Danisha Hakeem

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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Singapore to introduce standardised packaging and enlarged graphic health warnings

Following three public consultations and “an extensive process of reviewing and evaluating the available international and local studies, research and evidence” to step up the Government’s efforts to create a “tobacco-free Singapore,” the Ministry of Health (MOH) is seeking to release and enforce the use of standardised packaging with enlarged graphic health warnings on all tobacco products sold in Singapore …

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VISA and AKPK launch “Treat Your Money Right” campaign to inculcate healthy personal financial management practices amongst Malaysians

In conjunction with World Savings Day, which takes place on 31 Oct annually, the Malaysian Credit Counselling and Debt Management Agency (AKPK) has launched an campaign called “Treat Your Money Right” in partnership with VISA on Tuesday (30 Oct). The “Treat Your Money Right” initiative aims to promote the importance of saving amongst Malaysians. Findings from the VISA Financial Literacy Study …

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FMSS director’s phone conversation with KPMG employee revealed intention to remove allegedly “hopeless” AHTC chairperson Sylvia Lim

Tensions heightened during the Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) trial as a phone conversation between director of the town council’s former managing agent FM Solutions and Services (FMSS) and a KPMG employee was revealed in court on Monday (29 Oct). A transcript of the phone conversation between How Weng Fan — who was also AHTC’s deputy secretary — and the KPMG …

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Executives of Singapore-linked palm oil firm’s subsidiaries arrested by Indonesian authorities in bribery probe

Indonesian anti-graft officials arrested seven people, including one senior executive of palm corporation Sinar Mas Agro Resources and Technology, on Sunday (28 Oct). Deputy chief of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Saut Situmorang declared vice president director of Sinar Mas Agro, Edy Saputra Suradja, chief executive of PT Binasawit Abadi Pratama, Willy Agung Adipradhana, and some members of Central Kalimantan parliament …

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Singaporeans might underestimate the consequences of deliberate online falsehoods despite not being “naive” about them: SMOS Edwin Tong

While Singaporeans are not gullible about online falsehoods, there appears to be a tendency to underestimate the repercussions of unbridled dissemination of such falsehoods, cautioned Senior Minister of State for Law Edwin Tong. Mr Tong, who is also Senior Minister of State for Health, warned: “Once it is out there, and you have no ability to stop it either by …

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