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An independent statistics commission
Kenneth Jeyaretnam argues strongly that the National Statistics Commission should report directly to Parliament and not to a minister in the government. This is to ensure that the statistics are reported truthfully and are not slanted to give a favorable im...
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Indonesia going through a difficult time
Three articles in the front page of the Jakarta Posts shows that Indonesia is going through a difficult time: 1. Another big setback for KPK KPK is the Corruption Eradication Commission. A court has thrown out a case taken by KPK against a government offici...
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Medishield Life - household information
I overlook the hard copy mail that was sent to me regarding Medishield Life transitional subsidies. Fortunately, I got this timely reminder from Richard Giam's Facebook: Quote Please remember to log in to  www.medishieldlife.sg  with your singpass. To decla...
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My flight to Jakarta used gate C25. It uses a common lobby with C19 but there are 2 separate doors and 2 separate screening gates. The door to C25 is closed and the screening gate is unattended. Many passengers to Jakarta were waiting outside, confused. The...
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Lions XII win the Malaysia F.A. Cup
Congratulations to coach Fandi Ahmad and the Lions XII team for wining the Malaysia FA Cup. It is an unexpected win and something for Singaporeans to be proud of! Here is the coverage in the front page of Today paper. Link I was following the live blog of C...
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A morning walk
I took a Sunday morning walk from my home to Greenwich V, a distance of 2.2 km. I could have driven or taken a bus, but I decided that a walk would do me good. Along the way, I saw a plump woman walking in front of me. As I passed her, I said "good morning"...
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Universal health insurance
President Jokowi is introducing a universal health insurance system in Indonesia. It provides comprehensive coverage to all employees. The scheme is compulsory and employers have to register all their employees to join this scheme and to pay the premium. Th...
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Primary 1 registration
The following thought crossed my mind when I read about the new rules regarding primary 1 admission: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/…/new-primary-1/1871218.html… I wondered: 1) Why do parents take the trouble to move their residence near to a "good" primary...
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Follow the rules
I overheard two elderly teachers discussing how to deal with student issues in school. One teachers raised two issues - taking drugs and being raped. Should the teacher inform the parent? According to the school manual, these affect the privacy of the stude...
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Poor business at Kopitiam
I visited Kopitiam at Greenwich V at 8.30 am on a Sunday morning. Only 2 stalls were operating - the drinks stall and the noodle stalls. Another six stalls were closed.  This is in stark contrast to Hong Kong where the restaurants were packed every morning ...
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Posting in blogspot
I stopped posting in blogspot for the past year to focus on Facebook. I have now decided to abandon Facebook and come back to blogspot. Although the readership is smaller, I find blogspot to be a better platform. At least, I do not get the idiots from the I...
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Turning a weak point to an advantage
My friend told this interesting story of how he turned a weak point to an advantage and landed the job that he was passionate about. Link
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