Daily Archives: 2018-08-22

How Malaysians dealt with draconian laws for the sake of 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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Malaysia axes East Coast Rail Link, among other China-backed mega projects

Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has announced the cancellation of China-backed mega-projects signed under Najib Razak’s Barisan Nasional administration, notably the US$20bil East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), today (21 Aug). Speaking to reporters at the end of his five-day official visit to China, Dr Mahathir said that Chinese authorities as well as the firms involved in the projects will …

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In the corridors of power, there is always more that meets the eye

Some say a picture paints a thousand words But in truth does it? In many ways, pictures can be manipulated to send forth a message. It can create an impression, weave a narrative, mislead and misrepresent. Often times, it is a photograph of immense suffering that sparks in humanity some kind of collective responsibility for change. Other times, photographs have …

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The Privé Group commits to sourcing exclusively cage-free eggs

Singaporean company The Privé Group announced its new sustainability and animal welfare initiative, committing to a 100 percent cage-free egg supply chain. Privé Group—which operates brands such as Privé, EMPRESS, Bayswater Kitchen, Privé Grill, The Green Door and Roadhouse —will work with Humane Society International, a leading global animal protection organization, and Privé suppliers to complete the transition to cage-free …

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