Rubaashini Shunmuganathan

Leading Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong arrested: party

Leading Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong was arrested Friday, his party said, a day ahead of a planned rally in the city that has been banned by police. His arrest came just hours after the reported detention at Hong Kong’s airport of a vocal independence campaigner, and as Beijing continues to pile pressure on the anti-establishment movement in the …

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Despite differences in home country, WP MPs keep “broadly united front” with PAP overseas, says MP Pritam Singh

While representing Singapore overseas, Workers’ Party (WP) chief Pritam Singh revealed that his party maintains a “broadly united front” with MPs from the ruling party, People’s Action Party (PAP). He explained that the party does this as it is consistent with WP’s goal of providing a better future for Singapore. Mr Singh, who is currently in Bangkok for the ASEAN …

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Hong Kong police ban mass protest over safety fears

Hong Kong police have banned a mass pro-democracy rally from going ahead on Saturday over public safety concerns, organisers said, after last weekend saw some of the worst violence in three months of political unrest in the financial hub. In a letter to the Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF) on Thursday, police said they feared some participants would commit “violent …

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MP Pritam Singh is all praise for WP volunteers who are not recognised by PA as grassroots representatives

Aljunied GRC Member of Parliament (MP) and Workers’ Party chief Pritam Singh took to his Facebook on Monday (26 August) to express his admiration towards WP volunteers and supporters who go all out to help the locals, despite not being recognised as grassroots representatives by the People’s Association (PA). “At every dinner, the WP MPs are joined by WP volunteers/supporters …

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Malaysia ex-PM Najib ‘pivotal’ in 1MDB plunder, trial hears

by M. Jegathesan Malaysia’s ex-prime minister Najib Razak played a pivotal role in plundering state fund 1MDB and hundreds of millions of dollars were illicitly channelled to his bank account, a prosecutor said Wednesday at the opening of his biggest graft trial. Claims that Najib and his cronies pilfered massive sums from the fund and spent it on everything from …

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Marathoner Soh Rui Yong files defamation writ against Malik Aljunied after Malik fails to respond to a previous legal letter

The dispute between two-time marathon champion Soh Rui Yong and executive director of Singapore Athletics (SA) Syed Abdul Malik Aljunied continues as the runner has now filed a defamation writ against the sports official. Mentioning this on a Facebook post on Tuesday (27 August), Mr Soh said that he has now taken matters to the courts after Mr Malik failed …

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Metro Department Store at Centrepoint to close its doors permanently next month

After operating for five years at The Centrepoint, Metro Department Store is all set to close its flagship store at the mall next month. Prior to Metro’s announcement, other tenants like Times Bookstore and TianPo Jewellery also revealed that they will be leaving the 36-year-old mall after they put up their own moving out sales. Besides these big names, there …

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