Author Archives: Emmanuel Daniel

All banks destroy fintechs

All banks destroy fintech. The negotiations goes like this:1. Are you cheaper than my salary?2. Can you implement POC really fast?3. Can you do the impossible I have not been able to forever?
The outcome is either:A. Oh good, here is … Continue reading…

To my dear Malay friends, let’s save Malaysia together… Rakan-rakan Melayu saya, marilah selamatkan Malaysia bersama-sama …

Going back to vote in the Malaysian elections on 9 May is not even a question. Malaysia is a country in crisis and all the best and brightest of its children from around the world will go home to make … Continue reading…

Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 4 – a failure in design

The Arrival concourse in Terminal 4 is already a very apt and unimaginative welcome to a boring Singapore.
Based on my first cursory walk about in Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 4 on Sunday, arriving on a CX flight, it is my … Continue reading…

Meilin, you didn’t say goodbye

Dear Meilin,
When I heard the news, my first instinct was to text you. This is a bad joke to start the year with, and a quick reply from you would have got that out of the way. We had half … Continue reading…

1MDB and the single-handed destruction of a nation’s institutions

I thought that the Sarawak Report http://www.sarawakreport.org/ has the most comprehensive account of the blow-by-blow hard evidence being provided by the US Attorney General’s office in substantiating their allegations in the 1MDB scandal. I think the time has come for … Continue reading…

Happy 50th anniversary, Amos Yee

(Long. Best read over 2-3 sittings)
On this eve of Singapore’s much anticipated 50th anniversary, my mind kept going back to that smart alec who spooked the entire island just after Lee Kuan Yew died. Somehow, despite the rude, insolent … Continue reading…