Daily Archives: 2016-04-07

Corporate media gatekeepers protect western 1% from Panama Leak

By Craig Whoever leaked the Mossack Fonseca papers appears motivated by a genuine desire to expose the system that enables the ultra wealthy to hide their massive stashes, often corruptly obtained and all involved in tax avoidance. These Panamanian lawyers hide the wealth of a significant proportion of the 1%, and the massive leak of their documents ought to be …

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Special needs children always welcome at Chicky & Olive Learning Centre

In early 2015, mother and educator Sophie Wong set up Chicky & Olive Learning Centre, which manifested due to her own experience with raising her son, who has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). From the very beginning, Chicky & Olive has been committed to welcoming all pre-schoolers, whether or not they have special needs. Speaking to The Online Citizen, Ms Wong talks …

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Singaporeans’ “kiasu” culture hampers innovation: NMP Kuik Shiao-Yin

On 5 April, Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Kuik Shiao-Yin called for a Singaporeans to stop out “kiasu” attitude. During the Budget debates in Parliament, she delivered a speech in criticism of our “kiasu” culture, citing it as a reason behind Singaporeans’ lack of innovation in business ventures. Ms Kuik, 39, identifies as an entrepreneur herself. However, she states that …

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Productivity boosts and less exclusive “Singaporean core” needed: Chan Chun Sing

Chan Chun Sing, labour chief and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, addressed Parliament on 4 April, speaking about measures to minimise structural unemployment and boost productivity levels across a country currently in the midst of an economic slowdown. While the current economic slowdown is cyclical, Mr Chan also acknowledges that it is also “fundamentally structural.” He cited the need …

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