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SUPPER CLUB | HAN JOK KWANG & FRANCIS CHU WA

Han Jok Kwang and Francis Chu Wa: Cars and bikes – it’s a trade-off

Cycling got a push from Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan last week when he urged that it become a “viable transport option”. Avid cyclists Han Jok Kwang – chief information officer of...

Malaysia-Singapore joint venture firm need not pay development charge on three parcels of former railway land, says arbitral tribunal

An international Arbitral Tribunal has decided that the Malaysia-Singapore joint venture company, M+S, need not pay a development charge on three parcels of former railway land, bringing to a close a...

Mindset matters more than a degree

Many diploma holders would probably not apply for a job that asked for university graduates. But I did and that decision 16 years ago changed my life.

PM Lee on democracy: Asian states must find own way

The Western media may paint popular democracy as a good thing but politics operates in different ways in Asia, says Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Learning about moderation from the Swedes

There is a Swedish cafe here called Fika which I’ve visited several times.

News and Features

Oct 31, 2014 01:27 PM

Background to the development charge issue on three parcels of Malayan Railway land

SINGAPORE – In 1990, Singapore’s then prime minister Lee Kuan Yew and Malaysia's then finance minister Daim Zainuddin signed a Points of Agreement (POA) over the relocation of the Malayan Railway station from Tanjong Pagar to Woodlands.

Oct 31, 2014 11:20 AM

Malaysia-Singapore joint venture firm need not pay development charge on three parcels of former railway land, says arbitral tribunal

An international Arbitral Tribunal has decided that the Malaysia-Singapore joint venture company, M+S, need not pay a development charge on three parcels of former railway land, bringing to a close a dispute between the two countries over the tax.

Oct 30, 2014 07:27 PM

"Manicured and choreographed" - S’pore in the eyes of former Pakistani envoy

SINGAPORE – Manicured and choreographed was how Pakistan’s former high commissioner to Singapore, Mr Sajjad Ashraf, described the country to a compatriot in 2004 when he arrived here to start his four-year posting.

Oct 29, 2014 08:46 AM

PM Lee on democracy: Asian states must find own way

The Western media may paint popular democracy as a good thing but politics operates in different ways in Asia, says Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Oct 28, 2014 08:31 AM

Is Singapore's competitiveness on the slide?

Last week, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its yearly review of the Singapore economy known as the Article IV Consultations, flagged a concern over the country's further plans to slow the inflow of foreign workers.

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Han Jok Kwang and Francis Chu Wa: Cars and bikes – it’s a trade-off

Cycling got a push from Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan last week when he urged that it become a “viable transport option”. Avid cyclists Han Jok Kwang – chief information officer of electronics maker Venture Corp – and Francis Chu Wa, co-founder of Love Cycling SG, tell Lim Yan...

Yeo Guat Kwang: An animal’s life is still a life

He is known for tending to consumer protection, when he was Case president, and foreign labour issues as Migrant Workers’ Centre chairman. But now, it’s animals. Veteran backbench MP Yeo Guat Kwang (Ang Mo Kio GRC) has proposed an amendment to the Animals and Birds Act – one of two Private...

 

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