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The Online Citizen

Mahathir warns fake news laws may be abused by Government

by Khush Chopra Stunning. Take note my dear fellow Singaporean’s. Take careful heed. Speaking at a press conference to wrap up a series of annual Ministerial meetings during Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s visit to Malaysia on Tuesday (9 April), Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir tells Pinky quite literally to his face that the real problem with fake news laws is …

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Transparent and public Commission of Inquiry should be formed to investigate DBS’ sale of securities by Hyflux to prevent retail investors from getting hurt so badly again

by Khush Chopra The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has declared that there was no form of ‘impropriety’ found in DBS’ arrangement of the sale of perpetual securities by Hyflux in 2016. This is the problem in Singapore. Without any transparency or public inquiry, DBS is cleared willy nilly. Just like that. These teflon coated elite darlings can simply do …

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From Swiss-standard to being a city of follies

Is Singapore becoming the new “Moulin Rouge” of Asia? by Joseph Nathan When PM-designated 4G political leaders like Heng Swee Keat and Chan Chun Sing advocated for the push towards the 10-million populations, Singaporeans naturally got alarmed and questioned its logic and rationale. Such push-backs are no longer an exception as the spuriousness of their economic policy-changes are getting to …

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Protection for us or for them?

by Teo Soh Lung The longer the People’s Action Party (PAP) remains in power, the more oppressive the laws and regulations will be. The Public Order Act (2009) and the Administration of Justice (Protection) Act (2016) are two examples where the laws are not meant to protect the people or the judiciary but to shield the government from criticisms. Sadly, …

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No bail out for Hyflux?

by Tan Kin Lian No bail out for Hyflux It is easy for people to mutter the words, “the govt should not use tax payers money to bail out Hyflux”. Even the highly paid Minister for the Environment and Water Resources muttered these words. As an intelligent minister, I would expect him to spend some time to understand the part …

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A chance meeting, and someone’s life has been changed

A chance meeting in a coffee-shop in Potong Pasir between a wheelchair-bound resident and a potential Singapore People’s Party (SPP) candidate at the next General Elections has led to what can only be described as a life-changing meeting. On 2 April, when details of the upcoming 2019 World Para-Swimming World Series Singapore leg which will be held in May at …

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Singapore is more than ready for a minority race PM

Dr Huang Shoou Chyuan In a recent forum at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) attended by more than 700 students, Minister Heng Swee Keat tried to convince Singaporeans why we are not ready for a non-Chinese Prime Minister. To many observers, this is just another way of enunciating why the popular Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam was not considered acceptable as …

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