Daily Archives: 2018-05-15

Lesson from across the Straits, voters can only be pushed so far
By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

As Malaysia progresses in forming its new government and the region has come to grips with the shock result, local commentators have opined that Barisan Nasional (spearheaded by UMNO) lost the election because its brand had become toxic. Its brand had become toxic Read More

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‘Tharman is playing in the Premier League while Chan is still in the second division’
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By: Gerard Ong Derek da Cunha was absolutely right when he penned on his Facebook: “Whoever the person might be from within the 4G team, ideally, he has to get more exposure – domestically and internationally – and more experience in terms of Read More

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Yakult Singapore appoints Joseph Schooling as its brand ambassador
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Yakult has announced its partnership with Joseph Schooling, Singapore’s first-ever Olympic gold medallist, as its Brand Ambassador and will be working together with Joseph Schooling to promote a healthy lifestyle in Singapore. The partnership between the Japanese probiotic drink company and Schooling which extends Read More

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ST’s report set readers believing Wan Azizah made racist remarks on appointment of Malaysia’s Finance Minister
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The Straits Times (ST) reported yesterday (14 May) that cracks had appeared in the ‘hastily put-together’ Pakatan Harapan (PH) alliance. Based on a PH source, it wrote that Wan Azizah had wanted the finance portfolio for PKR. The source also claimed Wan Azizah Read More

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Zaqy Mohammad speaks about his commitment while his party colleagues are most absent from Parliament
By Kwok Fangjie Published on by Kwok Fangjie 0

In an interview with Channel News Asia on Saturday (12 May), newly appointed Minister of State for National Development & Manpower Zaqy Mohammad said that the demands of being a Member of Parliament was increasing. “It’s really like having two full-time jobs”, the former partner Read More

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Chan’s vision: Foreign talents working shoulder-to-shoulder with skilled Singaporeans together
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In a Parliamentary speech yesterday (14 May), the new Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said that Singapore’s future success is limited only by the scale of its ambitions and drive (‘What Singapore needs to do to remain effective and attractive’, 15 Read More

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A brief look at Malaysia’s removal of GST
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Chris Kuan Malaysia removing Goods & Service Tax (GST). Dr. Mahathir said there are sufficient revenues but we shall see. Removal of GST does not mean the new government won’t increase other taxes or impose new ones. This is politics after all Read More

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The Chan Chun Sing Puzzles
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

By Augustine Low  In the aftermath of the toppling of Malaysia’s Barisan Nasional after 60 years in power, the frontrunner to be Singapore’s next Prime Minister has said a number of things which are strange and bewildering. What made Chan Chun Sing come Read More

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Preference for corrupted just because they are friendly to Singapore, is myopic and dangerously selfish
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by SIDame After results of the last Malaysian elections revealed that Pakatan Harapan has won, ending Barisan Nasional’s 60 years grip on power in the country, a friend sent me something Calvin Cheng posted on his Facebook Page. Calvin derided Singaporeans who have taken Read More

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MPs complaining about coping with “two full-time jobs”, be sensitive about Singapore low-incomers
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Commenting on Channel NewsAsia’s report on how some Members of Parliaments in Singapore cope with their two “full-time jobs”, a member of the public, Singh Prem wrote: I am shocked that this is even news-worthy! There are citizens out there with relatively low Read More

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