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Daily Archives: 2018-11-07

Agreement signed between ACCA and Alibaba Cloud at China International Import Expo

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group signed an exclusive agreement on Wednesday (7 November) to see a closer working relationship between the two organisations which focuses on course development, research and professional insights. ACCA is the global body for professional accountants, offering business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, …

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LASALLE College of the Arts holds Singapore’s first contemporary Asian art histories conference

LASALLE College of the Arts will be hosting leading artists and academics in modern Asian art from 3 to 5 December 2018 at Singapore’s first major international conference on Southeast Asian Contemporary art histories. Art and Action: Contemporary Art and Discourse in Southeast Asia. Co-convened by Jeffrey Say, Programme Leader, MA Asian Art Histories, and adjunct lecturer Iola Lenzi, the …

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“We don’t choose our neighbours,” but Singapore has to deal with Malaysia and Indonesia constructively and respectfully: PM Lee

While Singapore’s relationship with Malaysia and Indonesia might not always be smooth-sailing, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong believes that any issues with the two neighbouring nations ought to and can be dealt with in a “constructive” way that “respects the core interests of both countries." Speaking at a 45-minute dinner dialogue moderated by Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait at the Bloomberg …

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Anwar Ibrahim feels Malays need time to adjust to eradication of race-based policies

Malaysia’s Prime Minister-in-waiting, Anwar Ibrahim, believes that it will take time for the Malays in Malaysia to accept a shift of race-based affirmative action to needs-based. He was speaking at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore yesterday, 6th Nov. Anwar, who is the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) President-elect, was responding to a question on whether or not he sees …

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Our concept of meritocracy disregards situations that we have no control over

I couldn't agree more with writer Wong Horng Ginn's (Wong) opinion in The Straits Times that we need to broaden the scope of meritocracy and acknowledge its limitations. I would, however, take it one step further and propose that the concept of meritocracy has been misunderstood and that misunderstanding needs to be addressed. Many people would consider meritocracy to be …

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Police arrest two men for allegedly setting off fireworks near Little India

Following the display of fireworks near Little India on Tuesday (6 Nov), two men, aged 29 and 48, were arrested for purportedly setting off the fireworks along Gloucester Road around midnight. A video showing the display of fireworks, which has since been removed from the page, was posted on SG Road Vigilante's Facebook page with the following description: 6nov2018 illegal …

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Singapore’s GE13 could be held in 2019, say PM Lee

The general elections may be called as soon as next year, says Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. While speaking at the welcome dinner dialogue of the Bloomberg New Economic Forum, PM Lee was asked if Singpore’s bicentennial celebration of Sir Stamford Raffles’ arrival next year might be a reason to bring forward the general election which is due to be …

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