Daily Archives: 2018-08-08

    Ivory Lane turns out to be WWF’s little white lie to raise awareness on illegal ivory trade
    By Kathleen.F Published on by Kathleen.F 0

    The online store Ivory Lane which has caused quite an uproar in Singapore lately for selling ivory products turns out to be an awareness campaign and publicity stunt by World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) in an effort to bring to light Singapore’s Read More

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    Is PAP learning to build “Potemkin villages” from the Russians?
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    In 1787, Grigory Potemkin, a Russian minister and governor of Crimea, wanted to impress the Russian Empress Catherine II during her official visit to Crimea. He quickly directed his people to erect fake portable villages along the banks of the Dnieper River in Read More

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    Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak charged with money laundering
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    Former Malaysian premier Najib Razak has pleaded not guilty to three charges of money laundering brought against him today in relation to SRC International, a former subsidiary of the state investment fund 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). He was charged under s.4(1)(b) Anti-Money Read More

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    Superyacht Equanimity brought back to Malaysia; 1MDB claims ownership
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    Equanimity, the US$250 million (S$342 million) superyacht allegedly owned by Low Taek Jho, Malaysian financier on the run and one of the central figures in the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, was brought back to Malaysia on 8 August with the assistance Read More

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    Does the lack of national flags at HDB estates serve as a litmus test as to PAP government’s performance?
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Simon Lim Tomorrow, we will celebrate our 53th National Day Parade at the floating platform.  I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely wish all my fellow Singaporeans a very Happy National Day. Over the last two days, I drove around Singapore Read More

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    Senior Minister of MEWR says no to plastic bag charge
    By Kathleen.F Published on by Kathleen.F 0

    The issue of plastic pollution in Singapore continues as questions are raised in Parliament for the Senior Minister of State for Environment and Water Resources (MEWR), Dr Amy Khor. Right now, discussions are rife about whether or not the government should implement a Read More

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    On pay and political sacrifice, Indonesia’s Sri Mulyani Indrawati would put PAP Ministers to shame
    By Thomas Loh Published on by Thomas Loh 0

    Last week, former Prime Minister and Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong touched on the sensitive issue of high Ministerial salaries. He was responding to concerns from a 70-year-old resident at Braddell Heights, Abdul Aziz on whether the country would come up with an elderly Read More

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    Fair Trial – Right to Trial by Jury
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Varatharajah Rajaselvan I aver that the summary abrogation of the ‘right to trial by jury’ is the root cause of the consequential erosion of an accused’s ‘right of defence’, and other impediments in general to the CPC [Criminal Procedure Code]. The repeal Read More

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    Why is political office grudgingly seen as a sacrifice when it should be a privilege and an honour?
    By Augustine Low Published on by Augustine Low 0

    Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong’s recent account of how Edwin Tong had to make a downgrade in the money stakes to take on the job of Senior Minister of State strikes at the core of how they treat political office. They see Read More

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    Labour statistics show that NTUC has been an utter failure in protecting workers’ rights?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    I refer to the article “NTUC to push for better pay, work prospects” (Straits Times, Aug 2). It states that “The labour movement will focus on five areas to support workers, including pushing for better wages, as Singapore goes ahead with restructuring efforts Read More

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