Month: March 2017

Gov’t has a case but why the contradictory message?

Gov’t has a case but why the contradictory message?

The price of water must reflect its scarcity and must therefore be priced “fully”, the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Masagos Zulkifli, told Parliament on Tuesday. Mr Masagos was replying to questions from Members of Parliament on the recent increase in the price […]

Remove anti-gay law? Let social attitudes change first, says PM Lee

Remove anti-gay law? Let social attitudes change first, says PM Lee

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has reiterated his position on section 377A of the Penal Code, the law which criminalises sex between adult males, even if the act is consensual. “My personal view is that if I don’t have a problem, this is an uneasy […]

China’s strict immigration policy – can S’pore learn from it?

China’s strict immigration policy – can S’pore learn from it?

China gives PR to foreigners with US$87,000 salary while Singapore’s liberal policy benefits even those who come to be hawkers. The New York Times reported last week (23 Feb) that China is rolling out a permanent residency programme. Last year, in a country of more […]