Daily Archives: 2016-01-21

Former Solicitor-General, Francis Seow dies at the age of 88

Former Solicitor-General, Law Society president and ISA detainee, Francis Seow has died at the age of 88. The news of Mr Seow passing was first announced by Dr Chee Soon Juan, Secretary-General of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) on his Facebook page. He wrote, “I always enjoyed his wit when we met. He also wrote the Foreword to my book, …

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“Riot squad brutally beats up a group of unarmed students on 13 May 1954” incident

Many would recall the National Service riot in 1954 which was taught in Singapore history textbook. The official narrative goes about like this, “Singapore’s earliest attempt to introduce compulsory conscription in 1952 was vigorously resisted by the Chinese middle school students. On 13 May 1954, violence erupted when hundreds of students clashed with the police. As a result, 26 people were …

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Prof Shih Choon Fong – Turning local businesses into global leaders

Professor Shih Choon Fong from the National University of Singapore has proposed that Singapore government should look at the creation of “launchpads” outside of Singapore to allow Singaporean entrepreneurs to reach out to the global market. Prof Shih at his public lecture on Wednesday evening, “Taking Singapore to the World: Growing Global Brands” shared that there are mega opportunities around …

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SDP calls for immediate release of Sembcorp Marine’s and Keppel’s financial status

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) calls for the immediate release of Sembcorp Marine’s and Keppel’s financial status after learning that Sembcorp Industries might inject funds into its subsidiary Sembcorp Marine or buy full control of the drilling rig builder to replenish finances strained by a collapse in oil prices. The party also asked how much funds would Sembcorp Industries put up …

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Five beacons of hope for the property market in 2016

By 99.co Volatility in the stock market will send investors scurrying for alternatives The stock markets have been volatile in the opening weeks of 2016. A second crash in China’s stock market caused the Straits Times Index to fall 4.6 per cent in the first week of trading. The main causes of the crash are a retail investor driven market, …

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