Daily Archives: 2013-06-17

“Plead for Mercy” advocates for single parents

By Melissa Tsang The turn out was small at the gathering, which was promptly clarified by organizer Vivian Pan to be an “awareness” event, rather than a protest. Attendees came dressed in blue, the “color of mercy”, and brought placards expressing sympathy for, and solidarity with Rebecca, the 31-year-old single mother recently charged with the murder of her nine-year-old special needs …

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Benjamin Pwee awarded Impact Leader 2013

By Pwee Foundation Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) conferred on Mr Benjamin Pwee its inaugural Impact Leader Award during its Impact Forum 2013. This award seeks to recognise people or organisations who have made significant contributions to the field of impact investment, which is investment aimed at generating social and environmental impact alongside financial returns. The Impact Leader Award recognises contributions …

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How much do our politicians give?

  By Singapore Rat Race I refer to the Channel News Asia article on 8 June exhorting higher income earners to donate more: It is reported that those earning less than $1,000 committed the highest proportion of their pay to charities, at 1.8%. Two salient observations: Those earning less than $1000 belongs to the bottom 10% income group (link). The …

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How many non-citizen workers? Will we ever know?

  Leong Sze Hian I refer to the articles “Govt working with banks to develop ‘S’porean core’” (Today, Jun 17) and “‘Crucial that S’pore core can land top banking jobs’” (Straits Times, Jun 17). “Active discussion” over a year? The former states that “Acknowledging that some financial institutions, particularly the foreign banks, have to do more to develop a “Singaporean core”, Deputy …

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Best Straits Times Editorial ever in its history?

By Leong Sze Hian   I refer to the Editorial “When wages fail to grow along with the economy – Stagnating incomes need to be tackled in earnest” by the Managing Editor, Mr Han Fook Kwang (Sunday Times, Jun 16). Greatest Editorial ever! In my humble opinion, this is the best Editorial in the Straits Times that I have ever read, …

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