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20 Apr 2019
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Reconciliation process needs to be included in family justice system

There has been much discussion about divorce in recent months, including whether an adversarial legal system is appropriate to resolve family conflict and post-divorce arrangements, such as care and control of and access to children. ......



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19 Apr 2019
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Singapore spirit has gone missing

I have been observing that over the past few years, Singaporeans' pride in the Republic has been diminishing. Maybe it is due to the rise of social media, but there appears to be more Singaporeans jumping at any opportunity to put our country down. Singaporeans tend to highlight and share all negative news about our country on social media, such as the faulty sprinkler i......



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01 Apr 2019
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Stricter laws needed to regulate food-catering firms

There has been a spike in food-poisoning cases and outbreaks of gastroenteritis in recent months, with the latest case affecting 238 children and staff in 12 PCF pre-schools and at Plan Student Care Centre (a href="https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/food-poisoning-cas......



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29 Mar 2019
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Investors should give Hyflux management a second chance

It saddens me to see Hyflux , a household name in Singapore, fall on such hard times. I have heard from many Hyflux bond holders that they intend to vote against the proposed restructuring plan on April 5. I believe they may be doing so out of either spite or desperation to send a message. However, I urge all parties involved to consider the possibility of liquidation, in which junior creditors would get nothing, and......



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23 Mar 2019
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Employ home babysitters instead of late-night childcare

There may be a large number of parents in Singapore who work late or shifts and may require childcare services to extend beyond 7pm, but extending childcare services is not the only or best option. Childcare centres offering such services may impose extra fees due to the extra manpower, utilities and resources involved, thus increasing operating costs, and this may lead to a rise in fees for all parents, even if they......



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24 Jan 2019
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Don't take racial and religious tolerance for granted

At the FairPrice Finest supermarket at Bedok Mall on Saturday afternoon, I noticed a man wearing a T-shirt that read "Mr Jihad". The T-shirt design mimicked the characters in the Mr Men series of children's books, with "Mr Jihad" having a bomb strapped to his back. I was immediately outraged, and told him that his T-shirt was offensive and should not be worn in public si......



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24 Jan 2019
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Only leaders with conscience can fix rich-poor gap

The Straits Times graphic illustrating the Oxfam Report 2019 was telling by its numbers (Rich-poor gap widens, Jan 22). No matter how one may feel about the impact of the ever-widening rich-poor gap, one thing is clear: The world is heading towards an unconscionable end in the way wealth is gathered and distributed. Think about the gross inequitable distribution: 0.5 per......



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13 Nov 2018
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Be understanding about stringent checks

There are many things that some Singaporeans have taken for granted (Airport-like checks at MRT stations an overreaction, by Mr Seah Yam Meng; Nov 9). To some people, such airport-like security checks at MRT stations may be an inconvenience, especially during rush hours; they do not seem to realise that there could be serious consequences if something were to happen. The world today is fraught with uncertainties and threats, and the least expected can happen at any ......



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13 Nov 2018
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National defence every citizen's responsibility

Security checks at MRT stations are key to the anti-terrorism fight and safety for all, and I disagree with Mr Seah Yam Meng's view (Airport-like checks at MRT stations an overreaction; Nov 9). While security checks at MRT stations may be a hassle to some extent, we do need to look beyond the inconvenience to understand the meaning behind it. More than a million people take the MRT daily and it is easy for terrorists to slip in without anyone noticing. ......



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19 Oct 2018
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No basis to say home prices will keep rising

Surprisingly, Morgan Stanley has bullishly predicted a 2 per cent rise this quarter and an 8 per cent rise over the course of next year in private home prices, despite declining housing demand, an oversupply in the pipeline and rising interest rates (Curbs won't cool private home prices: Morgan Stanley; Oct 13). Contrary to what Morgan Stanley said - that economic growth supported the home price growth between 1993 and 2007 - the main driving force of home price increase then was ......



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18 Oct 2018
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Why was Singapore singled out in Oxfam report?

Oxfam's preference for input measures over policy outcomes in its report on inequality does not hold water, given its internal contradictions (Oxfam, DFI urge countries to do more to tackle inequality; Oct 9). Inequality is intrinsically "relative" in nature. However, Oxfam's ranking methodology relied on hard "absolute" indicators, as well as principles that smack of a welfare state - as if these could and ought to be universally applied across countries and economies with vastly......



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05 Oct 2018
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Not way for Govt to act in a market economy

It is shocking that the Government is resorting to legislation to compel companies to pay bonuses to cleaners (Cleaning firms must pay cleaners annual bonus from 2020; Oct 3). The issue is not about the work conditions of cleaners or any group of workers. It is about a government in a supposedly market economy intervening by the force of law in the management of private companies in a most intrusive way, in terms of not only how much they should pay their workers, b......



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04 Oct 2018
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Change in goals, priorities needed to boost birth rate

With Singapore's total fertility rate (TFR) hovering between 1.16 and 1.2 in the past few years, we have only produced slightly above half of the number of babies needed to replace our resident population (S'pore's fertility rate down as number of singles goes up; Sept 28). The latest Population in Brief report showed that the proportion of singles has also been increasing. It is especially noticeable among women aged between 25 and 29, with the proportion rising from 60.9 per cen......



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03 Jun 2018
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