Daily Archives: 2018-08-17

Why is the 151st media ‘relentlessly attacking’ Malaysia?

Why is it that there seems to have so many “negative articles” about Malaysia in the media? I refer to the article “Malaysian government’s first 100 days: Big moves buy leaders some time, but euphoria won’t last” (Straits Times, Aug 17). It states that “This is especially as his approval rating sits at 71 per cent, according to the latest …

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If amendment to presidential election is to showcase commitment to minority representation, then why not a minority candidate for scholarships?

The Singapore government has always maintained that minority interests and racial harmony are of utmost important. It is this justification that the government has used in changing the criteria for the elected presidency and reserving the position for minority representation. While that reason has been vigorously criticised as artificial given that the presidency is a role that comes with no …

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HDB flat buyers should be aware that they are “lessees, not owners”, says renowned real estate agent

Licensed real estate agent with International Property Advisor Pte Ltd and co-founder of HugProperty.com, Mr Ku Swee Yong, has recently advised Singaporeans to shed archaic notions and preconceptions regarding ownership of residential property in Singapore, particularly that of Housing and Development Board (HDB) flats. He argued that it would be more beneficial for Singaporeans to "acknowledge that HDB flat buyers …

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South Korea paving way towards alternative forms of national service for conscientious objectors

In a landmark Constitutional Court ruling on 28 June this year, South Korean authorities were ordered to impose substitutes to military conscription against conscientious objectors in the Republic's national service, nearly 65 years post-Korean War. However, the court remained steadfast in its decision to uphold the imprisonment of able-bodied South Korean men between the age of 18 to 35 who …

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Ground-up Initiative kampong chief & founder, Tay Hock Lai dies at 54

The sudden passing of Tay Lai Hock was announced on the Ground-Up Initiative (GUI) Facebook page on Tuesday Morning (Aug 14). The founder and 'kampong chief' of the non-profit organization apparently collapsed at work on Tuesday morning and couldn't be revived. He was then rushed to the hospital in an ambulance where we later died. Tay Hock Lai who has …

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Ryde decides not to recruit private-hire drivers and cabbies following LTA warning

In a turn of events, Singapore's homegrown mobility app Ryde has declared yesterday (16 August) that it will not take on private-hire vehicle (PHV) drivers and taxi cab drivers for the new RydeSend initiative, following the warning received from the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Wednesday. The company, which has signed up 3,000 taxi drivers but has yet to incorporate them …

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Dashing someone’s property dream – Oops I just did it again

Do you notice what independent bloggers have in common? That’s what we call “independent” Firstly, they are expressive. They naturally feel and speak stronger than average people. Think actors and actresses who usually have big eyes to express their emotions clearly on big or small screens. Independent bloggers are also more suggestive and opinionated. You can’t be a thought leader …

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