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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Cost of living goes up? Don’t worry, Big Brother is here to help you to how to PAP then save

First, you pay and pay. Then, they teach you how to save. Water tariffs go up? Not to worry, the National Environment Agency launches an aggressive campaign to encourage Singaporeans to reduce their electricity consumption. There’s an Energy-Saving Challenge that runs on traditional and digital platforms and reaches out to the community through activities at libraries and shopping malls. A …

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Since “every school a good school”, would Cabinet Ministers actually send their children to a neighbourhood one?

Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung made a Facebook post on Friday (27 Jul) defining what makes a good school. In his words, a good school is one where the teachers were good, helping their students to learn, and the students enjoyed going to school every morning. The Facebook post was an excerpt from his Keynote speech at the Economic Society of Singapore Dinner two days …

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Konica Minolta to digitise 10 million records for a public agency

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia (Konica Minolta), an integral value provider in enterprise content management, has been awarded a contract by a public agency to digitise its operational efficiency and accessibility of records via its Document Process Outsourcing Solution. Konica Minolta will assist the agency to digitise approximately 10 million pages of physical materials such as case files, corporate data …

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Opposition parties express desire to cooperate; invite Tan Chen Bock to lead effort

Posted by Singapore Democratic Party At a working lunch hosted by the SDP this afternoon, several opposition parties came together to explore the possibility of working closer together to present a unified front at the next elections. The SDP also took the opportunity to propose that presidential candidate Dr Tan Cheng Bock help lead the effort in building such a coalition. Those present …

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Charity should begin at home

I read an article on the plight of homeless families in dismay. While I was aware that there might be some people who sleep rough, I never thought that there were entire families with children sleeping rough. Singapore prides itself on its stellar economic success and prosperity. Surely there is enough in the coffers to provide these vulnerable people some …

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Retrenchments and unemployment rates higher in 2nd quarter of 2018

Retrenchments are higher and unemployment rates rose in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the previous quarter, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in a press release on Friday (27 July). The ministry stated that preliminary data in the second quarter of 2018 showed that total employment grew even as unemployment rates edged upwards, which occurred as more persons …

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Malaysian political activist: PAP risks falling like BN if it starts to believe too much in its own propaganda

In an opinion piece for Malaysiakini entitled ‘The fallacy of Singaporean exceptionalism‘ on Wed (25 Jul), Malaysian Political Activist Nathaniel Tan has argued that supporters of the PAP should not blindly believe in their own propaganda. The idea that they are the best and are therefore irreplaceable is not valid in today’s political environment. Tan’s opinion piece took a swipe at Banyan …

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