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Will Singaporeans be over taxed?

Will Singaporeans be over taxed?

As increasing or lowering taxes are politically significant decisions, I expected to see some consideration of the PAP’s leadership transition with respect to the timing of an increase in taxes in this Straits Times piece. Raising taxes before a new PAP Prime Minister takes office would allow the new leader to start on... 

More concerned with arriving safely

More concerned with arriving safely

Singaporeans – myself included – used to get all worked up into a frenzy whenever the MRT broke down. Late for work! Late for exams! Uber surge prices! Surge of people spilling out of stations! After the train collision at Joo Koon station which injured at least 28 people, our concerns have escalated to a whole new... 

Alternative tender system for SMRT

Alternative tender system for SMRT

Tan Kin Lian For the past two decades, I have taken a view that the competitive tender system is a bad system. The principal may get a lower price but the contractor may cut corners and provide inferior material and workmanship to keep a profit. It is difficult for the principal to monitor the work closely. It also leads to... 

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