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Poet in Singapore wins award for his unpublished manuscript

Lawrence Ypil, a poet and essayist from Cebu, the Philippine who is currently based in Singapore, teaching at Yale-NUS, has been awarded the first prize of the Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize. The prize is awarded annually to unpublished manuscripts of original Anglophone poetry by authors of Asian heritage. The winner will have their book published and receive USD1000. Judge’s …

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Malaysian police filed charges against Jho Low and his father over 1MDB probe

The 1MDB  case continues to unfold in Malaysia as the Malaysian police filed the first set of criminal charges against Low Taek Jho a.k.a Kho Low and his father over money allegedly stolen from 1 Malaysia Development Bhd. The Edge Market reports that the charged were filed in absentia as Jho Low continues to evade Malaysian authorities. The Edge Markets …

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Singapore’s MSK_Poseidon raising the bar for local PUBG esports scene

Esports is a fast growing sector of sports and Singapore is not being left behind. In April, a group of gamers who call themselves MSK_Poseidon became the only Singaporean team to qualify for the PUBG Australia Invitational 2018, placing 7th our of 20 teams. In June, they were crowned champions at the PUBG SEA Championship Tournament. Most recently in August, …

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Crazy Rich Asians delivers on the promise of lavishness and love

First thing’s first, I haven’t read the book originally written by Kevin Kwan, so I can’t make comparisons or tell you how faithful the movie is to the original. However, I can tell you that Crazy Rich Asians the movie is colourful, extravagant, dramatic and filled to the brim with ridiculous antics of the disgustingly wealthy. The movie is also …

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How Malaysians dealt with draconian laws for the sake of change

On 18th August, Malaysian community organisation Engage organised a forum in Johor entitled ‘Can Singapore do a Malaysia?’ The forum centered around the historical shake-up in Malaysia’s recent 14th General Election which saw the 61-year ruling government ousted from office by the fresh new coalition of opposition parties called Pakatan Harapan. This peaceful change of government in Malaysia begs the …

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The manipulation of race and religion in politics that needs to be addressed

On 18th August, Malaysian community organisation Engage organised a forum in Johor entitled ‘Can Singapore do a Malaysia?’ The forum centered around the historical shake-up in Malaysia’s recent 14th General Election which saw the 61-year ruling government ousted from office by the fresh new coalition of opposition parties called Pakatan Harapan (PH). This peaceful change of government in Malaysia begs …

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The problem of cronyism when in pursuit of political change

On 18th August, Malaysian community organisation Engage organised a forum in Johor entitled ‘Can Singapore do a Malaysia?’ The forum centered around the historical shake-up in Malaysia’s recent 14th General Election which saw the 61-year ruling government ousted from office by the fresh new coalition of opposition parties called Pakatan Harapan. This peaceful change of government in Malaysia begs the …

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Different bodies have to work together to prevent sliding back after success of change in Malaysia

On 18th August, Malaysian community organisation Engage organised a forum in Johor entitled ‘Can Singapore do a Malaysia?’ The forum centered around the historical shake-up in Malaysia’s recent 14th General Election which saw the 61-year ruling government ousted from office by the fresh new coalition of opposition parties called Pakatan Harapan. This peaceful change of government in Malaysia begs the …

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Singapore definitely can achieve a change in govt but question is when, and whether alternatives are avaliable

On 18th August, Malaysian community organisation Engage organised a forum in Johor entitled ‘Can Singapore do a Malaysia?’ The forum centered around the historical shake-up in Malaysia’s recent 14th General Election which saw the 61-year ruling government ousted from office by the fresh new coalition of opposition parties called Pakatan Harapan. This peaceful change of government in Malaysia begs the …

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Ground-up Initiative kampong chief & founder, Tay Hock Lai dies at 54

The sudden passing of Tay Lai Hock was announced on the Ground-Up Initiative (GUI) Facebook page on Tuesday Morning (Aug 14). The founder and ‘kampong chief’ of the non-profit organization apparently collapsed at work on Tuesday morning and couldn’t be revived. He was then rushed to the hospital in an ambulance where we later died. Tay Hock Lai who has …

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