The Senior Minister of State for Finance was responding to questions on 938LIVE's Talkback on Tuesday (21 Feb) about why the water price increase could not have been held off till the economy improves.
Malaysian officials said on Tuesday (Feb 21) that they have still not determined the cause of death of the man thought to be Kim Jong Nam, but added that he did not appear to have died of a heart attack as claimed by the North Korean embassy.
Southeast Asian countries see China's installation of weapons systems in the South China Sea as very unsettling and want to prevent militarization and urge dialogue to stop "recent developments" from escalating, the Philippines said on Tuesday.
The move to introduce a carbon tax highlights the leadership role that Singapore can play in addressing climate change.
Rather than taking on a broad-brush approach, Budget 2017 contains a suite of targeted support measures that are 'wiser' and may have a higher chance of succeeding, economists told Channel NewsAsia.
A small plane carrying five people crashed into a shopping centre near an airport outside Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city, on Tuesday and officials said an unknown number of people may have been killed.
They take on bedbugs, maggots and grime-blackened walls to bring some light into the lives of lonely old Singaporeans in need. Meet the volunteers of Helping Joy - extraordinary people who act as cleaners, housekeepers, food-deliverers, friends and carers for those living alone.CNA Insider
Did you know Singapore’s public transport was ‘world class’ in the 1930s? Its trolley bus system was the largest around – and it came with 1st- and 2nd-class seating.