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Defending your country? Then pay for your own insurance

Defending your country? Then pay for your own insurance

By Khalil Adis While the premium for Group Personal Accident Insurance Scheme is affordable, the government should cover the cost since national servicemen are defending the country I have been serving my national service faithfully for a full two-and-a-half-years and will soon complete my reservist this year, at the end of... 

PSC Scholars Selection Process: What Can Be Improved?

PSC Scholars Selection Process: What Can Be Improved?

By Low Wei Xiang An excerpt of the speech given by the Public Service Commission (PSC) chairman, Eddie Teo, in The Straits Times on 5 Nov 09 has brought to limelight the issue of the PSC scholars selection process again. This time, he highlighted that “most of the current generation of young scholars are responsible and dedicated,... 

Why “No.1” Singapore fails to get No.1 in highest global human achievements

Why “No.1” Singapore fails to get No.1 in highest global human achievements

By Abdul Gafoor, Social Correspondent The recent award of Nobel prize to a Hong Kong physics professor has invited some kiasu Singaporeans (who always have displayed an idiosyncratic attitude in not wanting to lose out to Hong Kong) to sit back and ask why has not Singapore created any Nobel Laureates so far.   Lack of No.1... 



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