Daily Archives: 2019-04-16

Rev Chu Yiu-Ming convicted over Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement occupation along with 8 others, urges compassion and courage against an unjust system

Nine activists who led the 2014 Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong were convicted today of public nuisance charges. In one of the city’s most politically charged trials in recent years, legal scholar Benny Tai and sociology professor Chan Kin-man were convicted of two public nuisance charges each while Reverend Chu Yiu-Ming was convicted of one charge of conspiracy to commit …

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SG govt ok with giving free bus rides to Tianjin Eco-city residents but increases fares for S’poreans

In 2007, Singapore decided to invest in a second government-to-government project in China to develop an eco-city in Tianjin. This followed the first earlier project developed in Suzhou during the 90s. Essentially, Singapore came up with the money while China provided land near the Tianjin city to develop a new urban city. To facilitate the development, the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City …

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GIC need not worries about any “net outflows” of its fund

It was reported that CEO Maarten Slendebroek of Jupiter Fund Management, one of the “crown jewels” of UK asset management industry, was replaced last month. He was replaced by ex-Janus Henderson Investors’ boss Andrew Formica. Slendebroek was being replaced at a time when Jupiter had reported a £7.5 billion drop in assets under management and net outflows of £4.6 billion …

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Singapore’s anti-“fake news” Bill expected to come into force in second half of 2019

Singapore’s Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill, which was introduced in Parliament for its First Reading earlier this month, is expected to come into effect within the second half of 2019, according to Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran. Speaking in an interview with Bloomberg Television on Monday (15 Apr), Mr Iswaran said: “We expect to have a Second …

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Tianjin Eco-city mentioned by DPM Teo only hits about 1/3 resident target

DPM Teo Chee Hean in wrapping up his official 6-day visit to China, said yesterday (15 Apr) that Singapore is well positioned to collaborate with China in more areas. He said that with both countries set to celebrate 30 years of relations next year, the existing base of cooperation stands Singapore in good stead as China shifts away from discrete, …

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Financial management in Singapore is worrying

by Brad Bowyer So, Malaysia and China are going to build 648k of a rail link connecting Port Klang across the country and up the east coast to Kota Bahru. It’s an important part of the Belt and Road Initiative and will cots RM44 Billion (SGD$14.4B) after a budget renegotiation. By contrast, the Singapore Malaysia High-speed rail link is still …

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