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OPT: Singapore is the most overpopulated country in the world

OPT: Singapore is the most overpopulated country in the world

An ‘optimum’ population‘, in dictionary terms, is the ‘best or most favourable’ population. But a dictionary cannot tell the whole story. Best for what purpose, and best according to which criteria? For OPT, a green think tank, an optimum population means, at its simplest, a population size which is environmentally... 

Singapore bank offers $84 million compensation to Hong Kong buyers of Lehman-linked products

Singapore bank offers $84 million compensation to Hong Kong buyers of Lehman-linked products

Singaporean bank DBS Group Holdings on Wednesday offered US$84 million in compensation to Hong Kong clients who bought investment products linked to Lehman Brothers, the U.S. investment bank whose collapse two years ago helped trigger the global financial crisis. The settlement covers 2,160 DBS clients in the southern Chinese... 

Review: Once a Jolly Hangman – Singapore Justice in the Dock

Review: Once a Jolly Hangman – Singapore Justice in the Dock

Over the past few decades, investigative journalism has come to mean the kind of brave reporting that exposes injustice, wrongdoing and, above all, the abuse of power. Alan Shadrake’s hard-hitting new book cuts through the façade of official silence to reveal disturbing truths about Singapore’s use of the death penalty.... 



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