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Channel NewsAsia
'Singaporeans have an aspiration for race to matter less': DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnamhe was asked about the 2017 Presidential Election. A student asked if the fact
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 hours ago
he was asked about the 2017 Presidential Election. A student asked if the fact that the election was being reserved for the Malay community was an indication that the Republic was “regressing as a society”, despite Singaporeans growing up reciting... Read more
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Marketing Interactive
The Better Beer Festival 2017 cancelled over “political sensitivity”Five years after setting its foot into Malaysia, The Better Beer 2017 event whi
Marketing Interactive / Posted 23 hours ago
Five years after setting its foot into Malaysia, The Better Beer 2017 event which is originally slated to happen on 6 and 7 October at Publika, has been cancelled. The announcement of this cancellation comes a week after PAS central committee member... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Protest at Hong Lim Park against Elected Presidency was never about the person « Current Affairs « Opinion « TR EMERITUSThe attempt to label this protest as anti-Halimah/Malay is misplaced. It was ne
The Temasek Review / Posted 2 days ago
The attempt to label this protest as anti-Halimah/Malay is misplaced. It was never about the person, it was about witnessing how the election process was systematically undermined, shortchanging citizen’s right to vote the best independent person for... Read more
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Breitbart
Angry Islamists Can ‘Shameful’ Craft Beer FestivalKUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – Malaysia has canned an annual craft beer festival after an
Breitbart / Posted 2 days ago
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – Malaysia has canned an annual craft beer festival after an Islamist party warned it would turn the city into “the biggest centre of vice in Asia”. Drinking alcohol is common among the large ethnic minorities in Muslim-majority... Read more
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Daily Mail
Malaysia scraps beer festival following Islamists' objectionsAnnual beer festival is scrapped in Malaysia following complaints by Islamist g
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
Annual beer festival is scrapped in Malaysia following complaints by Islamist groups who called it 'western' and 'un-Islamic' Craft beer festival had been due to take place in early October in Kuala Lumpur But Islamist group said it would turn city... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Malaysian beer festival canned after Muslim uproarA CELEBRATION of ales, stouts and lagers in Malaysia’s largest city, Kuala Lump
Asian Correspondent / Posted 2 days ago
A CELEBRATION of ales, stouts and lagers in Malaysia’s largest city, Kuala Lumpur, has been called off after a objections from an Islamist political party. The organisers of the Better Beer Festival 2017 confirmed on Monday that they would be forced... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
AP Interview: Mahathir says opposition can win Malaysia voteKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian strongman Mahathir Mohamad says
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian strongman Mahathir Mohamad says the opposition alliance campaigning to topple the country's corruption-tainted leader can win the next general elections and pull Malaysia back from a slide into... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
Mahathir says opposition can win Malaysia voteAP Interview: In this Sept. 15, 2017 photo, former Malaysian Prime Minister… A
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 2 days ago
AP Interview: In this Sept. 15, 2017 photo, former Malaysian Prime Minister… AP News | 09/18/17 12:09 AM KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Former Malaysian strongman Mahathir Mohamad says the opposition... Read more
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The Bismarck Tribune
AP Interview: Mahathir says opposition can win Malaysia voteKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian strongman Mahathir Mohamad says
The Bismarck Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian strongman Mahathir Mohamad says the opposition alliance campaigning to topple the country's corruption-tainted leader can win the next general elections and pull Malaysia back from a slide into... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Mahathir says opposition can win Malaysia voteKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian strongman Mahathir Mohamad says
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 2 days ago
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian strongman Mahathir Mohamad says the opposition alliance campaigning to topple the country's corruption-tainted leader can win the next general elections and pull Malaysia back from a slide into... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Citizens treated no more than a pawn in a game of chess after 50 years of PAP rule « Current Affairs « Opinion « TR EMERITUSthat the charade has completed, I’m apprehensive about the ill effect of such d
The Temasek Review / Posted 3 days ago
that the charade has completed, I’m apprehensive about the ill effect of such disastrous policy just so that we can have a Malay President. The feeble justification by the government that we need a Malay President can be felt even by those... Read more
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The Star
Mat Taib: Opposition does not care about Malay agendaKUALA LUMPUR: Disheartened that the Malay agenda was never discussed at the Opp
The Star / Posted 3 days ago
KUALA LUMPUR: Disheartened that the Malay agenda was never discussed at the Opposition parties’ meetings he attended, former Selangor political strongman Tan Sri Muhammad Muhammad Taib has rejoined Umno – four years after leaving. The former... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Singaporeans protest against uncontested presidential electionhad decreed the presidency, a largely ceremonial six-year post, would be reserv
Eye Witness News / Posted 4 days ago
had decreed the presidency, a largely ceremonial six-year post, would be reserved for candidates from the minority Malay community this time. Of the four other applicants for the presidency, two were not Malays and two were not qualified... Read more
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EuroNews
Singaporeans protest against uncontested presidential electionhad decreed the presidency, a largely ceremonial six-year post, would be reserv
EuroNews / Posted 4 days ago
had decreed the presidency, a largely ceremonial six-year post, would be reserved for candidates from the minority Malay community this time. Of the four other applicants for the presidency, two were not Malays and two were not qualified to... Read more
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Reuters
Singaporeans protest against uncontested presidential electionhad decreed the presidency, a largely ceremonial six-year post, would be reserv
Reuters / Posted 4 days ago
had decreed the presidency, a largely ceremonial six-year post, would be reserved for candidates from the minority Malay community this time. Of the four other applicants for the presidency, two were not Malays and two were not qualified... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Walkover PE 2017: Protest the Process, Not the Person « Editorial « TR EMERITUS2017, Mdm Halimah Yacob was declared Singapore’s 8th President. In any other c
The Temasek Review / Posted 4 days ago
2017, Mdm Halimah Yacob was declared Singapore’s 8th President. In any other circumstance, the election of our first Malay woman President—who had also previously served as the deputy secretary-general of the National Trades Union Congress,... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Key insurgent group says peace talks doomedPeace in September 2013. (Bangkok Post file photo) The military government nee
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 5 days ago
Peace in September 2013. (Bangkok Post file photo) The military government needs to show greater flexibility in talks with Malay Muslim insurgents to bring on board the main rebel group that is still fighting and end decades of bloodshed, a senior... Read more
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Reuters
Key southern Thailand insurgent group says current talks doomed(Reuters) - Thailand’s junta needs to show greater flexibility in talks with Ma
Reuters / Posted 5 days ago
(Reuters) - Thailand’s junta needs to show greater flexibility in talks with Malay Muslim insurgents to bring on board the main rebel group that is still fighting and end decades of bloodshed, a senior group member told Reuters. In a rare interview,... Read more
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Sabah Daily Express
S'pore's first woman President sworn inPresident amid criticism that she is taking office without a vote. Halimah Yac
Sabah Daily Express / Posted 5 days ago
President amid criticism that she is taking office without a vote. Halimah Yacob, a former Speaker of parliament from the Malay Muslim minority, won the presidency in a walkover after authorities decided her rivals did not meet strict eligibility... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Sympathy to Madam Kelong President « Opinion « TR EMERITUSyou become the President bring no glory or pride to you, your family or your cl
The Temasek Review / Posted 6 days ago
you become the President bring no glory or pride to you, your family or your clan but only insults, shame and anger to the Malay community. You have already been addressed as “Madam President” by your powerful colleagues even before the race and... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Rescued baby orangutans make quick friendsthey were taken. Please join us on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/b
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 6 days ago
they were taken. Please join us on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/bangkokpostlearning Rescued baby orangutans party in Ratchaburi centre Let out of their cage, the new arrivals rubbed noses with another pair of baby orangutans already... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Singapore swears in first female president amid criticismamid stinging criticism that she is taking office without a vote. Halimah Yaco
News 24 South Africa / Posted 6 days ago
amid stinging criticism that she is taking office without a vote. Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament from the Malay Muslim minority, won the presidency in a walkover after authorities decided her rivals did not meet strict eligibility... Read more
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Gulf News
Singapore swears in first female president amid criticismamid stinging criticism that she is taking office without a vote.Halimah Yacob,
Gulf News / Posted 6 days ago
amid stinging criticism that she is taking office without a vote.Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament from the Malay Muslim minority, won the presidency in a walkover after authorities decided her rivals did not meet strict eligibility... Read more
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The Hindu
Singapore swears in first woman President amid criticismamid stinging criticism that she is taking office without a vote. Halimah Yaco
The Hindu / Posted 6 days ago
amid stinging criticism that she is taking office without a vote. Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament from the Malay Muslim minority, won the presidency in a walkover after authorities decided her rivals did not meet strict eligibility... Read more
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Daily Mail
Adorable baby orangutans rub noses in Thai wildlife centreprimates were among a group of animals rescued in June at the Padang Besar cust
Daily Mail / Posted 6 days ago
primates were among a group of animals rescued in June at the Padang Besar customs checkpoint on the border with Malaysia, and a Malaysian national was arrested for attempting to smuggle them, media said. A moment of love: Baby... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
President Halimah Yacob will unify Singaporeansher swearing-in as "a significant moment in our history". She is Singapore's f
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 6 days ago
her swearing-in as "a significant moment in our history". She is Singapore's first female president as well as the first Malay to become head of state since the country's first President, Yusof Ishak. Citing Mdm Halimah's work as unionist,... Read more
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asianage
Singapore gets 1st woman President sans pollundemocratic after she was handed the job without a vote. Halimah Yacob, a for
asianage / Posted 7 days ago
undemocratic after she was handed the job without a vote. Halimah Yacob, a former Speaker of Parliament from the Muslim Malay minority, did not have to face an election for the largely ceremonial post after authorities decided her rivals did not... Read more
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dna
Singapore names first woman president, questions raised over election processhad decreed the presidency, a largely ceremonial six-year post, would be reserv
dna / Posted 7 days ago
had decreed the presidency, a largely ceremonial six-year post, would be reserved for candidates from the minority Malay community this time. The returning officer declared Halimah Yacob, 63, elected on Wednesday after nominations closed.... Read more
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The Economic Times
Anger as Singapore gets first female president without a votea vote. It was not the first time in the affluent city-state -- which is tight
The Economic Times / Posted 7 days ago
a vote. It was not the first time in the affluent city-state -- which is tightly controlled and has been ruled by the same party for decades -- that the government has disqualified presidential candidates, making an election unnecessary. But there... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Singapore names first woman president, raising eyebrows over election processSingapore had decreed the presidency, a largely ceremonial six-year post would
Eye Witness News / Posted 7 days ago
Singapore had decreed the presidency, a largely ceremonial six-year post would be reserved for candidates from the minority Malay community this time. The returning officer declared Halimah Yacob, 63, elected on Wednesday after nominations... Read more
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The Manila Times
Anger as Singapore gets first female president without a voteundemocratic after she was handed the job without a vote. Halimah Yacob, a for
The Manila Times / Posted 7 days ago
undemocratic after she was handed the job without a vote. Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament from the Muslim Malay minority, did not have to face an election for the largely ceremonial post after authorities decided her rivals did not... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Singapore gets first female president without a voteundemocratic after she was handed the job without a vote. Halimah Yacob, a for
News 24 South Africa / Posted 7 days ago
undemocratic after she was handed the job without a vote. Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of Parliament from the Muslim Malay minority, did not have to face an election for the largely ceremonial post originally due this month after authorities... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Singapore names first woman president amid controversyhad decreed the presidency, a largely ceremonial six-year post, would be reserv
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 7 days ago
had decreed the presidency, a largely ceremonial six-year post, would be reserved for candidates from the minority Malay community this time. The returning officer declared Halimah Yacob, 63, elected on Wednesday after nominations... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Halimah Yacob becomes the first woman President of Singaporeovershadowed by criticism that it was undemocratic to give her the top post wit
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 7 days ago
overshadowed by criticism that it was undemocratic to give her the top post without a vote. Yacob, a 63-year-old Muslim of Malay descent, will take her oath of office on Thursday in a ceremony due to be held in Istana, the presidential residence... Read more
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Reuters
Singapore names first woman president, raising eyebrows over election processhad decreed the presidency, a largely ceremonial six-year post, would be reserv
Reuters / Posted 7 days ago
had decreed the presidency, a largely ceremonial six-year post, would be reserved for candidates from the minority Malay community this time. The returning officer declared Halimah Yacob, 63, elected on Wednesday after nominations... Read more
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Aljazeera
Halimah Yacob named Singapore's first Malay presidentsaw no vote after no other contenders ran for the position. Halimah Yacob, a f
Aljazeera / Posted 7 days ago
saw no vote after no other contenders ran for the position. Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament from the Muslim Malay minority, did not have to face an election for the largely ceremonial post originally due this month after authorities... Read more
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The Temasek Review
PPP: When victory is declared on a battle not fought, there is no glory nor dignity « Blogs « Snippets « TR EMERITUSto be the 8th President of the Republic Singapore, having been the only potenti
The Temasek Review / Posted 7 days ago
to be the 8th President of the Republic Singapore, having been the only potential candidate to have been issued both the Malay Community Certificate and the Certificate of Eligibility. This means that the other two presidential hopefuls, Mr... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Anger as Singapore gets first female president without a voteundemocratic after she was handed the job without a vote. Halimah Yacob, a for
Inquirier.net / Posted 7 days ago
undemocratic after she was handed the job without a vote. Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament from the Muslim Malay minority, did not have to face an election for the largely ceremonial post after authorities decided her rivals did not... Read more
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BBC News
'Walkover' election troubles Singaporeanswon every election in Singapore since independence in 1965 Singaporeans are us
BBC News / Posted 7 days ago
won every election in Singapore since independence in 1965 Singaporeans are used to predictable elections, with the same party winning every parliamentary poll in the carefully managed country's 52-year history, last time with a landslide. It's... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Singapore gets first female president without a voteundemocratic after she was handed the job without a vote. Halimah Yacob, a for
The Borneo Post / Posted 7 days ago
undemocratic after she was handed the job without a vote. Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament from the Muslim Malay minority, did not have to face an election for the largely ceremonial post originally due this month after authorities... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Who is Halimah Yacob, Singapore's first female President?candidates to receive a certificate of eligibility for this year's Presidential
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
candidates to receive a certificate of eligibility for this year's Presidential Election, which was reserved for the Malay community. Two other presidential hopefuls, Mr Mohamed Salleh Marican and Mr Farid Khan, had their applications to... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Singapore gets first female president without a voteundemocratic after she was handed the job without a vote. Halimah Yacob, a for
Inquirier.net / Posted 7 days ago
undemocratic after she was handed the job without a vote. Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament from the Muslim Malay minority, did not have to face an election for the largely ceremonial post originally due this month after authorities... Read more
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The Star
I am not reserved president, I am president for everyone, says president-elect Halimah Yacoband supporters dressed in her campaign colour gathered to support her in her jo
The Star / Posted 7 days ago
and supporters dressed in her campaign colour gathered to support her in her journey to becoming Singapore's first Malay president in 47 years, and first woman president. They broke into loud cheers, clapped and waved flags as returning... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Here’s what you need to know about Halimah Yacob – Singapore’s first female presidentother contenders were disqualified. The hotly debated move has split public opi
Asian Correspondent / Posted 7 days ago
other contenders were disqualified. The hotly debated move has split public opinion and raised questions over the ruling party’s influence in the notoriously strict state. Halimah Yacob is set to be Singapore’s first Malay president in more than... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Who is Halimah Yacob, soon to be Singapore's first female President?candidates to receive a certificate of eligibility for this year's Presidential
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 8 days ago
candidates to receive a certificate of eligibility for this year's Presidential Election, which is reserved for the Malay community. Two other presidential hopefuls, Mr Mohamed Salleh Marican and Mr Farid Khan, had their applications to... Read more
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The Temasek Review
EP: Govt prepared to pay political price – change to ‘political gain’? « Letters « TR EMERITUSmay arise in the future. Mr Chan asked those at the forum to raise their hands
The Temasek Review / Posted 8 days ago
may arise in the future. Mr Chan asked those at the forum to raise their hands if they thought the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) had and will pay a political price over the recent changes to the Elected Presidency, and the debate surrounding... Read more
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The Temasek Review
Use of race to divide and rule the country has caused more damage to Singapore than ever « A – H « Columnists « TR EMERITUSuse whatever means it has to ensure that he will not be eligible to stand for e
The Temasek Review / Posted 8 days ago
use whatever means it has to ensure that he will not be eligible to stand for election – even if a Indian is to be called a Malay. Many have thus speculated that our reserves must be in so much trouble that someone close to the government has to be... Read more
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The Manila Times
Anger in Singapore as no election for presidentcandidate, meaning no election will be held. Halimah Yacob, a former speaker o
The Manila Times / Posted 8 days ago
candidate, meaning no election will be held. Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament from the city-state’s Muslim Malay minority, will be the first woman to hold the largely ceremonial role if—as expected—she is formally nominated to the... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
How Singapore elected a president without a voteYacob and her team, as well as Singapore's opposition, which now has a new line
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 8 days ago
Yacob and her team, as well as Singapore's opposition, which now has a new line of attack against the PAP (People's Action Party). The rest of Singapore has suffered," Sudhir Vadaketh, a Singapore author and commentator, told CNN. Halimah is loyal... Read more
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ABC 7 El Paso
How Singapore elected a president without a voteYacob and her team, as well as Singapore's opposition, which now has a new line
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 8 days ago
Yacob and her team, as well as Singapore's opposition, which now has a new line of attack against the PAP (People's Action Party). The rest of Singapore has suffered," Sudhir Vadaketh, a Singapore author and commentator, told CNN. Halimah is loyal... Read more
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