Month: July 2012

Inequality in education, Part 2

First published on SDP website. By Dr Wong Wee Nam 16 July 2012 There are many aims of early education. The most important is to prepare the child for the school. For the lower income group the preparation must be adequate enough to bring him to the same starting line as the rest of the […]

Inequality in education, Part 1

First published on SDP website. By Dr Wong Wee Nam 09 July 2012 It is often said that education is a great leveller in society. Not only does it provide individuals with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to participate effectively in society and in the economy, it also contributes to improving a person’s life […]

Women Democrats talk holistic health

Singapore Democrats 04 July 2012 Chaired by leading Women Democrats member Ms Chong Wai Fung, the participants who came for SDP’s Holistic Health for Women forum went away with loads of useful information and great door gifts. The talk started with Dr Tan Lip Hong who spoke about some of the common health problems that […]

COI findings reveal gross neglect by SMRT

All the damage to the rail and the subsequent train disruptions could have been prevented had SMRT carried out its maintenance regime properly and performed competent and regular checks. The COI was of the opinion that these defects and faults developed over time. Had SMRT done its job right, it should have detected and rectified them before they put commuters’ lives in jeopardy.

Government policies are the root cause, xenophobia is merely the symptom

In my opinion, government policies are the root cause of Singaporeans’ apprehension about foreigners. Recent outbursts of xenophobia on the part of some irresponsible people, as well as the perception that Singaporeans as a whole might to leaning towards xenophobic tendencies, are caused by skewed government policies that have been either poorly implemented or simply taken to the extreme.

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