Author Archives: Leong Sze Hian

“We should look after the elderly” by action, and not just words!
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “Society should care for the elderly, nurture young: PM” (Straits Times, Feb 15). The article quotes Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, “As a people too, we should look after the elderly, as we are the beneficiaries of their Read More

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Helping with transport operators’ profits is more important than helping seniors?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan had earlier said in Parliament on last Monday that Members of Parliament (MP) can offer financial assistance to senior citizens who face difficulties paying for public transport, after the off-peak pass for elderly commuters was scrapped. According to Mr Khaw, Read More

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How much of the $3 billion foreign workers’ levies have been used to help foreign workers?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “Left in the lurch when foreign bosses disappear” (Straits Times, Feb 12). The article quotes Migrant Workers’ Centre (MWC) stating that there have been at least six cases of non-Singaporean employers absconding without paying their foreign workers in the Read More

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The mystery of “so many” IT job vacancies
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “Fewer job openings in 2017, with more for PMETs: Ministry of Manpower” (Straits Times, Feb 8). The article from ST states that though the number of job vacancies declined for the third year in a row last year, Read More

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Will taxes be raised even if last budget surplus is highest ever in Singapore history?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “Spending on security to be ‘very major’ Budget item” (Straits Times, Feb 4). It states that “”I do expect our security expenditure to go up because we want to be able to support our security agencies in this Read More

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How can the government regain the trust of the people?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “Has trust in the government been eroded? It’s time to talk frankly” (Straits Times, Feb 1). The article by Straits Times Opinion Editor, Chua Mui Hoong states that “For this group, maintaining trust in Government is not the Read More

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Are rosy jobs creation projections a far cry from the actual statistics?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “Foreign investments will remain steady this year: EDB” (Straits Times, Jan 31). It states that “The changing nature of the local economy and the workforce will likely mean the amount of foreign direct investment here will remain similar Read More

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Compulsory ElderShield: No claims to premiums statistics?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “ElderShield committee proposes severe disability insurance scheme be made compulsory, members to start paying premiums at age 30” (Straits Times, Jan 30). It states that “ElderShield coverage should be made compulsory, including for those with pre-existing disabilities, said the committee reviewing Read More

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Why do we keep saying that the Suzhou Industrial Park was a great success?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “Singapore can play key role in China-led Belt and Road Initiative: Chan Chun Sing” (Jan 25). The article wrote, “During the hour-long discussion, Mr Chan also cited the example of the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) project, jointly developed Read More

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“Fake” statistic as in the case of “predicting the future statistics”
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

After writing “Fake News vs Fake Statistics?” (Jan 23) – the article “Professional services to add 5,500 jobs a year until 2020” (Straits Times, Jan 25) is probably one of the best examples of arguably, another type of “fake” statistics, in addition to the Read More

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