Daily Archives: 2017-05-07

    Reducing income inequality in Singapore is better than imposing quotas for university entries
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Chris Kuan If the government want to encourage the young to go into vocational institutes than to universities, here’s my suggestion – get real about reducing income inequality. And that comes from making the tax and spend policies a lot more redistributional Read More

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    The shame of a “first world” country
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    The faces and insecurities of Singapore’s elderly working poor I refer to the article “Ploughing on: The faces and insecurities of Singapore’s elderly working poor” (Channel NewsAsia, May 7). Collecting 200kg cardboards for $20 a day It states that “The poverty rate has been Read More

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    Singapore’s inability to help citizens meet basic needs is a such shame
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    Below is the response made by former GIC chief economist Yeoh Lam Keong towards the report by Channel News Asia on the plight of the elderly working poor in Singapore.  In spite of the growing documentation of the plight of our working, elderly Read More

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