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Good List/Bad List with Steve Lai

Good List/Bad List with Steve Lai - S1: COVID-19 war chest: Will an additional S$33 billion stem job losses?

Good List/Bad List with Steve Lai
27 May 2020 05:15PM
26 mins

Up for discussion this week: Singapore’s fourth budget to tackle the fallout from the coronavirus will inject another S$33 billion into the economy with the aim of creating jobs and helping the vulnerable. But how many businesses can survive the fallout from COVID-19?

Tensions are rising in Hong Kong with a proposed National Security Law: Will we see a repeat of the violence from 2019?

Plus, Hari Raya celebrations under an epidemic cloud – there are some silver linings.

Joining Steve this week are Yasmin Yonkers, host of Asia First that airs weekdays from 6-10am on CNA938 and Dawn Tan, Host of Singapore Tonight that airs weekdays from 10-11pm on CNA. 

Good List/Bad List with Steve Lai - S1: Singapore is not returning to a pre-COVID-19 world

Up for discussion this week:
As we enter the worst recession on record, COVID-19 pushes Singapore to chart a new direction for a very different future.

Our National Day celebrations took the pomp and pageantry to the heartlands and one unexpected star came through. 

Also, planting crops and building wells, local volunteers in Indonesia take the lead in mitigating the yearly haze.


12/08/2020 28 mins

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

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

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 maintain second and third waves.

Finally, would the next

15/07/2020 28 mins