Kwok Fangjie

ST editor to PAP: Beware of mini-tsunamis that could add up to one large-tsunami

On Sunday (13 May), ST Opinion Editor Chua Mui Hoong wrote a piece entitled ‘Malaysian General Election: 5 takeaways for Singapore’. In her essay, she attributed the downfall of the Malaysian government to the result of a discontent against the Barisan Nasional (BN). This eventually caused the BN to lose, despite many analysts who earlier predicted that this discontent would …

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Inderjit Singh: Factors behind BN’s loss not irrelevant to PAP’s current leaders

In a Facebook post on Thursday (10 May), former People’s Action Party Member of Parliament, Inderjit Singh identified three key factors behind the shock loss of Malaysia’s ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition. What was interesting about the post was that he felt that the situation was not entirely alien to PAP’s 4G leadership. He even made reference to the President’s opening …

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Chan Chun Sing echos PM Lee and says that Singapore is “closely following” Malaysian elections

On Thursday (10 May), a Channel News Asia article quoted Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing as saying that the Singapore Government is “closely following” developments in Malaysia following the shock election. He added that the two countries share a “longstanding and broad-ranging relationships” and developments across the causeway could have a “direct or indirect impact” on Singapore given the …

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ST ignores real world case studies and and publishes propaganda about the capabilities of former generals

The Sunday Times published an opinion piece on Sunday (6 May) entitled “Where do former generals go?”. The author citied leadership consultant Malini Vaidya on how these ex-military men supposedly have “complex leadership capabilities” that are developed under pressure. This in turn makes them suitable for top jobs in the private sector despite having a military background. It was then …

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Potential PM Chan talks about upgrading workers’ skills despite limited success of past schemes; Netizens remain unconvinced

In his outgoing speech as Labour chief on May Day (1 May), Minister Chan Chun Sing said that the labour movement will inject $200 million into a scheme which will aim to subsidise training for union members. He added that there was urgency in training and upgrading workers’ skills amid an era of technological change. Back in 2016, Prime Minister Lee Hsien …

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