A common sight in society – that of old people selling packets of tissue paper in public places – needs to be addressed. These people need gainful employment, appropriate social grants, or placements in homes for the aged. A fair number of foreigners among these seemingly helpless people may also make the problem seem bigger than it is.
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PM Lee could have been in a state of cognitive dissonance when he decided to take action against Roy. (Cognitive dissonance is defined as the mental discomfort experienced by a person who holds two or more contradictory beliefs or values at the same time). He was torn between Option 1 (build an inclusive society, engage dissenting voices and win back some of the 40% who voted against his party) and Option 2 (act tough, show that he can be like his dad when the latter can still be around to see, and send a clear signal to his disillusioned party supporters that he can rule like his dad if he wants to).
According to a recent report released by Management group Hay Group, Singaporeans should expect a pay increment of about 4% this year, lower than the average increment seen last year. The company said that in 2013, the average rate of increase for salaries was about 4.9% while this year, it is likely to end up being between 4% to 4.3%. They explained that this is mainly due to the lower forecast of business performance and increasing uncertainty of global economics.
While Singaporeans continue to pursue a University degree and treat it as a 'passport to success' with the growing job competition that we face here, a degree is fast becoming insufficient to secure a job. Education has been a key focus in Singapore's development and by 2020, up to 40% of a cohort will have a university degree from a locally subsidised university.
The US Secret Service is looking to buy sophisticated social media monitoring software that can detect when people are being sarcastic, among other things. The agency is specifically interested in Twitter, according to a spokesperson, who told The Washington Post that tweets would help the agency make better decisions in security emergencies. The software must provide real-time analysis, keyword searches, sentiment analysis, influencer identification, and "ability to detect sarcasm and false positives," among other requirements. The sarcasm detector would likely allow the Secret Service to better judge the seriousness of a threat made on Twitter.
At a National Solidarity Party (NSP) forum yesterday held at the NSP headquarters in Jalan Besar, the topic of CPF, its interest rates and the minimum sum were discussed. The discussion was attended by over 35 people and many people were concerned about the low interest rate of 4% on the Special, Medisave and Retirement Accounts. They were concerned that this interest rate was not keeping up well with inflation.
Japan edged closer to banning the possession of child pornography on Wednesday, the last major developed country to do so, but pedophilia portrayed in the country’s popular manga and anime will be exempt. Under current laws, only the production and distribution of child pornography are banned, a situation that campaigners say is damaging to children.