Opinion

Open letter to incoming CEO of SMRT, Neo Kian Hong
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

An open letter from Dr Lee Siew Peng to soon-to-be CEO of SMRT, Neo Kian Hong who is currently the permanent secretary for defence development and former chief of defence force. Dear Mr Neo I trust that “Congratulations” are in order for your new appointment. Some Read More

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Letter to ministers about behaviour of Minister K Shanmugam
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

A letter to Ministers by a member of the public, Xavier Chong to Singapore ministers about the behaviour of Minister of Home Affairs and Law, K Shanmugam at the hearing of the Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods. I initially hesitated but feel compelled to Read More

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Global search for next SMRT CEO ends up with someone with zero experience in transport industry
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Chris Kuan The global transport industry is truly in a dire state when a global search for the next SMRT CEO ends with someone with zero experience in the transport industry, zero experience working in the private sector and zero experience at Read More

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Tan Kin Lian sends open letter to Mr Neo, incoming CEO of SMRT
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Below is an open letter from former CEO of NTUC income and candidate in the Presidential Election 2011 to incoming CEO of SMRT, Neo Kian Hong who is currently the permanent secretary for defence development and former chief of defence force. Dear Mr. Neo, I Read More

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Facial recognition technology: Is our privacy respected and valued by the government?
By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

Ghui I read with alarm that Singapore is seeking to introduce facial recognition technology on the streets of Singapore and is currently at the testing stage. The reasoning behind this invasive move is allegedly to tackle the problem of terrorism. Singapore to date, Read More

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Kuek steps down as CEO after making at least $10M from SMRT
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It has been reported that SMRT Chief Desmond Kuek is stepping down after 5.5 years at the helm. Another ex-Chief of Defence Force Neo Kian Hong is taking over him. When Kuek was appointed CEO of SMRT in Oct 2012 to replace former Read More

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Lift ban on films on ex-detainees, says filmmaker
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by See Tong Ming, Martyn In their opinion piece “History is not the preserve of historians” (ST, April 10), Mr Desmond Lee and Dr Janil Puthucheary emphasized that “the history of Singapore is a matter of concern to all Singaporeans because it is our Read More

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The Death of the Singapore Dream
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Benjamin Cheah I grew up on the Singapore Dream. Study hard, get good grades, go to a good school, get a good degree, get a good job. Be a doctor, lawyer, engineer, some high-status PMET with an enviable pay package and guaranteed Read More

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Minister Chan encourages SMEs to “fully exploit” opportunities in South-Western China even as world becomes aware of Chinese Accounting Fraud
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by Kwok Fangjie While in Chongqing last Thursday (12 Apr), Minster Chan Chun Sing spoke at a seminar organised by the Singapore Business Federation. There, he said that the two countries have made good progress on the Chongqing Connectivity Initiative (CCI), the third project bilateral Read More

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Are Singaporeans able to retire with escalating medical costs, low CPF interest and expiring HDB flats?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Kwok Fangjie On Friday (13 Apr), a netizen wrote to former NTUC Income Chief Tan Kin Lian asking if average Singaporeans would be able to retire after news that older HDB flats are a “ticking time bomb”. This is because the value of a Read More

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