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The cautious opening of international borders: Will going on an overseas holiday be practical and safe?

Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic and some countries are working out how to extend foreign travel to more people, with Singapore negotiating ...

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You know the headlines. Now take a deeper dive into the Heart of the Matter with CNA each week as we talk to newsmakers, experts and contributors to CNA’s Commentary section, who give us their take on the some of the most talked about news developments every Thursday.  

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23:07minutes

The cautious opening of international borders: Will going on an overseas holiday be practical and safe?

Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic and some countries are working out how to extend foreign travel to more people, with Singapore negotiating ...
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26:03minutes

Is it time to go after smokers who light up near the windows of their homes?

With more people confined to their homes, complaints about second-hand smoke have increased by 20 per cent. The divide is deep on this argument.
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25:06minutes

iPhone 12 and Apple’s thinking behind advanced features

Apple has just launched the new iPhone 12 and fans are excited. We take a hard look at not just the latest phone Apple has rolled out but whether ...
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29:01minutes

Raising wages of Singapore's poorest earners: A hard look at the Progressive Wage Model

OCBC's Selena Ling and NUS Business School's Professor Sumit Agarwal share with CNA's Lin Suling their thoughts on the Progressive Wage Model ...
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25:48minutes

Returning to the office – can you say no?

With coronavirus community cases tapering down and with Phase 3 of Singapore’s reopening around the corner, is it time to reverse this biggest ...
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29:28minutes

Sexual offences, quotas and serving NS: K Shanmugam speaks frankly about women’s issues

After launching a series of public engagements on women’s issues in a move towards greater gender equality on Sunday (Sep 20), Home Affairs and ...
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24:09minutes

Rethinking the role of national carriers while saving Singapore Airlines

Amid the latest round of layoffs by Singapore Airlines and other flag airlines around the world, aviation analyst Brendan Sobie and NUS Business ...
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27:45minutes

Can foreign domestic workers do extra chores? The dos, don'ts and difficult areas

The relationship between foreign domestic workers and their employers has been in the spotlight. How do they and their employers navigate blurred ...
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27:01minutes

Phishing scams and the sketchy tricks of the online crime trade

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 ...
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31:13minutes

The conversation on race and multiculturalism younger Singaporeans want

In her speech at the opening of Parliament, President Halimah Yacob said younger Singaporeans want to discuss issues of race and ethnicity more ...