Daily Archives: 2018-08-09

Political parties call upon citizens to move forward in “solidarity” in celebration of Singapore’s 53rd year of nationhood

Today marks the 53rd anniversary of Singapore’s status as a sovereign state since its separation from the Malaysian Federation on 9 August 1965, and three years since the Republic’s golden jubilee in 2015. Various political parties have expressed their hopes and aspirations for Singapore’s future, on top of celebrating the progress that has already been achieved as a young nation. …

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Scene City: A spectacular sight

As is tradition, there have been many patriotic and emotional videos and short films released in the run up to National Day. This year, however, Viddsee has put out a short film that is quite unlike any national day-related video you’ve seen before. As the final installment of their Scene City anthology of short films, ‘A Spectacular Sight’ follows the …

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National Day: Redefining National Service

by Lee Yung Hwee 9 August 2018. Our nation is now 53 years old. It has been 53 years of independence in the making with the heart, sweat, blood and tears of Singaporeans. This is the collective national service put in by all Singaporeans over the years to help get our nation to where we are today. So what is this …

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Singaporeans on National Day: 57% say ministers should be paid much less

At a public dialogue with South East District residents last Thursday (2 August), Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong told the residents that if the ministerial pays are cut, Singapore will end up recruiting “very, very mediocre people” as officeholders. “I am telling you the ministers are not paid enough, and down the road, we are going to get …

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Top 10 statistics to celebrate 53rd National Day

As we celebrate our 53rd birthday – let’s look at our statistical accolades Gini coefficient increased from 0.46 to 0.48 between 1981 and 2014 Ministers’ earnings in his tenure as a politician – $70 million? $130 million in ComCare to 83,000 beneficiaries – average assistance $131 monthly per beneficiary? Cleaners’ basic monthly salary $1,100, including employee’s CPF Most expensive city in the world for the 5th …

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Happy National Day (not Happy PAP Day)

Reading the article: “Does the lack of national flags at HDB estates serve as a litmus test as to PAP government’s performance?” gave me an interesting perspective. The writer suggests that less flags is a sign of the silent protest that citizens are carrying out against the failures of the current government. This may well be true but if that …

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