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HOPE scheme is hopeless?

I refer to John Hui Keem Peng’s (Dr) letter “Give Hope to needy couples – minus family-size criterion“. (Straits Times Forum, Mar 20). HOPE – Cannot…


Social spending decreased from 2011 to 2012?

I refer to the Department of Statistics’ MONTHLY DIGEST OF STATISTICS SINGAPORE, FEBRUARY 2013. Social spending decreased? GOVERNMENT OPERATING EXPENDITURE – Social Development (Education, healthcare, community…


Seminar event on Population White Paper

Transitioning.org is organising a seminar event on 23 Mar (Sat) from 2pm to 5pm at the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) seminar room, focusing…


HDB Lease Buyback vs Taiwan’s?

I refer to the article “‘Home for annuity’ scheme for single, aged Taiwanese” (Straits Times, Mar 18). Taiwan life annuity It states that “A 70-year-old…




2012: How many jobs went to Singaporeans?

I refer to the article “Report findings show local employment rose faster in 2012” (Channel NewsAsia, Mar 15). Locals’ employment increased? According to the Ministry…