Higher bus drivers’ wages = Higher fares?

I refer to the report “Public transport fare adjustments to take into account bus drivers’ wage increase” (Channel NewsAsia, Dec 6). It states that “Transport…



All that glitters is not Gold?

Update (Dec 3) : “Bank Negara has revealed that more than 8,000 customers of gold investment company Genneva Malaysia Sdn Bhd have yet to receive…



2012 real income declined – 2.3%?

I refer to the articles “Real median income growth slowed to 2.2% this year: MOM findings” (Today, Nov 30) and “Employment rate of Singapore residents grow“…


SPP Financial Literacy Programme (4th Intake)

Strong financial literacy can mitigate the financial problems that many Singaporeans may encounter. In this programme launched by SPP Secretary-General Mr Chiam See Tong, we…



Taxis: Drive till you drop?

I refer to the article “Benchmarks set for taxis to meet demand” (Straits Times, Nov 24). It states that “From January, they must ensure that…



IRs’ jobs: Minister relies on newspapers for statistics?

I refer to the TR Emeritus editorial “How many jobs did the 2 IRs really create for S’poreans?” (Nov 17). http://www.tremeritus.com/2012/11/17/how-many-jobs-did-the-2-irs-really-create-for-sporeans/ It states that “This…