Daily Archives: 2012-04-02

Singapore Policy Approach: The search for a new sensible

~ By Eugene Lim ~ I was decked out in my Saturday’s best and heading to the launch of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) National Health Care Plan at Peninsula-Excelsior Hotel. As I arrived at the Orchid Room, I could not help but feel disappointed. The audience was sparse. There were no signs of flashing cameras, eager reporters armed with …

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ASEAN Governments reluctant to embrace region’s diverse civil society

~ By Dr James Gomez ~ Although civil society  engagement with ASEAN has deepened over the years, its governments are still reluctant  to fully embrace the region’s diverse people’s movement, opting for “selective” engagement. This was evident from  the civil society event held from 29-31 March in Phnom Penh to mark Cambodia’s chairmanship of ASEAN in 2012 and the ASEAN …

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Credit card debt seems to be 'ever-growing'

~ By Leong Sze Hian ~ I refer to the article “More paid credit card bills on time last year, says credit bureau” (Today, Mar 30) which states that “The number of consumers who missed their credit card payments hit a record low last year, according to the Credit Bureau Singapore (CBS). Figures released by the CBS yesterday showed that …

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