All quiet on the labour front?

I refer to the report “More than 115,000 jobs created last year“ (Channel News Asia, Mar 15). It states that there were “a total of 115,900…



YPAP budget forum: Not much sense?

I refer to the remarks made at the YPAP budget forum “Working to win in Singapore’s economy ahead”. “No Singaporean who wants a job will be…


Comcare: Moving statistics?

I refer to the Committee of Supply debate for the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports. According to the article “CDCs help 6 in…



Healthcare subsidies: Reply without answers?

I refer to the article “More uses for Medisave, greater subsidies” (Today, Mar 5),  the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) advertorial “Healthcare made affordable” (Sunday Times…



Bonus for ministers, peanuts for most?

I refer to the report “Budget 2011: Higher pay for civil servants this year” (Channel News Asia, Mar 2).It states that: “Senior officers will also…