Daily Archives: 2016-05-09

Response to Tharman’s speech on 5 May

By Robin Chee – This comment was first published on facebook thead but unable to be published earlier due to cooling day regulation. Watched the PAP election rally on 5 May and found Deputy Prime Minister Tharman’s speech very interesting. I had to re-watch it a few times and convince myself that this is indeed a man holding the position of …

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Time that the Government Proceedings Act is amended to include Protective Cost Orders

Comment first published on Mr M Ravi’s Facebook account The latest amendment to the Government Proceedings Act ( GPA) will deter litigants from commencing actions against the government for fear of prohibitive costs. In the Vellama’s by-election case, the State submitted $10,000 costs against her despite the fact that she was a part-time cleaner having a legitimate case before the …

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My old friend, Hishammudin Rais is going to jail…

By Tan Wah Piow My old friend is going to jail, not for the first time. His name is Hishammudin Rais. We were born in the same year, but different places. Hisham was born in Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan, and I was 350 km away, in Joo Chiat, Singapore. For a short two years, we were singing the same national anthem, …

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Another part-time PAP MP takes a seat in Singapore parliament

By Soong See Choo In the Bukit Batok by-election, Murali Pillai has won. People’s Action Party (PAP) has won. Singapore has lost. Why is this so? The PAP used town council services and upgrading of infrastructure to “entice” the voters to vote for Murali from their party. They frightened the voters from voting for Dr Chee Soon Juan of the SDP …

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Lower non-farm payroll figures sent equities and gold higher

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets April’s non-farm payroll figure from the US increased by 160k, far below the market’s forecast of 202k, and lower than last month’s reading of 215k. The disappointing number, however, sent equity market higher as analysts concluded that slower job creation will postpone the Federal Reserve’s next rate hike. The S&P 500 climbed 0.32% and the …

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