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A bill to tackle “foreign interference” (however the PAP government wants to define it) is definitely coming to #Singapore soon.
Hi @kennethcjw, just sent you an email! Given the urgency and seriousness of the accusations made against me in your article, I’m publishing the email too.
@kennethcjw This part of @TODAYonline’s report spreads inaccurate and false information that dangerously rachets up the smearing of activists like myself as threats to the nation.

In the following tweets I’ll address these comments quickly (fuller response forthcoming).
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1/ Skyping a foreigner in to speak at a public event without permit

→ illegal assembly under Public Order Act. @jolovanwham was convicted; his appeal will be heard in October.…
2/ Holding a silent protest in an MRT

→ alleged illegal assembly under Public Order Act. @jolovanwham has been charged; others were issued warnings by the police.…
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#Singapore and #Indonesian Navies Celebrate 25th Edition of Exercise Eagle Indopura from 18 to 25 July…
The exercise is conducted in three phases – the harbour phase in Surabaya, Indonesia; the sea phase in the Java Sea, Karimata Strait and Singapore Strait enroute to Singapore; and culminating in the post-exercise shore phase in Singapore.
The RSN deployed a Formidable-class Frigate, a Victory-class Missile Corvette RSS & an Independence-class Littoral Mission Vessel RSS. The TNI AL participated with a Diponegoro-class Frigate, a Fatahillah-class Missile Corvette & a CN-235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft.
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20 tonne tragedy. Dead elephant and pangolin parts discovered by Singapore inspectors. Just two days after the incident, authorities have gone public, scuppering investigative opportunities across the three countries implicated.…
Consider that according to (admittedly crude) estimates, authorities are only detecting around 5-10% of all contraband. The trafficking networks can take this hit - they have done over decades of seizures.
Suggested question for journalists: “What investigative enquiries have been made, and intelligence considered, across DRC, Singapore and Vietnam, into the shipping industry, all other entities, comparison with similar seizures, to identify the perpetrators of this heinous crime?”
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1/ On #Singapore and the #HongKongProtests: This is a comment left on my FB after I shared @limlouisa’s excellent @nytopinion op-ed. It’s one guy w/o a pic but I don’t think he’s a troll + I’ve seen this same sentiment expressed by other Singaporeans so had some thoughts...
2/ First, the disclaimer: I don’t know how representative Robert Wee’s views are of Singaporeans in general—I just know that it’s not uncommon. There are also some instances of this, although again, not sure how representative:
3/ I feel like the sentiment of “the protesters should just understand and accept they are a part of China and 2047 is coming” tells us more about Singaporeans than about anything happening in #HongKongProtests. And it has an impact on our own politics + civil society.
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1 of 4: The DOD’s first Indo-Pacific Strategy Report (IPSR) was publicly released on June 1, 2019, and is available at
#ShangriLaDialogue #SLD19
2 of 4: The DOD IPSR is a comprehensive articulation of DoD’s role within a whole-of-government strategy for the #IndoPacific region.
3 of 4: As an implementation document, the IPSR provides clarity on the National Defense Strategy as it applies to the region and highlights the role of allies and partners in implementing our shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific.
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There is a village in #Taiwan called Houtong Cat Village 猴硐貓村. Need I say more

Every cat is a good cat, 💯
This is the cattiest cat place I have ever catted
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I was so fixated on sharing @NewNaratif's research article on the 50th anniversary of May 13 in #Malaysia yesterday that I forgot to tweet about another May 13 anniversary: the 65th anniversary of the anticolonial students' movement in #Singapore.
On 13 May 1954, a group of students in #Singapore delivered a petition to the colonial authorities opposing military conscription. Hundreds of their peers assembled at the foot of Fort Canning Hill in solidarity. They were met with brutal repression by riot police.
This was a significant moment for the anticolonial movement in #Singapore. It galvanised the students. They linked up with other anticolonial activists, such as union workers. The movement grew.
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My friend and erstwhile colleague @GovindSankar reminded me of this.
In 1994, I was elated at being accepted by the super-prestigious Tata Administrative Service, #TAS right after my #MBA . I was even more thrilled when I was chosen to be a part of the Tata Singapore Airlines JV start a world class airline in India - perhaps the most exciting thing happening in Indian aviation, if not Indian industry, at that time. Very few people know that the original inspiration for Singapore Airlines was JRD Tata’s @airindiain -
– then amongst the best airlines in the world. The bureaucrats from #Singapore came to learn from him and his company on how to build a world-class airline out of Singapore.
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So exciting!!!! Four years ago #AugustMoon commenced their #WiseOrNaked World Tour!
Gig 1 • 12 February 2015 • #Bogota #Colombia 😄 Follow the journey ▶️…
#TheIdeaOfYou by @robinnelee 🖤 #TIOYclubWiseOrNaked
#AugustMoon #WiseOrNaked World Tour • Gig 2 • 13 February 2015 • #Bogota #Colombia 😄 Follow the journey ▶️… #TheIdeaOfYou by @robinnelee 🖤 #TIOYclubWiseOrNaked
#AugustMoon #WiseOrNaked World Tour • Gig 3 • 15 February 2015 • #Lima #Peru 🖤 “I’ll call you when we get to Lima.” - @HayesCampbell_ #TheIdeaOfYou by @robinnelee 😃 Follow the journey on our Pinterest...… #TIOYclubWiseOrNaked
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Mark Valencia—Adjunct Senior Scholar, National Institute for #SouthChinaSea Studies, Haikou, China—uses Xinhua-like language to accuse @GregPoling @CSIS @AsiaMTI of "Beating the drum for the narrative of the Chinese '#MaritimeMilitia' threat" in #IPPReview…
Valencia cited my piece with @KennedyMaritime in @ForeignAffairs, but that's a 2016 publication.

The latest is here:… &….

Instead of piling on @GregPoling, let's "Seek Truth from (Many) Facts" regarding #China's #MaritimeMilitia.
And while we're at it, can those in the know give us the full scoop on #IPPReview?

"operated by International Public Policy Pte. Ltd., a Singapore-registered company which is independent of any organization"…

Wording sounds rather abstract & mysterious..
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#Singapore Moves Closer To Joining What #China Calls The #US F-35 Friends Circle' - The short and vertical takeoff and landing F-35B could be especially valuable for the tiny Southeast Asian country during a crisis.…
The vertical takeoff & landing-capable F-35B, in particular, could be especially valuable for the Singapore given its ability to operate independently of runways or potentially from the flight deck of larger amphibious ships the country also plans to acquire in the future.
It's hard not to see the South China Sea & China more broadly, behind Singapore’s interest in the F-35. Singapore is heavily reliant on the maritime trade that crisscrosses through that body of water. Other areas, such as the Malacca Strait, could become choke points in a crisis.
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Just landed in #Thailand & looking forward to speaking at the @AfiForum. At the event? Come say hello. #AFIF2019.
500+ of the world’s leading #investors & #FI will explore investment opportunities to foster inclusive financial markets across #AsiaPacific
#Davos #WEF19 or here at the Asia Financial Institutions Forum @AfiForum #AFIForum 2019 in #Bangkok: something to ponder this #MLKDay weekend & beyond. #microfinance #accessstocapital #fintech #finance #inequality
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🇨🇳 #CHINA Q3 GDP Y/Y: 6.5% V 6.6%E (slowest growth since Q1 2009)
*NBS spokesman Mao Shengyong said that the international situation was bringing “downward pressure” on China.
🇫🇷 🇪🇺 🇨🇳 French tire maker Michelin warned of declining sales in Europe and #China in the second half of the year, dragging down shares of its competitors in the U.S. and Europe - Bloomberg
🇺🇸🇨🇳🇪🇺 In a volley of filings, the EU, #China and the U.S. this week escalated disputes over new U.S. metals tariffs, the European response to those levies, and Chinese intellectual property practices - Bloomberg…
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1/ Ong Ye Kung: "The fact is they (the LGBTQ community) live in Singapore peacefully, no discrimination at work, housing (and) education."

This is worrying 'cos either the education minister doesn't know what "discrimination" means, or he doesn't know what facts are.
2/ @TODAYonline reported on his comments, reiterating the government stance that they'll "leave it to society to decide over time" when it comes to the issue of repealing 377A.…
3/ The most charitable interpretation is that the minister is unfortunately out of touch with the ground reality. There is constant discrimination against the #LGBT community in #Singapore.
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001/ [article content in this tweet series 001-180 reproduced with permission from Martin Howe QC of Lawyers for Britain @lawyers4britain]
#quote "Leaving the EU on WTO terms: pulling down the barriers to world trade
Introduction: why prices will FALL after Brexit, not rise" /002
002/ #quote "Over the past couple of weeks, the media have been full of lurid scare stories about what will happen if the UK leaves the EU on WTO terms, because negotiations with the EU do not result in a withdrawal agreement." /003
#tariffs #NoDeal #Brexit #WTO #ProjectFear #shortages #food #medicines
003/ #quote "One of the most ridiculous and UNJUSTIFIED of these absurd scare stories is that it will lead to higher prices, and even shortages, of foods and medicines." /004
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#demographics #militaries #economies #currencies
- Best demographics
- Largest military
- Largest economy
- Most used currency
- Liquid financial markets
- Open capital account
- Rule of law
- Best geography
- Can be self sufficient if required
- Not trade dependent
Top trade partners as of 30 June 2018:
- China: 15.2% (strategic competitor)
- Canada: 15.1%
- Mexico: 14.6%
- Japan: 5.1%
- Germany: 4.4%

The next 10 years could result in the below:
- Mexico (25%)
- Canada (20%
- Japan (7%)
- South Korea (5%)
- Great Britain (4%)
Bring the manufacturing (jobs) home while negatively impacting China's economy.………
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The first trip abroad that I paid for, was to #Malaysia and #Singapore. I've never understood the average Nigerian's obsession with "Jand" and "Yankee". So, as soon as I could afford to travel abroad, I chose somewhere exotic. #Travel #TravelBae
When I was growing up, I had a strong image of who I wanted to be in life. I wanted to be exposed and have distinct encounters. I wanted to explore unusual things and meet unusual people. #TravelBae
#Singapore & #Malaysia did that for me. I met people I wouldn't ordinarily connect with and listened to them talk about their society and daily lives. I returned from the trip knowing there was a world bigger than #Nigeria. There were people with national problems too. #TravelBae
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1. What are you doing to spread #Indic culture? (2 min #TweetThread)
2. Fascinating backstory to #BhaskarsArtsAcademy in #Singapore; an institution older than Singapore itself.
3. It was started by KP Bhaskar & his wife Santha Bhaskar in the 1950’s…
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#QPosts #QAnon

Weather related false flag?

#NK #Singapore
Q !CbboFOtcZs No.101 📁
Jun 10 2018 22:53:46 (EST)
Failure per WH instruction / agreement.
EO dated_official
IG redactions [heavy+][remove]
Hussein [WH [call] [tarmac] BC/LL] #RR#
Operative insertion(s).
Dark to LIGHT.
Shall we play a game?
You have a choice.
Do what is right.
FBI agents willing to testify +24
Next DOJ - offer open [2].
Next C_A - offer open [3].
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