Daily Archives: 2013-04-14

    Downgrade or Lease buyback? Worse off by $700k?
    By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

    Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 06:38 pm By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Lease  buyback scheme leaves retiree $130k richer” (Sunday Times, Apr 14). Lease buyback? It states that “His flat, which he bought in 1985, has about Read More

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    TOTE Board donated $400m to Gardens by the Bay?
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    Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 06:38 pmBy Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Tote Board’s donations hit $1.2b” (Sunday Times, Apr 14). Can’t breakdown donations? It states that “The board did not give a year-on-year breakdown of actual donations, stressing Read More

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    Is COC actions justifiable?
    By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

    By a concerned church member of City Harvest Church I would like to share my thoughts and views on the recent press statement released by the Commissioner of Charities (COC) on Tuesday 9th April 2013, as well as the article published on on Read More

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    Why repealing 377a is the Singaporean thing to do
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    By Henry Zhang In the vociferous debate raging on over 377a, lines have been drawn between the recognition of gay rights and what some perceive as our “Asian values” or social norms. With both sides arguing in parallel, little reconciliation has occurred. Yet, Read More

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    More complaints of illegal voter registration
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    By Malaysiakini Three in Klang and one in the Bukit Bendera parliamentary constituency have complained that unscrupulous persons have been using their identity card numbers and registering with the Election Commission (EC) as voters when in fact they never had. The Klang trio Read More

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    Trust in public institutions: Unhappy frog rather than a happy butterfly?
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    Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 06:38 pmBy Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Kishore: I’m worried about SG blogosphere’s cynicism towards our public institutions” (TR Emeritus, Apr 13). Lack of trust in Singapore’s public institutions? It states that “Mr Read More

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