Author Archives: Leong Sze Hian

    NSMen’s inquiry: Need few more months, but already confirmed 2 improvements, policies ‘sound’?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    Are we in a sense ‘jumping the gun’ by saying that the policies are ‘sound’ and only need two ‘improvements’, when the inquiry panel will only complete its work in a few more months?  I refer to the article “SAF can improve heat injury Read More

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    Is the annual pay gap between junior Ministers and junior civil servants as much as 67 times?  
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    I refer to the article “Civil servants to get half-month mid-year bonus, one-off payments of $300 to $500″ (Straits Times, Jun 20). It states that “The last time civil servants got a one-off payment was in 2015, when each of them received $500 to Read More

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    UK’s spending of public healthcare as percentage of GDP is 4 times of Singapore’s?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    Why is Singapore’s public healthcare spending as a percentage of GDP so low? I refer to the article “May to unveil £20bn a year boost to NHS spending” (The Guardian, Jun 16). It states that UK Prime Minister Theresa May will be announcing the Read More

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    Why are there so many “unknown” controversial CPF policies and how many more unknown?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    I refer to the Central Provident Fund board’s reply “CPF Board procedures on disclosing dead members’ details” to the letters from: Mr Neo Lin Chen (Unable to access CPF statement, June 1; and Having procedures doesn’t mean error-free execution, June 8), Ms Margaret Lee Read More

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    Friend’s help also counted? Is ComCare’s financial assistance criteria rather subjective?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    I refer to the article “MSF responds but fails to address core issue – why is CPF considered an income?” (theonlinecitizen, Jun 16). It states that “As part of our ComCare assessment, we take into consideration the needs of the individual or household, Read More

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    What percentage of ex-offenders actually get jobs when they are released?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    I refer to the article “Some job curbs on ex-offenders to protect public interest: MHA” (Straits Times, Jun 16). The article quoted Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) director of media relations Sunny Lee saying, that “Different government agencies impose restrictions on ex-offenders for Read More

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    Did numbers of foreign workers (passes) really decreased as what local media claims?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    Did Foreign workers on passes “increased”, instead of “decreased”? The article, “Retrenchments at 5-year low, job vacancies on the rise: Manpower Ministry” from Straits Times on 14 June, states that “the labour market continued to show slight improvements in the first quarter of 2018, Read More

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    MOH says Health care affordable in Singapore under 3Ms, but why people finding themselves in debt over medical bills?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    How many people get into debt because of medical expenses? I refer to the article “‘I don’t know how to face my children’: How one woman fell prey to 50 loan sharks” (Channel NewsAsia, Jun 7). The article quotes states that Madam Tan who Read More

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    Inequality caused by tax, labour, economic, social policies?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    Lack of social mixing is a symptom of inequality, not the cause – the root causes are government policies?  I refer to the article “Lack of social mixing is a symptom of inequality, not a cause” (Straits Times, Jun 7). The article by Read More

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    COE, HDB 3-room, Michelin down? Indicators that all may not be well on the economic front?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    I refer to the article “COE prices for bigger cars lowest in eight years” (Straits Times, Jun 7). The ST article on the Certificate of Entitlement (COE) for vehicles states that the COE premiums for cars up to 1,600 and 130bhp ended at a Read More

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