Daily Archives: 2011-04-24

TOC Editorial: Vivian Balakrishnan needs to come clean on video

TOC Editorial Those hoping that Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong’s gentlemanly approach would set the tone for the upcoming elections would be sorely disappointed by Dr Vivian Balakrishnan’s mention of a YouTube video that would raise “awkward questions” for the SDP reported in the Sunday Times, 24 April. Giving no details, Dr Balakrishnan said, “It has been brought to my attention …

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NSP responds to Gan Kim Yong’s remarks on manpower policies

Press release by the National Solidarity Party (NSP). Response to “NSP’s white-collar job idea won’t work: Gan” in the Straits Times, 23 April 2011 Singapore 23 April 2011 I refer to the article “NSP’s white-collar job idea won’t work: Gan” in the Straits Times, 23 Apr 2011. Responding to our proposal to increase the Employment Pass (EP) threshold salary to …

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TOC Blog Feature: Top election issue and HDB

Extracts from Mr Wang Says So: Singapore’s top election issue So I hope that the direness of the situation we face, as a nation, has become clear. Obviously, we cannot completely shut the door on foreigners, especially not on foreign talent. But there is a balance that should be kept. When labor productivity falls to -14.9% and Singaporeans’ wages stagnate …

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TOC Editorial: Vivian Balakrishnan needs to come clean on video

TOC Editorial Those hoping that Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong’s gentlemanly approach would set the tone for the upcoming elections would be sorely disappointed by Dr Vivian Balakrishnan’s mention of a YouTube video that would raise “awkward questions” for the SDP reported in the Sunday Times. Giving no details, Dr Balakrishnan said, “It has been brought to my attention – in …

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Using foreign teaching methods to teach Malay?

Dr Wong Wee Nam I was rather shocked to read that Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, had suggested that one way to halt the decline in fluency in Malay could be to teach it as a foreign language, rather than as a mother tongue. However, it has been clarified that what Dr Yaacob had meant was the use of …

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