Daily Archives: 2017-03-06

The Singapore Muslim Community and the Imam Issue

By Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir, Associate Professor of Sociology, Nanyang Technological University It is well-known that Singapore is a multi-religious society. The 2014 report by Pew named our city-state as the most religiously diverse among the 232 countries studied. What is assumed in this discourse is that all religions are the same and subjected to similar state-society relations. The fact is, …

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NSFs to receive Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) accreditation annually

Second Defence Minister Ong Ye Kung revealed in in Parliament at the Ministry of Defence’s Committee of Supply debate on last Friday (3 March) that 96 percent of national servicemen (NSFs) who enlisted from January will receive Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) accreditation annually. The Minister stressed that the move is part of a drive to enhance the value of NS, including …

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The increase in water prices and carbon taxes will hurt your wallet

By SingSaver.com.sg While we won’t see an immediate impact from these policies, the increase in water prices and carbon taxes might cost you. Here at SingSaver.com.sg, we’re big fans of the environment. Saving water and lowering pollution are things we celebrate. That said, we also need to be realistic about money. With Budget 2017 announcing a water price hike, and the …

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NTUC Income should not call itself a cooperative because its main objective is to profit shareholders, esp the Govt

By Philip Ang Our Singapore government has unique powers to redefine just about everything. Besides pseudo ownership of HDB flats and our CPF, we also have pseudo-cooperatives such as NTUC Income. NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited is the only insurance cooperative in Singapore. It provides life, health and general insurance products. It currently has seven branches and five lite branches …

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