News reports today in the State Times and other Government media said that at least six former executives of Keppel Corp have been arrested by CPIB in connection with the […]
Quietly over Christmas the US Justice Department announced that it had reached a deferred prosecution agreement with Keppel Offshore and Marine. Under the agreement Keppel O & M, a unit […]
Tommy Koh says that Singapore inherited from the British an intolerance for nepotism and giving gifts to public officials. Really?
Well done Tommy Koh (who was a friend of my parents in the 1960s) for pointing out that Singapore has a long history as a strategic hub long before the […]
A couple of days ago GIC announced that they had sold almost half their stake in UBS, cutting their shareholding from 5.1% to 2.7% and at the same time ceasing […]
All these people apparently So Stun Like Vegetable by something I didn't say and something I didn't do. It's astounding how many people online believe in something that is quite simply untrue.
(Twitter) Storm in a Tea Cup. Or, How Andrew Loh and other Petty minds Politicised over the PM’s Health.
“With regards to an earlier posting I made…..” This is how Andrew Loh sometime founder/leader/editor of socio-political website TOC, now in hot water for taking foreign funding, started his written […]
I have repeatedly pointed out over the last five years that lack of competition and monopoly in political life has the same dire consequences that it has in business. Today […]
Since 2012 I have pointed out, repeatedly, that the Singapore Budget presentation gives a deeply misleading picture of the Government’s finances. I have written innumerable times on how the Budget does […]
The Panama Papers is a massive leak of files from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, engineered by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.(ICIJ) Names and identities released so far include, like the proverbial bad […]
Budget Day, which has been postponed to March 24 this year without a reason being given (perhaps to coincide with the anniversary of LKY’s death) will soon be upon us. The […]
An article concluding that there is no shortfall in the government’s statement of Assets and Liabilities has recently gone up on social media called “Black Holes in the Government Finances?”According to The […]
You can read my refutation of Chris Kuan here: https://sonofadud.com/2016/02/24/why-chris-kuan-is-wrong-black-hole-in-the-government-finances-no-just-s174-billion-missing/ A few days ago I updated my very approximate calculations of how Temasek’s portfolio was likely to be performing since […]
Singapore’s High Ranking on the Heritage Foundation Index Has More to do with US Politics Than with How Free Singapore Actually Is
A few days ago the State Times published an article entitled “Singapore still 2nd freest economy in the world but gap with top-ranked Hong Kong widens“. The Heritage Foundation, a […]
On the first day of CNY Lee Hsien Loong was up early and distributing mandarins and red packets to the Changi Airport workers unfortunate enough to be working on a […]
CMA CGM, a major global shipping company based in France, today announced that it had agreed to acquire Temasek’s 67% stake in NOL at a price of S$1.30 per […]
Does PM Lee’s convincing win in AMK make it impossible for him to claim damages from Roy Ngerng, Reform Party candidate?
Before GE 2015 I was saying with regard to Mr Lee’s defamation case against blogger Roy Ngerng (the PM took Roy to Court in his personal capacity as Mr Lee) […]