10 January 2018 | General News

Dr Norshahril Saat from the Dept of Malay Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences opined that the upcoming general election in Malaysia is not a contest between personalities, but political vision operationalised in systems they represent. He added that Malaysians want change, thus what will define the upcoming general election is which coalition can offer them a better way of life.

TODAY

10 January 2018 | Research, General News

Dr Gillian Koh, Deputy Director of the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS, discussed her recent study on social capital in Singapore and shared her views on the implications of having a sharp divide, as well as how the disparity can be addressed.

938NOW

09 January 2018 | General News

Prof Tommy Koh, NUS Professor of Law, noted that Singaporeans should be more positive about Asean, given the many benefits it offers – not just its huge market potential but also the less immediately obvious ones like peace, without which economic growth would be impossible.

The Straits Times

09 January 2018 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, examined the loss of order in various countries and attributed it to the decline of elitism.

Lianhe Zaobao

09 January 2018 | General News

Assoc Prof Leher Singh from the Dept of Psychology at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences noted that for monolingual families, well-designed and effectively implemented bilingual education programmes can provide an excellent and sustainable route to bilingualism.

Channel NewsAsia Online

08 January 2018 | Entrepreneurship, General News

Final year Law and Economics student Mr Jerrold Soh, together with three of his peers, have created a simulator to predict the division of assets in a divorce case. The four former schoolmates had started a company, Lex Quanta, in September 2016. Lex Quanta has tested it on more than 100 past cases involving the division of matrimonial assets, and also with more than 10 family law firms.

The Straits Times

08 January 2018 | Research

A research team led by Assoc Prof Ernest Chua from the Dept of Mechanical Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering has developed a green air-conditioning system that does not use chemical compounds which deplete the ozone in the atmosphere, and does not require a compressor. Together, the features make it a world first.

The Straits Times, Capital 95.8FM

07 January 2018 | General News

Assoc Prof (Practice) Simon Poh from the Dept of Accounting at NUS Business School explained the term “withholding tax”, its importance and how to use the term.

The Sunday Times

07 January 2018 | General News

Assoc Prof Liu Hao Ming and Asst Prof Song Chang Cheng from the Dept of Economics at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences discussed the factors that influence people’s decisions to buy a property and how these factors, such as superstition and ostentation could affect prices.

Lianhe Zaobao

06 January 2018 | General News

Assoc Prof James Crabtree from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Policy at NUS discussed the possibility of Britain joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. He opined that the TPP’s 11 member nations should take its approach seriously, sending a signal of their ambition to turn the agreement into the world’s most important trading bloc.

The Straits Times