Daily Archives: 2010-07-27

London’s history, Singapore’s future?

James Goh – The party had already commenced the night before with throngs of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) crowd from different parts of the European Union (EU) and beyond descending upon one of the most popular gay capitals in Europe – London. It was London’s Gay Pride Parade 2010 in celebration of 40 years of gay liberation. Amidst …

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Floods and politicking – which hits worse?

Howard Lee You know the recent floods are mighty serious when Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew weighs in on it. On 22 July, Today quoted him as saying: “…whatever we do when we get extraordinary rains like we had recently, no amount of engineering can prevent flooding… Singaporeans expect everything to be perfect, which we try to do. But some things …

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Fastest growing economy – what about jobs and wages? (Part 2)

Leong Sze Hian / Andrew Loh – The Prime Minister, on 15 July, was reported by the Straits Times as having said that the 100,000 foreign workers who are set to enter Singapore “was unavoidable as the labour market was bursting at the seams.” (Link) However, if one takes a look at this Ministry of Manpower report, the story may …

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