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Our election process seems inefficient for an efficient country

I was attending a talk last night where a report by the World Bank was presented and Singapore was rated number two in the world for ease of doing business. Factors that were taken into consideration were the efficiency levels, the streamlining of processes and the quality of the agencies. Notably, a factor that was highlighted as being considered in …

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Is NS Square needed or is it a vanity project?

I have no issue with large scale building projects that the Government undertakes. Upgrades, face lifts etc. are all part and parcel of keeping a nation relevant and vibrant. However, given that large scale building projects are costly and funded by public funds, there needs to be accountability and follow up. The Straits Times (ST) recently reported that The Float …

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Is the National Day Awards a PAP Award or a national one?

The Straits Times recently published a letter from a reader that really resonated with me. A Dr. Huang Shoou Chyuan made the very erudite observation that opposition politicians deserve national honours too. The writer of that letter had further noted that very few Singaporeans who have chosen to serve the people via political parties other than the ruling People’s Action …

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Is Manpower Minister Teo making unsubstantiated statements that can be construed as “fake news”?

Manpower Minister Josephine Teo has recently stated that there are currently about 60,000 vacancies waiting to be filled, with about half of them for PMETs (professionals, managers, executives and technicians). I am just wondering if the 60,000 would include the jobs that have recently been advertised as being available at the Istana? Would Teo consider these Istana openings as “good …

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It is easy to promise “good jobs” in a vacuum without any benchmark

Manpower Minister Josephine Teo has said that local job seekers can still snag good quality jobs in sectors such as air transport even though others may have been hit by the current economic slowdown. She further states that “there are currently about 60,000 vacancies waiting to be filled, with about half of them for PMETs (professionals, managers, executives and technicians)”. …

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Can the public trust the mainstream media to report anything positive of the alternative parties if they practice censorship on news?

As most of our readers would be aware, The Online Citizen (TOC) held a fundraising dinner on Saturday night (6 July) at FiftyRafflesPlace. Given that the venue of the fundraiser was a fairly upmarket one with high profile attendees such as prominent opposition politicians like former Peoples’ Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament (MP), Dr. Tan Cheng Bock, Workers’ Party …

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