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Commentary: Singapore Drifting Further Apart From The Ideals Of Our Pledge

If we are indeed serious about combating religious extremism and “nurturing” a multi cultural society, we should begin by allowing people to practice their religion freely, all the while keeping in mind our non religious neighbours instead of suppression that will give rise to all sorts of doubts and conspiracy theories. It will also compel religious minorities into the arms of religious extremists, seeking to convince them on the “evils” of a secular society.

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Online Job Portals Discriminate Against Elderly Applicants Who Are Not Digitally Savvy

We need to ensure that our elderly are not left behind in this digital world. An email was required to set up an account on the job website. Many of these elderly folks do not have any email address. For highest education level section, we could choose from multiple options. However, the lowest qualification we could pick was PSLE. Some of our senior citizens did not even take PSLE as they could have dropped out of school before that.

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I'm a single gay in my early 20s, I've always wanted to own a home as I don't get along with my family members and have been renting rooms to live. HDB allows only singles who are at least 35 to buy a HDB. I did a calculation, If I spend roughly $10000 a year renting until I'm 35, I would have spent at least 120K on renting, which is enough to buy me 1/2 of a HDB or 1/3 of a HDB flat. I did jobs help here and there and managed to save up a home fund of about 100K. Which is enough for a HDB down payment. Yet I'm homeless. I feel like crying. They really discriminate singles and gays.

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