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Our Elderly need the Teletext Service
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Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 10:50 pmBy: Jeraldine Phneah I am sad to hear that Mediacorp will no longer be offering it’s Teletext service this month. This service is currently being used by many senior citizens who rely on it to check the Read More

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Primary School Admissions- Disadvantageous to the poor?
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Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 08:28 pmBy: Jeraldine Phneah I am writing this post because I am deeply concerned by the existing admission of primary school students on it’s impact on children from disadvantaged backgrounds in our society. The recent statistics Read More

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Single-party or multiparty?
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Last updated on December 6th, 2013 at 05:21 pmBy Jeraldine Phneah A young reader asked me recently if a multi-party or single-party system will be better for Singapore. He believes that we have been doing well in a single-party system so far. Thus, Read More

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The Dangers of Political Apathy in Singapore
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Last updated on October 1st, 2015 at 11:04 amBy: Jeraldine Phneah In 2011, TNP published worrying statistics that two in five Singaporeans aged between 21 and 35 would not bother to vote if voting was not compulsory. In Singapore, youths have been becoming more Read More

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What makes a good political leader?
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By: Jeraldine Phneah A lot of readers have asked me about my political orientation which they find hard to guess because I am usually quite balanced in my views. As of now, I am ‘non partisan’ and my beliefs resonates with that of Read More

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Should everyone have a college degree?
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Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 08:28 pmIn August 2012, PM Lee Hsien Loong announced that Singapore would be adding more universities. This will increase current full-time university intake, and enable 40% of each cohort to go to university by 2020, up Read More

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Meritocracy: Romantic idea, poor application
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Last updated on December 7th, 2013 at 02:20 amBy: Jeraldine Phneah The deficiency of the Singapore education system in ensuring and realizing meritocracy. “We discover, regardless of which society, that in the long run, the rich will marry the rich and their children will have Read More

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Reintroduce dialects back into Singapore
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Last updated on December 6th, 2013 at 05:45 pmBy: Jeraldine Phneah For years, English and Mother Tongue ruled the media, while dialects were kept to private conversations at home with one’s elderly grandparents and neighbours. Back in 1978, The Goh Report, an evaluation of Read More

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