Monthly Archives: January 2018

Are rosy jobs creation projections a far cry from the actual statistics?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “Foreign investments will remain steady this year: EDB” (Straits Times, Jan 31). It states that “The changing nature of the local economy and the workforce will likely mean the amount of foreign direct investment here will remain similar Read More

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Creative and insecurity
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by Robin Low Many people have this mental image that they need to have their basic needs fulfilled before they can attempt to do what they like. This leads to many people just staying mediocre, doing work just to get by. Many millennials Read More

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Service disruption along NSL on Wednesday morning
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

Another track fault along the North South Line (NSL) occurred this morning (31 Jan), causing slow train speed, crowded trains and platforms. And again, without any official explanation given by the Singapore Mass Rapid Transport (SMRT). A tweet at 7:29am from Richard Jang first Read More

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Former PAP MP Inderjit Singh criticises Heng’s Committee for Future Economy and says Govt is the bottleneck
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Vincent Low In a recent exclusive interview with DEALSTREETASIA, former People’s Action Party Member of Parliament Inderjit Singh criticised the Committee for Future Economy (CFE) which was led by Minister Heng Swee Keat. The transcript of the interview was published on Monday (29 Jan). Read More

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Compulsory ElderShield: No claims to premiums statistics?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “ElderShield committee proposes severe disability insurance scheme be made compulsory, members to start paying premiums at age 30” (Straits Times, Jan 30). It states that “ElderShield coverage should be made compulsory, including for those with pre-existing disabilities, said the committee reviewing Read More

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Ong Ye Kung says media hijacked by “fake news” but ex-ST Editor says SG media hijacked by govt
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Vincent Low At the Shangri-La Dialogue Sherpa Meeting yesterday (29 Jan), Minister Ong Ye Kung told the audience that “fake news” is one of the security threats the world faces today in addition to terrorism. He noted that “fake news” is increasingly Read More

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Train delays along EWL and NSL on Tuesday morning
By Martha Soezean Published on by Martha Soezean 0

The train commuters on East West Line (EWL) and North South Line (NSL) experienced delays again this morning (Tuesday, 30 Jan) with no official explanation from Singapore Mass Rapid Transport (SMRT). At 8:06am Keen posted a photo showing that Pasir Ris Station was Read More

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SPF claims allegations against investigation officer of turning away victim in alleged sexual harassment case, unfounded and false
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

The Singapore Police Force has posted on its Facebook page, stating that allegations put forth by a member of public against the police are unfounded and false. In a Facebook post published on 25 Jan 2018, Kuroe Kun wrote that her female friend was allegedly Read More

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If Estate Tax is brought back in Budget 2018, why was it abolished without discussions in the first place?
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by Ghui I note with interest that Estate Tax may now be reintroduced in Singapore. Most countries in the world have the concept of Inheritance Tax or Estate Duty and Estate Tax as a concept is not controversial. That said, it is worth Read More

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Ong Ye Kung’s wife resigned from Sim Lian Group 3 weeks after Ong won GE2015
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Vincent Low Minister Ong Ye Kung was the Principal Private Secretary to Singapore’s then Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong from 2002 to 2004. He then became the Chief Executive of Workforce Development Agency (WDA, now known as Workforce Singapore) and following Read More

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