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Singapore netizens sense ulterior motive to Malaysia’s ban of fish export in Jan-Feb 2019 though ban extends to all trade partners

The Malaysia government has announced that they will be seizing the export of four species of wild-caught fish and shrimp in order to cater for the inevitable shortage in the local market during the monsoon and festive seasons. Malaysian Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Salahuddin Ayub said on Monday at that mackerel (kembung), trevally (selar), Indian mackerel (pelaling), and pomfret …

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TODAY Online article reproduced on Malay Mail regarding contemporary bilateral disputes deemed “biased” by Malaysian netizens

An article detailing the timeline of bilateral disputes between Singapore and Malaysia titled “Why the Singapore-Malaysia maritime and airspace disputes matter” has received flak from Malaysian netizens for its alleged bias towards Singapore and its poor representation of the current Malaysian administration. The article, which was originally published on Singapore’s TODAY Online and reproduced on Malaysia’s Malay Mail, made the …

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Mistaken about actual length of fireworks, citizens decry waste of tax-money on hour-long show in year-end celebration at Marina Bay

The Urban Redevelopment Agency (URA) announced in a press release on Wednesday (5 December) that a series of breath-taking fireworks will light up Marina Bay for a full hour leading to midnight for the first time to celebrate New Year Eve. The agency stated that this multi-sensory fireworks musical will take the fireworks display to the next level. The audience will …

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Government can easily keep 377A while showing that they “listened to the people”

Let’s think about the timeline of events: 6 Sept – India repeals Section 377, a colonial-era law that criminalised consensual adult gay sex. 6-8 Sept – Singapore’s veteran diplomat Tommy Koh says he “would encourage our gay community to bring a class action to challenge the constitutionality of Section 377A”. IPS Director and (more relevantly) Chief of Government Communications Janadas …

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Former diplomat Bilahari Kausikan questions Dr Thum Ping Tjin’s loyalty to Singapore

Singapore’s former Ambassador-at-Large Mr Bilahari Kausikan has called into question Singaporean historian Dr Thum Ping Tjin’s loyalty to the country after the latter had “invited” Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad to “interfere” in “Singapore’s internal politics”. In his commentary on a SMRT Feedback by The Vigilanteh Facebook post which he had shared yesterday (4 Sep), Mr Kausikan raised the …

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Allegations of treason rampant on pro-PAP fanpage

Following the allegations made by Member of Parliament Seah Kian Peng in his Facebook post on 1 Sept, pro-People’s Action Party supporters have been calling the named individuals by Mr Seah as traitors and performing character assassination on them. In his post, Mr Seah wrote that historian Thum Ping Tjin and his friends have invited Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to …

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