Daily Archives: 2011-06-06

Some changes at TOC

  Dear Readers, As some of you may have heard by now, Andrew Loh had, as of yesterday (Sunday 5 June 2011), resigned from his position as TOC Chief Editor with immediate effect. We are sad at this unexpected development. We do not propose to wash dirty linen in public, and so we will only say that there have been some …

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Focus on HDB (Part 4): HDB rental flats for Singaporeans only

Leong Sze Hian/ I refer to the article “Supply of rental flats to increase” (Today, May 30). I would like to applaud the Minister for making this bold policy change, despite being just less than three weeks on the job in his new ministry. With regard to the Minister’s remarks “we need to ramp up the building of rental flats as quickly as …

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In education, school not the only place to start

The following is an excerpt from Yawning Bread Our education system is instruction on steroids. I am aware that in recent years, there have been attempts to inject more project work into classrooms, but such efforts are, I suspect, confined to the better classes or better schools, and its benefits pale in comparison with the systemic bias towards instruction and …

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Singapore’s PAP needs to address its image problem

The following is an excerpt from China Post. SINGAPORE — They seem a breed apart, dwelling in a pristine bubble far from the madding crowd. That, at least, is the stereotypical view of a politician from Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party (PAP). He or she is likely to cruise around in a luxury car, never having to take public transport. …

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Focus on HDB (Part 3): Shorter queue for HDB rental flats- Really?

Leong Sze Hian/ Mdm Tin (not her real name), a 34 year old divorcee, whose highest education is PSLE (Primary School Leaving Examination), has been living with her eight year old daughter, in a homeless shelter, for more than a year. Homeless shelter The homeless shelter, has no sign board, and I understand houses about 100 women and children, as it is a …

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