Chan warns Malaysia: Risk of escalation cannot be underestimated

Former Army Chief and 2nd Assistant Secretary-General of PAP Chan Chun Sing warned that the "risk of escalation cannot be underestimated" regarding the recent incursion by Malaysian vessels in Singapore waters. Speaking to reporters at a community event yesterday (8 Dec), Chan urged all parties to revert to the "pre-Oct 25 status quo ante for things to calm down". This …

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Singapore has to “now pay the price” over thorny bilateral relations with Malaysia due to Singapore leaders’ rigidity: Former NTUC Income CEO Tan Kin Lian

Singapore has to "pay the price" for frosty bilateral relations with Malaysia, and the consequences will "cost many times more than the money that we should have spent", said Singaporean businessman and former Chief Executive Officer of NTUC Income Tan Kin Lian. In a Facebook post on Friday (7 Dec), Mr Tan wrote, in reference to the recent bilateral disputes …

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Malaysian netizens rebut Singapore’s former diplomat Bilahari Kausikan’s “bogeyman” statement

The "political uncertainty" in Malaysia, following Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's return to the premiership post under the Pakatan Harapan coalition, has led to the re-emergence of thorny bilateral relations between the nation and neighbouring Singapore, said Singapore's former Ambassador-at-Large Bilahari Kausikan. The former diplomat wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday (4 Dec) that such political uncertainty, as a …

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Governments, authorities, and political parties decide if elections are “free and fair”, not tech firms such as Facebook: Facebook’s EMEA vice president for public policy

While tech giants such as Facebook want to do what is necessary using the tools they have engineered in order to contribute to a democratic and just election process in the age of online disinformation surrounding politics, Facebook's vice president for public policy for Europe, Middle East and Africa Richard Allan said that ultimately the governments and political parties of …

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SDP member Khung Wai Yeen: PM Lee suing Leong Sze Hian over sharing article akin to “suing” an “auntie who fell prey to a scammer” for scamming

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's act of suing blogger Leong Sze Hian for defamation over the latter's sharing of a Facebook post is akin to suing an "auntie, who fell prey to a scammer, for scam because she unknowingly roped in her friends on that "good deal" she found", said Singapore Democratic Party member Khung Wai Yeen. In a Facebook post …

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