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Heart of the Matter - S1: Phishing scams and the sketchy tricks of the online crime trade

Heart of the Matter
03 Sep 2020 04:15PM
27 mins

Banking-related phishing scams have spiked more than 2,500 per cent in the first half of 2020 alone in Singapore, with police warning of increasingly sophisticated tactics involving emails, texts and even hacking. Lin Suling speaks to Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of Policy Studies and Vice-Chair of Singapore's Media Literacy Council, Carol Soon, and McAfee Head of Consumer Business (Southeast Asia) Shashwat Khandelwal to find out who the targets of these crimes are and how to get ahead of this cybercrime curve.

Heart of the Matter - S1: Schools and stress: A tangled web involving parents, academic pressure and so much more

Since the death at River Valley High School, mental health has become a key issue in Singapore. Education Minister Chan Chun Sing outlined efforts to enhance mental health literacy and recruit more school counsellors. Do the suggested solutions go far enough? Or are they simply a band-aid, when deeper systemic and mindset shifts are needed? Lin Suling speaks to Minister of State for Education…

05/08/2021 36 mins

Battling baby blues: When do parents need professional help?

For new parents, particularly breastfeeding mums, the days and nights can become one incoherent blur. Why does postnatal depression happen? Might it start later and even affect dads? Lin Suling explores the big challenges that lurk beneath parenthood with new mother Elizabeth Quek and Associate Professor Helen Chen, Head and Senior Consultant of the Department of Psychological Medicine at KK…

17/06/2021 39 mins

Realities of divorce: Why some couples want to attribute blame while others want to move on

The Ministry of Social and Family Development has floated “an amicable divorce option” for public consultation. Couples can jointly file for a dissolution of marriage without assigning blame. But how does a no-fault divorce work? How different is this from how Family Justice Courts treat uncontested cases? And will it mean divorce becomes an easy option? Lin Suling speaks to family lawyer…

10/06/2021 26 mins

Hawker food was never meant for delivery apps: Makansutra's KF Seetoh and Hawkers United's Melvin Chew

Since COVID-19 hit, the people who fed a nation for decades have seen their fortunes tumble. In a world dominated with food apps, online delivery and cashless payment, going digital should be the norm but is no silver bullet. What's stopping hawkers? What's their future in a pandemic world? And will younger Singaporeans be discouraged from taking up this UNESCO-recognised craft? Lin Suling…

03/06/2021 29 mins

Heart of the Matter - S1: People behind hotlines: Dealing with the silent mental health pandemic

During the circuit breaker last year, calls to mental healthcare hotlines shot up - Singaporeans were stressed, anxious, lonely and struggling. Who are the people on the other end of the line who answer these anguished calls for help? How do they manage burnout and the burden of caring for those who call? Lin Suling speaks to Porsche Poh, Executive Director of Silver Ribbon Singapore, and Tan…

27/05/2021 31 mins


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