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Daily Archives: 2011-03-23

Flashes of promise amid flashbacks

The following is an excerpt from Yawning Bread Alex Au/ Best shot was Chee Soon Juan’s. After Michael Palmer of the People’s Action Party (PAP) said that the way his party approaches the problem of the poor was to be provide targetted assistance and that the PAP did not believe in across-the-board subsidies, Chee interjected, reminding the audience that it’s …

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Reflecting on “Reflections” – A review of Mah Bow Tan’s book (Part 2 of 9)

This is a review from a statistical perspective, wherever possible, of the book “Reflections on housing a nation”, launched on 22 March. (You can read it here for free and save yourself ten dollars. – Editor) Leong Sze Hian/ In Part Two (Housing Supply: Maintaining a Fine Balance), the Minister for National Development writes: “ In response to the sharp recovery, HDB …

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Straits Times does hack job on forum letter?

From the blog Visaisahero: Letter sent by by my good friend Samuel C. Wee to ST on the 8th of March, quoting statistics from their Page One infographic: (Read this closely!) I read with keen interest the news that social mobility in Singapore’s education system is still alive and well (“School system still ‘best way to move up’”; Monday). It is …

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Stepping forward – Part 1

In an exclusive interview with The Online Citizen, four former Reform Party members – along with Ms Nor Lella Mardillah – speak about the reasons they joined the National Solidarity Party, their interest in politics, and the issues which should concern Singaporeans as the country prepares itself for the General Election. Andrew Loh / It has been quite a rollercoaster …

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