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Daily Archives: 2012-04-23

$500 fee to import a $10 medical device?

~ By Leong Sze Hian ~ I refer to the article “Has HSA bitten off more than it can chew?” (Sunday Times, Apr 15). The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) recently also introduced a $500 fee for the import of medical devices. The $500 fee applies on a per shipment basis, regardless of the value of the medical devices imported. For …

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The government’s knee-jerk reaction to wage proposals

~ By Gordon Lee ~ Last week, Professor Lim Chong Yah gave a public lecture in which he proposed a 50% rise in income for workers earning under $1500 a month – 15% in each of the first two years, and 20% in the 3rd year.1 Almost automatically, members of the Government lined up to offer their generous criticisms… 11 …

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