Daily Archives: 2018-05-10

Singapore Democratic Party congratulates the people of Malaysia

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) issued a statement today to congratulate the people of Malaysia for the courage to vote for change in their country as well as Dr Mahathir, Mr Anwar Ibrahim and the leaders of Pakatan Harapan in their victory. Opposition coalition, Pakatan Harapan (PH) had won 113 of parliament's 222 seats, securing the simple majority required to form the new …

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M’sia opposition win at GE shows power of smartphones

The win by Malaysian opposition Pakatan Harapan in Malaysia's 14th GE yesterday (9 May) shows that smartphones are by-passing the heavy media censorship by the Malaysian government, especially in the rural areas. It's no secret that all along, the Barisan Nasional (BN) strength lies in rural areas as proven in the 13th general election. In the 2013 general election, 108 …

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Chan Chun Sing echos PM Lee and says that Singapore is “closely following” Malaysian elections

On Thursday (10 May), a Channel News Asia article quoted Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing as saying that the Singapore Government is "closely following" developments in Malaysia following the shock election. He added that the two countries share a "longstanding and broad-ranging relationships” and developments across the causeway could have a “direct or indirect impact" on Singapore given the …

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Lee Hsien Loong looks forward to developing an equally constructive relationship with next Malaysian government

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has published a Facebook post on the results of the 14th Malaysia General Election, saying that Singapore is following the situation closely. The opposition coalition, Pakatan Harapan (PH) had won 113 out of the 222 seats needed to form the federal government in the GE last night, removing the incumbent ruling party – Barisan Nasional – from its …

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Fall of UMNO lies with its cronies who support Najib despite 1MDB scandal

by Khan Osman Sulaiman A change of government happens all over the world. It is nothing unusual but what happened in Malaysia has a significant impact on its citizens and neighbours. For the first time post independence in Malaysia, United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) is not the government of the day. The fall of UMNO is not squarely on the shoulders …

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Dawn of a new era, in our own backyard!

by Willy Sum As I awoke to news that a change of government has occurred in my neighbor, I'm sure the process has been equally as nail-biting for our Lee Hsien Loong who has to grapple with losing his Bestie! The result is not only surprising but just as baffling for the People's Action Party government has often accused Malaysia …

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92-year-old Nightmare for 4G Leaders

By Atticus Lo Who would have thought that a 92-year-old man could present the biggest test for Singapore’s 4G leaders? Now that Mahathir Mohamed has triumphed against all the odds to become Prime Minister of Malaysia once again, it could signal challenging times ahead for Singapore. The wily old fox will be no pushover. The relations between Singapore and Malaysia, …

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Malaysia GE14: Dr Mahathir announces coalition won significant majority of seats and will seek to restore rule of law in Malaysia

Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad has announced in a press conference at Selangor that his party coalition, Pakatan Harapan (PH) has gained a significant majority in the Malaysia General Election 14. The chairman of PH said that his party coalition had already achieved simple majority earlier in the night as the party at Sarawak is allied with PH. However, as the …

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