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Civil society on President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Singapore

Civil society on President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Singapore

President Rodrigo Duterte On the occasion of President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Singapore, we, the undersigned, would like to express our serious concern over the ongoing violent drug war in the Philippines. Since the beginning of July 2016 to earlier this month, the number of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines... 

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... 

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