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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.

  • De Gea in limbo after surreal transfer deadlock

    Manchester United's Spain goalkeeper David De Gea was facing an uncertain future on Tuesday after his expected move to Real Madrid was apparently scuppered when the paperwork did not arrive at the Spanish league on time. As the clock ticked towards the midnight deadline on Monday, media reports said Real and United had reached a deal for De Gea to return to La Liga, with Real's Costa Rica keeper Keylor Navas going the other way.

    Reuters 43 mins ago
  • Thai prime minister says bombing suspect arrested at border

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities arrested a man they believe is part of a group responsible for a bombing at a shrine in central Bangkok two weeks ago, the prime minister announced Tuesday. He said the suspect resembles a yellow-shirted man in a surveillance video who police say planted the bomb.

    Associated Press
  • Umno woman who filed suit against Najib sacked from party

    A Wanita Umno member who filed a suit against party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak and party executive secretary Datuk Ab Rauf Yusoh was sacked from the party today. Anina Saadudin, who on Friday filed a suit against Najib to account for the chronology of events involving RM2.6 billion channelled into his personal bank accounts, is...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Zahid’s daughter defends remark calling Bersih ‘stupid action’

    The deputy prime minister's daughter, Nurulhidayah Ahmad Zahid, today defended her earlier criticism against those who attended the Bersih 4 rally, saying that as a Malaysian citizen, she, too, has the right to speak out. In a series of posts on her Instagram account, Nurulhidayah hit out at her detractors, who had slammed her for calling...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • GE2015: Touching moments from Nomination Day

    Amidst the busy-ness of the hour where candidates had to get their papers in order, we spotted these moments that showed friendship and sportsmanlike behaviour:

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • China parade draws Putin, but few other major world leaders

    BEIJING (AP) — Russian leader Vladimir Putin, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shine at the top of China's guest list at this week's grand commemorations of the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II. After them, the wattage gets pretty low.

    Associated Press
  • 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
  • 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
  • From The Ground Up: How Workers’ Party’s Bernard Chen 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Germany's Ozil nursing knee injury but should be fit

    Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil is nursing a knee injury but should be fit for their Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland on Friday and Scotland next week, Germany assistant coach Thomas Schneider said on Tuesday. The Arsenal midfielder will not be training with the team on Tuesday and will be treating "a minor knee inflammation" but said he would be back in training on Wednesday.

    Reuters 55 mins ago
  • 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
  • Yahoo chief Mayer says she's pregnant with twins

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says she's pregnant with identical twins. Mayer says on a posting on her blog that she and her husband are expecting the twin girls in December. "I have some exciting news ...

    Associated Press
  • Let Umno Supreme Council decide on action against Dr M

    PETALING JAYA: Umno Supreme Council will decide on the course of action that will be taken against former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said only the Supreme Council can decide on the appropriate action seeing that Dr Mahathir had showed up at the Bersih demonstration. Dr Mahathir had showed up at the rally, on both days, and he said his presence was to be with the people.

    New Straits Times
  • Samsung unveils new smartwatch to challenge Apple Watch

    Samsung unveiled its latest smartwatch on Tuesday as the South Korean tech giant seeks to challenge Apple's global domination in the fast-growing wearable device market. Samsung is hoping the new watch will compete with similar Apple products, after the US company became the top provider of wearable devices worldwide only months after the Apple Watch was unveiled in April. The new smartwatch -- the latest model by Samsung since last November -- will be officially released later this month during the IFA trade fair in Berlin.

    AFP News
  • Outrage after three journalists killed in Philippines

    Three journalists in the Philippines have been shot dead just days apart, press groups said Tuesday, as they warned of further media bloodshed without serious government action. The nation of 100 million people has long been one of the world’s most dangerous places for journalists, with powerful figures able to kill critics in the knowledge they will rarely face punishment. "We call on President Benigno Aquino to give top priority to swiftly resolving these egregious cases," said Shawn Crispin, senior Southeast Asia representative for the Committee to Protect Journalists.

    AFP News
  • World markets drop after bleak Chinese industry report

    TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets fell sharply Tuesday and Wall Street was set to open lower as gloomy economic data from China and Japan augured further uncertainty for investors after a brutal August.

    Associated Press 47 mins ago
  • GE2015: Flower, galloping horse among symbols to be seen on ballot paper

    When Radin Mas and Bukit Batok residents head to the voting booth, they will see a flower symbol and a horse symbol respectively.

    Yahoo Newsroom
  • 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