Year: 2007

Malays in 2007: Renewed confidence amidst turbulence?

By Kamal Mamat Amidst the gloom of inflation and concerns over spiky social issues, one can sense that generally, 2007…

Healthcare costs increase the most, but MediFund payouts declining?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Nov inflation hits 4.2%, 25-year high” (ST, Dec 25), and the…

Contrasting Tactics of Resistance: our own Aung San Suu Kyis and Bhuttos?

By Travis Tan If a top-ten list of 2007 buzz-phrases were to be compiled, somewhere between “rising costs” and “enbloc…

Paying more for good people – what if it backfires?

Higher pay means better leaders? (more…)

ComfortDelgro’s “self-examination” exercise

ComfortDelGro not comforting at all. (more…)

Is the Singaporean population shrinking? – Part 2

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to Stephanie Lim Pek Hsia’s letter “Cap number of foreign workers they can hire”…

Are ministers already being paid more than their private sector salary benchmark?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the report “Fatter bonus payouts expected this year” (ST, Dec 15). It states…

A government-controlled media is superior to a free media?

By Benjamin Cheah On the 11th of December, the TODAY newspaper published an article titled “Social stability is key: Poll”.…

Is the Singaporean population shrinking? – Part 1

By Leong Sze Hian To what extent has our liberal foreign labour and citizenship policies affected Singaporeans’ rights with reference…

Ministers, top civil servants to get 4% to 21% pay rise in Jan

Breaking News: From the Straits Times. By Lynn Lee SINGAPORE‘S ministers and top civil servants will start the New Year…