Daily Archives: 2017-08-17

16 “poor” Singapore rankings that you probably didn’t know?

Media should focus on Singapore’s “poor” rankings too! I refer to the Carlton Tan’s article “Economist’s liveability report meaningless for non-expats” (theonlinecitizen, Aug 17). Controversies on Singapore’s rankings? It states that “As it is often said, there are lies, damned lies and statistics. Our national dailies have presented the statistics here differently when their results are unfavourable than when they are …

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Reliance on major infrastructure projects for economic growth unsustainable: Chee Soon Juan

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Secretary-General Dr Chee Soon Juan has criticised statements made by the Minister for National Development, Lawrence Wong. Likening Mr Wong’s plans to “pouring more concrete on the island to grow the economy”, Dr Chee warned against continued reliance on capital input and foreign labour to drive economic growth. Such measures are unsustainable, he said, arguing that even Prime …

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National U16 Girls team informed last minute by Basketball Association of Singapore of withdrawal from 2017 FIBA Under-16 Women’s Asian Championship

by John Basketball Association of Singapore (BAS) last minute pulled out of 2017 FIBA Under-16 Women’s Asian Championship My daughter received a sudden whatsapp message from the association on 8 August to inform her and the team that they are not heading to Chennai for the 20176 FIBA Under-16 Women’s Asian Championship (one of the biggest international competition for our …

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Workers’ Party MPs file defence in AHTC suit; Maintains MPs acted in good faith and in accordance with duties as Town Councillors

On 26 July, the independent panel which was appointed to Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) in consultation with Housing Development Board on Feb 2017, filed a lawsuit against several of the town councillor and a few other over alleged breach of fiduciary duties in failing to comply with the Town Council Financial Rules. The AHTC is claiming $622,593.78 in liquidated claims from multiple parties, as …

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Economist’s liveability report meaningless for non-expats

Every year, consultancies like Mercer and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) release global reports ranking cities around the world. In March, the EIU ranked Singapore the most expensive city in the world. The Straits Times and TODAY made sure to include the words “for expats” in their headlines. “Singapore ranked world’s most expensive city for expats” went the headlines for …

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