Monthly Archives: June 2016

Economics and computing degree courses move up to top 5 earners

By Digital Senior As compared to the previous year, law, medical and business courses remained as the top 5 earners while we have economics and computing degrees as new entrants. With Singapore moving towards being an IT hub, there is a huge demand for IT savvy people. It is not hard to figure out why computing has moved up the …

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SDP calls for MND to give a full account of lift mishaps

In a media statement issued by Mr John Tan, Vice-Chairman of the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP), the party calls for the Ministry of National Development to give a full account of lift mishaps at HDB blocks. The party notes that even after Deputy Prime Minister, Tharman’s promise to improve lift safety in response to a lift incident where an elderly woman’s hand was severed, …

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SADPC: Gather passions and determination to reform the criminal justice system

By M Ravi, Co-founder of SADPC The recent hanging of Kho Jabing despite exhausting all legal avenues was a dampener. There are insurmountable obstacles staring down at those amongst us who take up the dogged fight of standing up for the repeal of the death penalty in Singapore. The amendments to the Penal Code in 2013 following the celebrated judgement of Yong Vui Kong which spared him from the gallows, allowing judges …

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Markets returns to a cautious mode ahead of the Fed and BOJ meetings

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets Equities – Asian equities closed lower on Friday, ending a three-week rally. A cautious mood is surrounding the market, as nobody wants to take too much risk ahead of the FOMC and BOJ meetings this week. A stronger dollar and softened commodity prices are further reasons behind the selling. Crude oil prices fell 5% in …

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WSQ Course Material on Retrenchment: Making a Mockery of Meritocracy

Meritocracy; a society where the citizen is rewarded not on the basis of his last name or his connections, but purely on his own merit. Meritocracy has always been a core tenant of many Government speeches and Social Studies textbooks. In 2012, Prime Minister Lee reminded the members of his party of the role meritocracy plays in our society. “I …

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What’s The $4 Billion Strategy for the Singapore Sports Hub

When the Singapore government decided to adopt a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model for the construction and operating of the Singapore Sports Hub, expectations were high. After all, it was reported that the winning consortium, which had outbid two other project bidders, had displayed significant strengths in programming, team culture and partnership, functionality and layout, and had offered the best value for …

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Should foreign companies be allowed to partner with National Day Parade?

By Jacky Winson Sim, Founder of BeProud SG Recently, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued a statement stating that foreign entities should not fund Pink Dot, citing the government’s general position has always been that foreign entities should not interfere in our domestic issues, especially political issues or controversial social issues with political overtones. This reminds us of our National Day Parade, an …

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Singapore’s heartless death penalty for drug traffickers

By Arjun Malik On the first of June, I watched the conclusion of a capital punishment heroin trafficking case in Singapore’s Supreme Court. I was left profoundly disturbed. As Judge Choo Han Teck announced the sentences in court, the family members of the defendants erupted in pain. Mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, cousins, sons, daughters – their bodies shuddered in agony and …

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