ERDO-AGAIN

Wait, again? Yes, yes. Just last week, Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) claimed victory in both the presidential and parliamentary elections, with Erdogan taking 53% of the votes in the presidential elections, defeating closest rival Muharrem Ince (31%). His party won 42% of the seats available, while opposition party CHP won 23% […]

UMNO ELECTS FORMER MALAYSIAN DPM ZAHID FOR NEW HOPE

After the Malaysian General Elections that sent UMNO reeling in shock over its loss of its 60-year long rule, UMNO elected its new president, former Malaysian DPM Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to give the party new direction. With over 150,000 delegates voting throughout Malaysia in an electoral college system, Datuk Seri Zahid won the majority vote […]

THE UN-UNITED STORY OF THE US AND THE UN

Last Tuesday, the US decided to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), mainly in protest of its frequent criticism of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. The country also accused the institution of being “a protector of human rights abusers and a cesspool of political bias”, pointing fingers at ‘abusers’ like Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Russia, […]

SHOULD I GET AN E-VEHICLE? A CHARGED QUESTION

Singapore is an ideal place for electric vehicles (EV) because it is highly urbanised and compact. Yet, many Singaporeans are sceptical about getting an EV because of the worry that they will run out of electricity in the middle of their commute. Electric utilities provider SP Group has come up with a solution to this […]

EU BETTER NOT TRY US

What Happened? In response to global tariffs on steel and aluminum set by the Trump Administration in June this year, tariffs on €2.8bn worth of American products such as bourbon whiskey and orange juice have finally been administered by the European Union (EU). In a tweet sent out on Friday, US President Donald Trump threatened […]

SPORTS + POLITICS = BAD?

The latest edition of the FIFA World Cup features the maiden face-off between Switzerland and Serbia, which included a scintillating last-minute goal to cap off a Swiss victory. However, Swiss goal scorers Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri drew contention by making a hand sign with both hands resembling the twin-headed eagle of the Albanian flag […]