Daily Archives: 2018-11-01

Former GIC Chief Economist: If top leaders are so keen on creating more equality, why is basic income policy still so pathetic?

Former Chief Economist at GIC and former adjunct professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Yeoh Lam Keong lambasted a statement made by the Minister of Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing recently, questioning the lack of “concrete and effective policy action” by the upper echelons of Singapore’s leadership. Speaking at a public policy conference last week, Mr …

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Highest increase of transport fares in Singapore’s history?

Why increase transport fares by the highest ever in history? I refer to the article “Bus and train fares to rise by 6 cents per trip from Dec 29: PTC” (Straits Times, Oct 30). Straits Times reported that new component to the fare adjustment formula – the Network Capacity Factor (NCF) – which took into account the additional buses pumped …

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Malaysia is not backing down in their attempts to raise water prices for Singapore

It should come as no surprise to anyone that the Malaysian government is pushing to revisit the water price issue with Singapore. Malaysian Deputy Foreign Minister Marzuki Yahya told parliament on Wednesday that the Malaysian Federal Government will attempt to restart negotiations with Singapore. Again. “The government is very committed and remains firm on its stance regarding the water issue …

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ESM Goh reveals Ho Ching didn’t say no when first approached to join politics

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong’s authorised biography, titled ‘Tall Order: The Goh Chok Tong Story’, is now on sale in Singapore’s bookstores. Written by former Straits Times journalist Peh Shing Huei, the book tells the story of ESM Goh’s life and career, from his childhood until he takes office as Singapore’s second Prime Minister in 1990, succeeding Lee Kuan …

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How one man is changing car insurance to help you save money

by ValueChampion Yujun Chean is the founder of Vouch Insurtech, a Singapore-based insurtech company that aims to make car insurance more equitable by partnering with insurers to give money back to safe drivers. As part of our series to reach out to insurers and insurtech companies to bring you direct news about the evolving landscape in the insurance industry, we spoke …

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