Correspondent

Yaacob: I think Singaporeans more positive about PAP today

In an interview with Channel News Asia on Sunday (13 May), former Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim said that the government is trying their “very best” to grow the economy. He also acknowledged that they are aware about concerns over the cost of living and that residents know that the government “is trying [their] very best”. When asked …

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Tale of 2 Finance Ministers: One abolishes GST while the other increases

Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who became the 7th PM of Malaysia on Thurs (10 May) announced yesterday (12 May) that Lim Guan Eng, also the deputy president of Pakatan, would be the new Finance Minister of Malaysia. The Star reported that Lim’s appointment as Finance Minister has been lauded by businessmen and observers. “This news of Lim Guan Eng being the …

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Australia’s Prof: PAP could be next to fall due to its brand becoming ‘toxic’

In an article published yesterday (11 May) by The Australian Financial Review, an authority on business, finance and investment news in Australia, an Australia’s professor said that the Malaysian opposition’s winning at the poll this week can serve as a warning for Singapore’s PAP government (‘Mahathir’s victory a warning shot for Singapore’s PAP‘). The writer is Prof James Chin, the …

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PM Lee said Najib has the confidence in GE14 results 4 months ago

During the 8th Singapore-Malaysia Annual Retreat, which was held in Singapore in January this year (16 Jan), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made an off-the-cuff remark on the 14th Malaysia GE looming then at the retreat’s press conference. Video of his remark immediately went viral, especially in Malaysia. Speaking to the media at the time and in response to a …

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M’sia opposition win at GE shows power of smartphones

The win by Malaysian opposition Pakatan Harapan in Malaysia’s 14th GE yesterday (9 May) shows that smartphones are by-passing the heavy media censorship by the Malaysian government, especially in the rural areas. It’s no secret that all along, the Barisan Nasional (BN) strength lies in rural areas as proven in the 13th general election. In the 2013 general election, 108 …

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