Daily Archives: 2018-06-17

    Friend’s help also counted? Is ComCare’s financial assistance criteria rather subjective?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    I refer to the article “MSF responds but fails to address core issue – why is CPF considered an income?” (theonlinecitizen, Jun 16). It states that “As part of our ComCare assessment, we take into consideration the needs of the individual or household, Read More

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    Building a relationship of trust and friendship
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Tan Kin Lian Straits Times Editor-At-Large, Han Fook Kwong wrote an article in the Sunday Times: “Time for Singapore and Malaysia to discard old stereotypes”. He wrote, “KL’s moves since May 9 polls raise hopes that the country will become a more just soceity based on rules Read More

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    Are the people themselves ready to vote in an Opposition?
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Willy Sum I refer to Ms Jaffar’s Facebook post reproduced on your site a couple days ago, “Is our opposition ready for 2020? I doubt so!”. Before we criticise the various Opposition parties, my assertion to Ms Jaffar’s observation is: “Are the people themselves Read More

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    You’ve heard of “fake news”, what about “fake awards”?
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Augustine Low When the Keppel Group is held as a standard bearer for corporate governance and SMRT for customer experience, you have to scratch your head and wonder what on earth is happening. Yes, Keppel Group has won one accolade after another Read More

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    Deep systemic problem on labour and industry
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Tay Kheng Soon One cannot understand ground sentiments without understanding how problems are the result of its systemic origins. The ‘problem’ here is that Singapore economy is based entirely on big corporations’ interests and needs. The ideology of the state is to give Read More

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    Do the Police Ads portray the right image?
    By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

    A lot of what’s happened in the world lately has made me examine the concept of “unconscious bias” more deeply and I realise that this is a phenomenon that permeates almost every part of our lives. While some may consider subconscious judgments unavoidable, Read More

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    MSF’s response only heightens the notion that “CPF not our money”
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    It was reported earlier that the Ministry of Social & Family Development (MSF) rejected a public assistance application from a 59-year-old senior, who is both visually handicapped and has kidney failure. The reason given was that MSF noted that the person is currently Read More

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    Needy are being penalised for help from well meaning public
    By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

    In many instances, Singapore is a land governed by contradictions. While it cites “Asian values” as a some kind of moral high ground of superiority, it uses the same self-righteous “Asian values” to beat down the vulnerable within our society. This dubious term Read More

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