Correspondent

Who hired Russian operatives to reply to academics supporting Dr Thum?

It was reported that an open letter jointly signed by 284 academics around the world, was sent to the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods on Monday (30 Apr) in relation to the conduct of the committee’s hearings which were held in March. The letter had expressed deep concern with regard to the committee’s treatment of Singapore historian, Dr Thum …

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Former AG criticises Govt for not prosecuting Keppel management in 1995 bribery case

Former Attorney-General Walter Woon wrote an article, which was published in ST today (‘Punishing corporate corruption’, 30 Apr), criticising the government for not prosecuting the Keppel management involved in the 1995 bribery case. In June 1995, Keppel was cited in a UK probe into a bribery scandal involving an Exxon subsidiary’s employee. The person, Cornelius Van der Horst, who handled …

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NTU Prof: Next PM between Chan and Heng, Ong is out

In a CNA report yesterday (25 Apr), Assistant Professor Woo Jun Jie at the Public Policy & Global Affairs Programme of NTU thinks that Ong Ye Kung is out of the race for Prime Minister. The competition for Singapore’s next PM has now been further narrowed to between Chan Chun Sing and Heng Swee Keat. Prof Woo teaches Singapore Politics …

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Purchase of Basslink giving Temasek headache – Tasmanian Govt now demands more than $100m in compensation

In the 60’s, the Tasmanian Government of Australia first examined the possibility of linking Tasmania’s electricity grid with mainland Australia. In the 90s, state entities in Victoria and Tasmania began to undertake investigations for an electricity transmission interconnector to link Tasmania to mainland Australia. In 2000, Tasmanian Government announced the appointment of the National Grid (UK) as the builder, owner …

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MP Lee Bee Wah: I’m friends with everyone except those from WP

MP Lee Bee Wah recently gave an interview to ST Sunday Life, which was published on Sunday (22 Apr). LBW’s Malaysian family and home village worship Lee Kuan Yew She revealed that she was born in Johor. Her family later moved to Melaka and lived in a rubber plantation. She studied in Melaka and did well to do science at …

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