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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Tan Kin Lian urges Transport Minister to take urgent steps to revamp public transport

by: Ravi Philemon/ Presidential aspirant Tan Kin Lian today urged Singapore’s Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew to take urgent steps to overhaul the nation’s public transportation system. In his blog entry Mr Tan requested the Transport Ministry to take urgent steps to revamp the public transport system by increasing capacity and by studying for implementation “the popular and successful system …

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Govt Borrowings: Benefit S’poreans?

by Leong Sze Hian I refer to the Accountant-General’s Department’s report – Singapore Government Borrowings An Overview, released in July 2011. It states that: “By issuing SSGS to the CPF Board and investing the proceeds from the borrowing, the Singapore Government is one of the few countries in the world that explicitly recognizes and fully funds her national pension obligations”. …

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Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew: Quality of service is the real challenge

The following is Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew’s Facebook note. — Thank you for your comments, feedback and suggestions. Many have expressed concern and wondered whether fares would increase by 2.8% as per the applications by SBST and SMRT under the fare adjustment formula. Let me reassure you that the Public Transport Council has been judicious in approving fare increases …

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Media influence re-written, post GE

Howard Lee / The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) released its IPS Post-Election Survey 2011 report on 8 July. As part of the release, it also ran a Forum on the same day to “analyse the proceedings and outcome of the general elections for their long-term impact on political development in Singapore; interpret the results of the IPS …

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Rupert Murdoch: UK Should Emulate Singapore’s Million Dollar Ministerial Wages

Rupert Murdoch in his extended testimony to the British Members of Parliament (MP), that he was surprised to learn that the company had been paying the legal fees of Glenn Mulcaire (The News of the World’s phone hacking specialist), and Clive Goodman (the tabloid’s royal reporter), said that Singapore’s model of paying politicians millions of dollars had created a cleaner …

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A Response to Transport Minister on Public Transport System in Singapore

by: Yong SK/ On July 11, 2011, the two major Public Transport Operators (PTOs), SBS Transit and SMRT, submitted their proposals to the Public Transport Council (PTC) to raise fares, raising eyebrows among Singaporeans who have been unhappy with the service of the PTOs over the years. The Workers’ Party then reiterated a call that was made in the 2006 …

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AWARE’s CEDAW team makes recommendations to the United Nations

This year marks the third time that AWARE is submitting a Shadow Report to the United Nations (UN) committee on the Convention On The Elimination Of All Forms Of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). On July 18, our CEDAW team presented AWARE’s findings and recommendations to the UN CEDAW Committee at the UN headquarters inNew York, highlighting areas where women’s rights …

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