Author Archives: Leong Sze Hian

HDB/CPF tips for the cash-strapped or dead broke
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

Some of my friends who were unable to attend my talk on Debt management at the seminar on 9 September, organised jointly by the Singapore Professional Centre and the Society of Financial Service Professionals, have asked me if I could write a short Read More

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Straits Times prepping the public that 2 of the presidential hopefuls will not qualify?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “Halimah Yacob submits application to contest presidential election” (Straits Times, Aug 31). The article writes that “Now that Madam Halimah has submitted her forms, it is up to the Presidential Elections Committee (PEC) to decide whether there will Read More

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Mdm Halimah’s slogan “Do Good Do Together”?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

Mdm Halimah Yacob unveiled her campaign slogan at the NTUC Centre on Tuesday (29 August) and introduced the members of her campaign team. The former Speaker of Parliament and People’s Action Party Member of Parliament announced that her campaign slogan is “Do Good, Read More

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Mainstream media took 3 weeks to state the obvious about MRT reliability against LTA’s statistics
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

MRT statistics won’t restore public confidence? I refer to the article “Statistics alone won’t restore confidence in MRT” (thenewpaper, Aug 19). It states that “Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) economist and senior lecturer Walter Theseira said it is quite difficult for the public Read More

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16 “poor” Singapore rankings that you probably didn’t know?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

Media should focus on Singapore’s “poor” rankings too! I refer to the Carlton Tan’s article “Economist’s liveability report meaningless for non-expats” (theonlinecitizen, Aug 17). Controversies on Singapore’s rankings? It states that “As it is often said, there are lies, damned lies and statistics. Our Read More

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Scrap town councils & revert to the HDB?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to Yeoh Lam Keong’s article in his facebook (26 July) which states that “MPs running town councils is a terrible idea that largely only serves to effectively stifle opposition politics in Singapore by raising near impossible barriers to entry”. As a resident of Read More

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How can MRT reliability improved 3 times, when there are so many breakdowns? 
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “Khaw Boon Wan sets new rail network reliability target as MRT becomes three times as dependable as in 2015” (Straits Times, Jul 27). Ownself delude ownself? The article writes, “The MRT system’s reliability has improved by three times since Mr Khaw Boon Read More

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Why can’t we be transparent – for once – on labour statistics?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

Lee Kuan Yew’s warning about foreign workers?  I was tagged by Yeoh Lam Keong to a facebook photo which quoted Lee Kuan Yew in 2010- “In five years, you will have 120,000 work-permit holders .. in 10 years, a quarter million. Is it bearable? Maybe if they Read More

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One-sided stories of the poor on social media?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

The Government should give details of how much aid was given to dispel distrust in our welfare system. I refer to the articles “Interview with Tan Chuan-Jin: Early action to break cycle of poverty in Singapore” and  “Online pleas for aid: Govt may Read More

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Oh no! Now its Li Shengwu?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “Li Shengwu, Lee Wei Ling surprised that Facebook post on Singapore court system enough to trigger AGC response” (Straits Times, Jul 17). It states that “In a Facebook post on Monday afternoon responding to AGC’s statement, Mr Li said he Read More

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