Daily Archives: 2010-11-13

Guarantee Aung San Suu Kyi’s safety, her party tells regime

Burma’s military junta released Nobel Laureate and leader of Burma’s opposition party, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday, 13 November. (See here) Daw Suu Kyi had been under house arrest for 15 of the last 21 years. The following is a statement from her party, the National League for Democracy, issued on Saturday. We celebrate the release of our …

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Independent Government mouthpiece?

“We want to make sure that the Press is, and is seen as, independent of the influence of Government.” Lui Tuck Yew, Minister for Information, Communication and the Arts “It (Singapore press) should not join the political fray and become a political actor.” K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law “We’re aware people say we’re a government …

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SGX, SEL. Temasek, GIC, MOF, CPF – caught in a tangled web?

by Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “A loathsome deal that should be given bargepole treatment” (The Sydney Morning Herald”, Oct 29). What struck me like a bolt of lightning when I read the article, was the following- “When you add up the arms and agencies with holdings and cross-holdings in the exchange, the Singapore government owns more …

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