Daily Archives: 2011-02-08

Temasek’s investment in Thailand shaken

This article is published by Bangkok Post on 5 February 2011. The Singaporean government’s investment arm, Temasek Holdings, is expected to fight any attempts by TOT Plc to seek billions of baht in compensation from Thai telecoms companies in which it has holdings, say observers. TOT announced on Tuesday it will seek 214.7 billion baht in compensation from local telecom …

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The carefully avoided issues in a tiny Jetstar Asia profit

The following is an article from blog Crickey posted on 7 February 2011. How long will it be before someone demands forensic financial proof that Jetstar Asia is a majority Singaporean owned flag carrier? This is the topic that no-one in Singapore, not even Singapore Airlines controlled Tiger Airways, seems prepared to raise in public? The belated announcement of a …

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High Cost of Medical Care in Singapore

The following article is published by blog Diary of A Singaporean Mind on 6 February 2011. Leong Sze Hian recently wrote a letter to the Straits Times forum asking about the large jump in the size of class “C” hospital bills [Link]. In my blog, I’ve highlight numerous cases of families (that are not rich) shouldering enormous healthcare burden due …

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Charity begins at H.O.M.E

Bought too much Chinese New Years goodies and not knowing what to do with them? Rather than discarding these items, why not drop them off at a H.O.M.E shelter?  H.O.M.E (Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics) is a NGO that is established to help migrants and victims of human trafficking and forced labour. It also runs two shelters for women and …

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