Daily Archives: 2018-08-09

    Political parties call upon citizens to move forward in “solidarity” in celebration of Singapore’s 53rd year of nationhood
    By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

    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 Read More

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    MINDEF stands firm in their rejection of Ben Davis’ NF deferment application
    By Kathleen.F Published on by Kathleen.F 0

    The debate surrounding the rejection of national service (NS) deferment for young Ben Davis to be allowed to pursue a professional career with Fulham FC continues. The topic has sparked discussions at all levels of society with strong voices on both sides of Read More

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    Why other countries don’t seem to have the problem of attracting talents to be ministers with lower pay?
    By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

    Reading Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong’s (ESM Goh) response to a suggestion by a Mr Abdul Aziz to create a pension fund just for senior citizens is a reminder of what is inherently wrong with current government attitudes. Solutions aside, where is Read More

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    Scene City: A spectacular sight
    By Kathleen.F Published on by Kathleen.F 0

    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. Read More

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    National Day: Redefining National Service
    By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

    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 Read More

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    Singaporeans on National Day: 57% say ministers should be paid much less
    By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

    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 Read More

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    Top 10 statistics to celebrate 53rd National Day
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    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 Read More

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    Happy National Day (not Happy PAP Day)
    By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

    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 Read More

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    We have come so far as a nation but as a people, we are still expected to behave like sheep
    By Augustine Low Published on by Augustine Low 0

    Each time we celebrate National Day on August 9, we are reminded of how far we have come as a nation. Indeed, Singapore is a metropolis with towering skyscrapers, a global financial hub and a vital and vibrant centre for commerce. As a Read More

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