THANK YOU, ANTHONY BOURDAIN

What happened? It’s been a sad week. Anthony Bourdain- writer, chef and award-winning host, was found dead in his French hotel bathroom in a case of apparent suicide on Friday morning. He was only 61 years old. Eric Ripert, a longtime friend of Bourdain’s,…

IS MALAYSIA BLOWING HOT AND COLD?

Friend… or foe? Bilateral relations between Malaysia and Singapore have been thrown into the spotlight this past week, ever since newly elected Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad called to scrap the High-Speed Rail (HSR) project, which has been in the works since 2013. According to…

SEEING RED WITH THE RAIDS

In the aftermath of his surprise defeat at the recent general elections, Najib has much more to worry about than just his political standing. The new government, headed by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has since opened investigations into the 1MDB scandal, and police have…

CPF SET ASIDE… FOR RETIREMENT ONLY?

President Halimah Yacob pressed a raw nerve during her parliament address last week, suggesting CPF reforms that are based on Walter Theseira’s research. Walter Theseira is an economist at Singapore University of Social Sciences who called for the prevention of the usage of CPF…

MAKE MALAYSIA GREAT (AGAIN)

Sounding uncomfortably similar to good ol’ Trump’s campaign slogan, Prime Minister Najib Razak revealed the Barisan Nasional’s (BN) new manifesto, “Make my country great with BN”, ahead of the upcoming general election. Due in 60 days, the election comes with great uncertainty for BN,…

THE GREAT MARCH OF RETURN

A little far from home, 17,000 people are protesting with their lives for their own. As of 31st March, at least 16 Palestinians have been killed and many others wounded by Israeli forces who fired into protesting crowds near the Gaza strip. The protests…