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.

  • Winners and losers in Bersih 4

    Depending on who is talking, the crowd that turned up for the Bersih 4 overnight rally in Kuala Lumpur were either just 25,000 or at least 250,000. And less than 5,000 each in the Kuching and Kota Kinabalu rallies which ended after 24 hours. And in the battle for public opinion, there must be some winners, and some losers. The Malaysian...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Najib out doesn’t mean BN out, Dr Mahathir tells MPs

    Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has asked Umno and Barisan Nasional component party members of Parliament to support a motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s leadership. Writing in his blog today, the country’s longest serving prime minister again reminded BN lawmakers that a successful no-confidence vote which...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • 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
  • Manchester United hamstrung by transfer chaos

    With less than 24 hours until the transfer window slams shut, Manchester United once again find themselves playing the unwanted role of the panicked Christmas shopper who realises he's left it too late to buy the presents he wanted. Despite splashing out £150 million ($230 million) on new signings during his first season in charge and then spending nearly £80 million on Morgan Schneiderlin, Memphis Depay, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Matteo Darmian in recent months, United manager Louis van Gaal is still unhappy with the make-up of his squad. Frustrated at missing out on several of his top targets, the Dutchman has been left with an unbalanced group heavy on midfielders, but short on quality support for star striker Wayne Rooney, lacking a world-class central defender and missing a top goalkeeper to replace Real Madrid-bound David de Gea.

    AFP News
  • 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
  • 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
  • Avoid These 3 Car Insurance Scams

    From online and relationship scams to investment cons, the list of scams in the country continues to grow. Many fall for the trap for a number of reasons – guaranteed returns, earning loads of money in no time, and never-before-seen discounts to name a few. Car insurance, unfortunately, is not immune to scams. Below is The post Avoid These 3 Car Insurance Scams appeared first on
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Syed Mokhtar did not write viral article, says Albukhary Foundation

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Albukhary Foundation says its chairman, Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Albukhary, was not the author of an article titled "Luahan Hati Tran Sri Syed Mokhtar Bukhary Berkenaan Najib Razak". In a statement today, the foundation said the article has misled the public into thinking or believing that it was Syed Mokhtar who had written it. "Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar is the founder of the Albukhary Foundation and has served as the chairman since its inception in March 1996.

    New Straits Times
  • Bersih 4 clean-up costs RM65,000, says Rahman Dahlan

    Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan said the cost of cleaning up after Bersih 4 weekend rally in Kuala Lumpur amounted to RM65,000, and the bill will be sent to the organiser, Bernama reported. Rahman said the amount did not include the cost of damage to public property. "That (the cost of damage)...

    The Malaysian Insider
  • Childhood friends found dead in a car

    SHAH ALAM: Two childhood friends were found dead in a car parked infront of a busy restaurant in Section 19 last night (Sun). Shah Alam police chief ACP Shafien Mamat said his men found 25-year-olds, K. Mathiannan and Y.Rao Changkaraanathrao, lifeless.

    New Straits Times
  • Dollar weakens further in Asia

    The dollar lost ground for a second day Tuesday in line with a fall in Asian shares, as concerns about the global economy clouded the outlook for a long-awaited US rate rise. In Tokyo afternoon trade, ...

    AFP 49 mins ago