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Commentary: Traditional Chinese Medicine physicians must safeguard the industry's reputation

Where cases of malpractice arise among the TCM community, the greatest cost is borne not by the doctor but by the TCM industry as a whole, says Nanyang Technological University's Goh Chye Tee. SINGAPORE: Two weeks ago, a traditional Chinese medicine physician was suspended and fined S$10,000 after one of his patients experienced chest pains and lost consciousness following "blood-letting" therapy.



China Reaps Reward of Softer Diplomatic Approach With Moon's Visit

As Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomes South Korea's Moon Jae-in to Beijing, he'll be showing off the gains of a foreign policy shift that has seen China tamp down several disputes with its neighbors. lifted an economic embargo against South Korea over its deployment of a U.S. missile-defense system.



Eyes in the sky: The SAF pilots who fly missions from the ground

PHOENIX: It is a picture of calm at the Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field in Arizona. Night has fallen and all is quiet, save for a few Republic of Singapore Air Force personnel milling about with mini torchlights.



Singapore is already a smart nation, GovTech minister says

Dr Janil Puthucheary, Minister-in-charge of GovTech, during an interview discussing Singapore's Smart Nation ambitions. SINGAPORE: People are not necessarily aware of how smart Singapore already is, said Minister-in-charge of the Government Technology Agency Janil Puthucheary as he took stock of the year's progress in advancing the country's Smart Nation ambitions .



Commentary: Great expectations for ASEAN will meet internal contradictions in 2018

The most important goal for ASEAN in 2018 is arguably reforms to ensure its relevance, says one observer from RSIS. SINGAPORE: In the Golden Jubilee year of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations , a generous accounting of its achievements this past year would call its track record a mixed one at best.



Commentary: Beware the hidden costs of sin taxes

SINGAPORE: In 2011, the Danish government became one of the first governments in the world to levy a tax that targeted unhealthy food. Hailed as a progressive move, the Danish fat tax was supposed to be a prime example of how governments used policy to help people, who are notoriously irrational, make better decisions.



Malaysia Will Not Compromise With US On Sanctity Of Islam - Najib

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today said Malaysia would not compromise with the United States of America on matter involving the sanctity of Islam,despite having multi-dimensional diplomatic relations with the super power. Referring to US President Donald Trump's announcement to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Najib said it contravened the principle of sovereignty as contained in the United Nations Resolution.



5-year, S$1.1b Bus Service Enhancement Programmme complete

SINGAPORE: A major project to boost public bus services was completed on Saturday , five years after it was introduced. The Land Transport Authority's S$1.1 billion Bus Service Enhancement Programme was launched in September 2012 to expand bus capacity and enhance service levels for commuters.



Singaporeans advised to avoid all travel to Gaza: MFA

A picture shows vehicles moving in Beit Hanun, the northern access point into the Gaza Strip. SINGAPORE: Singaporeans are urged to avoid all travel to Gaza following outbreaks of clashes and violence in the wake of the United States' recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital , the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a travel advisory on Saturday .



Continue reading 4 facts that prove Trump is the most anti-American president ever

Every day, whether it is reckless steps in foreign affairs, yapping about nuclear war, praising the violent acts of white supremacists and recent insults about hardworking professionals of the FBI and our intelligence agencies, Trump makes a fool of himself and the country. And it's not even clear now that he won the election fairly without immense help from Russia, a proven enemy of the United States and democratic societies everywhere.



Tan Chuan-Jin appointed deputy chairman of Mandai Park Holdings

Joining the MPH board along with Mr Tan will be Ms Chong Siak Ching, the National Gallery's chief executive, who was appointed as a director on Aug 1 this year. Mr Tan and Ms Chong join 11 other directors on the MPH board, which is chaired by Mr S Dhanabalan, who is also chairman of Temasek Trust, a member of the Council of Presidential Advisers and a member of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights.



Exercise Forging Sabre: RSAF drops 2,000-pound bombs in successful sorties

PHOENIX: For the first time in an exercise, the Republic of Singapore Air Force has dropped eight 2,000-pound bombs on "enemy" targets, destroying them with precision accuracy. Two F-15SG fighter jets, each carrying two GBU-31 high explosive bombs, flew the first sortie on Dec 1. A similar mission took place the next day.



Commentary: Wanted - a new generation of accountants

Facing a new wave of automation, young accountants must redefine their role and their value-add to their company, say three Singapore Management University observers. SINGAPORE: Automation poses a threat to the jobs of accountants today, as emerging technologies begin to perform tasks traditionally undertaken by accountants.



PwC calls for threshold for personal tax to be raised to S$40,000

Among the recommendations it said it has submitted to the Ministry of Finance and the Monetary Authority of Singapore to consider for inclusion in Singapore Budget 2018 is its request that the government help the middle class in Singapore by raising the income threshold for personal income tax from the current S$20,000 to S$40,000. Under the current progressive tax regime, taxable income beyond the first S$20,000 is taxed at graduated rates ranging from 2 per cent to 22 per cent.



Ahmad Zahid: Winning mentality essential for BN to triumph during GE14

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno must have a winning mentality in order to help Barisan Nasional regain a two-thirds majority in the 14th General Election, said Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Speaking at the joint opening of the assemblies for Wanita Umno, Umno Youth and Puteri Umno Tuesday night, the party vice-president also urged members to work together and remain loyal to president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.



PM Lee, Mdm Ho Ching spotted taking a walk at Orchard Road

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife, Madam Ho Ching, were seen walking through Orchard Road soaking up the Christmas decorations. Instagram user @just18 posted on Sunday that he ran into the couple along the shopping street and had a "short conversation" with the Prime Minister.



Vivian Balakrishnan sets out Singapore's priorities as 2018 Asean chair

As Asean chairman in 2018, Singapore wants to connect Asean's people and economies seamlessly in a network of Asean smart cities. "We need to step up urgently on cybersecurity because you can't have a smarter world and seamless digital transactions if you don't have cybersecurity.





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