Daily Archives: 2010-07-09

NKF – the neverending need to raise funds?

Leong Sze Hian – How many years of reserves does the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) have? Well, going by what is reported, it is hard to tell. Last year, in November 29, 2009, the chairman of the NKF, Mr Gerard Ee [picture left] was reported to have said: “The charity has enough reserves to last for about five years.” Its annual …

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Do not print pictures of me smiling – Lee Kuan Yew

The United Kingdom (UK) introduced the Freedom of Information Act in 2000. It allows members of the public access to otherwise confidential papers in the possession of “public authorities”. The UK released papers pertaining to Singapore’s independence several years ago. Below is a copy of a memo which was sent by a UK official in Singapore to the office in …

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How many companies re-employ older workers?

Leong Sze Hian – “The latest Ministry of Manpower survey on some 3,600 private sector establishments earlier this year found that only 2.8 per cent of the establishments with employees aged 60 and above” practise wage cuts for employees who reach the age of 60. (MOM) The results of such a survey first and foremost would be dubious, for the …

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