Category: Current Affairs and Politics

How the Enlightenment Ends

How the Enlightenment Ends Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence. Henry A. Kissinger Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my usual concerns—but the beginning of […]

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) […]

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