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Daily Archives: 2015-07-12

A DBSS ceiling which Khaw Boon Wan might want to explain

As The Online Citizen (TOC) reported on Sunday, the Minister of National Development will be questioned about the poor quality of recent flats, especially those under the Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS), and also those under the Build-To-Order (BTO) programme. (See here.) The minister in charge, Khaw Boon Wan, has said little about the many complaints which homeowners have …

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Goh Meng Seng: WP taken more than what it could chew

By Goh Meng Seng While I know most of my haters and detractors here are mainly WP (Workers' Party) supporters, but I would like to put this perspective forward to you. WP has apparently taken more than what it could chew. Sylvia Lim has admitted that the management of WP’s Town Council is far from good as mistakes have been made. …

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Very important that civil society be strengthened: Ho Kwon Ping

“How important is freedom of press to economic future?” was the question posed to Mr Ho Kwon Ping at the DBS Asian Insights Conference 2015 on Friday. Mr Ho, chairman of the Singapore Management University (SMU) and Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings, said such freedom was important and that in the context of Singapore it was a “very big …

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Migrant workers, victims of grossly unfair employer-worker power dynamics

By Carol Yuen Today (11 July 2015), I attended a dialogue with Janadas Devan, Chief of Government Communications at MCI. His answer to a question I posed regarding migrant worker rights left me thoroughly disappointed. I told him I had been interning at HOME, and listed some problems that migrant workers face, namely how hard it is for them to …

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