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Jennifer Granholm – Ignorance is no blessing

By: Chua Chin Leng The ex governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm, has told Trump to look at Singapore as a role model for creating jobs. As they said, ignorance is bliss but not when national policies affecting the livelihood of Americans are concerned. The recommendation by Jennifer to use Singapore as a role model is…

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Debt scheme applicants got played out?

By: Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “New plan to help borrowers cut debt” (Straits Times, Jan 18). 4% of unsecured credit borrowers owed over 12 months’ income A Monetary Authority of Singapore spokesman said: “As of November 2016, about 4 per cent of unsecured credit borrowers in Singapore had outstanding interest-bearing unsecured…

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NTUC keeps harping on “labour productivity” but labour productivity was negative for the last 5 out of 8 years!

By: Leong Sze Hian I refer to the article “NTUC’s Budget recommendations out today” (Straits Times, Jan 17). It states that “It will table suggestions to enhance job placement, boost productivity and protect workers in areas such as the gig economy. More also has to be done at the sector and company level to boost productivity…

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Terrex – Who bullies who?

By: Chua Chin Leng Many commentators have responded angrily that China reacted and seized the Terrex APVs. Many simply pointed the fingers at China as a bully, a super power bullying the peesai of the world. Just think carefully at the two words, ‘reacted’ and ‘peesai’. Peesai is quite easy to understand, an insignificantly little…