What is driving child marriages in Malaysia?

By Sivananthi Thanenthiran | 6th July 2018 OVER the last week, the story of a 41-year old man who married an 11-year old girl as his third wife has hogged the headlines in Malaysia. The incident put the spotlight on the incidence of child marriage in Malaysia. Child marriage is defined by the United Nations […]

Malaysia vs Singapore

Plagiarized Content   26 June 2018 Water To cut a long story short, Singapore buys water from Malaysia for a low price. Some of this is sold back to Malaysia, at a higher price. This was put into contracts, to end in 2061. It sounds like a silly tiff, but it isn’t. If you are […]

My Seed Is Pure

Eldon Schmidt For eight years I have been the leading supplier of hybrid seed corn in Winneshiek County, and the reason is clear: My seed is pure! I have come to assume my dominant position in this farm community due to the high quality and timely delivery of my seed. Come to Schmidt Feed & […]

China flips Trump the bird

Outside a shopping mall in Taiyuan, north China’s Shanxi province, a giant sculpture of a chicken that looks like US president-elect Donald Trump has been erected. With its tiny wings parroting Mr Trump’s distinctive hand gestures, replicas of the bird are also available on the Chinese shopping site Taobao, priced at around 12,000 yuan (S$2,504) […]

A new Chinese approach to Southeast Asia

With the Philippines aligning itself more closely toward China and the election of President-elect Trump and the ensuing uncertainty about a continued U.S. “pivot to Asia,” China seems to have started laying out a new approach in dealing with its Asian neighbors. Recently, it has embarked on a charm offensive aimed at Malaysia, which led […]

Singapore is heading for a recession

Singapore is heading for a recession, or two straight quarters of economic contraction, after the economy shrank 2 per cent in the July-September quarter. Overall this year, the government reckons growth will be no faster than 1.5 per cent. To make matters worse, high costs are beginning to bite. The elite joke about packing up […]

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