Monthly Archives: November 2009

Month: November 2009 Being a degree mill: Singapore’s shame

Despite being touted by the Government as a premier centre for education, Singapore has been placed on a degree mill watch-list compiled by Oregon’s Office of Degree Authorisation (ODA).

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Month: November 2009 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 the aim of promoting democratic

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Month: November 2009 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, and after a recent Deepavali

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Month: November 2009 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 this amount would provide woefully

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