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Daily Archives: 2010-12-06

LKY an underachiever?

"'Nothing would take me to nine. Then I would be complacent, flabby, and walk into the sunset." 'Happiness Architect' Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew who rated himself only six out of ten on happiness. "That urge to want to go much further and to be exceptional... that urge isn't there in Singapore." Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam who wants Singapore to …

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You are being short-changed – Reform Party

From Voting RP In his speech to the PAP Conference on 27th November, PM Lee said that Singaporeans could expect a good Budget because government revenues had been better than expected. The Reform Party is not surprised by this. The real question is why Singaporeans have not benefited for so many years from excessive government surpluses all these years. The …

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Income inequality may be increasing again

From Yawning Bread I would like to present a few key facts from the Workforce 2010 report, which is based on a survey conducted in the middle of this year of citizens and Permanent Residents. In other words, the data discussed here excludes Work Permit and Employment Pass holders. The median income of all employed persons (citizens and PRs), full-time …

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TV anchor among naked men, women ‘killed’ by Sri Lanka soldiers on video

From Indian Express As Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa toured the UK, Britain’s Channel 4 aired stomach-churning footage of men in uniform alleged to be his soldiers executing naked, unarmed, tied-up and blindfolded men and women said to be members or sympathisers of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The pro-LTTE Tamilnet website identified one of the women as …

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