Daily Archives: 2014-12-12

Broadswords and scalpels – stop being so quick to judge others

By Lucian Teo “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” — Matthew 5:1-2 My Dad works in the construction industry. He witnesses a fair amount of injustice. A number of years ago, Dad finally …

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Are PAP and MOS Lee flip-flopping? – WP’s Sylvia Lim

Responding to a statement by the Minister of State for National Development Desmond Lee, which lambasted the Aljunied Hougang Punggol East town Council (AHPETC) team for their management of town council funds, Workers’ Party chairman Sylvia Lim has issued a second statement today, 12 December, retorting that the MOS Lee has switched his position and that the People Action Party’s accusation of …

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Labour market visibility for effective labour market policy

By Jeremy Chen Labour Market Testing (LMT), as implemented by the PAP government, is an unqualified failure. Its policy intent to ensure that Singaporeans are “fairly considered” for jobs is unenforceable and only weakly supported by “moral suasion”. Commentators have characterized the Fair Consideration Framework (FCF) as a labour market regulation whose only tangible impact is imposing a (short) delay. …

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