Daily Archives: 2017-11-23

National Jobs Bank is meaningless?

The National Jobs Bank should disclose the statistics I refer to the article “Will the Jobs Bank really make a difference?” (Human Resources newsletter). It states that “But do senior HR practitioners here believe the Jobs Bank will make a difference? One regional HR lead believes the Jobs Bank will not “have a meaningful impact”. “It’s government lip service,” said …

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151st media on the potential GST hike with no mention of budget surplus

What a wonderful surprise birthday present when I woke up this morning at 64! I refer to the full-page article “BT Explains: Singapore’s fiscal challenge“, the editorial “GST hike is a reasonable price to pay for a stronger fiscal footing” and the letter “Raising  GST  is the best way to expand revenue base” (Business Times, Nov 23). I could not find …

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Violence survivors, industry leaders and MP Louis Ng lend voices for campaign to end violence against women

After the online movement #metoo papered social media feeds with women’s experiences of sexual violence, the Let’s Unite campaign, led by gender equality group AWARE, invites the public to start taking collective action to end violence against women. Organised in view of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (25 November to 10 December), Let’s Unite encourages supporters to …

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Former President Dr Tony Tan appointed Director and Special Advisor of GIC

Singapore’s investment body, GIC announced on Tuesday (21 November) that former President of Singapore and former PAP minister, Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam has been appointed Director and Special Advisor to GIC, with effect from 1 January 2018. Mr Lim Chow Kiat, Chief Executive Officer of GIC, said, “As Special Advisor, Dr Tan will provide much value in broadening and …

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