Daily Archives: 2011-07-15

Wages and jobs: More or less?

Yvonne Ho and Leong Sze Hian / Foreigners paid more than S’poreans? It looked like any other job advertisement for service staff, but one funny thing stood out – foreigners are paid $7 per hour while locals are paid $6.40 per hour for the same job [1]. The buzz from the elections in recent months had highlighted that the influx …

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Tan Jee Say : Why I want to be President

The following is a press statement from Tan Jee Say: In summary Why I want to be President – To be the Conscience of the Nation “I am stepping forward because many Singaporeans want a non-PAP President whose independence of the PAP is clear, obvious and cannot be in doubt. Only such a person can have the moral authority to fulfill the mission …

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An unhealthy preoccupation with race

Ghui / Singapore is a multiracial society with a melting pot of cultures. The four main races in Singapore – Chinese, Malay, Indian and Eurasian – work with each other and live amongst each other. As a country we celebrate, amongst others, Chinese New Year, Hari Raya Puasa, Deepavali and Christmas. In such a multicultural environment, one could reasonably expect …

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For exams or knowledge?

Kelvin Oh / Currently 15 of age, I’m a student of a neighbourhood school. After reading what others had to say, I decided to contribute my own views and opinions. I was glancing through twitter when I saw the open letter to the Education Minister, and even though I’m a year younger, I could relate to her problems. I also read this article, written …

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Drugs: More buying from JB?

Leong Sze Hian / I refer to the licensing and registration fees for medicinal products. Before 1991, there were hardly any fees payable for the registration of medicinal products. When registration began in 1991, the per product licence fee was $66 a year ($200 for 3 years). Since the regulatory agency, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) was created on 1 …

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