Announcing this news on his Facebook page, the Singaporean politician and lawyer, said that one of the speakers that will be joining the rally is Leong Sze Hian who is currently being sued by PM Lee for defamation.
This was according to an online survey conducted by Wake Up Singapore in reaction to updates to tougher punishments being introduced for private security officers.
Taiwan became a self-governed island in 1949 following the defeat of the Nationalist Kuo Min Tang in the Chinese Civil War. Taiwan officially retains the name ‘Republic of China’ but the Beijing government considers it to be no more than a renegade province to be reunified under Communist Party rule.
200 years after Sir Stamford Raffles landed on the shores of Singapore and 48 years after Britain pulled out its military, it is considering a renewed presence in Southeast Asia – with Singapore as a likely site.
As of Jan 2019, he has been in power for 14 years and 142 days, edging out Goh Chok Tong who held that office for just under 14 years. This makes PM Lee the current longest-serving leader of a first world country. In that time PM Lee has seen 3 Singapore Presidents, 4 US Presidents, 4 British Prime Ministers, 3 Malaysian Prime Ministers, and 2 Chinese Presidents.
Elsewhere, public forums and discussions are regularly held in Singapore’s universities with foreign speakers invited to speak. Such events are not subjected to the same arbitrary restrictions imposed on civil society as they remain largely in the field of academia.
An agency from the Department of Health and Social Care in the UK released a video comparing the effects of smoking and vaping, and claiming that the latter is 95% less harmful.
In response to TOC’s query, Lee Hsien Yang confirmed that he had indeed contributed to Leong’s legal fund, but didn’t disclose the amount.
Singaporeans and Malaysians have more in common than what divides us. Both countries are inextricably tied to a shared history, culture, and a mutual economic dependency.