Daily Archives: 2013-02-01

Human Rights Watch report: Singapore continues to restrict basic human rights
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Last updated on October 1st, 2015 at 11:04 amBy Darren Boon An independent human rights advocacy organisation criticised Singapore’s continued restrictions on human rights despite several small signs of progress in the area. Human Rights Watch in its World Report 2013 released Jan Read More

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56,400 job vacancies: Really?
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Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 06:38 pmBy Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Job vacancies up 4.4% in Sep 2012” (Channel NewsAsia, Jan 28). It states that “The number of job vacancies rose by 4.4 per cent to hit Read More

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Yet another year of negative real wage increase?
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Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 06:38 pmBy Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Foreign workforce growth slows significantly, local hiring rises sharply” (Channel NewsAsia, Jan 31). Real median income growth? It states that “The median monthly income from work, including Read More

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Employment pass numbers down: Really?
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Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 06:38 pmBy Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Employment Pass numbers down for first time since 2003” (Straits Times, Jan 31). Less employment pass? It states that “The number of high-skilled foreigners on Employment Passes Read More

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The population crisis: A closer look at GDP growth and our carrying capacity
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Written by Ng E-Jay The recently released White Paper on population has caused a furore nationwide. People cannot believe the government thinks it wise to cram 6.9 million people into an island already suffering from severe congestion and overcrowding. People cannot accept that Read More

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HDB BTO prices de-linked from resale flats?
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Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 06:38 pmBy Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “BTO prices will not rise with resale market: Khaw” (Straits Times, Feb 1). BTO de-linked from resale prices? It states that “National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan Read More

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