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Good List/Bad List with Steve Lai

Good List/Bad List with Steve Lai

Good List/Bad List is an informal and informed look at the stories that are generating buzz in the CNA newsroom and across our platforms.

Join host Steve Lai as he leads a panel of news anchors through discussion, debate and disagreement; to determine what merits a place on Good List/Bad List.

Host Steve Lai presents Asia Tonight at 8pm and Singapore Tonight at 10pm weekdays on CNA TV. Tweet him @SteveLaiCNA.

Good List/Bad List with Steve Lai - S1: Small countries like Singapore can go big on climate change

Up for discussion this week:   Climate change is real and small countries like Bhutan and Singapore are taking a stand to be on the right side of history. Plus, suicide rates are on the rise, especially among those aged between 20-29 years old. Also, a last look at NDP 2020 this weekend as we count the ways this year’s will be a memorable one. And finally, do we go grey gracefully or do we do…

05/08/2020 36 mins

Good List/Bad List with Steve Lai - S1: The Johor-Singapore Causeway opens for business, slowly.

Up for discussion this week: The world’s busiest land border crossing flickers back to life as Singapore and Malaysia agree on terms for cross-border travel, though daily commuters still have to wait a while longer. Meanwhile, gold hits a record high, which means confidence in the economy is at a record low? Also, the 1MDB saga is back in the spotlight as Malaysia’s former Prime Minister is…

29/07/2020 27 mins

Good List/Bad List with Steve Lai - S1: Phase 2 new normal: Why some businesses can’t be saved

Up for discussion this week: The new normal of Phase 2 has hit some businesses in the Central Business District hard. Why do some adapt, while others are sinking? Meanwhile, the National Day ‘Singapore Together Pack’ has been getting good reviews for being practical and useful. Have you collected yours? The box jellyfish have been found in Singapore waters and they are deadly. Would you pee on…

22/07/2020 30 mins

Good List/Bad List with Steve Lai - S1: #GE2020: Thrills and spills of a live GE results show

Up for discussion this week: We take you behind the scenes on how polling night unfolded in the CNA newsroom as Singapore held its General Election in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Back to reality - the coronavirus pandemic shows no signs of going away anytime soon. We look around the region and beyond as countries struggle to contain second and third waves.  Finally, would the next…

15/07/2020 28 mins

Good List/Bad List with Steve Lai - S1: Phase 2 reopening: Election campaigning begins

Up for discussion this week: Singapore has moved into Phase 2 reopening with restaurants and malls filled with people out and about. We discuss the role of individual responsibility as the economy reopens. Election preparations ramp up as political parties hit the ground to garner support ahead of polls on July 10. And finally, we contemplate the future of travel as it goes “high-tech, and low…

23/06/2020 27 mins