Daily Archives: 2018-05-13

    Tale of 2 Finance Ministers: One abolishes GST while the other increases
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who became the 7th PM of Malaysia on Thurs (10 May) announced yesterday (12 May) that Lim Guan Eng, also the deputy president of Pakatan, would be the new Finance Minister of Malaysia. The Star reported that Lim’s appointment as Read More

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    Lee Bee Wah wants a gracious society – but her actions towards the opposition shows otherwise
    By Kwok Fangjie Published on by Kwok Fangjie 0

    On Sunday (13 May), MP for Nee Soon GRC Lee Bee Wah was speaking with the media at an event to train more people in the community to help those with dementia. Despite being a community event, The MP decided to speak about how Singapore Read More

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    Dr Mahathir and his people: Malaysia Boleh!
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    By Augustine Low Speaking to some Malaysians over the weekend, it’s interesting that Dr Mahathir Mohamad is taken to heart by them as a changed man, a savior and a unifier. “He cares for us,” one of them said. “He truly loves the Read More

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    ST editor to PAP: Beware of mini-tsunamis that could add up to one large-tsunami
    By Kwok Fangjie Published on by Kwok Fangjie 0

    On Sunday (13 May), ST Opinion Editor Chua Mui Hoong wrote a piece entitled ‘Malaysian General Election: 5 takeaways for Singapore’. In her essay, she attributed the downfall of the Malaysian government to the result of a discontent against the Barisan Nasional (BN). Read More

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    The need to ensure democratic structure is in place, and right the wrong when there is still a chance to do so
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Roy Ng Yi Ling What I’ve learnt from Malaysia’s election is that where there is a democratic structure in place, it is possible for a people to regain true democratic governance in their country – they can still vote to make change. Read More

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    The Paper General and two Asian Strongmen
    By Thomas Loh Published on by Thomas Loh 0

    During the 80s and 90s, the relationship between Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad and Mr Anwar Ibrahim was described as having a “father-and-son-like closeness”. Some were surprised that a supposed dictator like Mahathir would allow Anwar to manage three different portfolios in a short span of Read More

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    Singaporeans and its leaders must let go of mindset that GDP can only grow at the expense of other nations
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by James Lee With news of Dr Mahathir’s resounding electoral victory across the Causeway, it became apparent just over the last few hours that there were two Singaporean camps with opposing viewpoints on how his election as the new Malaysian Prime Minister would Read More

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    Malaysians touched and inspired by countryman’s resignation letter, to leave Singapore and contribute back in Malaysia
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    A resignation letter shared across the social media, is touching the hearts of many Malaysians in the country and around the world through a gesture which can be seen as self-sacrificing for the greater good. The resignation letter is supposedly written by a Read More

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    Has Singapore’s political scene changed in any way since 2004?
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    For those who are overwhelmed with hope for political change in Singapore after seeing what has transpired in Malaysia in the past week, here is something for you to reflect on if Singapore has the possibility of seeing a change in the near Read More

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    Is it worth furthering your education?
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Singsaver.com.sg Is there such a thing as “too much education”? One of the most hotly debated topics is “can you have too much education”? Now it’s clear that, overall, it’s never an advantage to know less. However, an education is expensive – it Read More

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