Tag: Politics

Trump tells Congresswomen to ‘go back’ where they’re from

US President Donald Trump on Sunday told unnamed Democratic Congresswomen to "go back" where they came from, prompting senior members of the party to brand him a "racist" and a xenophobe. It is the latest controversial comment by Trump, who last year reportedly referred to countries...

Possible new ministerial positions in Indonesia, ministers of happiness and tolerance

House Speaker Bambang Soesatyo suggests the formation of two completely new ministerial positions that focus exclusively on promoting the happiness of Indonesians and tolerance in the country now that the post-election legal battle with failed candidate Prabowo Subianto is finally finished. One of the state's...

Malaysia suffers from a disconnection in real politics on both sides of the barrier

The disjoint is so huge that one would ask if it is possible for Pakatan Harapan, with its current cabinet composition, to fulfil the needs of the people and to break them away from the unrealistic claims of a deluded opposition? Or, is the opposition...

Anwar reveals: there are people within Pakatan Harapan planning to stop him from becoming PM

Kuala Lumpur—The supposed Prime Minister-in-waiting Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has divulged conspiracy against his succession plan as the next Prime Minister after Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The move to sabotage his plan is happening in Pakatan Harapan (PH), the current ruling party of Malaysia. This is...

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...

Causeway mess: Good politics, bad diplomacy

Malaysia-Singapore relations, so assiduously nurtured by the two Prime Ministers, are in tatters as the Causeway became a scene of confusion with buses on both sides stopping services today. School children, workers and others were caught in the middle of a dispute triggered after...

Catherine Lim: responding to comments on my open letter

First published on Catherinelim.sg Here's Catherine Lim response to all the comments- critical or supportive- of her recent open letter to the Prime Minister. She wrote the Q and A session with herself on her blog earlier today: Q: Has the PM replied to your letter...

Questions on the President’s Address

By Augustine Low Last Friday, as customary, Tony Tan delivered the President’s Address at the reopening of Parliament. It laid out the government’s broad policy directions for the second half of its term. Politicians, also as customary, reacted positively to the President’s Address. In particular, they...

LKY and a fly

Dancer Goh Lay Kuan tells the story of  a fly that got the people of the TV station at Caldecott Hill hot under the collar. She tells Singapolitics: “Once, there was a fly when he (Lee Kuan Yew) arrived  to give the National Day address....

Hri Kumar in introspective mood

Not yet a grey head, lawyer and politician Hri Kumar Nair says he has   been thinking a lot about growing old. When he walks around Toa Payoh, the elderly population in the area strikes a chord in him. "My constituency of  Toa Payoh has many elderly residents....