The New York Times: The Reality Behind Singlish

The New York Times: The Reality Behind Singlish In response to an opinion by Gwee Li Sui: Do You Speak Singlish? Li Lin Chang in a letter to The New York Times: Gwee Li Sui’s “Politics and the Singlish Language” (Opinion, May 13) makes light of the government’s efforts to promote the mastery of standard…

The Guardian: Persuading Britain to spend billions on Trident is like convincing a tramp to buy a bazooka

The Guardian: Persuading Britain to spend billions on Trident is like convincing a tramp to buy a bazooka Background on the Trident debate. Frankie Boyle with a commentary in The Guardian: As for the supposed threat of North Korea, with their current missile delivery technology it would take years for them to save up for…

Shangri-La shooting: Trio missed a turn on way to Orchard Towers, Coroner’s Inquiry finds | TODAYonline

Shangri-La shooting: Trio missed a turn on way to Orchard Towers, Coroner’s Inquiry finds | TODAYonline. Evidence given by the witnesses — including the Gurkha officers, the two passengers in Mohamed Taufik’s car, and a taxi driver — also pointed to the gunshots being fired after Mohamed Taufik’s car had crashed through concrete barriers at…

Behind the Lens: 2015 Year in Photographs | The White House on Medium

Behind the Lens: 2015 Year in Photographs | The White House on Medium. Some of these photographs are stunning, and more importantly, they each tell a story. This could be one of the most fascinating jobs that I can think of.

This White Dude Was a Boss in the Chinese Mafia | VICE

This White Dude Was a Boss in the Chinese Mafia One of the first things that John pointed out is that gangsters kill gangsters and criminals kill criminals. He said that idiots killed civilians. VICE interviews the author of the book, White Devil, Bob Halloran. I think it makes for a pretty fascinating story, because…

China ‘building runway in disputed South China Sea island’

China ‘building runway in disputed South China Sea island’ “China’s work on the [Spratly] islands mostly serves civil purposes apart from meeting the needs of military defence. China is aiming to provide shelter, aid in navigation, weather forecasts and fishery assistance to ships of various countries passing through the sea,” a commentary carried prominently by…

Barack Obama and Net Neutrality

I’ve been reading with some interest on the recent comments made by US President, Barack Obama on Net Neutrality. On the one hand, Obama doesn’t want telcos and ISPs to be able to restrict the Internet speeds (The slow lane) of users and other content providers, simply because they’re not paying a premium. (Read) In…