Author Archives: Kwok Fangjie

    Police probing Facebook post of Singapore flag shown being ripped apart
    By Kwok Fangjie Published on by Kwok Fangjie 0

    4 days after a Facebook post disrespecting the Singapore flag went viral, the police have commenced investigations on this matter. The Facebook post in question showed a black T-shirt with a graphic depicting the Singapore flag being ripped apart to reveal an Indian Read More

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    COI finds inadequate on-site casualty management and delayed evacuation of CFC Dave Lee as factors to his death
    By Kwok Fangjie Published on by Kwok Fangjie 0

    Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said in Parliament on Monday (6 Aug) that inadequate on-site casualty management and delayed evacuation to the medical centre were the likely reasons for CFC Dave Lee succumbing to this heat stroke injuries. The Minister was presenting the report from the Read More

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    Malaysian political activist: PAP risks falling like BN if it starts to believe too much in its own propaganda
    By Kwok Fangjie Published on by Kwok Fangjie 0

    In an opinion piece for Malaysiakini entitled ‘The fallacy of Singaporean exceptionalism’ on Wed (25 Jul), Malaysian Political Activist Nathaniel Tan has argued that supporters of the PAP should not blindly believe in their own propaganda. The idea that they are the best and are Read More

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    Barely 4 months after Temasek invested millions in Turkish restaurant chain, its parent conglomerate is facing severe debt restructuring woes
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    Earlier in April, it was reported that Temasek Holdings – together with Britain’s Metric Capital – had invested $200 million for a 17% stake in Turkey’s Dogus Restaurant Entertainment and Management (D.ream). The D.ream group had 42 restaurants under its name, most notable was the Nusr-Et Read More

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    Award-winning columnist: Mahathir’s win will shock the “complacent” Lee Hsien Loong into much needed reform
    By Kwok Fangjie Published on by Kwok Fangjie 0

    In an article for Nikkei Asia on Monday (23 Jul), famed Bloomberg columnist William Pesek has argued that Mahathir’s success will be the one saving Singapore from itself. This is because “if any government needs a jolt, it is Singapore’s”. The award-winning journalist started by arguing that Read More

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    Chan says that diversity in leadership needed, even as government lacks succession plans and is seen as elitist
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    Speaking to this year’s Public Service Commission (PSC) scholarship recipients on Wednesday (17 Jul), Minister-in-charge of the Public Service Chan Chun Sing said that there is a need for a diversity of experience within the Singapore’s leadership. This is particularly because the issues Read More

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    Despite Chan’s optimism, Bloomberg says that Singapore’s growth will be “good, but no longer distinctive”
    By Kwok Fangjie Published on by Kwok Fangjie 0

    On Thursday (19 Jul), well-known South-East Asian Economy reporter Michelle Jamrisko wrote an article for Bloomberg Entitled ‘Singapore’s Future Is Good, Not Great, Economists Estimate’ Jamrisko was referring to a report released the previous day by Oxford Economics which said that Singapore’s reliance Read More

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    Bloomberg: Singapore’s economic lead over Malaysia is Shrinking
    By Kwok Fangjie Published on by Kwok Fangjie 0

    In an article on Tuesday (17 Jul), Bloomberg noted that the economic gap between Singapore and its Northern neighbour is set to shrink over the next year. The author noted that after trailing for a third consecutive year, Malaysia “is inching closer to regaining Read More

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    Despite repeated claims of engagement with citizens, actions of PAP leadership show that they do not care for the well-being of people
    By Kwok Fangjie Published on by Kwok Fangjie 0

    It was reported on Sunday (15 Jun) that Cabinet Ministers will increase their visits to the heartlands to hear people’s views on various issues. This initiative built on Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat’s vision in May, where he said that the Government will Read More

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    Ho Kwon Ping says that PAP will not suffer same fate as UMNO, but academics think otherwise
    By Kwok Fangjie Published on by Kwok Fangjie 0

    Speaking at an OCBC Forum entitled Singapore Politics and Business in an Age of Disruption (12 Jul), Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Ho Kwon Ping said that the Singapore government is aware of the “jibes made against us and our political system” by the Malaysians. However, this Read More

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