Daily Archives: 2011-10-10

More Female Permanent Residents will not solve low birth rate problems

~by: Chua Suntong~ I refer to the TODAY report dated 28 September 2011 “Singapore’s population grew 2.1 per cent this year” (see HERE). In general, the trends of later marriages, less newborns, more immigrants and a higher resident (citizens and permanent residents) median age have continued. Interestingly, I’ve noticed the Population Trends 2011 report quoted by TODAY also showed that …

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President Tony Tan: New media must be used constructively

  “One important platform for engagement is the new media. The internet is a tremendous tool to empower individuals, link us up with one another, and mobilise people for social causes. But the new media also creates real challenges. On the internet, truth is not easily distinguished from misinformation. Anonymity is often abused. Harsh, intemperate voices often drown out moderate, …

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Financial Planning: Are you ready?

~by: Leong Sze Hian~ I refer to the article “More making voluntary CPF top-ups” (ST, Oct 10).It states that “The Are You Ready” campaign comprises a set of checklists on four key aspects of financial planning – cash flow, health care, housing and retirement”. So, how are Singaporeans doing in these four aspects of financial planning? Let’s look at  officially …

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Of politics and policy, canvassing and engagement

~by: Howard Lee~ By the time you read this, Parliament would probably be in session, or maybe over. Following a startling year of general and Presidential elections, we now have a President that has a questionable mandate, a record number of elected opposition candidates, and a ruling party that has barely two third of the nation’s vote. All makes for …

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Activists Commemorate the 9th World Day Against the Death Penalty

Media Release 10 October 2011 For Immediate Release Singapore:  On Sunday, 9 October 2011, nearly 20 local activists and supporters gathered together at the Speakers’ Corner to commemorate the 9th World Day Against the Death Penalty. The event, jointly organised by the Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign, We Believe in Second Chances and Think Centre, is part of a global movement …

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