Daily Archives: 2015-02-17

Take care of residents, depoliticise town councils: NSP to government

The National Solidarity Party (NSP) has called on the government not to penalise residents Aljunied residents, tighten the framework of the Town Council Act and to depoliticise town councils so that it does not hinder the ability of MPs to serve as the people’s representatives. The remarks were made in a statement issued by NSP’s new secretary-general Mr Tan Lam Siong, in …

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NUS Business School joins forces with Chicago Booth to develop Asia’s human capital

SINGAPORE – In a landmark collaboration between two leading business schools from the East and West, the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Chicago Booth) will team up to develop human capital for Asia’s dynamic economies and corporations through a series of executive education programmes for business leaders. To be named the …

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Government should keep promise to gazette at least one other holiday

By Ravi Philemon As some research shows that besides other benefits, holidays have positive impacts on the social life of people, I am for the idea of having more gazetted public holidays in Singapore. Having lived overseas for a number of years in the past, I am aware that besides the gazetted national public holidays, there are regional and state …

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Eye on politics – pre-CNY walkabouts, and well-wishes to PM

Opposition political parties have been up and about last weekend, presumably visiting residents before the Chinese New Year festivities kick in.       Well-wishes to PM Lee Hsien Loong When Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had to undergo surgery for prostate cancer, a number of political parties also wished him well. “On behalf of the members of the Singapore Democratic …

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AHPETC in Parliament and the politics of stupidity

By Howard Lee Some of us might be bewildered by what happened in Parliament last week, when a motion was tabled to discuss at length about the Accounting General’s investigation into the finances of Aljunied Hougang Punggol East Town Council. Two whole days were spent niggling over the finances of a single town council, with various Ministers taking the stand …

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