Tag: Mahathir Mohamad

Miscommunication over who postponed the Singapore-Malaysia Leaders’ Retreat since clarified – it was Malaysia

The 9th Singapore-Malaysia Leaders’ Retreat has been postponed, and for a while, no one knew who was responsible for the postponement. In the confusion, Malaysia thought that Singapore requested the change of date, but it has since been clarified that it was Malaysia that...

Malaysian opposition leader Zahid Hamidi says LGBTQ+ community responsible for Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami

An opposition leader from Malaysia, Zahid Hamidi, believes that he knows the cause of the earthquake and tsunami that killed at least 2,000 and displaced almost 100,000 in Indonesia last month. Inexplicably, Mr. Zahid has placed the blame squarely on the LGBTQ+ community, claiming...

Netizens point out that return of S$15.3 million in pilfered 1MDB money is more than M’sia’s HSR penalty of S$15 million

Yesterday, a Singapore court S$15.3 million misappropriated from beleaguered state investment firm 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) to be returned to Malaysia. However, netizens were quick to point out that this amount was more than Malaysia’s penalty S$15 million to suspend work on the Kuala...

Singaporeans slam activist Jolovan Wham for saying burning the state flag should come under freedom of expression

Yet again, many Singaporeans have taken to social media to call out activist Jolovan Wham for his comment on Twitter as to how burning the state flag it should be considered freedom of expression. Others also brought up his recent meeting with Malaysian Prime...

Minimum wage: Mahathir defends wage hike increase

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad of Malaysia has come out in defense of the uniformed minimum wage increase to RM 1,050 from first January 2019 throughout the country amidst criticism and objections from trade unions, opposition and even leaders within his own coalition government. Following recommendations...

Shanmugam prepared to respond to activists’ complaints, to put facts on record about Dr M meeting

Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam stands by his earlier comments on the activists who met with Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad last week, according to his press secretary Mr Sunny Lee. Mr Lee responded to a complaint letter by historian...

Bilahari Kausikan asks of PJ Thum, “Which is his country and who are his people?”

Mr. Kausikan took to Facebook again to air his views concerning the controversy surrounding Dr. Thum, considering that he and other ‘activists’ (the word is put in quotes by the former Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) recently met with Malaysian Prime Minister...

PJ Thum fights back, calls allegations that he’s a traitor “ridiculous and unfounded”

Dr. Pingtjin Thum took to Facebook on Monday, September 3, to completely debunk the idea that he is a traitor to Singapore. This latest post may very well be a response to a Facebook post by Member of Parliament Seah Kian Peng on September...

Thum treading in deep political waters

Thum Ping-tjin, the man who swam across the English Channel found himself in deep political waters after crossing the narrow Straits of Johor to meet the strongman of Malaysia, Dr. Mahathir Mohamed. Dr Mahathir, who is now doing his second run as the prime...

Calvin Cheng: PJ Thum was not wrong, S’poreans’ over-reaction based on lack of knowledge

Former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Calvin Cheng took to Facebook to explain side with historian Thum Ping-tjin who suggested that Singaporeans should celebrate Malaysia’s Independence Day with them. https://www.facebook.com/pjthum/posts/10105207399551351?__xts__=68.ARAcwN89Aec8ktdMjC5AjanDxmgnrYwIFLfwbACdsIsfDQX432WwWJ_gtJWJLMDWaqqmO04R5zj9AC7dQIU0sF8znbh5XlC1fH9W0ymec1JHNe4hMFiFW-_9S7kInYCqfyrK8TLiGvLSzCEX5KgzPewqOqADffbLhko-uZc9lPI_HciGUvgCXVI&__tn__=-R In his post, Thum said, “Selamat Hari Merdeka to the people of the former Federation of...