Daily Archives: 2012-03-13

Rewarding good character with hard cold cash. No Kidding!

~By: Jen~ I am very disturbed by the new Edusave Character Award scheme by the Ministry of Education to reward good character in students with hard cold cash. This award according to MOE’s Minister Heng Swee Keat, is to recognise students who exhibit values such as respect and who demonstrate exemplary civic responsibility through their behaviour and actions. I am …

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Singapore is Asia’s most competitive city: New EIU report

~by: Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh~ Singapore is the most competitive city in Asia and third globally after New York and London, out of 120 of the world’s major cities, according to a new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The research, Hot Spots: Benchmarking Global City Competitiveness, was commissioned by Citi and is available for download here. Competitiveness is a …

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Singapore will not spiral downward with a two-party system

~by: Douglas See~ What a non-Singaporean thinks of a two-party system would be one that is typical of that in US; two dominant parties in politics, where any other parties has a rare chance of winning elections (even though it can influence the two dominant parties).   From a Singaporean perspective, however, the meaning greatly differs. Here, two-party system refers …

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