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Daily Archives: 2018-05-29

Just what can we do as pedestrians against errant drivers?

by Chen Guojun I refer to the following two articles, "Cabby jailed five months for killing pedestrian while running red light" and "Sleepy driver who killed pedestrian jailed 3 months banned driving for five years". When I read the above two reports, I was irate. Especially the one that happened at Jurong West, very close to where I live. In …

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Will K Shanmugam keep his knuckle duster under wraps?

by Augustine Low Since the inglorious fall of Najib Razak and his government, there have been early signs of a People’s Action Party that is suddenly more cordial to Singaporeans and conciliatory to the Opposition. Whether this is a knee jerk reaction or sustainable in the longer term can be seen in one man: K Shanmugam. The Law and Home …

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Mahathir: Singaporeans must be tired of having the same government since independence

In an interview with the Financial Times on Tuesday (29 May), Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohammad said that the electoral victory of Pakatan Harapan coalition would reverberate across the causeway. He added that “the people of Singapore, like the people in Malaysia, must be tired of having the same government, the same party since independence.” Tun Mahathir conceded that …

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Shouldn’t the CareShield Life actuarial report be public information?

The actuarial report for CareShield Life should be made public information, so that Singaporeans can have a better understanding of how it works? After writing “CareShield Life to replace ElderShield: Claims to premiums statistics?” (May 27) – I would like to suggest that the actuarial report for CareShield Life should be made public information, so that Singaporeans can have a better understanding …

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Relationship between India and S’pore sours further with SGX and NSE abandoning talks

Bloomberg reported yesterday (28 May) that the Singapore Exchange SGX and the Indian National Stock Exchange of India NSE have abandoned talks on a cross-border trading link, amid a bitter court battle that’s soured an 18-year partnership. The companies couldn’t reach consensus on issues including timing, regulatory guidelines and the resources required for the project, according to Bloomberg sources. Officials …

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“Why we must remove lawyers from the Family Justice System”

This is a letter written by a father affected by divorce. by Matt Lim Families are the bedrock of society. They shape our values and worldview, and are our first line of defense in the many challenges of life. It is thus an understatement to say that national policies related to the family and “family justice” are critically important to …

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Will Singapore leaders speak up accordingly?

by Han Lang In his typical direct and no-nonsense approach, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail project (HSR): "It's not beneficial. It's going to cost us a huge sum of money. We'll make no money at all from this arrangement." Dr Mahathir's predecessor, Najib Razak, and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong however had …

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Muhyiddin: Home ministry to review seven ‘unsuitable’ national security laws

The new Malaysia's Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has stated on Tuesday (22 May) that the Home Ministry will review seven laws relating to national security which are no longer suitable in today’s landscape. The minister, who is also Bersatu president, said that these laws were the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984, Sedition Act 1948, Peaceful Assembly Act 2012,  Prevention of Crime Act …

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