The new MAS initiative is to be applauded. But what is really needed in Singapore’s context is more financial education, which ideally should start in Secondary Schools and Junior Colleges.
Month: March 2012
From this year onwards, Singaporean citizens will get absolute priority over permanent residents in balloting for primary school places. This means that should balloting be required for a particular phase in primary school registration, Singapore citizen applications will receive priority over PR applications even if they live further away from the school. It is only […]
Sure, democracy is about giving people a choice. But it is more than that. Democracy is also about having fair representation in Parliament. It is about giving all segments of society the right to be heard, and the power to organize themselves and campaign for change. Democracy is about fair play, fair rules, and a fair society.
From the ground up, the government must foster a vibrant medical and pharmaceutical industry in Singapore that attracts genuine competition. Healthcare capacity must be greatly expanded so as to cope with both the increasing as well as the rapidly aging population. This will itself consume much government resources, but it is absolutely necessary if healthcare is to be available and affordable for all Singaporeans in the long run.
Singapore Democrats 22 March 2012 There has been much interest generated in The SDP’s Healthcare Plan since it was launched last Saturday. As a result, many questions have been raised. This is understandable since it is the first time that a comprehensive alternative healthcare system has been drawn up. We breakdown the components of our […]
Singapore Democrats 21 March 2012 “Why should I pay for someone else’s medical treatment?” was a question that some asked in response to the SDP’s healthcare plan. Indeed, it seems outrageous that we should shoulder someone else’s medical expenses especially if we take care of our health while others don’t. Worse, why should we pay […]
Even if WP had acted in an ungentlemanly manner by forcing out NSP in that GRC, that does not justify NSP engaging WP in a 3 cornered fight in Hougang, which has been an opposition ward for over twenty years.
The growing problem that Singapore faces now is that productivity has been on the decline in recent years, because businesses have structured themselves to rely heavily on cost-cutting and cheap labour as the main profit driver, rather than on innovation and automation.
Singapore Democrats 17 March 2012 Do away with the ‘3M’ system (Medisave, Medifund and Medishield) and pay all our healthcare expenditure through a single pool of funds in which the Government contributes 84 percent. This is proposal of The SDP National Healthcare Plan launched today. Associate Professor Paul Ananth Tambyah presented the SDP’s case, calling […]