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A year after being sworn-in as President, has Halimah Yacob proven her worth as Head of State?

In a controversial event one year ago (14 Sep), Halimah Yacob was sworn in as the 8th President of the Republic…

VERS and the relaxation of CPF rules – kicking an empty promise further down the road?

At the National Day Rally last Sunday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that the government will launch a scheme…

After the glamour from Crazy Rich Asians, let us remember that 15% of Singaporeans make up the “unseen poor”

The success of the movie Crazy Rich Asians has cast our tiny island into the international spotlight. Prominent publications such…

On pay and political sacrifice, Indonesia’s Sri Mulyani Indrawati would put PAP Ministers to shame

Last week, former Prime Minister and Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong touched on the sensitive issue of high Ministerial…

Exactly how deluded and disconnected can our 4G leadership get?

The New Paper reported on Monday (30 Jul) that vendors at the new Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre were unhappy over several…

Is Lee Kuan Yew’s prophecy inching closer to its occurrence?

The late Lee Kuan Yew was known for his hard speaking truths. The same statesman who claimed that the army…

Since “every school a good school”, would Cabinet Ministers actually send their children to a neighbourhood one?

Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung made a Facebook post on Friday (27 Jul) defining what makes a good school. In his words, a…

Inderjit Singh on CareShield Life: Government should not use market prices as a benchmark for policy premiums

Former PAP MP Inderjit Singh made a Facebook post on Thursday (26 Jul) expressing his views on the new Careshield Life scheme…

Does CPF scheme fulfil its original mission of ensuring retirement adequacy for Singaporeans?

The recent discussions about the Central Provident Fund (CPF) scheme has called into question the role of the CPF Board.…

When a Facebook post does not reflect the expected behaviour of a Ministerial office holder

During the Kim-Trump Summit last month, Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan drew flak for posting a ‘wefie’ with North Korean Dictator…