Daily Archives: 2011-01-30

Put it in perspective? No thanks – a letter to Dr Yaacob Ibrahim

Dear Mr Yaacob, It is most heartening to know that you disagreed with the remarks made by the Minister Mentor on the issue of Muslims and their integration in Singapore society. (“Muslims can be both religious and patriotic” – The Sunday Times, 30 Jan) It is also very reassuring to hear you say:  “As far as government policy is concerned, …

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Record investments = Negative wage growth?

by Leong Sze Hian I refer to the report “Singapore achieved record high investment commitments last year” (Channel News Asia, Jan 24).  It states that “The highest value-added expected to be generated from investments here was in 2008 with S$14.7 billion”. What does record investments mean for ordinary Singaporeans? Well, in 2008, we had a negative real median wage growth. As …

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