Monthly Archives: August 2013

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Singaporeans want a more Compassionate Society

The majority of Singaporeans want a more compassionate society and a slower pace of life according to a study by the Institute of Policy Studies. BUT the surprising headline in TODAY newspaper screamed “S’poreans want compassionate meritocracy“! A note to … Continue reading

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Healthcare Financing: Tweaks or Tricks?

Originally posted on Singapore Armchair Critic:
In his 2013 Budget announcement earlier this year, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said the government would look into lowering Singaporeans’ out-of-pocket health spending. On Sunday evening, we learned more about how this may be…

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Whither the love for Singapore?

Singapore celebrates its National Day on 9 August this week and there is sadly no celebratory buzz in the air. Many have commented that there are hardly any Singapore flags displayed by Singaporeans at their homes.  Even those buntings hung … Continue reading

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Is our Government beating the “War” Drum? Pa-rum Pum Pum

In my previous blog post, I had asked if our overly sensitive Government  had declared “war” on alternative online news sites and on Singaporean bloggers who criticise them. I had used the word war as a metaphor to describe their … Continue reading

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