In a ST report today (7 Oct), the Health Ministry (MOH) said that only a small proportion of public hospitals' patients are foreigners brought in via contracted overseas agents. MOH added that the proportion of foreigners among all inpatient and day surgery patients was 1.5 per cent last year. The figure was 2.4 per cent in 2008. The issue of …Read More »
Daily Archives: 2018-10-07
“Elections may be free, but not necessarily fair”: Singaporean historian Dr Thum Ping Tjin cautions against being overly reliant on elections as the sole legitimate tool for political change
Updated on Sunday, 7 Oct 2018 at 8:44 p.m. Singaporean historian and Managing Director of Southeast Asian journalism and research platform New Naratif, Dr Thum Ping Tjin, has cautioned against being "overly reliant" on elections as the ultimate mechanism for political change. Speaking at a panel discussion titled "The Appeal of the Southeast Asian Strongman" on the second day of the …Read More »
The Internal Security Department (ISD) recently celebrated its 70th anniversary with a dinner party attended by Singapore's political elite including both President Halimah Yacob (Halimah) and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (PM Lee). The ISD's very existence is controversial in modern day Singapore with many questioning its relevance and necessity. The factual matrix that led to its founding is after …Read More »
Why did MOH provide statistics from 2008 on comparison of foreign patients admitted to public hospitals?
Public institutions should stop giving selective statistics, as it is arguably in a sense like ‘fake news’ or ‘propaganda’ which may only further undermine the already diluted trust of the public in our public institutions I refer to the article “Percentage of foreigners admitted to public hospitals falls from 2008” by Sunday Times, on the stop of public healthcare institutions (PHIs) …Read More »
NTUC responded on ST Forum page yesterday (6 Oct), with regard to the recent controversy on its impending acquisition of Kopitiam Group. Ms Shona Tan, the Chief Brand & Communications Officer of NTUC Enterprise Cooperative, wrote on behalf of NTUC. In her letter to ST Forum, Ms Tan said that NTUC Enterprise and its social enterprises aim to ensure that …Read More »