Monthly Archives: June 2011

Jilted by the system
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by: Ghui/ Adrian (not his real name) has been selling food at a canteen in a university in Singapore for 6 years. Each contract lasts for 3 years and Adrian has successfully completed 2 terms. Earlier this year, he submitted a request for a Read More

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Potong Pasir, the People’s town – Part 2
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Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 11:18 pmHoward Lee & Benjamin Cheah / “Hi, are you a resident of Potong Pasir?” “No no no…” You would be surprised at the number of people who are not Potong Pasir residents, but happen to Read More

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What makes a successful politician?
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Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 11:18 pmby: Ghui/ George Yeo and Lim Hwee Hua were both politicians who have made contributions to Singapore. George Yeo especially, was an outstanding Minister for foreign affairs. However, both have resigned from active politics after Read More

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HDB: Why not so easy to downgrade
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Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 11:18 pmLeong Sze Hian/ Over the last few weeks, we have encountered more than 10 cases of Singaporeans with HDB housing problems and homelessness. There was a Singaporean divorcee in her mid 40s, who works as Read More

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HOME’s Bridget Lew mentioned in Hillary Clinton’s speech
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Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (HOME) founder and President Bridget Lew Tan was mentioned in a speech by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the release of the 2011 Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP). In her speech, Clinton said: Our TIP – Read More

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Harder truths about Security Bond
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Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 11:18 pmSophia Tsang/ In a letter to Today, MOM made a declaration regarding the Security Bond. (“Truth about the Security Bond” June 25 2011 ): It is aimed at ensuring that employers remain responsible for the proper Read More

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Germany and Singapore embark on Human Rights Logo Initiative
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Deborah Choo/ In an unprecendented effort to form and crystalize a unified symbol for human rights, Germany has launched a world wide competition on 3 May in Berlin. The competition is running from now until 31 July, after which the contest enters the Read More

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NKF reserves can last forever?
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Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 11:18 pmLeong Sze Hian/ I refer to the reports “Charity sector to get public confidence boost” (Channel NewsAsia, Jun 25)and “Donations to charities up 13% to S$776m in 2010” (Channel NewsAsia, Jun 17). The latter states Read More

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Our responsibility as citizens
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by: Ghui/ The advent of the internet age has seen the prolific rise of websites such as Facebook, Twitter and You Tube. Their usage has been diverse, from virals promoting various products to broadcasting the latest breaking news. The impact of the internet Read More

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Assessing a Nation’s True Competitiveness
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Ultimately what any country should be worrying about is not comparisons but differentiation. In Singapore’s case, with its strategic imperative of focusing on developing both its service industries and very high-end manufacturing, its differentiator must be the one thing that makes any nation Read More

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