Category Archives: politics

The Change of Singapore Politics?

Barely just 7 days after arguably the most significant General Elections since Singapore’s independence which saw the win of Aljunied GRC to the Workers Party, and a drop of the PAP’s electoral votes to 60.1%, Singaporeans were treated to a … Continue reading

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The Morning After – GE 2011

Insightful piece by Cherian George. I don’t know how to spin this, nor am I sure if this has been done anywhere else in the world before (Perhaps President Obama’s appointment of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State comes to … Continue reading

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The Singapore Political Scene Has Irrevocably Changed

Since nomination day and polling day was announced, I’ve been following closely twits and facebook posts on #sgelections. The PAP has been trying to engage people on the web, but seem to be faring very badly. I dare say that … Continue reading

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Intercontinental Jakarta – Incredible!

I stay at the Intercontinental Jakarta every time I’m in Jakarta. This hotel, catering to mostly the Japanese business crowd is a wonderful place to stay at. Apart from the excellent service and the great cosy bed and room they … Continue reading

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“Doh”!

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ISEAS 40th Anniversary Dinner

I received a call from a very good friend and ex-colleague, the indomitable Prof JB Williams last Friday. Prof: “Hi Paul… How are you doing?” Paul: “Hi Prof, I’m great! How are things with you?” Prof: “Not too bad, thanks.” … Continue reading

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Following the American Circus

I’ve been following to some degree over the last week or so, the American presidential race in particular, the Iowa Caucus and the upcoming New Hampshire Primary. I’ve certainly learnt quite abit about American politics in this time, and as … Continue reading

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General Pervez Musharraf – Stepping down

Some of the blokes here in the office are watching the live handing over ceremony by General Pervez Musharraf on streaming Geo TV, which was ordered to shut down as part of the emergency decree in Pakistan. 🙂 cool…

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Daily Drama

I find myself in anticipation everyday now, anxious to learn about what happened in one of my friend’s office for the day in question. He works for a large local retail company, which I shan’t divulge the identity of. Its … Continue reading

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Lunch with the Minister

Some of you may recall that I wrote a mail to a cabinet minister some time back in April to express my disappointment with the Government and also personally with the Minister himself, after the recent revision in Civil Service … Continue reading

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