Biography of the Author Sharifah Fadhilah Alshahab

Sharifah Fadhilah Alshahab

Contributor to CNA, Asia's leading English-language news platform.

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  1. The first made-in-Singapore commercial earth observation satellite was launched in December 2015.

    Singapore’s foray into space: Boldly going where no little red dot has gone before

    The efforts of the country’s budding space industry are giving the Republic a larger stake in the space race than many people may think. The ...
  2. A child protection officer comforts an 11-year-old boy after he was separated from his father.

    'People might think we might be playing God': Inside the Child Protective Service

    These social workers face hostility from parents and backlash against their decisions — all to safeguard children who are abused or neglected. CNA ...
  3. P David Marshel, a municipal councillor in Penang, uncovers shady alcohol in a corner shop.

    From face masks to alcohol, fake goods in Malaysia are putting lives in danger

    Today, counterfeiters are targeting not only luxury brands but a range of goods, and some of the trends are frightening because of the products ...
  4. With 5G, investments are pouring into entertainment content as the South Korea experience has shown.

    After seven months, here’s what South Korea can teach us about 5G

    It was the first country to launch 5G mobile networks, and the programme Why It Matters looks at how the technology is not only about faster ...
  5. 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.
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    Go-Jek’s going places, but is it leaving its riders behind?

    The Singapore-bound ride-hailing provider is Indonesia’s most valuable technology start-up, last valued at about US$5 billion, so why do some of ...
  7. As experts told Why It Matters, poverty is complex and is not only about not having enough money.

    How poverty tends to trap people into making poor decisions

    Weighed down by a scarcity mindset and tunnel vision, the poor are at risk of making choices that feed the poverty cycle. Sometimes they are out ...
  8. DFM instagram seniors cedric and granddaughters

    The loneliness of old age - and an experiment to see if Instagram can be a cure

    One lonely cancer patient wanted friends to know she was “still here”; a former sprinter didn’t know how to interest his grandchildren in his ...
  9. DMUI petrol attendant 13

    Heartache and duty: At 77, the petrol pump attendant who must keep working

    One of the oldest workers at his petrol station, Mohamed Yasin works hard to keep up with the demands of his job, which is far more than just ...
  10. WIM dirty money 3

    This is how dirty your money is

    Banknotes in Singapore were tested for bacteria, and the results were not comforting, as Why It Matters discovers.