Danisha Hakeem

“PAP’s response” to growing inequality within Singapore’s society “has been largely defensive”: Associate Professor Bridget Welsh

Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party (PAP)’s response to the growing inequality in the Republic has been “largely defensive,” according to Bridget Welsh, an Associate Professor of Political Science at John Cabot University. In her summary of 2018, which was published on 31 Dec on East Asia Forum, Welsh wrote: “With the blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians featuring the Singaporean super-wealthy in the backdrop, …

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Permanent Restricted Area over Pasir Gudang airspace will have “adverse impact on civil aviation”: Singapore’s MOT

The setting up of a permanent Restricted Area over the Pasir Gudang airspace starting Wednesday (2 Jan) will have an “adverse impact on civil aviation”, according to Singapore’s Ministry of Transport (MOT). In response to media queries regarding the establishment of the restricted area, MOT said on Tuesday (1 Jan) that such an impact will arise as a result of …

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Nobel Prize-winning economist cites Li Shengwu’s “Credible Mechanisms” as 2018’s most significant economics research paper

A paper co-authored by Harvard University’s Economics associate professor Li Shengwu was picked by 2012 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Alvin Roth as being the most significant economics research paper in 2018. Professor Roth of Stanford University told business news platform Quartz that the paper – titled Credible Mechanisms – “defines a notion of “credibility” of an auction, having to do …

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ST accused of deliberate misreporting regarding purported settlement between IPIC and 1MDB

The Straits Times was accused of deliberate misreporting regarding what it calls a “so-called settlement” between controversial state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and Abu Dhabi’s state-owned International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) over two separate bond offerings arranged and underwritten by global investment banking firm Goldman Sachs International six years ago worth US$3.5 bil in total. Veteran business journalist P. Gunasegaran …

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Bill on deliberate online falsehoods to be tabled possibly by the first half of next year, says Senior Minister Edwin Tong as the prospect of GE2019 looms

Senior Minister of State for Law Edwin Tong has hinted at the tabling of a Bill aimed at curbing the spread of deliberate online falsehoods in the coming months after numerous consultations and debates among legislators and members of the public surrounding the potential anti-“fake news” laws. Mr Tong’s revelation came not long after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had …

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Straits Times and Channel NewsAsia limit news circulation of Leong suing PM Lee by not posting their stories on Facebook

Following the news of veteran Singaporean blogger’s Leong Sze Hian defence and countersuit against Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore’s most prominent mainstream news outlets appear to be limiting their circulation of the news as Channel NewsAsia (CNA) and The Straits Times (ST) did not share their articles regarding the issue on their Facebook pages where most of the readers would …

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