Daily Archives: 2011-03-13

Low Thia Khiang: Opposition renewal an important issue for voters

Andrew Loh / Pictures by Terry Xu “Succession planning has been in progress,” says Mr Low Thia Khiang, Secretary-General of the Workers’ Party (WP). He was replying to a question from The Online Citizen (TOC) about whether he is looking for someone to succeed him as leader of the WP. “It is important for a political party,” Mr Low says, …

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Cut the president’s pay

The following is an excerpt of an article posted on March 12, 2011 by Yawning Bread. President S R Nathan is getting a salary increase of a whopping 26.4 percent. I knew inflation in Singapore is bad right now, but is it that bad? As it turns out, inflation is “only” 5.5 percent (Jan 2011 compared with Jan 2010). This …

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SM Goh compares S’pore’s flood to Japan’s tsunami

“How many of you followed the latest tragic events in Japan with the tsunami…and then put into context our floods in Singapore against that kind of disaster. “I am not saying we shouldn’t do anything about the flood. But the amount of noise you made with just sporadic flood compared to the Japanese. I saw them on TV. Very stoic …

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YPAP budget forum: Not much sense?

by Leong Sze Hian I refer to the remarks made at the YPAP budget forum “Working to win in Singapore’s economy ahead”. “No Singaporean who wants a job will be denied work”? One of the panelist, Dr Tan Khee Giap claimed that no Singaporean who wants a job “will be denied work”. According to the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) Singapore Workforce …

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