Daily Archives: March 11, 2017

BBC HARDtalk interview highlights Singapore’s international vulnerability on international norms
By Ghui Posted on by Ghui 0

I watched BBC’s HARDtalk featuring an interview between veteran journalist Stephen Sackur and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong with great anticipation. I have always enjoyed Sackur’s succinct and “no holds barred” style of questioning. His research is always meticulous and I was interested Read More

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Civil servant Aleksandar Duric cast a slur on academies but had no coaching licence
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

By Kannan Raj The Government’s ActiveSG Football Academy is not only killing Singaporean livelihoods, but it has also employed a Principal who was not qualified as a coach when he was employed. Aleksandar Duric, who is the Principal of the ActiveSG Football Academy, Read More

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WP chided for questioning impartiality of civil service, but history tells us otherwise
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

I refer to the article “WP chided for questioning impartiality of civil service” (Straits Times, Mar 11). It states that “But Senior Minister of State for National Development Desmond Lee defended the impartiality of the civil service, saying her allegations were serious and Read More

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No closure yet for Father Joseph Ho
By The Online Citizen Posted on by The Online Citizen 0

By Tan Wah Piow Vincent Cheng has finally managed to locate the resting place of our common friend, Fr Joseph Ho who died in 1992, aged 62. This discovery is important to Vincent, as well as to my wife Beng Lan and I Read More

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How is Govt subsidising medication when drugs are priced to recover all costs
By Leong Sze Hian Posted on by Leong Sze Hian 0

No profit margins on drugs sold in public hospitals I refer to the article “No profit margins on drugs sold in public hospitals: Gan” (Straits Times, Mar 10). It states that “Public healthcare institutions do not make a profit on the drugs they Read More

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In-depth discussion on fiscal prudence badly needed for Singapore’s future
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By Chris Kuan Our constitutional arrangements in regards to the national finance may not be future ready. Yesterday, I mention that the budget debate should be about the fiscal space provided by the positive impact of the large excluded revenues and their recurrent Read More

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