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27 July 2016
Accounts of lapses and neglect in public spending by government ministries and departments documented in the Auditor-General's Office (AGO) latest report are shocking. They include (but are not limited to):
The Singapore Police Force overpaying its Volunteer Special Constabulary officers in allowance to the tune of about $2.63 million over a per... Read more »
25 July 2016
Given the recent announcement of the US Department of Justice's (DoJ's) investigation into 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) and the alleged corrupt practices in the company, the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) of the high-speed railway (HSR) is troubling.
The first issue involves the terminus of the HSR in Kuala Lumpur called Bandar Malaysia. 1MDB used to own Bandar Mal... Read more »
18 July 2016
The switch to using Achievement Levels from T-scores to grade Primary 6 students is meant to, according to the Ministry of Education, reduce the stress of students.
Such a view completely misses the point that as long as we rank classes and schools, parents and their children will fight for positions in the best streams in the top schools, no matter the kind of grading system employed.
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15 July 2016
It has transpired that a few companies are being investigated for refusing to supply spare parts to lift repair and maintenance contractors because of anti-competitor practices.
One of these companies is E M Services, a property-management company that manages nine PAP-run Town Councils. E M Services is also a lift supplier as well as maintenance contractor.
According ... Read more »