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HOW CAN OUR PRESIDENT BE A CHECK ON THE GVT IF HE/SHE IS FROM THE SAME PARTY?

Our reader highlighted the lackluster employment scene in Singapore despite presidential hopeful Halimah Yacob's praise about gaining much from the years she spent fighting for workers' rights. He believed it is only fair if the President was never from the ruling party as it defeats the purpose of checking on the Government.

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IISWC REPORT: TEMASEK HOLDINGS ASSET VALUE GREW BY S$40 BILLION IN 2014

Temasek Holdings Pte rode a rally in global equities with a focus on developed markets that probably helped the Singapore state-owned investor’s assets reach a record. Assets at the firm, which releases results this week, may have increased 16 percent to 18 percent to as much as S$263 billion ($195 billion) in the year to March 31, according to estimates by Institutional Investor’s Sovereign Wealth Center and CMC Markets.

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154 MEDIA: S'POREANS WHOSE WAGES DID NOT GROW SHOULD BLAME THEMSELVES FOR CHASING FOREIGNERS AWAY

For those who have placed the blame for slow wage growth squarely on cheap imported labour, this year’s headline figures in manpower would have been sobering. Despite sharp pullbacks in manpower inflows in the past few years — to the extent that the percentage of vacancies being filled by Singaporeans rather than foreigners this year hit its highest level since 2011 — average pay cheques, after adjusting for inflation, grew by only 0.4 per cent amid tight labour market conditions.

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