PUBLIC HEALTH: National health insurance is a big fat expert on empty promises


The National Health Insurance (NHI) Act has been passed by the National Assembly, but experts believe it is largely unenforceable and unlikely to come into effect anytime soon. Alex van der Heever, chair of the administration of social security systems at the University of the Witwatersrand, says: From the outset, the bill was so flawed … Read more

Bullying at 15: How Cynthia Koh went from public shaming victim to wellness healer

Cynthia Koh in her wellness studio and with Bach flower remedies

Cynthia Koh on her teenage bullying experience and how healing practices helped her (Photos: cynthiakoh27 and pure__potential/Instagram) SINGAPORE Negative comments are perhaps a necessary evil for celebrities. From life choices to personal points of view, actors like Cynthia Koh challenge public opinion every day. How are these famous people doing? During a phone call with … Read more