Daily Archives: 2014-09-19

Join anti-ISIS fight? We haven’t decided yet, says Lee

In his first direct comments on the global effort to combat the Islamic State (ISIS) militants in the Middle East, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says Singapore has not “reached a point of making a decision yet.” The global effort, backed by some 40 nations and international organisations, is led by the United States, which have taken a more …

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20% households spend more than they earn, all households negative incomes’ growth?

By SY Lee and Leong Sze Hian We refer to the article “Household incomes up, rising most for the bottom fifth” and  ”Resident households spending rose, on higher quality and more expensive goods, services” (Straits Times, Sep 18). Bottom fifth households had biggest gains in incomes?  The former states that “Average monthly household incomes have risen across the board, with …

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Finally, reprieve for a father’s grief

“I am very happy,” Mr Cheong Kah Pin said, as he wipes away tears from his eyes. These are words you would never hear from Mr Cheong, who is now 60-years old. He has been campaigning through any means he knew to save his 30-year old son, Chun Yin, from Singapore’s death row since 2008. Chun Yin had been sentenced …

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