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Daily Archives: 2018-09-25

Direct selling via the live videos is about to become the new norm

In the past couple of years, there’s been an increasingly popular method of business that makes full use of the ‘live video’ feature on social media. These are usually done by small, internet-based stores. The store owner will host a live video session on Facebook, Instagram, or Youtube featuring the products they sell as a way to draw in more …

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Global Compact Network Indonesia brings together Asia Pulp & Paper and Martha Tilaar Group to train and empower 1,000 women from tropical forest communities

The Indonesian Network of the United Nations Global Compact (UN Global Compact) today announced a partnership between Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), one of the world’s largest pulp and paper producers, and Martha Tilaar Group (MTG), a leading manufacturer of cosmetics and herbal medicine, to train 1,000 women from forest communities to help preserve herbal plants and to become self-sufficient …

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Singapore PM earned 70% of US President’s pay in 1985 but now it’s 500% more

During a Parliamentary budget debate in Mar 1985, then opposition Member of Parliament JB Jeyaretnam revealed that the salary of Singapore Prime Minister already exceeded that of first world countries like UK and New Zealand. Mr Jeyaretnam: Mr Speaker, Sir, the Prime Minister keeps talking about, "Let's have a sense of proportion." This is what I am trying to urge …

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Steady leadership transition fundamental to Singapore’s stability, says Minister for Home Affairs K Shanmugam

In a small nation where governance plays a pivotal role in all areas, a steady transition of political leadership is crucial, according to Minister of Home Affairs K Shanmugam. Speaking at the launch of the 9th Corporate Governance Week by the Securities Investors Association (Singapore) yesterday (24 Sep), Mr Shanmugam emphasised that any leadership setbacks and obstacles will produce great consequences …

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Vehicle Entry Permit for foreign vehicles may be implemented by end of 2018: Malaysia’s Road Transport Department

Beginning the end of this year, Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ), or The Road Transport Department of Malaysia (RTD), will oversee the implementation of the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) against all foreign vehicles entering Malaysia through the Johor Bahru-Woodlands Causeway and the Tuas Second-Link Expressway. RTD director-general Datuk Seri Saharuddin Khalid revealed to Bernama that the permit system is currently undergoing …

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Just as we don’t agree with Thum being singled out, we should not by the same vein, single Pritam Singh out. 

The particular political landscape in Singapore has seen us (whether rightly or wrongly) impose higher standards on our opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) than those from the incumbent Peoples' Action Party (PAP). While unfair, this standard is hardly surprising. For those who have voted for the opposition, they do implicitly feel that they have put their neck on the line …

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