Weekly Round-up – What everyone is talking about: 6 Feb 2017 – 10 Feb 2017



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Presidential Elections

We have an actual timeframe for the upcoming PE – the month of September – reportedly to avoid the campaigning period coinciding with National Day celebrations in August. Some questions raised: Do we need a minority MP? Who is Singapore’s first Elected President? Why is Ong Teng Cheong known as the People’s President?

– The Independent SG: Chan Chun Sing is wrong that Marsiling-Yew Tee don’t need a minority MP
– Andrew Loh: Why is Ong Teng Cheong not recognised as Singapore’s first Elected President?
– MothershipSG: Ong Teng Cheong had state-assisted funeral in 2002 after his family was consulted
– MothershipSG: Ong Teng Cheong, S’pore’s people’s president, passed away 15 years ago

A History of Singapore

Did you know that Singaporeans were once major farmers and shippers? How Bugis used to look like? The people who once lived there?

– MothershipSG: This rare 1960s film on S’pore’s economy reveals we were once big-time farmers and shippers
– The Online Citizen: PM Lee sends condolences for Fong Swee Suan’s passing, with insinuation of links with communism
– MothershipSG: The lady behind our CDIS TV programmes passed away over Chinese New Year. This is her amazing life story.
– The Independent: We, Muslims are proud Singaporeans!
– MothershipSG: Bugis bears little trace of the people who once lived there. Here’s what you need to know about them.

Pedra Branca and the South China Sea

Reignited interest over Pedra Branca as Malaysia cited “new facts” discovered in recently declassified British documents and filed for a revision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ)’s judgement over Pedra Branca, Middle Rocks and South Ledge.

– The Middle Ground: What “new fact” does Malaysia have on Pedra Branca?
– Thoughts of Real Singaporeans: Malaysia challenge Singapore’s sovereignty over Pedra Branca
– Yahoo News Singapore: Singapore to study closely Malaysia’s application for revision of ICJ’s Pedra Branca ruling

Uniquely Singapore

– Here’s the News: Don’t play, play – Singlish is studied around the globe

Countering the Terrorist Threat

– Asian Correspondent: Indonesia: Is the future of terrorism female?


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