Politics

MP Png Eng Huat questions who implements HDB’s Neighbourhood Renewal Programme – current WP MP or defeated PAP candidate?

Workers’ Party’s Member of Parliament (MP) for Hougang SMC Png Eng Huat took to his Facebook on Saturday (15 June) to question who is in charge of implementing Housing Development Board’s Neighbourhood Renewal Programme (NRP). NRP was introduced by HDB in 2007 to handle block and neighbourhood improvements, and it is fully-funded by the Government. In Mr Png’s post, he …

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Indonesia’s Constitutional Court to hold hearing of Prabowo’s legal challenge against Jokowi’s Presidential Election victory on Tuesday

Indonesia’s Constitutional Court has allowed the hearing of opposition former presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto’s lawsuit against his political opponent President Joko Widodo, who remains keen on challenging the latter’s victory in the archipelagic nation’s Presidential Election held in Apr. The Straits Times reported that the court has decided to schedule a hearing next Tue (18 Jun), a day later than …

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Who runs the Facebook pages of cabinet ministers? Who pays them?

In early 2019, Facebook released a new tool called ‘Page Transparency’ which allows people access to more information about a page and who is managing it. The tool is intended to help users determine whether a page can be trusted or not. The Page Transparency tab shows users information about when the page was created, a history of page name …

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Malaysia’s Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali slams allegations of his involvement in sex video scandal; politicians and netizens reject “gutter politics”

Malaysia’s Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali has vehemently denied the allegations surrounding his purported involvement in a sex video scandal, dismissing it as “a nefarious plot” to “assassinate” his “reputation and character” in a bid to damage his “political career”. In an official statement on Wed (12 Jun), he added that “this is clearly the latest in a series of …

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PM Lee’s Vietnamese “invasion” remarks “suggest an insolence” to Khmer Rouge massacre victims; politicians need “human rights awareness and training”: M Ravi

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s recent remarks on Vietnam’s intervention in Cambodia preceding the Khmer Rouge regime’s downfall “suggest an insolence” to over 1.6mil victims of the genocide, said Singaporean international human rights lawyer Ravi Madasamy, more commonly known as M Ravi. In the wake of former Thai PM and President of the Privy Council Prem Tinsulanonda’s passing, Mr Lee …

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