CPJ Statement on TRS
The Committee to Protect Journalists issued a statement on May 05th 2015 on the closing down of alternative news website The Real Singapore calling it censorship and harassment. The Committee to […]
# Je Suis Leslie Chew
Now, It stands to reason that if I am not arrested for sedition as leslie was fo rthat cartoon, then Leslie Chew was unnecessarily harassed by an authoritarian government and leading family bent on repressing dissent, plurality of opinion and freedom of expression.
Calming the flames. A light hearted response to Hri Kumar’s Facebook post.
That coffee table was a bona- fide resident of Thompson-Toa Payoh. As such it was there of its own accord in its personal capacity. It was a non-partisan coffee table, not even an activist coffee table or a civil society coffee table....
How to Make A Small Fortune in Banking (A Further Note on Behind Chamber Doors)
A thought experiment imagining that the government is a bank (or more accurately a long only hedge fund). This is not far-fetched given the highly leveraged balance sheet shown in the annual Statement of Assets and Liabilities.
A Case of the Pot Calling the Kettle Black?
I decide to look at the background of the members of the board of Temasek Holdings to see how many are truly independent. I also compare Temasek’s governance framework with the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund to see how far we are following what could legitimately be called 'best practice'.
Behind Chamber Doors. (Why wait for the Judgement when the State Media have already decided the IMF Loan Case outcome?)
As most of us are aware the government controls the media both directly, through Temasek’s ownership of MediaCorp, and indirectly, by its power to appoint the senior management and the […]
Roach Motel Or Investing for the Long-Term: You Decide What Best Describes Temasek’s Investment Strategy.
A “Roach Motel”, originally a term used to describe a cockroach trap, has become a metaphor used by hedge fund managers to describe an investment that is too large in […]
An Unappetising Picture
I thought a comment from someone calling themselves “Sotongmee” raised enough interesting points to merit reproduction in full in the blog together with my response. This person addresses me as “sir”. […]
Sherlock Holmes And The Case Of The Missing ( Or Merely Hidden) Reserves
Recently one of my articles, “Where Have Our Reserves Gone” (http://sonofadud.com/2012/09/07/where-have-our-reserves-gone/) was taken down by TOC without explanation. When I pushed Mr. Pillai for an explanation he said that they […]