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.
Jakarta was hit by widespread flooding on Tuesday after hours of torrential rain, with thousands of homes inundated, cars stranded and people forced to wade through murky brown water.
The increase in price is a reflection of rising costs of producing water, says Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat in his Budget speech.
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.
Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat outlines a tax rate of between S$10 and S$20 per tonne of greenhouse gas emissions.
Amid rumors that Kim Jong Nam's son is in Malaysia to claim his body, Selangor police chief Abd Samah Mat told Channel NewsAsia any family member coming here would be protected by police.
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.