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Daily Archives: 2018-08-21

SDP: VERS and HIP II; More snake oil from PAP

Below is a statement by the Singapore Democratic Party in response to the speech by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Long during the National Day Rally.  PM Lee Hsien Loong's suggestion of the Voluntary Early Redevelopment Scheme (VERS) and Home Improvement Programme (HIP) II is clearly a panicked response than a well-thought out policy. It is plain that Mr Lee is …

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The manipulation of race and religion in politics that needs to be addressed

On 18th August, Malaysian community organisation Engage organised a forum in Johor entitled ‘Can Singapore do a Malaysia?’ The forum centered around the historical shake-up in Malaysia’s recent 14th General Election which saw the 61-year ruling government ousted from office by the fresh new coalition of opposition parties called Pakatan Harapan (PH). This peaceful change of government in Malaysia begs …

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The problem of cronyism when in pursuit of political change

On 18th August, Malaysian community organisation Engage organised a forum in Johor entitled ‘Can Singapore do a Malaysia?’ The forum centered around the historical shake-up in Malaysia’s recent 14th General Election which saw the 61-year ruling government ousted from office by the fresh new coalition of opposition parties called Pakatan Harapan. This peaceful change of government in Malaysia begs the …

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Chubb establishes major accounts division in Asia Pacific

 Chubb announced on Monday (20 August) the establishment of a Major Accounts Division in the Asia Pacific region, a dedicated premium service encompassing  underwriting, risk engineering and claims for the region's large, global and multi-national clients and business partners. Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries and territories, Chubb provides commercial and …

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Different bodies have to work together to prevent sliding back after success of change in Malaysia

On 18th August, Malaysian community organisation Engage organised a forum in Johor entitled ‘Can Singapore do a Malaysia?’ The forum centered around the historical shake-up in Malaysia’s recent 14th General Election which saw the 61-year ruling government ousted from office by the fresh new coalition of opposition parties called Pakatan Harapan. This peaceful change of government in Malaysia begs the …

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88 arrested in multi-agency anti-crime operation

88 persons, comprising 81 women and seven men, aged between 18 and 49, were arrested in a multi-agency anti-crime operation which ended on 17 August 2018. In a press release on Monday (20 August), Singapore Police Force (SPF) stated that during the nine-hour operation, officers from SPF and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) conducted a series of coordinated raids and proactive …

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Singapore definitely can achieve a change in govt but question is when, and whether alternatives are avaliable

On 18th August, Malaysian community organisation Engage organised a forum in Johor entitled ‘Can Singapore do a Malaysia?’ The forum centered around the historical shake-up in Malaysia’s recent 14th General Election which saw the 61-year ruling government ousted from office by the fresh new coalition of opposition parties called Pakatan Harapan. This peaceful change of government in Malaysia begs the …

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