Daily Archives: 2014-01-30

Summons issued to AHPETC over Lunar New Year fair

The Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council announced in a press release that the town council (TC) has received a summons to attend court today in relation to the Lunar New Year Flora and Community Fair held at Hougang Central Hub, a venue under its management. National Environment Agency (NEA) visited the fair on Tuesday night, located in front of Hougang Mall and …

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Basic Income: Resolving Wealth Inequality

By Yap Shiwen Singapore’ Gini Coefficient is amongst the highest in the world, with a Credit Suisse report noting a figure of 0.739 for 2013, second to Hong Kong. Measured for wealth patterns within a country, it implies potentially serious social disruption ad developments, as economic mechanisms fail to distribute wealth equitably. The minimum wage remains unpalatable to the pro-business People’s Action Party (PAP) …

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No unemployment benefits in Singapore

By JY Tan I have been following all the stories on your website with lots of interest. It is also really sad for me to see so many Singaporeans unemployed. At this rate, I do foresee that more social problems will start appearing in the near future. The strike by SMRT bus drivers and the Little India are perhaps just …

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