Correspondent

Minister Ong: Singapore needs to bring in foreign talent for high-end jobs

In an interview with Bloomberg on Wed (19 Sep), Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said Singapore needs to bring in foreign talent in areas including software programming while the country re-balances its education system to meet future demands. A key issue is whether Singapore has a critical mass of workers to make itself a vibrant economy that will attract investments …

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Parl Sec highlights importance of energy security while Temasek sells power assets to foreign entities

Speaking at the Energy Market Authority (EMA)’s Energy Innovation event yesterday (20 Sep), Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and Industry and Foreign Affairs Dr Tan Wu Meng said that the blackout in Singapore this week has brought home the importance of energy security. “Very recently, we felt the importance of energy security and energy resilience in a very real way …

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Govt recycles public land vacated by HDB dwellers to developers for building private condos

Blogger Philip Ang posted a write-up on Sunday (‘PAP ministers lie about recycling land to provide affordable public housing‘, 16 Sep) highlighting that some of the HDB lands were not recycled to build affordable public housing but sold for profits to developers to develop private condominiums instead. “PAP ministers have repeatedly told Singaporeans that public land will be recycled after …

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New NMP Douglas Foo once said S’poreans don’t want to work as dishwashers in his company even at $3k

ST reported today (18 Sep) that 9 new NMPs have been selected to enter Parliament. They are: Labour unionist Arasu Duraisamy Sakae Holdings chairman Douglas Foo Peow Yong Executive director of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra Ho Wee San Communication and technology professor Lim Sun Sun Founder of inter-religious non-profit group Roses of Peace Abbas Ali Mohamed Irshad Corporate social responsibility …

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Temasek loses at least S$1.2b in 5 months for betting on Bayer

It was reported in Apr this year that German drugmaker Bayer sold 3.6 per cent stake to Singapore’s Temasek Holdings for 3 billion euros at 96.77 euros per share. The money is used as part of Bayer’s plan in a $62.5 billion takeover of seed maker Monsanto. Together with its existing holding in Bayer, Temasek would own about 4 percent …

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Kopitiam Boss goes for the kill to win at all costs

Recently, there have been online controversies over allowing so-called “social enterprise” operators by the government to manage the newly built public hawker centres. Many netizens have pointed out that many of these so-called “social enterprise” operators are nothing more than profit-oriented food court corporations operating under the guise of “fulfilling social responsibility”. Indeed, many of these “social enterprise” operators are …

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