Tag Archives: Transparency

BUKIT BATOK DECLARED RAT-FREE BUT AT WHAT COST TO TAXPAYERS?

The nightmare is over for Bukit Batok residents with pest controllers declaring the area rat free after killing more than 300 rats over two weeks. However the question that has yet to be answered is exactly how much has the authorities paid to engage the services of Star Pest Control? For such a long drawn operation with 30 pest controllers combing the hill with climbing equipment, it sure will not be cheap. Afterall, Singaporeans have the right to know the price taxpayers are paying for your incompetence in tackling the rat problem in the first place.

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Government must disclose billions in CPF/GIC foreign exchange losses and market value of investments

The Singapore currency has been appreciating against almost all currencies during the last decade. As such, there are billions in unrealised forex losses. The government has tried very hard to prevent its disclosure. The PAP government would of course insists this is merely speculation. Why then doesn’t it quash the speculation with transparency at GIC? The answer is ‘it cannot’ because transparency will prove the above is not speculation!

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