Daily Archives: 2017-07-18

One-sided stories of the poor on social media?

The Government should give details of how much aid was given to dispel distrust in our welfare system. I refer to the articles “Interview with Tan Chuan-Jin: Early action to break cycle of poverty in Singapore” and  “Online pleas for aid: Govt may step in with details, says Tan Chuan-Jin” (Straits Times, Jul 17). The former states that “The Government is …

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What can a debt collector in Singapore actually do to you?

by Singsaver.com.sg Although debt collectors in Singapore follow a code of conduct, it’s not the same as having an actual law. It helps to be aware of what debt collectors can or cannot do. In theory, the Credit Collection Association of Singapore (CCAS) has a code of conduct for their debt collectors. But then again, so did pirates in the 19th century. Having a code …

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When is the best time to buy a property?

Paul Ho (iCompareLoan.com) Many people will ask, “Is now the right time to buy a property?” The question we always ask in return is, “Are you buying to invest or to stay in?” If you are buying to invest, then you need to study the cash flow, rental, vacancy rate, URA master plan, future development and so on. And of course, you also want …

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Just One Word

by Teo Soh Lung I am sad for Singapore and Singaporeans. A single word about the judiciary in a private facebook entry which drew just 20 likes has attracted the attention of the Attorney-General’s Chamber. How did my country descend to this depth? Singaporeans have been silent observers for too long. We don’t care when fellow Singaporeans get into trouble. …

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