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Daily Archives: 2018-06-20

In the Lion City, politicians perfect the art of marrying well

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 Hsien Loong and Ho Ching – Singapore’s power couple for 14 years running, since the husband became …

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Cheap labour is a barrier to digital competitiveness

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 digitally. It was also noteworthy that this lackluster attitude towards digital reform persisted despite a digital friendly …

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The Singapore Summit: An exercise in confidence building

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 Supreme Leader It promises to dismantle the last remnants of the Cold War If successful, it will …

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Arts Community open call & town hall for new Arts NMP

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 at the end of his term in August 2018. The Arts Community would thus like to call for …

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When propaganda gets too ridiculously far-fetched

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 fray, and such debate leads to policies which could be “better tightened” to the benefit of citizens. …

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Banks should offer more support to victims of fraud

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 be tackled rigorously. Based on a report that recently came out, it is evident that incidents of …

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The discussion on inequality must extend to rights too

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 by many experts and academics, alongside possible solutions to fixing inequality, do carry great merit, the equality …

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