Why is our schools not producing the required number of talents: Leong Mun Wai

Why is our schools not producing the required number of talents: Leong Mun Wai

PSP Leong Mun Wai asked in Parliament why Singapore’s education system was not producing the required numbers of local talent needed. “Minister Tan said that there’s simply not enough local talent… Then what happened to our education system? What happened after 20 years, you’re still telling Singaporeans that we (have) not enough talent.” Is there […]

Racism and xenophobia will be normalised if we are not careful: Shanmugam

Racism and xenophobia will be normalised if we are not careful

Racism and xenophobia will be normalised if we are not careful, Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said in Parliament (11 May). “Singapore is 725 square kilometers of rock. We have to make a living by being open to the world. We will fail if we allow racism and xenophobia to become prevalent, and […]

MHA disappointed with UN’s decision on cannabis. Netizen reacts.

Many countries, losing the battle against Cannabis abuse, have decided to decriminalise its use instead. Overnight, the problem disappeared with one stroke of the pen. The UN Commission voted on Wednesday to remove cannabis from the list of most dangerous drugs such as heroin. Responding to this, MHA said that this could send a wrong […]

WEF considers moving annual Forum to Singapore amidst pandemic

WEF Singapore

Singapore could be the alternative venue for next year’s World Economic Forum annual gathering, Normally held in the ski resort of Davos each January, the 2021 edition was postponed due to the pandemic and is scheduled for May at the Buergenstock. Now, the alternative meeting place has also come under review, according to a report […]

Singapore economy turns a corner but recovery will be gradual

Singapore economy

The Singapore economy expanded by 9.2 per cent on a quarter-on-quarter seasonally-adjusted basis in the third quarter. This is a turnaround from the 13.2 per cent contraction in the second quarter during the Circuit Breaker. On a year-on-year basis, our economy contracted by 5.8% in the third quarter. This is an improved performance compared to […]

Why is there such a close link between NTUC and PAP?

Mention NTUC now and most people will think of the supermarket. Indeed, few Singaporeans will understand what a trade union is or the main function of NTUC. So, what exactly is NTUC if not (just) the supermarket? NTUC, which stands for the National Trades Union Congress, is a national confederation of trade unions. That sounds […]

Obedient wife acted with complete disregard for Mr Lee’s interests

interests

The Court of 3 Judges found that LSF had acted with complete disregard for the interests of Mr Lee Kuan Yew. She blindly followed the directions of her husband who is a significant beneficiary of the Last Will. She helped to rush through the execution of the Will after Mr Lee’s lawyer, Ms Kwa was removed […]

Tech.Pass to attract movers and shakers and highly accomplished professionals: PM Lee

Tech.Pass talent

“The Tech.Pass scheme is aimed at highly accomplished tech talent, the movers and shakers of the tech world – people who usually play different roles at once: founder, investor, employee, consultant, academic. People who can contribute to multiple parts of the ecosystem with their capital, their networks, their knowledge,” PM Lee said. Speaking at the […]

Hawker culture: closer to being inscribed on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List

hawker culture

Singapore hawker culture is one step closer to being inscribed on UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity after the Evaluation Body announced its recommendation on 16 November. The Evaluation Body noted that hawker centres, which evolved from street food culture, have become markers of Singapore as a multicultural city-state. They serve […]