Daily Archives: 2013-07-24

Government lapses: Missing the forest for the trees?

By Leong Sze Hian Hundreds of lapses? The Auditor-General Office’s (AGO) report talks about hundreds of procurement lapses in practically every Ministry. For example, in one agency alone – the National Research Foundation, which is under the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) – there were more than a hundred procurement lapses (108 lapses). The largest amounts involved were $5.99 million. Millions of Dollars? – …

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Surcharge encourages taxis to enter CBD?

A letter posted in the Straits Times forum, entitled ” Surcharge spurs cabs to go into CBD, says LTA” Written by the director of Media Relations from LTA, Ms Helen Lim. She mentions that taxi companies have implemented a city area surcharge that is payable on trips originating from within the Central Business District (CBD), from Monday to Saturday during …

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Others should learn from Police co-op on how to help Singaporeans?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the articles “Was Iskandar Rahmat given help?” by Void Decker (TR Emeritus, Jul 19) and “Has the Singapore Police Force failed Iskandar Rahmat?” by Anon (TR Emeritus, Jul 17). Police co-op helping officers in financial difficulties  The former states that “It is a sad irony that the most recent newsletter from the co-op, published in April, was …

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