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Daily Archives: 2014-06-07

Cumulative real basic wage growth was negative last 6 years?

By SY Lee and Leong Sze Hian We refer to the article “Highest pay hike in 16 years for blue-collar workers” (Straits Times, Jun 7). Real total wages grew 1.5% per year? The article states that from 2003 to last year, labour productivity rose 1.4 per cent each year, while real total wages grew 1.5 per cent per year. As this is …

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Is the Prime Minister a good Politician? I say nay

By Muhammad Al Hakim The Prime Minister's Action to sue the now infamous Blogger, Roy Ngerng has gone terribly for the Prime Minister. It raises the question for many people, presumably within his own party itself; Is the Prime Minister a Capable Politician? The issues raised by Roy Ngerng is dormant yet important issue among Singaporeans, the CPF. And despite the rather questionable statements …

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Renowned Singapore ventriloquist, Victor Khoo dies

Veteran Singapore entertainer and renowned ventriloquist, Victor Khoo passed away on Friday morning after a long battle with cancer. He was 63 years old. Mr Khoo is best known by many for his ventriloquist act Charlee and his Saturday morning radio shows in the 1970s. Acclaimed jazz musician and cultural medallion award recipient, Jeremy Monterio paid a tribute to the Mr Khoo …

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Government should shoulder a higher proportion of healthcare costs: WP

The Workers'  party has issued a statement to "welcome the MediShield Life Review Committee’s recommendations on MediShield Life." However, the party also indicated a need for the government to contribute more to citizens' healthcare costs. "Many of the recommended enhancements to the MediShield health insurance scheme have been articulated by Workers' Party MPs in Parliament as well as by many Singaporeans …

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Catherine Lim to PM Lee – an unprecedented crisis of trust

Author Catherine Lim writes an open letter to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong about the lack of trust which Singaporeans have in him.   Dear Mr Prime Minister We are in the midst of a crisis where the people no longer trust their government, and the government no longer cares about regaining their trust. There are two clear signs that …

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