Monthly Archives: March 2013

How do needy medical students cope financially?
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 06:38 pmBy Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Wooing Singaporean doctors home” (My Paper, Mar 4). Few needy students get aid? In this connection, according to the article “Cost of medical education, financial assistance and Read More

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University fees increased 7.5% p.a. last 26 years?
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 06:38 pmI refer to the article “Universities, polytechnics and ITE raise tuition fees” (Straits Times, Mar 30). It states that “At polytechnics and the ITE, the fee increase will affect new and existing students. At the Read More

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Reintroduce dialects back into Singapore
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Last updated on December 6th, 2013 at 05:45 pmBy: Jeraldine Phneah For years, English and Mother Tongue ruled the media, while dialects were kept to private conversations at home with one’s elderly grandparents and neighbours. Back in 1978, The Goh Report, an evaluation of Read More

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MSM's one sided story on crane protest.
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

28 march 2013, HOME released a press statement disputing the report, “Crane protesters’ claims false: MOM” written by StraitsTimes on the protest of the two migrant Chinese workers that happened on 6 Dec 2012. Below is the press statement by HOME.   Press Statement Read More

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More educated Singaporeans, but less pay?
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Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 06:38 pmBy Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “More than half of employees in Singapore planning to leave jobs: Survey”( Straits Times, Mar 28). More than 1 in 2 want to resign? It states that “More than Read More

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Social Health: Only 1 positive out of 9 – shocking?
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Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 06:38 pmBy Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “NVPC releases report on S’pore’s social health” (Channel NewsAsia, Mar 27). I find it extremely alarming that only one of the nine areas is positive, with five negative and Read More

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Sounds Like Fun! – One day workshop
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Last updated on October 1st, 2015 at 11:01 amHave you forgotten the marvel of sounds in our daily lives? Through a workshop and collaboration with The People’s Association, six young organizers aim to raise awareness of the intrinsic values of sound, and promote Read More

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High Healthcare Cost – Primary health care is frontline medicine
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By Dr Tan Cheng Bock The current system is curative (hospital) care and is expensive but most diseases can be managed at cheaper outpatient level. Diseases like cancer, high blood pressure, heart attacks, diabetes can be managed outpatient. This is what we must Read More

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19 year old born, bred ‘Singaporean’, asked to leave as foreigner
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Last updated on October 1st, 2015 at 10:42 amBy Terry Xu Update: Nadirah is in the process of applying for a long term dependent pass and because of this, she is unable to work in the jobs offered by various concerned business owners. TOC is Read More

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Abortion vs Adoption – Another Perspective
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By Dr Yuen Chung Kwong A recent article from AWARE  opposes restricting access to abortion in order to increase births, and advocates easing the burden of parenting instead. I would go a step further: I believe the only way for “adoption instead of Read More

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