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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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Did Kuek spread “fake news” when he said news of stepping down was “purely speculative” after he offered to resign?

Last week (19 Apr), SMRT announced that it had conducted a “global search” before deciding on former Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant-General Neo Kian Hong as the person to replace Desmond Kuek as its new chief executive. ST also reported that Kuek had, in fact, offered to resign soon after the tunnel-flooding incident occurred in Oct last year. “The Straits …

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Potential 4G PM Chan: PM Lee decides where I go and what I do

In a Straits Times report today (‘Chun Sing says NTUC will do job well even without him’, 20 Apr), potential 4th generation PM Chan Chun Sing told reporters, “Where I go, what I do, is the Prime Minister’s prerogative.” He was asked whether he is moving to a new role after the Cabinet reshuffle, which is expected to be announced …

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Singapore People’s Party: LTA needs to make public its strategy in dealing with PMD issue

Singapore People’s Party (SPP) issued a statement on Thursday to express its concern over the continuing spate of accidents involving Personal Mobility Devices (PMDs) in Singapore. The party highlighted the recent accidents reported in media and note the importance of making neighbourhoods safe for children, elderly and members of the public. SPP noted that other than regulations currently set in place …

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Kuek steps down as CEO after making at least $10M from SMRT

It has been reported that SMRT Chief Desmond Kuek is stepping down after 5.5 years at the helm. Another ex-Chief of Defence Force Neo Kian Hong is taking over him. When Kuek was appointed CEO of SMRT in Oct 2012 to replace former CEO Saw Phaik Hwa, then Chairman Koh Yong Guan said, “After an extensive search and selection process, …

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Poh Soh Kai: “We must learn from history and not myths, history that is grounded in the events and realities of the time”

Former Barisan Sosialis assistant secretary-general and ISA detainee, Dr Poh Soo Kai issued a response to the claim by Minister of Home Affairs and Law, K Shanmugam that Operation Coldstore was mounted on grounds of “national security” at the hearing before the Parliamentary Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods on 29 March 2018, challenging the assertion that he and his …

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ST says 3 veteran ministers stepping down to be replaced by 4G ones

Straits Times reported on its papers today (14 Apr) that three veteran ministers will be stepping down when Parliament resumes on 7 May next month. Quoting its “sources”, ST identified the three to be: Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say Information and Communications Minister Yaacob Ibrahim ST wrote that “farewell plans are afoot at …

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