Daily Archives: 2011-03-08

Where’s the apology, MM?

by Andrew Loh “I have to speak candidly to be of value, but I do not want to offend the Muslim community,” Minister Mentor (MM) Lee Kuan Yew said in the book, “Hard Truths To Keep Singapore Going”. The book, published by the Straits Times Press, is based on interviews MM Lee gave to seven Straits Times journalists “over a …

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Reforming Singapore’s voting process: the Single Transferable Vote (STV)

by Blacktryst With the recent Electoral Boundaries Review Committee carving Singapore into 27 electoral boundaries, there are now 12 Single Member Constituencies (SMCs), 2 four-member Group Representation Constituencies (GRCs), 11 five-member GRCs and 2 six-member GRCs. That means in total there are 15 multi-member GRCs, one up from the 2006 General Elections. It is time perhaps that Singapore should introduce …

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Navigating the complexities of MediShield and Medisave

by Leong Sze Hian I refer to Goh Poh Kheng’s letter “Stumped by low MediShield payout” (ST, Mar 7). To help Ms Goh and readers understand the use of Medisave and MediShield claims, I would like explain some of the queries raised by her. I shall also try to put all the relevant information in this article, as they seem …

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