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WHY WE SHOULDN'T JUDGE A COUNTRY BY ITS GDP

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 April 2015 - 10:56am

Gross Domestic Product has become the yardstick by which we measure a country’s success. But, says Michael Green, GDP isn’t the best way to measure a good society. His alternative? The Social Progress Index, which measures things like basic human needs and opportunity. 


THAI NGO BOYCOTTS ASEAN PEOPLE'S FORUM IN SOLIDARITY WITH S'PORE REP

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 April 2015 - 10:44am

Thai participants at APF2015 have withdrawn their civil society representative, Ms. Sattara Hattirat of Togetherness for Equality and Action (TEA), from the interface with ASEAN Heads of Government in solidaritywith their Cambodian and Singaporean colleagues who were rejected by their respective governments. The Cambodian authorities have replaced the Cambodian CSOs repwith a government official who also runs a GONGO. 


WHEN WOULD THE GOVT RECOGNIZE OUR UNIVERSITIES AS WORLD CLASS?

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 April 2015 - 10:30am

Our universities, at least two of them, are ranked among the best in the world. After spending so much money gaming the system to be among the top, has any of our ministers even said it officially that our universities are world class, among the best of the best? 


GOVT'S OWN ENHANCED CPF EXAMPLE - ONLY $300 MONTHLY FROM 65?

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 April 2015 - 10:04am

CPF example of a 55 year old Singaporean According to this post on CPF by the government. “Mrs Ang will turn 55 in 2016 and has $40,000 in CPF savings. How will the new CPF enhancements help her prepare for retirement? The bottom line is - can Mrs Ang survive on $300 a month from age 65 and beyond, after accounting for inflation in the future? The issues remain unaddressed?


MY REPUBLIC TO GIVE AWAY 1,000 FREE SIM CARDS WITH UNLIMITED DATA

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 April 2015 - 9:47am

MyRepublic, the broadband provider, has announced that it will be releasing 1,000 free SIM cards to give to consumers. The SIM cards will come with unlimited 4G mobile data for a trial period starting from August. The SIM Cards will give users UNLIMITED 4G mobile data for use on services such as WhatsApp, Viber and browsing the internet. 


MALAYSIA POLICE SAY VIOLENT PLOT FOILED AHEAD OF ASEAN SUMMIT

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 April 2015 - 9:23am

Malaysian police have arrested 12 people linked to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and seized explosives, foiling a plan to attack several locations in and around the capital city just one day before the country hosts the Asean summit. The male suspects, aged 17 to 41, were arrested on Saturday and Sunday from Ulu Langat and Cheras, suburbs near Kuala Lumpur, police chief Khalid Abu Baker said in a statement on Sunday.


DO MORE TO HELP OLDER PMETS

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 April 2015 - 9:15am

RESPONSIBILITY for the increase in the number of retrenchments last year has been placed on ongoing economic restructuring in Singapore ("More workers laid off amid economic restructuring"; yesterday). Since economic restructuring refers to the phenomenon of urban areas shifting from a manufacturing to a service-sector economic base, which directly affects employment, why is the likelihood of redundancy among professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) higher than among blue-collar construction, production and related workers? 


BAEY YAM KENG: I AM WORRIED ABOUT ADIDAS' AD POINTING A MIDDLE FINGER

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 April 2015 - 9:56pm

PAP MP for Tampines GRC, Baey Yam Keng posted a picture to his facebook page recently raising concerns about a 'rude' gesture seen in a public Adidas advertisement at Kallang Wave. He explained that there was a cartoon of a hand pointing the middle finger in the ad and he asked his facebook and instagram followers if they felt it was inappropriate and offensive. 


INDONESIA DEFIANT AS UN LEADS CONDEMNATION OF LOOMING EXECUTIONS

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 April 2015 - 9:32pm

Indonesia on Sunday signalled it was determined to push ahead with the execution of eight foreign drug convicts, despite a growing wave of global condemnation led by United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon. Authorities on Saturday gave formal notice to the eight -- from Australia, Brazil, Nigeria and the Philippines -- that they would be executed by firing squad imminently, along with an Indonesian prisoner.


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