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Daily Archives: 2019-01-11

Mahathir and Sultan of Johor meet for the first time in 20 years

It appears Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the Sultan of Johor are back on speaking terms. On Thursday (10 Jan), Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar was seen driving the Prime Minister to Johor’s Senai airport after a meeting. Dr Mahathir said that the last time the two of them had met was more than 20 years ago when DR …

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Rather than trying to control “fake news” why not prevent it from surfacing in the first place by making everything open and above board?

According to reports, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (PM Lee) has, through his lawyers, applied for the courts to strike out the counterclaim made by veteran blogger Leong Sze Hian (Leong)  against him for allegedly "abusing the process of court" with his initial defamation suit against Leong over his sharing of an article from TheCoverage.My. The offending article claimed that editor-in-chief …

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The Prime Minister who advocates care for fellow citizens but personally adopts the mantra of winning at all cost

Last week, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong encouraged parents to nurture “intangible but essential values” in their children, so they show care and concern for classmates and fellow citizens. He was quoted saying, "We must also understand the world around us, feel a sense of nationhood and community that we are one people, and have the resilience and determination to …

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Looking beyond Seletar Airport…

by Prithpal Singh The recent controversy over Seletar Airport has placed this once picturesque airport built in the 1930s, under the limelight. More than highlighting its strengths and attractiveness, it has in fact served to highlight its weaknesses, vulnerabilities and limitations. With a short runway of 1.8km, half that of Changi Airport and with no prospects of further runway extensions …

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High Court has jurisdiction to hear patent revocation applications brought as counterclaims in infringement actions: Court of Appeal

Does the High Court have jurisdiction to hear applications for patent revocation, brought by way of defence and counterclaim in infringement proceedings? The final answer is “yes”, ruled a five-judge Court of Appeal on Thursday (10th January). With this ruling from the highest court of the land, Sunseap Group Pte Ltd and its subsidiaries, Sunseap Energy and Sunseap Leasing, would …

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MV Pedoman and Polaris “have always remained within Malaysian waters”: Malaysian Marine Department

The Malaysian Marine Department (MMD) rejected an allegation regarding the presence of its primary vessel, the MV Pedoman, in Singapore's territorial waters, and insisted "that MV Pedoman and Polaris have always remained within Malaysian waters". The department's Head of Corporate Communications Unit Yusnan Abdul Rani told Bernama in an email on Wednesday (9 Jan) that the vessel was well within the …

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