The Curious Case of a Public Holiday Named ‘May Day’

The Curious Case of a Public Holiday Named ‘May Day’ - Ng Chee Meng

Mention May Day to most Singaporeans and they’ll know that it’s a yearly public holiday falling on 1st of May and a chance to score that long weekend for a much-needed staycay. As a young PMET, I’d be quick to admit that I didn’t know the significance behind May Day either. Luckily, a quick check […]

On Foreign Talent: My Side of the Story Working in a recruitment firm

On Foreign Talent: My Side of the Story Working in a recruitment firm

As someone who works in a recruitment firm, I work with many MNCs on their recruitment needs. Trust me, we want to hire Singaporeans. Why wouldn’t we take care of our fellow countrymen/women? Unfortunately, the sad truth is that as companies look to cut costs, more are looking for combined skillsets and experienced individuals with […]

4G Leadership: why you can be excited about Ong Ye Kung

Singapore 4G Leadership Ong Ye Kung

“A one-party system gives Singapore its best shot at success because it is a small country that needs to stay nimble and move fast in a changing global environment.” – Ong Ye Kung, 2017 Institute of Policy Studies’ annual Singapore Perspectives Conference Prior to entering politics, Mr Ong worked for Keppel Corporation where he was […]

A decision on the tudung by end August, in time for National Day Rally: PM Lee

And I hope that by the National Day Rally, which will be at the end of August, we should be ready to make a decision, and I should have something to report

PM Lee had a candid, lively, and sincere dialogue with Malay/Muslim religious and community leaders in a closed-door dialogue on Saturday morning, 10 April. The subject of the dialogue was the tudung, in particular, the Government’s deliberations on allowing nurses to wear the tudung. The last time PM Lee had a closed-door dialogue like this […]

Letter exchange between PM Lee and DPM Heng who steps aside as 4G leader

Letter exchange between PM Lee Hsien Loong & DPM Heng Swee Keat

DPM Heng Swee Keat announced that he is stepping aside as the 4G leader to make way for a younger leader with a longer runway to lead Singapore in a post-COVID world. Here’s the letter reproduced in full: Dear Prime Minister, More than 2 years ago, the fourth generation (4G) PAP leadership chose me to […]

We were prepared to initiate legal proceedings to protect our position: Edwin Tong

Our national songs hold a special place in the hearts of Singaporeans. MCCY takes any challenge to our proprietary rights and interests in our national songs and symbols very seriously, and we will take the necessary steps to protect them," Minister for Culture, Community and Youth & Second Minister for Law Edwin Tong said in Parliament today, 5 April. 

“Our national songs hold a special place in the hearts of Singaporeans. MCCY takes any challenge to our proprietary rights and interests in our national songs and symbols very seriously, and we will take the necessary steps to protect them,” Minister for Culture, Community and Youth & Second Minister for Law Edwin Tong said in […]

No relationship between class size and learning outcomes: OECD

No relationship between class size and learning outcomes said oecd singapore

The culture of seeking tuition is coded into our people’s DNA. This phenomenon has little to do with the efficacy of school teachers. It has got more to do with the mentality of wanting to be ahead, to have an edge over others. This, in itself, is not a bad thing because that is how […]

This is about lives, not theoretical musings: DPM Heng to Jamus Lim

Jamus Lim Theoretical Musings

“Let us not play with fire. This is about the lives of our people, not theoretical musings,” DPM Heng Swee Keat said to WP Jamus Lim in Parliament, 26 February 2021. Mr Heng reiterated that it is not in our national interest to disclose the size of the reserves. Revealing the size of the reserves […]