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MARRIAGE AND PARENTHOOD FOR A SUSTAINABLE SINGAPORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 July 2013 - 9:46am

At this moment on the surface, everything seems fine. It should be. Basically, if we take those joining the work force at average age of 24, for 2013 they are those born in 1989. During that year, our TFR was still around 1.8. Fast forward another 12 years, in 2001 our TFR was at about 1.41. This is where the demography time lag factor comes in.


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RAVI PHILEMON: THERE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO FOCUS ON THAN THE BLOGOSPHERE

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 July 2013 - 9:37am

There are quite a number of issues in Singapore where the spotlight should rightly be on. For example: 1. The Auditor-General's Report (http://www.ago.gov.sg/doc/ar-1213.pdf), where among other things, the AGO took the National Research Foundation to task for breaching Government procurement principles of transparency and open and fair competition. NRF had also given almost half a million dollars to 3 unsuccessful tenderers for their efforts in submitting concept design proposals.


STRIPPING ASSETS BEHIND YOUR BACK

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 July 2013 - 9:29am

Singaporean Petroleum Company (SPC) should be a familiar name to most Singaporeans. The company was founded in 1969 and was the part owner of Singapore Refining Company Pte Ltd, founded in 1979. Its core business was the oil and gas industry and its roles included exploration, production, refining, supplying and trading. It took this Singapore firm many decades to acquire their assets, establish their distribution intermediaries and create a half decent Singapore brand that Singaporeans could be proud of.


WRONG TO NAME SCHOLARSHIPS WITH TAXPAYERS' MONEY

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 July 2013 - 9:20am
CNA article (27 July) “New role at Temasek “a good challenge”: Lim Boon Heng” diverted from Lim Boon Heng’ new role at Temasek to his past business-related achievements at NTUC. (link)  Fortunately, he did not claim he did anything for union members. The article revealed an interesting piece of information – the Jurong Central and Jurong Spring Citizens’ Consultative Committees (CCCs) had set up a Lim Boon Heng Scholarship in 2012.
 

OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT: WHY DO BIG ORGANISATIONS LIKE TO USE THIS ACT ON INDIVIDUALS?

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 July 2013 - 8:32am

Recently, one of my friend, a pharmacist, was complained against by a patient for refusing to let her have a certain kind of drug. Apparently, this drug, omeprazole, can be sold over the counter but you will need to register your IC against the database and you can have at most 2 weeks supply. Anything more than that, you will need to see a medical doctor for a prescription. This is strictly following MOH's regulation.


SMRT SPOKESMAN QUITS AFTER 5 MONTHS ON THE JOB

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 July 2013 - 8:10am

SMRT's chief spokesman has quit her job after only 5 months. Ms Kalai Natarajan, 41, said that she was leaving on Monday and that she would not be serving notice. The normal notice period for senior management positions is 3 months, however Ms Kalai was not required to serve this period. 


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MEET YOUR CREDIBLE WRITERS

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 July 2013 - 7:52am

She is currently the star hound of the Straits Times covering online current affairs sites after GE2011. Aside from being an avert propaganda artist, Tessa is also a blogger at SingaPolitics – a SPH-funded current affairs news site created to carry pro-PAP commentaries and news opinions. She is currently next in-line vying with Rachel Chang to take over Jeremy Au Yong as the next Deputy Editor, who according to a reliable source, is leaving the SPH by the end of this year.


UK: ANCIENT PROTECTION FOR JUDGES TO BE SCRAPPED BECAUSE PUBLIC ATTITUDES HAVE CHANGED

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 July 2013 - 7:47am

The offence of “scandalising the court” is a form of contempt that makes it illegal to ridicule the judiciary to such an extent that justice is brought in to disrepute. However there has not been a successful prosecution in more than 80 years and the Government’s law advisers have recommended it be abolished because “social attitudes have changed”. The law was aimed at protecting the image of the judiciary but in modern society judges regularly face criticism over some sentences they pass or rulings they make.


ITS IMPOSSIBLE FOR 7 IN 10 NTU STUDENTS TO HAVE SECURED JOBS BEFORE GRADUATION

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 July 2013 - 10:10pm

I refer to '7 in 10 NTU Students Secured Jobs Ahead of Graduation'. How I wish the SPH reporter Linette Lai could do more investigation work but instead, she chose to rubber stamp and publish what NTU President tells her. Last year around Nov, SPH also published an article that says a taxi driver can earn more than $5000 a month without going through their brains. Ironically, SPH singled out TRS as having low credibility. If SPH were to be sincere, they should investigate this "7 in 10 NTU Students Secured Jobs Before Graduation" claim.


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