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Daily Archives: 2019-03-01

“Singapore rapidly developed” due to Malaysia’s raw water supply; Johor must push on water price renegotiation: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

The people of Johor, particularly the state government, should speak up on their rights in relation to the water price agreement, particularly regarding the rate at which water is sold to Singapore, said Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Bernama reported the prime minister as saying at the Johor Government Retreat with Federal Cabinet on Thursday (28 Feb) that it …

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Death Penalty – Singapore, What is Going On?

by M Ravi I was at the European Parliament yesterday, and in a rare occasion, felt less pride in adorning my Singapore Badge. A representative from the Council of Europe highlighted Singapore’s leading role in opposing the move by the UN General Assembly to pass a resolution to abolish or impose a moratorium on death penalty. Quite a number (almost …

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Pakatan Harapan may be facing “teething problems”, but “we are certainly not collapsing”: Klang MP Charles Santiago on Bilahari Kausikan’s remarks

While acknowledging that Malaysia’s ruling coalition Pakatan Harapan (PH) is undergoing teething issues, Klang Member of Parliament Charles Santiago rejected the assertion of Singapore’s former Ambassador-at-Large Bilahari Kausikan’s that PH is “falling apart”. Mr Santiago’s response to Mr Kausikan’s comments was published on Malaysiakini on Tue (26 Feb). “I am not denying that Malaysia’s ruling coalition is experiencing teething problems, …

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Singapore not ready to embrace nuclear energy — lessons from Chernobyl and Fukushima

At the launch of Liquidator: The Chernobyl Story on 28 February 2019 (Thursday) at Bookhaven, National University of Singapore (NUS), author Dr. Sergei Belyakov provided food for thought on the future of nuclear energy in his lecture “Chernobyl and Fukushima: Lessons to Remember”.  In comparing and contrasting the Chernobyl and Fukushima incidents, Dr Belyakov highlighted the features that led to the accidents being …

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The SOS Guide to breaking the lottery curse

Last Friday, two lucky winners split the $13.6 million prize money from the Toto Hongbao draw. If you were one of them, what would you do with the $6.8 million windfall? For Singaporeans, we would probably pay off our loans first. Then go buy a nice house and a luxury car. Afterall, we are a car proud and property obsessed …

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