Opinion

End cheques by 2025 – yet another unnecessary deadline
By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

What is it with the government and the setting of arbitrary timelines? In 1984, there was the deadline of achieving the Swiss standard of living by 1999. Whether this was ever achieved remains debatable and there is now no further mention of this Read More

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How about cutting ministerial salaries first?
By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

The rejection of aid to an elderly visually impaired Singaporean has raised the ire of many Singaporeans who see this as unfair and outrageous. For me, this rejection crystallises everything that Singaporeans are unhappy about. They feel that the ruling party is made Read More

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Is Lee Hsien Yang’s departure from Singapore permanent?
By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

It was announced on Thursday that Lee Hsien Yang (LHY), estranged younger brother to current Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (LHL) would be stepping down as chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). Although the Ministry of Transport was quick to pay Read More

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Do the world’s highest paid politicians deliver world class performance?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Augustine Low The world’s highest paid footballers are now playing at the biggest stage, the World Cup in Russia. The likes of Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar are expected to deliver world class performances befitting their status as the world’s most expensive footballers. Read More

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PAP’s petty and divisive politics does little for the good of the interests of Singapore
By Thomas Loh Published on by Thomas Loh 0

PAP Candidate for Aljunied GRC Victor Lye made a controversial Facebook post on Wednesday (20 May). He shared an experience on how a young resident had asked him if he was paid to do such community work. In the latter part of his post, he Read More

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Goh Keng Swee might have felt being “short-changed” when comparing with what DPM Teo is now earning
By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

Thanks to financial blogger Leong Sze Hian, we now know that founding minister and then-Deputy Prime Minister Goh Keng Swee’s annual salary was about $104,000 ($8,000 x 13 months with the 1 month bonus) in 1973. Note that this was after taking into Read More

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31 years after Operation Spectrum, the 1987 Marxist Conspiracy is still filled with doubt
By Thomas Loh Published on by Thomas Loh 0

Exactly 31 years ago, six people were arrested by the People’s Action Party government in what was the final sweep of the ‘Operation Spectrum’. About a month before that, sixteen people were arrested and detained without trial under the Internal Security Act. Officially, Read More

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The Government can also have a human touch
By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

When I read news stories such as this, I am filled with pride. It reminds me that we live in a society that is by and large kind and generous. It is also heartening that individuals are stepping up to create and facilitate Read More

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Inquiry into NSF Dave Lee’s death too narrow
By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

I am heartened that the Singapore Armed Forces has convened an inquiry into the avoidable death of NSF Dave Lee and that the inquiry has flagged two key areas for improvement. However, until the full extent of the report has been released to Read More

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Is the annual pay gap between junior Ministers and junior civil servants as much as 67 times?  
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

I refer to the article “Civil servants to get half-month mid-year bonus, one-off payments of $300 to $500″ (Straits Times, Jun 20). It states that “The last time civil servants got a one-off payment was in 2015, when each of them received $500 to Read More

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