Daily Archives: 2012-09-09

Tan Chuan-Jin: alternative voices will be included in National conversation
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By Choo Zheng Xi/Consultant Editor – It was a jarringly dissonant quote, presented on page 8 of the Sunday Times by reporter Goh Chin Lian quoting Education Minister Heng Swee Kiat on the “Our Singapore Committee”: “"Asked why "alternative voices" such as bloggers Read More

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Malay Singaporeans are a marginal community but they are not marginalized: SDP Forum
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By Kumaran Pillai – In a rare show of solidarity, a grassroots member of the ruling elite had a “conversation” at the SDP’s Malay forum to address the issues facing the Malay community in Singapore. While Minister Heng Swee Kiat has deployed thousands Read More

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Affordable nursing homes, more Singaporean workers?
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By Leong Sze Hian – I refer to the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) reply “Increased subsidies help offset fee hikes: MOH” (Straits Times, Sep 4) to Edwin Lim’s letter “Homes shouldn’t undermine levy” (ST, Aug 30), and the report “'Streamline subsidies’ for patients” Read More

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Self Reliance and Social Welfare
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Last updated on October 1st, 2015 at 11:04 amBy Dr Yuen Chung Kwong Singapore’s official social philosophy has always placed emphasis on self reliance, fearing that that welfare provisions might encourage undesirable patterns of behavior, e.g., unemployment benefit might reduce motivation to work; child Read More

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