Daily Archives: 2018-05-12

Australia’s Prof: PAP could be next to fall due to its brand becoming ‘toxic’

In an article published yesterday (11 May) by The Australian Financial Review, an authority on business, finance and investment news in Australia, an Australia's professor said that the Malaysian opposition's winning at the poll this week can serve as a warning for Singapore's PAP government ('Mahathir's victory a warning shot for Singapore's PAP'). The writer is Prof James Chin, the …

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PM Lee said Najib has the confidence in GE14 results 4 months ago

During the 8th Singapore-Malaysia Annual Retreat, which was held in Singapore in January this year (16 Jan), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made an off-the-cuff remark on the 14th Malaysia GE looming then at the retreat's press conference. Video of his remark immediately went viral, especially in Malaysia. Speaking to the media at the time and in response to a …

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Rocket Man and Dotard pick Singapore for summit

By Augustine Low US President Donald Trump repeatedly called North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un Rocket Man. Kim returned the favour by calling Trump a Dotard (senile old man). Now Rocket Man and Dotard are set for a historic summit in Singapore on 12 June. What is the appeal of Singapore as a venue for them? Donald Trump aka Dotard has …

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Five truths about Malaysia and Malaysians from GE14

by Dr Ong Hean Teik Malaysia is harmonious and non-violent 9 May 2018 is finally the date when the memories and nightmare of 1969 are finally laid to rest. Malaysians showed that despite party deregistration and court cases leading to the election, despite arguments about religious law and conversion accusations. Despite heated campaigning, Malaysians voted, counted and subsequently celebrated peacefully. …

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Eight ways to optimise your rental property

by ValuePenguin If you are a landlord renting out your property, your end goal is to see a profit at the end of the year. Singapore is expensive enough already without adding on a second flat (much less a condominium), so it makes sense that Singaporean landlords are always on the hunt for new ways to optimise their rental properties. This …

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Five reasons why spotify is not the Netflix of music

by ValuePenguin Spotify's stock market debut last week has been creating a lot of buzz. Bulls have been bidding up Spotify's stock price to $150, implying a market capitalization of $27bn. People who are bidding Spotify's stock believe that Spotify has potential to be the Netflix of music. Granted, this argument could seem sensible given that 90% of Spotify's revenue comes …

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Four most common car accidents: Are they covered by your car insurance?

by ValuePenguin The flurry of reports about car accidents in the past week seems to make a good case for Singapore's decision to halt car production to reduce car congestion and focus on optimising mass transit. However, until we see a significant change in Singapore's transportation infrastructure, we should focus on alleviating the greatest pain that currently comes with driving: the …

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