Monthly Archives: February 2009

Netizens failed to “self-regulate”

It was disappointing, and my impression is that I do not think the community itself have done enough to rebut some of these unhelpful comments delivered by fellow netizens. Lui Tuck Yew, on netizens’ reactions to attack on MP Seng Han Thong

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This is a hand-out for businesses

But the question must be whether spending $4.5 billion on the Jobs Credit scheme produces the most bang for the buck for Singaporeans. This is a hand-out for businesses. But we have always opposed hand-outs for Singaporeans. Why are businesses different? NMP Siew Kum Hong

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An obvious choice

Between waiting three months for $900 cash rebate from the Government versus saving $7,500 immediately by retrenching a worker, which choice does the Government think a struggling employer will make? Low Thia Khiang, MP for Hougang

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S’pore a speedboat in a storm

‘Our total trade is 3.5 times our gross domestic product, one of the highest in the world,’ Mr Goh said yesterday at a Chinese New Year lunch in his Marine Parade constituency. So the fall is faster and steeper when the global economy collapses, which explains why Singapore was the first in the region to slip into recession last year. …

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