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The Hong Kongers’ protest against rising housing cost and the lessons for Singaporeans

The Hong Kongers’ protest against rising housing cost and the lessons for Singaporeans

OPINION Both Singaporeans and Hong Kongers are greatly affected by the rapid rise of housing prices in recent months. While Hong Kongers are brave enough to air their grievances against the government publicly in the streets, Singaporeans are limited to venting their frustrations to one another in cyberspace. A series of protests... 

Paradox of Singapore’s Economic Growth: Relatively Higher Average Incomes But Relatively Lower Human Development

Paradox of Singapore’s Economic Growth: Relatively Higher Average Incomes But Relatively Lower Human Development

By Abdul Gafoor, Social Correspondent The recent publication of UNDP’s Human Development Index (HDI) revealed another paradox of Singapore’s economic growth strategy. The HDI ranks countries around the world according to “human development” and this is a common and standard index used by economists all around the world. The... 

Town Council Act (CAP 329A) states clearly that Govt must work with Town Councils (run by MPs) to implement LUP

Town Council Act (CAP 329A) states clearly that Govt must work with Town Councils (run by MPs) to implement LUP

OPINION In a letter published in the Straits Times Forum on 27 October 2009, Press Secretary to the Ministry of National Development Lim Yuin Chien wrote that there is a difference between the roles of a MP and an adviser. This was what he wrote: “In Singapore, MPs also have an important role in running town councils.... 



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