Daily Archives: 2016-04-19

Boycotting products not necessarily the best solution to combating the haze

Boycotting products is a solution to combating the haze; but not necessarily the best, says Kavickumar Muruganathan, one of the nominees of the inaugural Straits Times Singaporean of the Year award earlier this year. Following the accusation by Singapore’s National Environment Agency which said that it was seeking information from Asia Pulp and Paper under the Transboundary Haze Pollution Act, …

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Open secret that PA is beholden to the People’s Action Party

By Joe C. When I read in the news recently about Minister Chan Chun Sing declaring that the People’s Association (PA) is not partisan, I could only burst out laughing. It’s an open secret that PA is beholden to the People’s Action Party (PAP) and that PAP’s grassroots leaders would be a lot less effective if not for PA’s support. …

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Kuwait strike lifts oil price; Japan earthquake weighs on insurance sector

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Commodities – Crude oil futures rebounded sharply last night as a workers strike in Kuwait reduced crude output. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil futures closed 1.4% lower, narrowing from the 6% losses early yesterday. The Doha meeting failed to achieve any freeze agreement and will probably continue to weigh on crude oil prices until Saudi …

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