Daily Archives: 2012-10-12

Are NTUC/PCF childcare operators really ‘non-profit’ entities?

By TR EMERITUS – Last month, NCMP Yee Jenn Jong of The Workers’ Party outlined an alternative proposal for affordable and good quality childcare by involving all existing operators in a contestable public good model for childcare. He argued that the proposal will bring down the cost of childcare for all operators (‘WP’s proposal for transforming the child care sector‘). …

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ASEAN Human Rights Declaration Forum 13 Oct 2012

PRESS RELEASE The ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) is going to be a very important human rights document for the people in ASEAN. Civil Society is engaged, giving feedback. Yet there are questions on whether the AHRD can fulfll people’s rights. In some ASEAN countries CSOs are petitioning against the proposed AHRD. It is important for CSOs in Singapore to …

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A Possible Indirect Admission of a Strategic Policy Failure

By Chua Suntong – On 25 September 2012, the Ministry of Trade & Industry (MTI) released a 23 page occasional paper on Population & Economy. The report might be categorized into 3 parts. Part 1 from Pages 1 to 9 presented the importance of macroeconomic growth. Part 2 from Pages 10 to 16 examined the impact of changing demographics in …

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