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Correspondent

Singaporeans on National Day: 57% say ministers should be paid much less

At a public dialogue with South East District residents last Thursday (2 August), Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong told the residents that if the ministerial pays are cut, Singapore will end up recruiting "very, very mediocre people" as officeholders. "I am telling you the ministers are not paid enough, and down the road, we are going to get …

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Is PAP learning to build “Potemkin villages” from the Russians?

In 1787, Grigory Potemkin, a Russian minister and governor of Crimea, wanted to impress the Russian Empress Catherine II during her official visit to Crimea. He quickly directed his people to erect fake portable villages along the banks of the Dnieper River in order to fool the Empress into thinking that the Crimean area had become prosperous. As soon as …

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MindChamps in controversial grassroots letter debacle, a close partner of Temasek

Last Friday (27 Jul), MindChamps Preschool issued a controversial letter to the parents of children attending at the school. It was condemned by netizens for its allegedly elitist and discriminatory content regarding the application for the grassroots leadership of the River Valley Neighbourhood Committee (RVNC). In the letter, it said that parents of children attending MindChamps Preschool "have been given …

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LG Kuek recruited two more SAF COLs for SMRT before he left

It was reported in the media today (2 Aug) that 2 more SAF officers, both colonels, joined SMRT recently. COL (NS) Clifford Keong and COL (NS) Lee Yem Choo joined SMRT 3 months ago in May. They were recruited while Lieutenant-General (NS) Desmond Kuek was still at the helm of SMRT. LG Kuek only officially left SMRT yesterday (1 Aug) …

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MP Joan Pereira: We have no such arrangements with MindChamps

A letter dated last Friday (27 Jul) from MindChamps Preschool @ Liang Court was condemned by netizens for its allegedly elitist and discriminatory content regarding the application for the grassroots leadership of the River Valley Neighbourhood Committee (RVNC). In the letter, it said that parents of children attending MindChamps Preschool "have been given priority access to sign up as grassroots …

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