Monthly Archives: March 2015

10 reasons why CPF savings are unquestionably your money

Nominated Member of Parliament Chia Yong Yong has ruffled some feathers with her remarks in Parliament – where she said she is “not entirely sure” if Singaporeans’ Central Provident Fund (CPF) savings belong to Singaporeans, or that they are “private money”. Lest there be any doubt that CPF monies are indeed Singaporeans’ or CPF members’ money, here are 10 reasons …

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SDP to publish new book on Chee Soon Juan

Singapore Democratic Party’s press release on the publication of a new book of its Secretary-General Chee Soon Juan in end March. The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) is proud to announce the publication of a new book about party Secretary-General Chee Soon Juan. The book, entitled, Thinker Teacher Rebel Why? Portraits of Chee Soon Juan is a set of reflections on Dr Chee. …

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CPF are not our monies, really?

By Judy Tan As I sit listening to the “Highlights of Parliament” these nights and glancing through “Straits Times” during lunch hour, this elderly auntie cannot help but feel a sense of despair and hopelessness made even worse with Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Chia Yong Yong’s speech. I am very much appalled by her mannerism and tone in reaction …

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Analyzing Budget 2015 properly

By Donald Low The Business Times has a good piece on the Budget, “Moving left? Let’s set the context right” by Kelly Tay. I agree with the writer: most of the MPs posturing and pontificating about fiscal sustainability simply don’t understand how the Budget is presented. It is deliberately presented very conservatively – some revenues are excluded and some “expenditures” (such …

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Alex Au fined $8,000 for contempt of court, will appeal

Blogger Alex Au was fined $8,000 today, 5 March for contempt of court over an article he wrote on his blog in October 2013. Mr Au’s article had allegedly implied that the Chief Justice showed partiality towards two constitutional challenges against Section 377A, the law which criminalises sex between men. Mr Au, 62, insisted that his article made no such references, and …

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NSP’s back-track on Presidential appeal in need of reason

By Ariffin Sha Political Author Dr Derek De Cunha once remarked that “some of the opposition parties in Singapore are more in opposition towards each other than they are towards the PAP.” The series of events discussed in this article certainly do seem to lend weight to Dr De Cunha’s remark. Even as Singapore matures as a nation state, there …

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Brollface: Pledge your social media account for a good cause

As part of the campaign to create a more positive Internet, final year students launch a crowd-speaking initiative to help children with special needs stay safe online What if your social media influence and reach can actually be translated into money? You can do just that on Broll Day. Broll Day is a new initiative kickstarted by four Nanyang Technological …

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Lack of action by AVA to prevent losses of fish farmers

By Terry Xu In recent days, fish farmers off the coast of Pasir Ris have seen almost all their fish stocks die off. Death of the fish stock in alarming numbers started from 16 February and have persisted since. The fish farmers have been working furiously for the past few weeks to salvage their fish farms, but the scene at …

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