Daily Archives: 2018-06-03

    Netizens upset that Singapore agrees to bear costs of stay for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
    By Kwok Fangjie Published on by Kwok Fangjie 0

    According to a report by the Washington Post on Saturday (2 Jun), the meeting between American President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore has presented several logistical concerns, key of which was on “Who’s going to pay for Kim Jong Read More

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    Geylang Serai CCC and PA earn a “cool” $2.25 million for organizing Hari Raya Bazaar
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    It was reported in the media today (3 Jun) that stallholders are angry with the sky-high stall rentals imposed on them at the annual Geylang Serai Bazaar, which is being held in conjunction with the Muslim fasting month. The cost of renting a Read More

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    Survey finds that Singaporeans are more dissatisfied with their quality of life and level of democracy
    By Kwok Fangjie Published on by Kwok Fangjie 0

    In a survey that was conducted by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and released last Thursday (31 May), Singaporeans felt that they have a decreased sense of achievement, less democratic rights and are less satisfied with their overall quality of life when compared to previous years. Interviewing Read More

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    One former Prime Minister returns to glory, the other turns deadweight
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Augustine Low Dr Mahathir Mohamad turns 93 next month. Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong recently turned 77. While one has become Prime Minister of Malaysia for the second time, the other former Prime Minister of Singapore (youthful by comparison) has been Read More

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    Are PAP Ministers out of touch with the ground? ST Editor-at-large seems to think so
    By Kwok Fangjie Published on by Kwok Fangjie 0

    On Sunday (3 Jun), Straits Times editor-at-large Han Fook Kwang, wrote an opinion piece entitled “Ministers, please speak plainly to the people”. While he acknowledged that the recent parliamentary speeches by the 4G leadership were good, he also opined that he is “not Read More

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    Did the historical CPFIS returns disappear into thin air?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    What are the historical CPFIS returns? I refer to the article “CPFIS funds down 1.65% on average in first quarter” (Straits Times, Jun 1). It states that “Unit trusts and investment-linked insurance products (ILPs) included under the Central Provident Fund Investment Scheme (CPFIS) yielded Read More

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