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Danisha Hakeem

Hyflux CEO grilled over being paid S$60mil in dividends while firm resorted to seeking protection from creditors

Troubled water treatment firm Hyflux’s Board of Directors, through its founder and executive chairperson Olivia Lum, were grilled by the Securities Investors Association Singapore (SIAS) over her apparent lack of participation in restructuring efforts despite receiving a payment of more than S$60 million in dividends from her 34 per cent ordinary shareholding in the firm. A statement by SIAS written on Friday …

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Tensions between Singapore and Malaysia rekindled in the wake of Polaris-Piraeus collision in disputed waters off Tuas

Tensions between Singapore and Malaysia are on the rise again as Singapore has, once again, firmly called upon Malaysia to remove the latter's vessels from the disputed waters off Tuas in the wake of a collision between the Malaysian vessel Polaris and Greece-registered bulk carrier Piraeus on Saturday (9 Feb). In a statement released on Sunday (10 Feb), a spokesperson on …

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Princess Ubolratana still “a royal family member by tradition”: King of Thailand, on rejecting sister’s PM candidacy

The King of Thailand has expressed his objection to Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi's controversial registration as a candidate for the Prime Minister of Thailand in the upcoming Thai general election, which is scheduled to take place on the 24th next month. The royal announcement was made on behalf of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, which was published in the Royal Gazette …

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Presence of opposition party leaders at Dr Tan Cheng Bock’s residence makes waves across social media

The presence of leaders and high profile figures from various opposition parties at former People's Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament and Progress Singapore Party founder Tan Cheng Bock's Chinese New Year open house this year has made waves across social media.  The formation of the new alternative party, which involved "twelve likeminded Singaporeans", among which included "some ex PAP cadres", …

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MINDEF clarifies safety record and SOPs for Self-Propelled Howitzer, convenes COI to probe into CFC (NS) Aloysius Pang’s death

Following the death of Singaporean actor and reservist Corporal First Class (National Service) Aloysius Pang on Wednesday (23 Jan) after sustaining serious injuries while carrying out repair works inside the Singapore Self-Propelled Howitzer (SSPH) in New Zealand, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has issued a clarification regarding the safety record and standard operating procedures (SOP) of the SSPH. In a statement …

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Jeanne-Marie Ten: Appointment of former NUS Vice-Provost Lily Kong as President of SMU “is very wrong”

Former NUS student in 12-yr entanglement with University disappointed over former Vice-Provost Lily Kong's appoinment as SMU president after having exercised "poor judgement" in terminating MA candidature The subsequent appointment of former National University of Singapore (NUS) Vice-Provost Lily Kong as the President of Singapore Management University (SMU) "is very wrong", given that she "does not appear to have to …

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Government adamant on keeping identity of SingHealth cyberattacker secret while “experts” pinpoint China as alleged perpetrator

While the Singapore Government is adamant on keeping the identity of the SingHealth cyberattacker a secret from the public, several experts and foreign publications have pinpointed China as the perpetrator of what has been deemed as Singapore's largest cybersecurity breach to date. Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said on Monday (28 Jan) that the decision to keep the identities of the …

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Upcoming RuPaul’s Drag Race “Werq the World” live show in Singapore to be “assessed” by IMDA for “content classification”: MCI

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has received the arts entertainment (AE) licence application for the RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World live show - based on the Emmy award-winning reality television series RuPaul's Drag Race - and will assess the performance in accordance with the AECC, said Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran on 15 Jan. Responding to Nee Soon Member of Parliament …

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