Anwar Ibrahim feels Malays need time to adjust to eradication of race-based policies

Malaysia’s Prime Minister-in-waiting, Anwar Ibrahim, believes that it will take time for the Malays in Malaysia to accept a shift of race-based affirmative action to needs-based. He was speaking at the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore yesterday, 6th Nov. Anwar, who is the Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) President-elect, was responding to a question on whether or not he sees …

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Singapore’s GE13 could be held in 2019, say PM Lee

The general elections may be called as soon as next year, says Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. While speaking at the welcome dinner dialogue of the Bloomberg New Economic Forum, PM Lee was asked if Singpore’s bicentennial celebration of Sir Stamford Raffles’ arrival next year might be a reason to bring forward the general election which is due to be …

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Singapore’s rail system is improving in reliability, says Transport Minister

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced that Singapore’s rail network has achieved a new level of reliability. Speaking at the Joint Forum on Infrastructure Maintenance on 2nd November, Mr Khaw said that the system recorded an overall 660,000 train-km between delays between January and September of this year, surpassing last year’s distance of 180,000 train-km. This, Mr Khaw said, was …

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Anonymous writer urges President Halimah to reconsider granting clemencies

An open letter written anonymously was posted by Facebook user Brittanie Bartlett on behalf of her ‘really good friend’. The letter is an appeal to President Halimah Yacob to grant clemency to those facing the death penalty, specifically drug traffickers. The letter opens with the writer drawing a comparison between President Halimah and former President Wee Kim Wee, calling them …

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Malaysia is not backing down in their attempts to raise water prices for Singapore

It should come as no surprise to anyone that the Malaysian government is pushing to revisit the water price issue with Singapore. Malaysian Deputy Foreign Minister Marzuki Yahya told parliament on Wednesday that the Malaysian Federal Government will attempt to restart negotiations with Singapore. Again. “The government is very committed and remains firm on its stance regarding the water issue …

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