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Singapore General Election 2015

All seats in Singapore to be contested

Nominations are over and for the first time since the country's independence, all seats will be contested.

  • Who’s flexing muscles at Malays, asks Guan Eng

    DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today asked former DAP vice-chairman Tunku Abdul Aziz Ibrahim how the Chinese could have flexed their muscles at Malays during the Bersih 4 rally last weekend when the community was represented. Lim said there were about 20% Malays out of hundreds of thousands at the rally on Saturday and the number doubled...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Will Umno get another huge donation to win in next polls, asks Dr Mahathir

    Tun Dr Mahathir today asked Umno leaders where they would get another huge donation to win the next general election if they believed Datuk Seri Najib Razak that the RM2.6 billion from a Middle Eastern donor was to help the ruling coalition stay in power at the last polls. In his latest blog posting today, Malaysia's longest serving prime...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • 16-year-old teenager claims she was molested by her father

    KUCHING: For the past three years, a 16-year-old teenager has been suppressing her fear and agony of being repeatedly molested by her father at their house in Bandar Baru Semariang near here.The school drop-out was forced to keep her misery to herself after she was threatened by her father from exposing his wrongdoings to her mother.The only person in the house who knows about her bereavement was her younger sister, 14, who is sleeping in the same bedroom with her, where the incident would usually take place. ...

    New Straits Times
  • PKR wants Putrajaya to come clean on planned RM3b warship purchase

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 1 ― The federal government needs to explain to the public why Malaysia needs to have two new naval warships with amphibious capabilities, when it could potentially cost...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • From The Ground Up: How Workers’ Party’s Bernard Chan Worked To The Top

    The Workers’ Party has unveiled grassroots organiser, political activist and recent Oxford graduate Bernard Chen as a candidate for the Sep 11 general elections in Singapore. In an interview conducted by Bryan Kwa in early July 2014, Bernard said he did not harbour intentions in being a Member of Parliament but that politics should be about selfless service and that the Singapore narrative should include the peoples’ history. Bernard Chen is a walking contradiction in terms.

    Popspoken
  • SMRT Ltd (Feedback) And The Great Teh Tarik Expose

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post. We’ve all grown familiar — and familial — with Ahmad, Lup Cheong, Muthu and Pereira, as well as their regular lepak place — the SMRT Ltd (Feedback) page. It was all laughs when various commuters mistook them for an actual complaint platform and got shot back with a The post SMRT Ltd (Feedback) And The Great Teh Tarik Expose appeared first on Vulcan Post.

    Vulcan Post
  • Song returns to West Ham on loan from Barcelona

    Former Cameroon international Alex Song has returned to West Ham United on a season-long loan from Barcelona, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday. The 27-year-old former Arsenal midfielder, who announced his international retirement earlier this year, spent last season on loan at Upton Park, making 31 appearances in all competitions. Alex Song has signed a season-long loan deal to join West Ham," West Ham co-owner David Gold wrote on Twitter.

    AFP News
  • Kanye rants at VMAs, Miley Cyrus flashes breast

    Taylor Swift won video of the year, Miley Cyrus briefly flashed one of her breasts and Kanye West ranted at the MTV Video Music Awards.

    Associated Press
  • World shares drop after bleak China manufacturing

    TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets sagged Tuesday as gloomy manufacturing data from China and weak investment figures in Japan augured further uncertainty for investors after a brutal August.

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  • Was 'difficult' to work with Van Gaal, says Di Maria

    (Reuters) - Angel Di Maria has admitted to clashing with former manager Louis Van Gaal during his ill-fated stint at Manchester United and hinted that his poor relationship with the Dutchman contributed to a dip in his performance. The former Real Madrid player joined United for a British record 59.7 million pounds ($92 million) last season, but after an impressive start at Old Trafford, with three goals in his first four games, he suffered a two-month injury layoff and failed to score again in the league. ...

    Reuters
  • Thai police award themselves $84K for arrest of bomb suspect

    BANGKOK (AP) — With much fanfare, Thai police had offered an $84,000 reward for tips leading to arrests in the Bangkok bombing. On Monday, they handed out the cash — to themselves.

    Associated Press
  • Umno minister Nazri thanks Bersih for promoting healthy democracy

    Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz says last weekend’s Bersih 4 rally has shown the world that Malaysia has a healthy democracy. The tourism and culture minister (pic, right) said the rally had also earned free airtime for the country on global television networks. "It shows that democracy is healthy in the country. The whole world knows about...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Elizabeth II: accidental queen turned beloved monarch

    She only became queen by a twist of fate but now, aged 89, Elizabeth II is about to become Britain's longest-serving monarch in a reign spanning the post-war era to the digital age. A constant in an ever-changing world, she is at the height of her prestige and "embodies the history of the 20th century", according to historian Kate Williams. The queen has met most of the major figures in recent history, from India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru to Japanese emperor Hirohito and French general turned statesman Charles de Gaulle.

    AFP News
  • Last Titanic lunch menu, saved by survivor, going to auction

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Titanic's last lunch menu — saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called "Money Boat" before the ocean liner went down — is going to auction, where it's estimated it will bring $50,000 to $70,000.

    Associated Press
  • 45,000 have registered for VEP smart tags

    JOHOR BARU: About 45,000 foreign-owned vehicles have registered for the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) smart tag in the last two weeks. Johor Public Works, Rural and Regional Development Committee chairman Datuk Hasni Mohammad said this figure was well below the 500,000 foreign vehicles which were expected to have registered by now in order for them to enter Johor using the radio frequency identification device (RFID) smart tag. "We were informed that the online registration system for the RFID could not accommodate the number of registrations and that it needs to be improved.

    New Straits Times
  • Stressed-out Hong Kongers seek better life in Taiwan

    Squeezed by soaring rents, cramped living conditions, and unease over their city's political future, increasing numbers of Hong Kongers are leaving to seek a better life in neighbouring Taiwan. The island, which lies a 90-minute flight away, offers lower costs and an abundance of space -- a rarity in Hong Kong, one of the world's most densely populated cities. Carlos Cheung, 28, moved to Taiwan's central Taichung City last year to run a noodle shop there.

    AFP News
  • Boeing parts maker doubts Reunion wing debris from MH370

    A Spanish company which manufactures wing parts for Boeing 777 said it could not confirm that the debris found on the French island of Reunion last July was that of missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, CNN reports. This comes three weeks after Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced that the debris, in the form of a 2-metre long...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • The 10 most important things in the world right now

    REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera Participants play on colored powder while … Continued The post The 10 most important things in the world right now appeared first on Business Insider.

    Business Insider
  • Kampung Baru residents have ‘attitude problem’, Federal Territories minister says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 1 ― The redevelopment of Kampung Baru is complicated by residents at the Malay enclave who are demanding to be paid up to 10 times the market worth of their plots of land,...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • Judge steps down from hearing Anwar’s pardon case

    High Court judge Datuk Asmabi Mohamed today disqualified herself from hearing Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's judicial review application on the Pardons Board's decision to refuse him clemency. Lawyer Latheefa Koya, representing Anwar and his family in the recusal application, said the judge allowed her clients' request after hearing submissions....

    The Malaysian Insider