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Is Singapore doing enough for the large wealth gap?

Is Singapore doing enough for the large wealth gap?

When the ST reported on The Singapore Public Sector Outcomes Review by the MOF, it did not attract a single comment of praise and roundly condemned as bias and fawning. Readers are not wrong. Let me just pick out just the point about “our tax and transfers system remaining progressive”. Page 20 – the Review... 

Why are we paying out-of-this-world salaries for mediocre governance?

Why are we paying out-of-this-world salaries for mediocre governance?

Living in London and Tokyo, I thought there is heck a lot of bellyaching in Singapore over stuff like service outages by SMRT and Singtel, flooding (or ponding according to some) etc. Crowded trains, connections down, strikes – the Brits and the Japanese seems to take them in their stride. Well, the departed master did... 

Realpolitik?

Realpolitik?

This fracas between China and Singapore. Criticising the government for real or perceived foreign policy failures is not being disloyal. Supporting one’s own government’s dispute with another country isn’t blind loyalty either. But stop all these infantile red in the tooth and claw ranting especially those... 

Singapore’s foreign relations failure?

Singapore’s foreign relations failure?

As Singaporeans we certainly care about our national interest and the conduct of our foreign relations. But that does mean that we must always support the way such relations are being conducted. The reason being that the PAP government does not have a monopoly of sound and well thought out ideas. They always think that they... 

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