DPM Teo Chee Hean said Singapore is not ready to have dual citizenship yet. He had elaborated that allowing citizens to hold dual citizenships would not strengthen Singapore as a nation. Mr Teo was concerned that allowing Singaporeans to hold dual citizenships would actually dilute the Singapore identity.
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The SMRT seems to be increasing the number of seatless cabins in its trains on the East-West Line. Some commuters are forced to stand for the entire journey, which can take about an hour. This will inconvenience the elderly and the infirm. SMRT should remember that the number of senior citizens in Singapore is rising. It is hard to understand the rationale for the increase in seatless cabins.
With the rising trend noted drug consumption, based on the reports from the CNB Drug Situation Reports, from 2006 to 2012, as well as the challenges imposed by the aging demographics of society, lowered fertility rates and the increase in medical costs, medical cannabis and regulated recreational cannabis (marijuana) may present a solution. It could very well serve as a measure to mitigate the problems of increasing drug consumption and increased medical costs that come with an ageing society.
I refer to Speedpost - the subsidary service provided by Singpost. I wanted to send a 11 kg parcel from home (Singapore) to South Korea. I made an appointment with Speedpost on 5 August to collect parcel from my home in Sengkang on 10 Aug (Sat) as their weekday collection timing cannot suit my needs. Today is already 12 Aug and I am glad to inform all of you that the parcel is still sitting in my home.
In Part 1 of my piece, I talked about how protests served the interests of the people in that they allowed us to hold the government accountable. Skeptics, however, say that curtailing of our fundamental freedoms will not lead to anything serious. It may not be apparent but these fundamental freedoms have a significant role to play in the overall development of both the individual and the nation. Moreover, these freedoms are also closely related to economic freedoms.
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 11 — Utusan Malaysia told Lee Kuan Yew today to aim his criticisms at his own policies in Singapore, saying unlike in Malaysia, where Chinese businesses are allowed to prosper under a Malay rule, Malays on the island republic are sidelined. The Umno-owned daily suggested that by criticising Malaysia, Lee was attempting to hide the weaknesses of his own country, particularly on the subject of openness and democracy “where his record is lowest”.“Awang believes it is more appropriate for Kuan Yew to criticise his own country, although he is so proud with its meritocracy approach. Is his meritocracy system fair and perfect?”
There has been high demand for the newly launched Build-To-Order two-room Housing Board flats for singles. Buyers are entitled to various housing grants, which can lower the price of such flats to about $50,000. For singles who apply jointly, the net price is even lower, at about $16,000. Hence, the flat may be viewed as a good long-term investment for eventual resale or rental. In contrast, the price of a similar studio apartment for seniors aged above 55 is about $90,000.