Monthly Archives: June 2011

Month: June 2011 Finally, the authorities are willing to do the right thing

EDITOR’S NOTE: The authorities are now willing to do the right thing and take bomb disposal into their own hands rather than trying to push the buck to citizens, because they know they cannot withstand the backlash from the public. This shows how important it is to have an active and concerned citizenry. Source: ST, 27 June 2011 Another WORLD

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Month: June 2011 Bomb disposal and the grand art of Tai Chi

Mr Raymond Yap, the assistant manager of LHT Holdings, which had leased the Sungei Kadut site in order to build a furniture warehouse, contacted the police to request that they dispose of the relic safely. The police told him to hire the services of a private bomb disposal company instead. To paraphrase, the police effectively told him it was none of their business.

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Month: June 2011 A Look at Tan Kin Lian

Tan Kin Lian worked for 12 years in an insurance company, two trading companies and an actuarial consulting firm. After that, he joined NTUC Income and worked for 30 years before retiring.

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Month: June 2011 SDP: A party ahead of its time

The SDP is the most improved party since the 2006 general elections, and this is the first time in history that it has attracted such a slate of good candidates. However, certain misconceptions about the party remain.

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Month: June 2011 The Anxiety of the Presidential Election

By openly declaring he would be contesting the Presidential Election, Dr Tan Cheng Bock has opened himself to public scrutiny. Mr Lim has given his views, but to be fair to Dr Tan as well as the voters, he needs to clarify and substantiate his opinions.

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Month: June 2011 PAP And PAY

Dr Wong Wee Nam 02 June 2011 In 1996, when the formula for the ministerial pay was introduced, my friend Dr Patrick and I wrote a letter to the Forum Page of The Straits Times. In it, we said, “It is indeed very disturbing that our success, material progress and prosperity have driven our present leaders to resort to using

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Month: June 2011 Aim for balanced and sustainable growth

Singaporeans want balanced and sustainable growth. We want growth that does not come at the expense of higher inflation, an overcrowded city, or the need to import an inordinate number of foreign workers. We also want all strata of society to benefit equally from economic growth.

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Month: June 2011 Tin Pei Ling resigns from Ernst & Young

Almost all PAP Members of Parliament are not full time MPs. Not only do they hang on to their regular day jobs, many have multiple corporate directorships. It is difficult to image how PAP MPs have time to serve the residents properly under such circumstances.

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