News: Asia

Many big earners in S'pore pay less tax than Hong Kong counterparts

23 February 2011

The China Post


While the top tax rate of 20 percent has not changed, many of the really big earners in Singapore are still better off than their counterparts in Hong Kong. The key level for those in the salary stratosphere is SG$491,587 or US$386,043, of chargeable income a year.

KPMG's head of international executive services, Ooi Boon Jin, calculated that those whose chargeable income exce ... Read more »

Dr M slams iron-fist ‘Dirty’ Harry

10 February 2011

Free Malaysia Today

The former premier accuses his Singaporean counterpart of stifling democracy in the island republic and turning it into a totalitarian state.

In the latest episode of the antiquated drama "battle of the octogenarians”, Dr Mahathir Mohamad has accused Lee Kuan Yew of being an iron-clad ruler.

Short of calling him a despot, a charge often levelled against the 85-year-old Mahathir himself, the former premi ... Read more »

Five former Chinese table tennis players to play for S'pore

09 February 2011

Xinhua News


Five former Chinese table tennis players will represent Singapore for the first time in the upcoming Qatar Open in Doha this week.

They left for Doha early Tuesday, local Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao reported Wednesday.

Zhan Jian, a 29-year-old male from China's central province of Hubei, first played as a member of the Chinese national team in 1998. Li Hu, 22, was on the Chinese men's nat ... Read more »

Dr M: Kuan Yew just a ‘mayor’

08 February 2011

Shannon Teoh
The Malaysia Insider

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad dismissed in a recent book Lee Kuan Yew’s achievements as the founding father of Singapore, and accused the island republic’s minister mentor of once wanting to be prime minister of Malaysia.

"The fact remains that he is the mayor ... Read more »

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