Danisha Hakeem

Lawyer in exile and former student union leader meets Malaysian Prime Minister along with other activists

Lawyer in exile and president of the University of Singapore’s Students’ Union (USSU) in the 70s, Mr Tan Wah Piow, among other political activists, met Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad at the Perdana Leadership Foundation in the administrative capital of Putrajaya yesterday (Aug 30). The purpose of the meeting was to extend an invitation to the Prime Minister to …

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Netizens applaud Christian NGO head’s open letter to Ministers

Singapore is in need of leaders who are compassionate and driven by a strong desire to serve its people above all else, and who are not “disconnected” with the struggles of the average Singaporean to the point of calling people who earn less than half a million “mediocre”, said the managing director of RADION Enterprise, Mr Eugene Wee. Mr Wee, …

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Singapore in need of leaders who are compassionate, not “disconnected” with the people: Christian NGO head

Founder and co-executive of the international Christian humanitarian organisation RADION International, Mr Eugene Wee, has written an open letter to Singapore’s Ministers in response to the heated debate surrounding Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s “solutions” in coping with rising living costs in Singapore. In a Facebook post dated 23 Aug, Mr Wee also touched on the issue of exorbitant ministerial …

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No prohibition on foreign buyers, says Johor’s Forest City project developer

The developer of the US$100bil Forest City residential project in Johor has disputed claims that Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad had announced that the Government will bar foreigners from purchasing homes in the project. In a press statement yesterday (27 Aug), Country Garden Pacificview suggested that the Prime Minister’s remarks might have been “taken out of context”. The property …

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DBS employee probed over Facebook illustration of torn Singapore flag fired

Following police investigations regarding the case of an employee of the Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) who had posted a picture on Facebook featuring a depiction of the Singapore flag being torn, DBS has announced that the employee in question is no longer working with the bank. DBS has clarified today (28 Aug) via Facebook that Mr Avijit Das Patnaik, …

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NTU to stop giving out free plastic bags starting 1 Oct

In a move towards sustainability and raising environmental awareness, free plastic bags will no longer be distributed at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) starting 1 Oct. President of NTU Mr Subra Suresh declared yesterday (27 Aug) that the ban on handing out free plastic bags on retail and F&B (food & beverage) premises at the university is part of NTU’s five-year …

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