HEALTHCARE INSURANCE INEQUALITY

Charissa Guan, Anneliese Quek and Chan Jia En had much to say about the soon-to-be implemented Careshield Life Scheme- and they made their voices clear. They took to an online petition, which garnered 1,600 signatures the day after it went live, to appeal for a revision of the higher premiums charged to women in the […]

EDUCATION OF THE FUTURE

What happened? On July 11, the motion ‘education of the future’ was debated in parliament. Central to the discussion was the paradox of meritocracy and inequality. This refers to how our meritocratic system of standardised examinations has ironically seemed to lead to unfairness. The hosts of tuition and extra-curricular activities that well-off families can place […]

BREXIT: THE EXIT STRATEGY

What happened? Two years after UK announced that it was leaving the EU, Theresa May and her cabinet have finished ironing out how the UK will be leaving the EU. May’s soft exit plan will allow the UK to maintain close ties with the EU. The agreement proposes that EU citizens living in the UK, […]

APPARENTLY, TRADE WARS ARE EASY TO WIN

Really? Well, says Trump, who insists that “trade wars are good, and easy to win”. Just last Friday, the US followed through on months of tariff threats, imposing duties on $34 bn in Chinese imports. In a tit for tat move, China also implemented duties proportionately, commenting that the Trump has just “launched the biggest […]

A WATERING DOWN OF TIES?

What happened? Adding to the string of events that signal strained ties between Malaysia and Singapore, Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has expressed that the water deal that Malaysia has with Singapore needs to be renegotiated as it is “too costly“. “I think it is manifestly ridiculous that we should sell water at 3 sen […]

ERDO-AGAIN

Wait, again? Yes, yes. Just last week, Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) claimed victory in both the presidential and parliamentary elections, with Erdogan taking 53% of the votes in the presidential elections, defeating closest rival Muharrem Ince (31%). His party won 42% of the seats available, while opposition party CHP won 23% […]

TO SUMMIT UP

What Happened? The long-awaited summit has finally come and gone, here’s what happened. The summit was held at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa, where Trump and Kim met on 12 June (and where Kim felt the brunt of Trump’s fat joke). The two leaders signed a joint statement, with Kim reaffirming North Korea’s commitment to […]