Daily Archives: 2017-07-13

Think Centre urges Singapore to halt imminent execution of Prabagaran Srivijayan

Think Centre condemns the imminent execution of Prabagaran Srivijayan scheduled for 14th July 2017. Prior to his arrest, Prabagaran was a 24-year-old young migrant worker who crossed the border daily from Johor (Malaysia) to work in Singapore in order to support his family. Many youths like himself, make friends easily and are vulnerable to be made use of by criminals …

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Has the wage gap in Singapore really been closing

by ValuePenguin.sg There have been many reports of the narrowing wage gap in Singapore. For instance, Singapore’s Gini coefficient, the most commonly used indicator of income inequality, has reached 0.458 in 2016, its lowest level in a decade (it was -2.6% lower than its level of 0.470 in 2006). Gini coefficient after account for government transfers and taxes shows an …

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The tale of seven wills

by Teo Soh Lung The prime minister and his deputy spent two days in parliament attempting to ascertain the intention of Lee Kuan Yew with regard to his house at 38 Oxley Road. The prime minister submitted three statutory declarations to the ministerial committee headed by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean. A summary was made public by the prime …

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The rebranding of the Singaporean political dissident, Tan Wah Piow

by Mariam Mokhtar On Saturday, 1 July, the Monsoon Art Gallery opened its doors for a special art exhibition, called “The Other Side of the Moon.” The link to the video is shown below. It also marked the rebranding of Tan Wah Piow, from student leader, to political dissident, to lawyer and artist. Tan, the student leader He first saw Singapore …

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