Unemployment – important statistics missing from media reports

Local media’s selective reporting of data leaves much to be desired. Leong Sze Hian.

CPF Life – How can fund become insolvent and thus stop payouts?

Manpower Minister’s assurance on payouts is confusing. Leong Sze Hian.

Flip-flop on government’s position?

MOM minister’s words do not give me any comfort or reassurance, says Gangasudhan.

An alternative to penalising labour

Donaldson Tan suggests a recession insurance for non-financial firms. Firms are not going to stop retrenching workers whom they deem as excess manpower regardless of wage subsidy schemes. Instead, the fiscal policy for saving jobs ought to be targeting firms that face difficulty in raising short-term credit.