Daily Archives: 2018-09-02

K Shanmugam masterfully links photo and comment of Thum Ping Tjin as him inviting foreign politician to intervene in Singapore politics

Speaking on sidelines of a grassroots event on Sunday, Home Affairs and Law Minister, K Shanmugam made comments about historian Thum Ping Tjin and his meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, indirectly suggesting that Dr Thum had invited a foreign politician to intervene in Singapore’s domestic politics. Just yesterday, Member of Parliament Seah Kian Peng published a Facebook post, alleging …

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Minister Iswaran starts 3rd CECA review after 2nd one recognises India’s nursing degrees

India and Singapore are proceeding with the third review of the landmark “Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement” (CECA), which focuses on trade facilitation, e-commerce, customs as well as movement of professional workers (PMETs) between the 2 countries. Posting on his Facebook page yesterday (1 Sep), Minister Iswaran said he met Indian Minister Suresh Prabhu yesterday morning. “We reaffirmed the longstanding and …

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LTA: Public consultation to commence for the next land transport market

In a press release on Friday (31 August), Land Transport Authority (LTA) stated that private vehicle journeys declined for the first time since 1997, even as total travel demand increased by 5 percent from HITS 2012 to 15.4 million journeys. A record 6.1 million bus and rail journeys were made daily, based on the latest Household Interview Travel Survey conducted between …

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Expect more wet days in next fortnight

Singaporeans can expect more wet weather days in the first fortnight of September 2018, thundery showers in the late morning and early afternoon on 6-8 days, and in the morning on 1-2 days, and few warm days can also be expected. In a press release on Friday (31 August), Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) stated that he prevailing Southwest Monsoon conditions are expected …

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The government is not the only arbiter of truth nor should it allowed to be

It would appear that Marine Parade GRC Member of Parliament Seah Kian Peng has accused historian PJ Thum of “not wishing Singapore well” as a result of Thum writing on Facebook that Singaporeans should also rejoice in Malaysia’s Merdeka Day. I am struggling to understand the seemingly overreaction on the part of Mr Seah. How is wishing Malaysians a happy …

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Seah Kian Peng makes insinuations against Thum in FB post, dog-whistling for named individuals and entity to be called traitors

Member of Parliament (MP) Seah Kian Peng in a Facebook post on Saturday made a series of surprising allegations and insinuations against Singapore historian, Dr Thum Ping Tjin in relation to the meeting that Dr Thum had with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad earlier this week. To better understand how Seah is making dangerous and unfounded allegations against Dr Thum …

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