Businessman Farid Khan yesterday shed light on the shareholder equity of his marine services company, and why the Presidential Elections Committee (PEC) rejected his application to run for president. The PEC said Bourbon Offshore Asia - of which Mr Farid is chairman and regional managing director - had shareholders' equity of only between $3 million and $8 million in the past three years, in its letter of rejection that he showed The Straits Times yesterday.
They do not know Madam Halimah Yacob, yet they made their way to catch a glimpse of her at the nomination centre. Madam Sim Goon Hua, 82, and Madam Lim Ah Kheoh, in her 70s, are neighbours at the King George's Avenue Housing Board estate, and were at the Seniors Activity Centre yesterday morning when they heard Madam Halimah would be at the People's Association Headquarters - less than 10 minutes away by foot - to submit her forms.
Four members of the Federation of Indian Muslims, an umbrella body for Indian Muslim associations, turned up to support Madam Halimah Yacob yesterday morning, saying she had been supportive of the community. They were federation pre- sident Mohamed Ghouse, deputy president K.M. Deen, and members Mohamed Rafeeq and A.R. Mashuthoo. Mr Mashuthoo said the federation met Madam Halimah about two weeks ago to endorse her bid for the presidency. "She has our backing," he said.
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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