Author Archives: Leong Sze Hian

    Top 10 statistics to celebrate 53rd National Day
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    As we celebrate our 53rd birthday – let’s look at our statistical accolades Gini coefficient increased from 0.46 to 0.48 between 1981 and 2014 Ministers’ earnings in his tenure as a politician – $70 million? $130 million in ComCare to 83,000 beneficiaries – average assistance $131 monthly Read More

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    Labour statistics show that NTUC has been an utter failure in protecting workers’ rights?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    I refer to the article “NTUC to push for better pay, work prospects” (Straits Times, Aug 2). It states that “The labour movement will focus on five areas to support workers, including pushing for better wages, as Singapore goes ahead with restructuring efforts Read More

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    Charge 10 cents for plastic bags – cannot – because cheng hu don’t make money hor!
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    I refer to the article “Saying that we don’t want to be a society that charges for plastic bags, is illogical” (theonlinecitizen, Aug 5). The article wrote, “Singapore is certainly not a country that has the reputation for shying away from fines and Read More

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    “Building ahead of demand” for airport, but “nothing” for healthcare?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    The rhetoric – “building ahead of demand” for Changi airport, but “building nothing’ for healthcare (decrease in total hospital beds for 10 years) is “laughable”? I refer to the article “Building ahead of demand is key for Changi Airport’s success, says Khaw Boon Read More

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    Why is Temasek’s CEO’s remuneration a state secret?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    What is the annual remuneration of Temasek’s CEO? I understand that the annual salary of the CEO of Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, is about S$1.1 million. The portfolio of Norway’s sovereign wealth fund is more than US$ 1 trillion. In contrast, Temasek’s portfolio Read More

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    Temasek’s NIRC contribution less than Budget surplus?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    Are Temasek’s annual Net Investment Return Contributions (NIRC) less than the annual Budget surpluses? I refer to the 2 full-page colour advertisements by Temasek in the Sunday Times of 29 July. One of the charts indicates that the Net Investment Return Contribution (NIRC) from Monetary Read More

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    Singapore spends the least, pay the lowest and least transparent for long-term healthcare?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    Is Singapore’s public spending on long-term care one of the lowest in the world? I refer to the article “Care workers earn less than overseas peers” (Straits Times, Jul 27). It states that “Workers who care for the elderly in nursing homes, daycare Read More

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    “Health records” hacking: “Protection” vs “Surveillance”?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    Are we spending too much on “surveillance, propaganda and influencing”, relative to protecting our systems?  I refer to the article “Here’s why we should all be concerned about the hack on SingHealth” (unscrambledsg, Jul 21). It states that “First concern is whether this Read More

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    MIT, University of Chicago, NYU, John Hopkins, UNSW – all gone?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    Why is it that so many world-renowned universities in Singapore have left?  I refer to the article “SUTD still a draw after ending MIT partnership” (Straits Times, Jul 23). The article writes that “Despite ending its undergraduate degree collaboration with the renowned Massachusetts Institute Read More

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    Malaysia cancels electricity agreements: 13 cents vs S’pore’s 23 cents?
    By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

    Why is the electricity tariff in Singapore almost double that of Malaysia’s? I refer to the article “Kuala Lumpur to scrap energy deals as it moves to cut tariffs” (Straits Times, Jul 23). It states that Ms Yeo Bee Yin, Malaysia’s Energy, Technology, Read More

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