PM Lee said that every single individual in Singapore matters and must be valued regardless of what they were born with. He said that the government is building a fair and just society for all. PM Lee was speaking at the 50th anniversary gala dinner for SPD, the Society for People with Disabilities.
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Dear TRS, I was having lunch with my family on a typical Tuesday, at Ang Mo Kio’s food court when I found myself in a trouble that is, quite common to people everyday. Most of the seats available for use have used bowls and plates lying around the table making it difficult for new users to place their bowl of food around and also making the food court unsightly and unhygienic.
"Sixty years ago, 1,500 people gathered in this hall. There were union members - postmen, hospital attendants, public works employees, teachers, busmen, workers in trade and industry. There were white-collar office workers, there were students, and a wide spectrum of Singapore society - people of all races, speaking different languages - but come together for an important occasion.
Tan Tee Wee, 48, was sentenced to 2 months in jail for bigamy on Wednesday. Tan had married his long-time girlfriend in New Zealand at the Auckland Marriage Registry on February 20th 2010, but he was actually already married. Tan had been married to Madam Goh Geok Tin since 1988 and they have three children aged between 12 and 18.
The number of private homes left vacant in Singapore is set to rise over the next few years with the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (REDAS) predicting that as many as 10% of all private homes will be vacant. It also urged the government to be ready to provide support should the property market worsen or crash.
In all my years of working experience in IT, as a project manager and now as CIO, I have found that the best CFOs I’ve ever worked with can be very difficult sometimes, but at the same time, they can also be the best ally you have. Let me explain. This is because when they are being difficult, they are doing it for a very good reason: they know how to ask all the right questions to make sure that the financial, compliance and legal bases are covered (where the company doesn’t have legal counsel to fall back on), and to make sure that all the operating costs and project costs are correctly planned and estimated.
The Housing Board should be applauded for its measures to boost the supply of flats and help applicants, especially newlyweds, obtain homes. I hope the HDB will now focus on helping the older generation. The huge supply of new flats in recent years has helped meet demand but, coupled with the property cooling measures, affected resale flat prices.