Daily Archives: 2019-02-09

Today, more than ever, we remember the People’s President, Ong Teng Cheong

This week (8 February) marks the 17th anniversary of the passing of President Ong Teng Cheong. After the presidents we’ve had since his death, we have come to treasure and respect him more than ever. President Ong was a dutiful son of Singapore. Despite having previously served as a minister and deputy minister as a member of the People’s Action …

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Scholars are trying to be what they don’t have the DNA for

by Brad Bowyer While there are many things I agree with here in Heng Swee Keat’s statement there are two fundamental flaws and those are competency and core Key Peformance Indexes (KPIs) I have no doubt that when Ng Yat Chung ran NOL he worked very hard and to the best of his ability he tried to make what used …

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Heng Swee Keat: “where individuals are found culpable or wanting, we do not hesitate to take action.”

Statement from Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat which was first published on Straits Times in response to the editorial from Zaobao about accountability of public services. Is complacency the cause of our recent spate of distressing failures – from training deaths in national service to the SingHealth cyber attack; from power failures to misplaced postal mail? Have we become so …

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