Author Archives: Leong Sze Hian

For how long has the security industry’s overtime limit exemption been in force?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “Basic pay for security officers to go up by $300 over next 3 years, limit on overtime hours” (Straits Times, Nov 23). It states that Security officers will be paid more while working fewer overtime hours each month Read More

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National Jobs Bank is meaningless?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

The National Jobs Bank should disclose the statistics I refer to the article “Will the Jobs Bank really make a difference?” (Human Resources newsletter). It states that “But do senior HR practitioners here believe the Jobs Bank will make a difference? One regional Read More

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151st media on the potential GST hike with no mention of budget surplus
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

What a wonderful surprise birthday present when I woke up this morning at 64! I refer to the full-page article “BT Explains: Singapore’s fiscal challenge“, the editorial “GST hike is a reasonable price to pay for a stronger fiscal footing” and the letter “Raising  Read More

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How does Singapore score in terms of  “Social Solidarity Economy”? 
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I attended the Asian Solidarity Economy Council (ASEC) conference in Manila from 11 to 13 November, which was held in conjunction with the ASEAN People’s Forum (APF)/Asean Civil Society Conference (ACSC). How does Singapore relate to the core values of “Social Solidarity Economy” Read More

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Raise taxes to increase spending: $31b Budget surpluses 1997-2016?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “As Singapore’s spending needs grow, raising taxes is inevitable: PM Lee” (Channel NewsAsia, 19 Nov). The article notes that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has stated that Singapore’s investments for the economy and infrastructure, as well as spending on Read More

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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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