Daily Archives: 2014-06-17

An opportunity to have voices heard: Roy Ngerng to Australian radio

The following is a transcript of the radio interview which Australian ABC News Radio did with Singaporean blogger Roy Ngerng. Mr Ngerng is being sued by Mr Lee Hsien Loong, who is the prime minister of Singapore, for defamation over a blog post which Mr Ngerng had written and published on 15 May 2014. MARK COLVIN: The prime minister of …

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Lifestyle blogger warned to remove blogpost after raising awareness about misrepresenting company

By Tiffany Gwee Earlier this month, Singapore-based business and lifestyle blogger Ms. Grace Tan recently blogged about receiving a letter in the mail from a company known as ‘Singapore Company Register’. Her blog post is entitled “Singapore Company Register – Business Owners BEWARE!” The company asked for “verification” of her website. It stated in the mail that if she does …

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BER: Singapore set to remain the world’s most investor friendly in 2014

The Economist Intelligent Unit – For all the talk about the potential of emerging markets, developed economies in North America, Western Europe and Asia remain the best places to do business, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest Business Environment Rankings (BER). Singapore looks set to remain the world’s most investor-friendly location in 2014-18, retaining its number-one spot from the …

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Engaging with the digital age and its real victims

By Ghui The digital age has certainly opened up many fronts for attack. From the People’s Action Party being criticised, to bad behaviour being named and shamed, to affairs being ousted and corruption scandals coming to light, the Internet is certainly (almost) fair game for all. In a country that seeks to espouse the values of meritocracy, the Internet should certainly …

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Our CPF system has a big problem: Lim Swee Say, 2007

In 2007, Parliament debated the issue of “CPF reforms and other measures for a secure retirement.” The secretary general of the NTUC, Lim Swee Say, spoke of what the union faced, and its worries in helping workers be able to afford retirement. Below is an extract of his speech, which you can read in full here.   Lim Swee Say …

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Welfare for Singaporean elderly, no budget or simply not willing?

By Terry Xu Mr Hri Kumar Nair, PAP Member of Parliament for Bishan Toa Payoh GRC held a Central Provident Funds (CPF) forum at Thomson Community centre on last Saturday, 14 June 2014  for his residents as well as members of public who were interested in taking part in the discussions. In the forum, the participants to the forum was divided into …

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