Daily Archives: 2016-05-03

Is the Singapore Environment Council truly a civil society organisation?

Half of its board and advisory committee are government officials, including two current PAP MPs In his speech at the 3rd Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources on 15 April, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli spoke at length about the role of civil society groups in promoting a sustainable agro-forestry sector. He specifically also said civil …

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Attacking Dr Chee’s character uncalled for: SDP’s Dr Paul Tambyah

At the Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) second rally on May Day for the Bukit Batok by-election, SDP members addressed the recent comments made by individuals including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat which criticised candidate Dr Chee Soon Juan’s character. SDP member Dr Paul Tambyah was one of the eighth spoke at the rally, addressing …

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Dr Chee Soon Juan speaks about plans to aid residents in financial, social issues

Before embarking on his round of cycling across Bukit Batok on 2 May, the Singapore Democratic Party’s (SDP) Dr Chee Soon Juan spoke to reporters about his plans for the SMC and its residents, touching on the Hearts for Bukit Batok initiative as well as proposed improvements to Meet-the-People Sessions. As the SDP’s candidate for the upcoming by-election in Bukit …

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About being racist and being human

By Natalie Tan There has been a lot of dialogue recently about the many shades of racism in Singapore. I’d like to think that Munah and Hirzi started the ball rolling because it makes for an almost romantic story arc – comedic duo launches an incendiary music video parody and trail blazes a discussion on race, but unfortunately the rational …

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Gold breaks out on weaker dollar, DBS earnings rise 6% beating estimates

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Commodities – Gold has broken out above the key resistance level of $1,286 for the first time after three months of sideways movement. It was trading at $1,290 this morning. Gold and USD/JPY formed an “inverted mirror image” over the last two days, which showed that a weaker US dollar has fuelled a commodities rally. …

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