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Subsidised or not, treat all patients equally

[Askmelah’s Note: this is an old article that I happen to chance upon in my paper cutting collection. So I have included here for sharing. Kudos to Dr. Lee who was born with a silver spoon and yet remain humble

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Love does indeed spring eternal

Askmelah’s note: in this article, Dr. Lee has recaptured some of the intimate final moments of her mother’s passing and the unfailing love of ex-PM Lee Kuan Yew for her. Lee Kuan Yew not only will be remembered as a

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DBS-OCBC merger? No thanks

Source: Todayonline  14 Sep 2011 Conrad Maria Jayaraj Once again the possibility of DBS Bank and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation merging is being raised – this time by Nomura Equity Research. While certain quarters in Government and at Temasek Holdings may

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To what end our priorities?

Source: The Sunday Times  Aug 28,2011 Notable quote: “Was her (Tao Li) failure to qualify for the World Championship final such a major disaster? Who would have been harmed because Tao Li swam 0.24 sec slower in her 50m and

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Remembering the childhood years

Askmelah’s Note: The most controversial segment in this article appears to be when her parents were advising Dr Lee to take the President’s scholarship. The late Mrs Lee said: “Take the prestige. Don’t take the money,so you won’t be bonded.”

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Surely locals can lead our companies

Source: Todayonline 17Aug2011 Why are foreign MNCs better able than home-grown corporations to spot and appoint local talent to key posts? By Conrad Raj Let me begin by saying that I have nothing against foreign talent. In fact, some of

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What’s in a name? Plenty, If it’s Chinese

source: The Sunday Times, 5 July 2011

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The delicate (and mammoth) task of managing expectations

Source: Todayonline  May 23, 2011 On Saturday, a new phase in Singapore’s political development officially opened with the swearing-in of the Cabinet after a watershed election just a fortnight earlier on May 7. Deep symbolism was at work with the

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Sympathy knows no borders

Source: The Sunday Times, Jun 19, 2011 Foreign maids are no less deserving of help and understanding By Lee Wei Ling Our Indonesian maid Siti has worked for my family for more than three years. She is a small woman,

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Hard Truths in Singapore (Mr Brown edition)

Source: Hard Truths 1. You may never get to vote in this lifetime. Hard Truths 2. Those who CAN vote will complain & complain about the Govt but when elections come, will end up voting them back in. Hard

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My favourite quote today

"I am afraid the cruise ship is over capacity limit, and it used to be a luxury cruise ship. The designer’s claim that it is not sinkable, the name is Titanic. There are not enough life boats, no preparation or provision for failure. Thank you Mr Goh for reminding us." - Low Thia Khiang

"Till today, I am still puzzled by why the PAP cannot fight a fair election without gerrymandering, abusing the GRC system, basically, making sure they enter into a boxing ring with an opponent who is expected to fight them with hands tied behind the back. There is a reason why bullies are not popular in schools. Why not be the school prefect?" - Alvinology

"The question to ask is what lies at the root of the discontent or the disengagement between the G and the people. I am going to stick my neck out and say that it is ministerial salaries. I consider it the root of all evil. Serious. It reduces what should be a social compact into a business contract. " - Bertha Henson