SDP’s joining of Liberal International is heartening

SEE: Democrats join Liberal International Written by Ng E-Jay 26 November 2009 The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) was accepted as an Observer at Liberal International two weeks ago at its annual Congress held in Cairo, Egypt. Liberal International is a consortium of liberal and progressive democratic political parties from all over the world formed with… Continue reading

Loyalty and the Singaporean

Written by Dr Wong Wee Nam 16 November 2009 At a grassroots event recently, Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong confidently declared that “new immigrants to Singapore can become Singaporeans in outlook and loyalty within a generation.” He apparently reached this amazing conclusion after a visit to his ancestral village in Wuling in China’s Fujian province,… Continue reading

Are Singaporeans clueless about retirement, and if so, why?

Written by Ng E-Jay 12 Nov 2009 (This article first appeared in The Online Citizen.) A recent poll carried out by HSBC Bank revealed that the majority of respondents, aged between 30 and 70, saved only $100 to $200 per month for their retirement [1]. It does not take a financial expert to know that… Continue reading