Daily Archives: 2013-06-19

TOC Editorial: Take a pro-active approach to haze

The haze situation has revived an old thorn in Singapore-Indonesia relations. The Government’s response so far has been strongly worded, and rightly so. But, Singapore’s response needs to go further. Minister for Environment and Water Resources Dr Vivian Balakrishnan has expressed his deep distress at Indonesia and has urged it to name the companies guilty of the slash and burn. …

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The Singapore Public Housing Success Story? Lose $ on every flat sold?

  By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Over $1b  given to low-income to buy HDB flats” (Straits Times, Jun 19). $1.1 b AHG? It states that “This grant (Additional Housing grant (AHG)), which  can be used to buy either a new flat from the HDB or a resale unit in the open market, has been disbursed to 58,845 households …

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Singapore Government can do more to tackle haze

by: Ravi Philemon The PSI stood at an unhealthy 155 at 10 pm last night. The Minister of Environment and Water Resources has now conveyed his deep distress about the haze - the worst in seven years - to his Indonesian counterpart. The Minister for Foreign Affairs, K Shanmugam, has also registered Singapore's concerns about the worsening haze situation to …

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