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Daily Archives: 2011-03-05

Independent candidate Andrew Kuan asked to leave Opposition meeting

Independent candidate Mr Andrew Kuan was asked to leave the opposition parties' meeting held at the PKMS building this afternoon. The meeting, the second in a week, is the traditional horse-trading negotiation the parties hold to decide the constituencies where each of them will contest in the upcoming General Election. Mr Kuan confirmed with The Online Citizen (TOC) that he …

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“Tony Tan & gang” to join SPP? Not true, says Tan

There is no truth to the news that Mr Tony Tan and the breakaway group of former Reform Party members are joining the Singapore People’s Party (SPP). Neither is the group “expected to officially submit their application for party membership on Saturday, 5th March.” Mr Tan confirmed this with The Online Citizen today, Saturday. Mr Tan is among the nine who …

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TOC reader questions policy on foreign immigrants

The following is a letter sent to us by a TOC reader. Me and my wife had a conversation a few days ago. I was telling her that with the current government policies on importing foreign workers from abroad, our children (age 4,6), ourselves (age 31,35), our parents (ages 50s to 60s) will be facing many challenges ahead. My wife …

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A hub is not a home

The following is an excerpt of a letter published on March 4, 2011 on TODAY online. by Vinita Ramani I read with interest Professor Tommy Koh's response, in The Straits Times on Wednesday, to Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew's Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going. In his commentary, Prof Koh objected to three areas the Minister Mentor raised in his …

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Using CPF to pay for your flat as you grow older – possible?

by Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “More help for low-income families to buy their first flat” (Today, Mar 4). Ït states that: “One household which will benefit is Mr Rosli Nodin's family. Mr Rosli and his wife Saribanon Senin have two young children. They have been living in a one-room rental flat in Bukit Merah for the past 15 …

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