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Daily Archives: 2016-05-05

Why Dr Chee will likely lose in Bukit Batok by-election despite hard effort and warm reception

Yup, you read that headline. Chee Soon Juan, the Secretary General of the Singapore Democratic Party and its candidate for the Bukit Batok by-election, is likely to lose, even though he has done his very best, and focused discussions solely on policies that he and his party hope to implement for Bukit Batok residents. The article, “Bukit Batok By-Election: Which way would it go?” shared an …

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Malaysian PM Najib gears up for Sarawak elections

Malaysian Prime Minister and Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Datuk Seri Najib Razak has continued to make numerous trips to Sarawak leading up to the elections scheduled to be held on 7 May. Sarawak, Malaysia’s biggest state, bears 31 seats in the country’s federal parliament, the most seats among all Malaysian states. In ruling party BN’s preparation for the upcoming polls, …

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Are rules on Cooling Off day still relevant and do they actually work to achieve the intended objective?

By Ghui The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) once branded Singapore as “Uniquely Singapore“. While Singapore is undoubtedly unique in many ways, one unique feature certainly stems from its electoral system (although I am pretty sure that this was not what the STB had in mind when it coined the phrase). While Singapore has inherited the British Westminster System of government …

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Dollar Index rebounds, Commodities weigh on equities

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Commodities – Crude oil prices traded lower after a higher than expected US DoE weekly crude inventory increase released last night. The Inventory increased by 2.78 million barrels, higher than the forecast of 2.5 million barrels. The price subsequently rebounded possible due to concerns about production cuts in Canada’s oil sands region due to a …

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