Daily Archives: March 25, 2013

Perhaps 'Lowly Skilled' Workers are too lowly paid?
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By Terry Xu A news article writes – “Singapore is too fixated on producing professional, managerial, executive and technician (PMET) jobs for Singaporeans, and this mindset creates a problem”, said economics professor Linda Lim at a population-policy forum. I would like to ask Read More

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Budget surplus: $3.9b or $36b?
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By NG (Concern citizen) and Leong Sze Hian According to the Singapore government’s latest budget statement , the government’s budget surplus was SGD 3.86 bn (SGD 3.61 bn before Net Investment Return Contribution (NIRC) and top ups to endowment and trust funds) for Read More

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ITE students’ real growth in spending minus 1% p.a. last 14 years?
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By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) Education Statistics Digest 2012. Expenditure per ITE student: – 1% p.a. increase? Government Recurrent Expenditure on Education per Student for ITE grew from $10,586 to $11,914, from 1997/98 to 2011/12. This is an increase Read More

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