Daily Archives: 2018-06-20

    Is the annual pay gap between junior Ministers and junior civil servants as much as 67 times?  
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    I refer to the article “Civil servants to get half-month mid-year bonus, one-off payments of $300 to $500″ (Straits Times, Jun 20). It states that “The last time civil servants got a one-off payment was in 2015, when each of them received $500 to Read More

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    In the Lion City, politicians perfect the art of marrying well
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Augustine Low Our politicians have the habit of teaming up with spouses who are no shrinking violets. Put two high flying achievers together and voila! – we have a pair of super spouses. Perched right at the top are Prime Minister Lee Read More

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    Cheap labour is a barrier to digital competitiveness
    By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

    It is interesting to read that one of the reasons why Singapore has lost its top spot in digital competitiveness to the United States was due to Singapore’s  lackluster attitude towards the adoption of technologies and the agility of local businesses to transform Read More

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    The Singapore Summit: An exercise in confidence building
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Joshua The Trump-Kim Summit heralds a new era, one that can end the last major surviving geopolitical remnant of the Cold War. The summit was historic in 3 ways: It was the first meeting between a US President and a North Korean Read More

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    Chief of Defence Force MG Melvyn Ong avoids answering questions on “tekan culture” in SAF
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    In a media interview today (20 Jun), Chief of Defence Force MG Melvyn Ong told reporters that the external panel, convened in May after the death of NSF Dave Lee, had said that improvements could be made on preventing and responding to heat Read More

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    Netizens amused over spelling error on UOB’s “distinguished” credit card frame
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    A Facebook user uploaded a photo of a UOB credit-card framed in a casing which raised the question amongst many netizens, of how such a huge bank cannot afford a proper copywriter to proofread its products. Mick Price wrote on his Facebook post, “UOB Read More

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    Arts Community open call & town hall for new Arts NMP
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    On 3 June 2018, it was announced that members of the public may submit names from then till 4 July 2018 for the position of Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) in Singapore. The current Arts NMP Kok Heng Leun will be stepping down Read More

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    When propaganda gets too ridiculously far-fetched
    By Thomas Loh Published on by Thomas Loh 0

    Activist and Opposition politician Jose Raymond made a Facebook post yesterday (19 Jun), following up on his earlier issue about how a visually handicapped elderly was denied public assistance as he was receiving CPF payouts. He appeared glad that various pro-PAP pages have joined the Read More

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    Banks should offer more support to victims of fraud
    By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

    Cyber security and internet fraud have been on the rise globally for a number of years now. With many aspects of our personal lives increasingly being transacted online and especially with the growth of online banking, this is an issue that needs to Read More

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    The discussion on inequality must extend to rights too
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    by Tan Jin Kien Inequality in Singapore has been widely discussed from different angles such as income, wealth, education opportunities and class. However, the conversation still steers clear of another important aspect, which is the equality of rights. While the previously discussed angles Read More

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