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Daily Archives: 2014-08-21

That “culture shift” issue and the public service mindset needed

By Howard Lee “The call for a "culture shift" raises so many questions that I don't know where to start.” This was a response I received to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s announcement during his National Day Rally that the government will try to encourage a “culture shift” in the way we hire people, such that everyone is given an …

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Not fiction but real: Ng Eng Hen on extremist threat

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen has echoed a warning by global leaders about the conflict in Iraq and Syria – that citizens who have gone to support the extremist groups in these regions pose “a significant threat” to their own countries. Dr Ng’s warning is similar to what British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Wednesday. Mr Hammond said that …

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MOM defends PM Lee – says Lee’s comments “misunderstood”

  The Minister for Manpower has defended Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s National Day Rally speech on the changes to the Central Provident Fund (CPF) scheme. Mr Lee, who had announced that CPF members may be allowed to withdraw part of their CPF Minimum Sum in a lump sum upon reaching 65-years old, was criticised by economist Hui Weng Tat …

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