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Politics

Tale of 2 Finance Ministers: One abolishes GST while the other increases

Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who became the 7th PM of Malaysia on Thurs (10 May) announced yesterday (12 May) that Lim Guan Eng, also the deputy president of Pakatan, would be the new Finance Minister of Malaysia. The Star reported that Lim’s appointment as Finance Minister has been lauded by businessmen and observers. “This news of Lim Guan Eng being the …

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Has Singapore’s political scene changed in any way since 2004?

For those who are overwhelmed with hope for political change in Singapore after seeing what has transpired in Malaysia in the past week, here is something for you to reflect on if Singapore has the possibility of seeing a change in the near future by assessing the current situation at hand. An assessment of Singapore’s political climate was supposedly produced …

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Australia’s Prof: PAP could be next to fall due to its brand becoming ‘toxic’

In an article published yesterday (11 May) by The Australian Financial Review, an authority on business, finance and investment news in Australia, an Australia’s professor said that the Malaysian opposition’s winning at the poll this week can serve as a warning for Singapore’s PAP government (‘Mahathir’s victory a warning shot for Singapore’s PAP‘). The writer is Prof James Chin, the …

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PM Lee said Najib has the confidence in GE14 results 4 months ago

During the 8th Singapore-Malaysia Annual Retreat, which was held in Singapore in January this year (16 Jan), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made an off-the-cuff remark on the 14th Malaysia GE looming then at the retreat’s press conference. Video of his remark immediately went viral, especially in Malaysia. Speaking to the media at the time and in response to a …

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Singapore Democratic Party congratulates the people of Malaysia

The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) issued a statement today to congratulate the people of Malaysia for the courage to vote for change in their country as well as Dr Mahathir, Mr Anwar Ibrahim and the leaders of Pakatan Harapan in their victory. Opposition coalition, Pakatan Harapan (PH) had won 113 of parliament’s 222 seats, securing the simple majority required to form the new …

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M’sia opposition win at GE shows power of smartphones

The win by Malaysian opposition Pakatan Harapan in Malaysia’s 14th GE yesterday (9 May) shows that smartphones are by-passing the heavy media censorship by the Malaysian government, especially in the rural areas. It’s no secret that all along, the Barisan Nasional (BN) strength lies in rural areas as proven in the 13th general election. In the 2013 general election, 108 …

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Lee Hsien Loong looks forward to developing an equally constructive relationship with next Malaysian government

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has published a Facebook post on the results of the 14th Malaysia General Election, saying that Singapore is following the situation closely. The opposition coalition, Pakatan Harapan (PH) had won 113 out of the 222 seats needed to form the federal government in the GE last night, removing the incumbent ruling party – Barisan Nasional – from its …

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Najib leaves to Yang di-Pertuan Agong to decide who will be Malaysia’s next Prime Minister

At the press conference held at 11am, Barisan Nasional leader, Najib Rasek accused the Opposition of creating lies and defamation. Last night, media outlets covering the 14th Malaysia General Election were told of the press conference at 11am after Najib did not appear to address BN’s supporters in a previously scheduled press conference. This morning, Mr Najib also talked how BN has …

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Malaysia GE14: Dr Mahathir announces coalition won significant majority of seats and will seek to restore rule of law in Malaysia

Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad has announced in a press conference at Selangor that his party coalition, Pakatan Harapan (PH) has gained a significant majority in the Malaysia General Election 14. The chairman of PH said that his party coalition had already achieved simple majority earlier in the night as the party at Sarawak is allied with PH. However, as the …

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