Daily Archives: 2013-11-13

Payslips – weak reasons from Acting Manpower Minister

By Andrew Loh The Government’s decision to not require businesses to issue payslips to their employees is “prompted by strong objections from small businesses”, the Straits Times reported on 13 November. Acting Manpower Minister, Tan Chuan Jin, had given this explanation in Parliament on Tuesday. Apparently, the main reason for the “strong objections” was that such a requirement would add …

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Operation Coldstore: The elephant in the classroom

Book launch event: The 1963 Operation Cold Store in Singapore: Commemorating 50 Years, edited by Poh Soo Kai, Tan Kok Fang and Hong Lysa By Hong Lysa When British film director and education policy-maker David Puttnam visited Singapore last October, he was featured in a full-page interview, where his message was that university teachers should ask their students questions, and challenge them …

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Strange replies in Parliamentary? (Part 3): HDB foreclosures?

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “Plunge in number of households surrendering flats” (Straits Times, Nov 12). Flats surrendered dropped 7 times? It states that the number of households that surrendered their flats to the Housing Board (HDB) due to mortgage arrears fell sharply by about seven times from 2008 to last year. Bank loans’ forced sales dropped …

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