SINGAPORE: I first interviewed Louis Ng in 2015, mere months before he was introduced as a political candidate for the People’s Action Party (PAP). Later that year, he contested in Nee Soon GRC as part of the PAP’s five-member team led by Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam. Now, as I sat down with Mr Ng again, I looked for signs of change – maturity, political savvy, perhaps even weariness.The truth is the 40-year-old does not seem to have changed much.Even before he became a Member of Parliament, Mr Ng was comfortable speaking up about issues he felt strongly about.The only perceptible change is that today he is able to raise a wider range of issues than before he became an MP.THE ISSUES CHOOSE HIMThree years ago, his focus was chiefly on animal rights in his role as founder of the Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES). Today, the issues he raises in Parliament have included the plight of single parents and whether … [Read more...] about Strengthen public consultation on ministers’ salaries and MPs’ allowances: Louis Ng goes On the Record
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By Joseph Hall Cannabis Reporter Fri., Aug. 31, 2018 The Acapulco Gold rush that’s been building towards cannabis legalization in Canada has been marked with bold claims, exuberance and the promise of riches. As the Oct. 17 decriminalizing date draws closer, however, many public health experts fear the rampant hype may be eclipsing needed discussions on the significant problems that a broader use of the drug could bring. “Anyone who wants to sell you, figuratively, not literally, cannabis as an innocuous substance or harmless substance is either a fool or an ideologist,” says Benedikt Fischer, a senior scientist at Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Jag Khalsa, former head of the medical consequences division of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, goes further. “In the past we’ve had alcohol and tobacco, these two substances alone are the worst ... chemicals known to mankind,” says Khalsa, who … [Read more...] about Are health risks of cannabis getting lost in the haze?
By Jada Yuan The New York Times Mon., April 2, 2018 Some nights on Peninsula Papagayo, on the northern Pacific side of Costa Rica, the moon shone so bright, with so little evidence of human life, that I felt like an interloper just for bearing witness, for breathing through its stillness. Then I would remember how much it cost to be able to look at that moon from this particular part of the world and the poetry was quickly shattered. If this bio-diverse Central American country has branded itself as a playground for rich North Americans — 40 per cent of its tourists come from the United States — then Peninsula Papagayo, in the Guanacaste province, is where the ultrarich go to avoid having to interact with the regular rich. The 1,400-acre luxury resort area is in a tropical dry forest, 70 per cent of which is conserved as open green space. Guard stations and miles of cliffside roads separate its dwellings from any public byway. Lady Gaga and Christian Bale … [Read more...] about Exploring the Costa Rican coast, with fewer frills but more chill
Welcome to The Myanmar Times ongoing analysis of Myanmar's highly-anticipated election. We've set up an Election Parties page – a handy "cheat-sheet" of sorts – to help you keep track of major parties, as well as an Election Voices page, where you can find conversations with candidates and electoral experts, and comments from you, our readers. We've also been covering the results as they develop live over on our Election Live Blog – check it out! To get involved in the conversation, send us a message at Facebook.com/TheMyanmarTimes, Tweet us @TheMyanmarTimes using the hashtag #MyanmarElection or send us an email at [email protected], Subject: "People's Pundit" and have your voice heard! Final Pyithu and Amyotha Hlttaw results, as of the final UEC results announcement November 22 For more information, including full party tallies, check out our election live blog, and to see results for the Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws … [Read more...] about Election 2015
Marc Lore is the president and CEO of Walmart eCommerce in the US. He founded Quidsi and sold it to Amazon in 2011 for over $500 million. Then he founded Jet.com and sold that to Walmart in 2016 for $3 billion and stock. His first startup was acquired for $6 million. Lore says radical transparency, choosing the right cofounders, knowing finance, and selling to the right company are key to his success as a business person. Marc Lore’s first big startup sold diapers before it was bought by Amazon for more than $500 million. But after it was acquired, Lore says he felt let down. “It was this really depressing sort of moment where we didn’t even want to go out for a [celebratory] drink,” Lore said on Business Insider’s podcast, “Success! How I Did It.” “It wasn’t a celebration. It was sort of like mourning.” After Amazon he went on to found a competitor, called … [Read more...] about A Walmart executive who sold his 1st startup for $6 million, 2nd startup for $550 million and 3rd startup for $3+ billion reveals how to become wildly successful