Month: February 2017

Ex-PAP MP Hri Kumar Nair’s AGC appointment – grey area?

Ex-PAP MP Hri Kumar Nair’s AGC appointment – grey area?

Singapore will have a new Deputy Attorney General (Dep AG) come next month. The appointment of Hri Kumar Nair to the post has raised some eyebrows, including from the opposition Workers’ Party (WP) chairman, Sylvia Lim. Mr Hri was a Member of Parliament (MP) under […]

Warren Buffett bets big on Apple – should you follow him?

Warren Buffett bets big on Apple – should you follow him?

Warren Buffett. ‘Nuff said. Ok, maybe not. Because each time the man does something, the world takes notice, especially if that something is mindboggling to the average person. Buffett is, of course, the best known and most successful stock investor on the planet. He deals […]

Yaacob’s not-very-good week of 2 controversies

Yaacob’s not-very-good week of 2 controversies

In just four days, Minister for Communications and Information (MCI), Yaacob Ibrahim, was involved in two controversies. So, it wasn’t exactly a good week for the experienced minister. Dr Yaacob is of course not new to this. In 2013 he caused some unhappiness when he […]

Trump’s dreadful circus continues at press con

Trump’s dreadful circus continues at press con

The other part of the world woke up on Friday to another Donald Trump fiasco. Yup. It has been a non-stop horror ride since 8 November when the presidency of the United States was won by the billionaire. Mr Trump, who took the seat in […]

Time to give animals a voice in court

Time to give animals a voice in court

Guest contribution: M Ravi The culling of 24 free roaming chickens in the Sin Ming area hit the headlines this week. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (the “AVA”) stated that it had received over 200 complaints across the island about such chickens last year. The […]

Chickens lose their lives, AVA losing credibility

Chickens lose their lives, AVA losing credibility

Since the chickens were slaughtered – yes, let’s not mince words since we have eradicated them because of a few complaints – the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has made a hash of trying to explain why it wielded the axe on the poor chicks. […]

Facebook – the biggest sports stadium coming your way

Facebook – the biggest sports stadium coming your way

If you have been following the adventures of Mark Zuckerberg in recent years, you would know that the man has sunk quite a few billion dollars into developing virtual reality (VR). It is, he believes, the next frontier in human society’s Internet of Things (IoT) […]