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Daily Archives: 2018-06-03

Survey finds that Singaporeans are more dissatisfied with their quality of life and level of democracy

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 1,503 Singaporeans aged 15 and above, two NUS Associate Professors - Siok Kuan Tambyah and Tan Soo Jiuan …

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One former Prime Minister returns to glory, the other turns deadweight

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 relegated to the sidelines. Seeing ESM Goh being sidelined and consigned to “watching things” is a rather …

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Did the historical CPFIS returns disappear into thin air?

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 negative returns of 1.65 per cent on average in the first quarter. For the one-year period ended …

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