Daily Archives: 2013-08-19

Not a word uttered on Job Security

By William Lim This year National Day Rally was conducted in Ang Mo Kio ITE, with the focus on the Our Singapore Conversation (OSC) which just started more than a year ago. I believe everyone was looking forward to it. For me, I was looking forward to announcements on what the government will do to help Singaporeans. In summary of …

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HDB affordable and always within reach of everyone?

By Leong Sze Hian HDB affordable and always within reach of everyone? Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in his rally speech, “We built record number of new flats, delinked new flat prices from resale market and allowed singles to buy BTO. We want to help Singaporeans own their own homes, raise loving families and build strong communities. I will …

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Why PM gave little comfort on education policies

By Howard Lee Around this time next year, I would be looking at registering my son for primary school. I would likely be the envy of “most” parents – I am alumni to a “branded school”, although that term probably meant very little in my time. Ironic as it seems, I worry still. My old school runs the Gifted Education …

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Scoring the National Day Rally Speech: Forward thinking but short of visionary

By Choo Zheng Xi/Consultant Editor Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s 2013 National Day Rally Speech was touted to be a landmark one, and that’s a description that wouldn’t be too off-the-mark. It was a big, bold speech. The most eye-catching announcements that are likely to generate talk in the weeks to come are the extension of Medishield to look something like …

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