Biography of the Author Desmond Ng

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Desmond Ng

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  1. Cambodia's love affair with China has meant sizeable investments for the Southeast Asian country.

    China's chequebook diplomacy in Cambodia a double-edged sword creating resentment

    Tensions rise as locals worry about the threat of Chinese-owned businesses and enclaves to their livelihood, homes and rights, as the programme ...
  2. Some foreign domestic workers have borrowed from moneylenders indiscriminately.

    Borrowing, brokering, lending: Inside the tangled web of maids and moneylenders

    With the spike in the number of foreign domestic workers borrowing from licensed moneylenders, some have found a lucrative side income while ...
  3. OTRD lift technicians main

    To keep HDB lifts working, they risk their safety time and again

    These lift technicians are exposed to occupational hazards like falls and electric shocks to ensure that residents have smooth and safe rides, as ...
  4. Underwater currents, strong winds and even heavy rain add uncertainty to commercial diving jobs.

    For a pay packet, they risk drowning, crocodile attacks and being hit by ships

    They are in one of the world’s most dangerous occupations, but these divers want to do what they love and go to sea, as On The Red Dot discovers.
  5. Rope access professionals do a range of jobs, from cleaning building facades to executing rescues.

    To do their job, they dangle from high-rise buildings by just a rope

    These technicians risk their lives every time they go to work, and go to great lengths to perform tasks few dare to, in places few can reach. On ...
  6. Samsui Kitchen founder Ang Kian Peng supplies the elderly and the less fortunate with healthy food.

    The Singaporean who found a way for inmates, people with disabilities to help seniors

    He was a man with a plan to help others, but this restaurant executive had to first overcome resistance from his staff, suppliers and even those ...
  7. Would you give up privacy for the conveniences that facial recognition technology can bring?

    From dispensing toilet paper to shaming jaywalkers, China powers up on facial recognition

    The country has one of the world's most powerful facial recognition systems, which is being used in various ways, but concerns have been raised, ...
  8. TP road rage angry 1

    Inside road rage: What turns Singaporean drivers into monsters?

    Is it the stress of life, the value we place on our cars, or poor driving skills that lead to frayed tempers? One driver gets help to deal with ...
  9. The support Dr Jamie Chiu gives to at-risk youth makes her one of CNA's Champions for Change.

    The psychologist trying to get more help for Hong Kong's suicidal, depressed youth

    It’s unacceptable for students to get noticed only after a suicide attempt, thinks Dr Jamie Chiu, which is why she created assessment tools to ...
  10. CFC Myanmar Ma Khin main

    Meet the woman who’s turning Myanmar’s street children into chefs

    Ma Khin started a restaurant to shelter and train street kids, and it has involved the occasional heartache but also fulfilment. She is one of ...