Opinion

16 “poor” Singapore rankings that you probably didn’t know?
By Leong Sze Hian Published on by Leong Sze Hian 0

Media should focus on Singapore’s “poor” rankings too! I refer to the Carlton Tan’s article “Economist’s liveability report meaningless for non-expats” (theonlinecitizen, Aug 17). Controversies on Singapore’s rankings? It states that “As it is often said, there are lies, damned lies and statistics. Our Read More

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Reliance on major infrastructure projects for economic growth unsustainable: Chee Soon Juan
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) Secretary-General Dr Chee Soon Juan has criticised statements made by the Minister for National Development, Lawrence Wong. Likening Mr Wong’s plans to “pouring more concrete on the island to grow the economy”, Dr Chee warned against continued reliance on capital input Read More

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National U16 Girls team informed last minute by Basketball Association of Singapore of withdrawal from 2017 FIBA Under-16 Women’s Asian Championship
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by John Basketball Association of Singapore (BAS) last minute pulled out of 2017 FIBA Under-16 Women’s Asian Championship My daughter received a sudden whatsapp message from the association on 8 August to inform her and the team that they are not heading to Read More

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Economist’s liveability report meaningless for non-expats
By Carlton Tan Published on by Carlton Tan 0

Every year, consultancies like Mercer and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) release global reports ranking cities around the world. In March, the EIU ranked Singapore the most expensive city in the world. The Straits Times and TODAY made sure to include the words Read More

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How would the President exercise judgment under the current constitution governing the presidency?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Chris Kuan TODAY reports the would-be Madam President as saying making a decision to unlock the nation’s reserves is not just based on numbers but involves exercising judgment gleaned from years of experience in policymaking, Come early next year. The Finance Minister will present Read More

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Going cashless? Penalising non-adopters is not the solution
By Carlton Tan Published on by Carlton Tan 0

Singapore wants to become a Smart Nation—who could argue against that? But this is a vacuous label. What is a Smart Nation? Adopting the latest technology? Harnessing big data? Being at the forefront of the Internet of Things? Surely not. Technologies are means Read More

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National Day
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Teo Soh Lung When I was released from prison in 1990, I was subjected to restrictions, one of which was that I could not travel abroad without the blessings of the ISD director. However my conduct in prison was so exemplary that Read More

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“Skewed” article on cashless transport system draws criticisms but are they justified?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Often, articles from alternative media are criticised for being sensational or non-factual. Being extreme in views and do not provide solutions to problems. But are criticisms made against the non-establishment media always justified? Taking an example of a discussion thread on a recent Read More

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Singaporeans need a revitalized social contract
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Think Centre Our island state was founded more than 50 years ago on the basis of “one united people, regardless of race, language or religion, to build a democratic society, based on justice and equality, so as to achieve happiness, prosperity and Read More

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At 52, it is time to take stock of who we are
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

by Raphael Wong This year, the Prime Minister decided to broadcast his National Day Message from the Gardens By the Bay. It contained the normal litany of everything Singapore has achieved thus far, but it sounded a bit more sincere than previous messages. Perhaps Read More

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