Daily Archives: 2017-06-10

Rugby: Scotland beats Italy in historic test in Singapore

SINGAPORE, 10 June 2017 – Scotland coach Gregor Townsend was rewarded with a well-deserved 34-13 win over Italy for his first match in charge in the first ever international test played between two Six Nations teams in Southeast Asia. The Scots delivered a five-try victory for their coach in front of over 9,000 fans at the Singapore National Stadium and …

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Does globalisation really create jobs & raise salaries as what PM Lee said?

I refer to the article “Globalisation can create jobs and raise salaries for Singaporeans: PM Lee” (Straits Times, Jun 10). It states that “In some countries, globalisation is viewed as a monster that wrests jobs from workers. But in Singapore, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong sees it as a creator of jobs and booster of workers’ wages. This is because …

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Why the loser is the real winner

by Tan Wah Piow The outcome of the 8 June 2017 General Election in the UK is written all over the faces of Theresa May, and her rival Jeremy Corbyn. Many abroad expressed surprise, and fail to understand why the winner Theresa May looks like a loser, and conversely Corbyn and his supporters look like winners.  Theresa May's Conservative Party …

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Cathay unable to execute ASAS’s decision to have “Supporting the freedom to love” removed from ad

It is reported that Cathay declined to follow the advice from the Singapore advertising authority to remove the statement "Supporting the freedom to love" on an advertisement displayed on an escalator in its Cineleisure shopping mall due to the ownership of the ad. A Cathay spokesperson was quoted by Marketing Interactive,“Given that the ownership of the ad belongs to Pink Dot, …

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False seeds for multiculturalism planted by Mr Oei

by Colin Pangolin I refer to the 3 Jun 2017 Straits Times letter “Seeds for multiculturalism planted long before Raffles arrived in Singapore” by Anthony Oei. False multiculturalism Mr Oei’s claim that Singapore’s multiculturalism took root in the 14th century is based not on facts but on misinformation, speculation and false understanding. Just as Mr Oei going to London for …

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