last night. No, not the one with Gil Grissom, but...

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And I don’t mean the beverage. Funny how the media describes a defence as “stout”, like they did with Saw Phaik Hwa. I mean, I...

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Okay, my first day in unemployment and the paper had to be filled with a big political story. It’s about time. That there was...

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It’s happened again. That Billy Ng story and the Glasgow Rangers. This is not a comment on whether he is really a fan or...

Bertha Henson
Bertha Henson

This morning, May 10, 2012, my newspapers didn't hit my doorstep and it dawned on me that I am no longer officially a journalist. But what the heck! I can still report, write and give my views. And there's no one hovering behind me either!