Daily Archives: 2014-06-06

#ReturnOurCPF @ Hong Lim Park – An added significance

Singapore’s Speakers’ Corner has seen some momentous events being held – public transport fares protest, a gathering of a thousand minibonds investors who lost their investments in the toxic financial products, a record-breaking 5,000-strong crowd at last year’s May Day protest. But none of these will have the significance which the next event at Hong Lim Park will have tomorrow, …

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“Competition Commission Singapore, are you doing your job?”

Competition Commission Singapore, I refer to the article, “Cinemas raise prices for weekend screenings” (MyPaper, 6 June 2014). All four cinema chains have raised their ticket prices in unison. Although the cinemas do not have a government agency to look after them, the cinemas behaved as if they were transport companies acting under the Public Transport Council’s Fare Review Committee where …

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MediShield Life: Premiums up 100% after transitional subsidies?

By SY Lee and Leong Sze Hian / Image from Ministry of Health MediShield Life – everything also increase? We refer to the article “Enhanced benefits proposed for MediShield Life” (Today, Jun 6). The article reports that  there will be substantial increases in benefits for MediShield Life that will cover all Singaporeans for large hospital bills. Many of the claim …

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Online engagement and legal action – where do we draw the lines?

By Ghui and Howard Lee When Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made a Facebook post dated 3 June discussing the ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on “Delfi AS v Estonia“, he might or might not have anticipated the comparisons that his followers made with his ongoing lawsuit against blogger Roy Ngerng. Some queried if his actions against Ngerng are …

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