For the first time, KKH to study whether long COVID is a problem in children in Singapore

There are also studies showing that long COVID affects women more than men. Paradoxically, the immune system in women is “often better”, which probably means a higher risk of long COVID “because the immune system’s reactivity is continuing after the infection has resolved”, said Young. But why do some people have such bad symptoms while … Read more

Two men to be charged for carrying offensive weapons, another 2 arrested

SINGAPORE: Two men will be charged in court on Saturday (May 21) for carrying offensive weapons in public.  They were among three men arrested for suspected assault, the police said in a news release on Friday.  Another man, 43, was arrested for his suspected involvement in harbouring an offender, who was one of the three men arrested for assault.  … Read more

Singapore, Vietnam ink agreement to enhance interaction between parliamentarians 

HANOI: Singapore and Vietnam have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to deepen interactions between parliamentarians from both sides, allowing them to find more areas of collaboration. The MOU was signed on Thursday (May 19) by Singapore Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin and his Vietnamese counterpart, chairman of the National Assembly of Vietnam, Mr Vuong Dinh … Read more

Opportunities for Singapore, Indonesia to work together in green, digital economy: Lawrence Wong

SINGAPORE: There can be more opportunities for cooperation between Singapore and Indonesia in new sectors of the economy, said Finance Minister Lawrence Wong on Friday (May 20) at the close of a four-day official visit to Indonesia. “We are more used to investments and cooperation in more traditional sectors of the economy, like manufacturing and infrastructure, … Read more

Nearly 18kg of heroin seized at Woodlands Checkpoint in largest reported haul of drug since 2001

SINGAPORE: Nearly 18kg of heroin was found in a car at the Woodlands Checkpoint, leading to the arrest of three suspects at several locations across Singapore, authorities said on Friday (May 20). This is the largest reported haul of the drug since 2001 when officers seized 34.8kg of heroin. The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) … Read more

SMU student who molested woman in overnight study session fails in appeal

Lee’s lawyer Thong Chee Kun argued that his client believed he had consent based on “a series of acts of growing intimacy” that night, and the woman’s reaction during the act itself. He argued that by the time the act took place, Lee had touched the victim’s chest twice and put his private parts on her … Read more

Five on Friday: 5 ways to keep your cool in the blistering heat

SNOWING IN THE TROPICS Despite being some Singaporeans’ first point of contact with snow and lower temperatures in a tropical country, the fact that Snow City is still open, fascinates me. In fact, it has been in operation for more than two decades, and will be celebrating its 22th birthday on Jun 3. Here at Singapore’s first … Read more

He became abusive to his wife and kids. A brain tumour could have been the cause

The operation, which took about four hours, “went well”, according to Dr Yeo. Mr Maideen went under the knife again three weeks later to remove more of the tumour. As he recovered, he found he was “not the angry man like before” – and guilt hung over him for what he had done. “Right after surgery, things … Read more

Singapore’s COVID-19 cases in April are all of the Omicron variant

Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Wednesday that the discovery of new Omicron subvariants is “not a surprise at all”, as it is known that the virus that causes COVID-19 will continue to mutate. “What we learnt from the data and findings of scientists is that BA.4 and BA.5 have a transmission advantage over BA.1 … Read more

Commentary: How Biden can work with countries that can’t afford to alienate China

FROM THE CENTRE TO THE MARGINS Since the end of the Vietnam War, the United States has been remarkably consistent and successful as an offshore balancer in Southeast Asia, maintaining the stability of the region and preventing it from falling under the sway of any hegemonic power. But times have changed.  Although China is a … Read more