Daily Archives: 2013-02-20

Lowest 10%’s real household income dropped -1.5%?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the report “Median household income up 7.5% in 2012” (Channel NewsAsia, Feb 20). Real household income grew 2.7%? According to the Department of Statistics’ Key Household Income Trends 2012, “Among resident employed households, median monthly household income from work increased from $7,040 in 2011 to $7,570 in 2012, a 7.5 per cent growth in nominal …

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AWARE Op-Ed on decriminalisation of suicide

Suicide law deters treatment, not attempts Corinna Lim, Executive Director, AWARE Porsche Poh, Executive Director, Silver Ribbon Singapore   Most people, thankfully, do not attempt suicide. All of us are nevertheless responsible for how we, as a society, respond to those who do. Today, on the World Day of Social Justice, we ask: is it helpful – or right – …

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