Doctors ‘bound by ethics to charge fair fees’

Source: Todayonline  24 Nov 2012 Lawyers for Singapore Medical Council assert that principles of honour and integrity apply to medical profession Doctors here are ethically bound not to charge unfair and unreasonable fees for their services. The Singapore Medical Council’s

Steer kids away from materialistic culture early

Source: The Sunday Times,  Oct 21, 2012 By Lee Wei Ling It was an advertisement in this paper: a boy, probably five years old, grinning widely and holding a computer game controller. “I want a room full of video games

High healthcare cost in Singapore

There is a saying in Singapore: ” you can afford to die but not a long illness in Singapore.” It is a common cause why terminally ill patients choose to die without treatment or end their lives prematurely so as

In search of the Singapore dream

by Kannan Chandran Source: Todayonline  Oct 19, 2012 You have seen a lot, in your years in corporate and social environments. How has Singapore changed? (Singapore) is nothing but a piece of rock. We have to create the wealth we

Singapore is far from first world in terms of social behaviour

From chopping seats with tissues, not returning trays after eating in hawker centres, filthy public toilets, ill treating of maids and foreign workers, NIMBY, and littering in public housing, Singapore is a first world economy but with a third world social

Singapore Next PM?

During Lee Kuna Yew’s reign, there were a few capable PM candidates: Tony Tan, Goh Chok Tong, Ong Teng Cheong During Goh Chok Tong’s reign, there were a visible PM candidate Lee Hsien Loong waiting at the wings. Fast forward

Level playing field? Favourable treatment to “Foreign Talents” – The Amy Cheong incident

“Racial and religious harmony cannot be meaningfully fostered when the State is required to insulate its people from anything and everything remotely harmful.” – Source   Sun Xu, A China-born MOE scholarship holder, for lambasting all Singaporeans by calling us

New Social Faultline-Increasing intolerance of a more self centred generation (Amy Cheong Incident)

Singapore and many of us have lost our way along the way ……    “(Amy Cheong’s) comments reflect a deep seated racist attitude coupled with contempt for those who are less well off, or who wish to spend less. There

The failed Singapore labour and manpower policy, period!

I have written about the pethetic state of the immigration policy by the overpaid Singapore Government and its civil servants (Singapore population can’t keep rising – The flawed liberal immigration policy of Singapore). Let’s look at the failed labour policy that

When tuition was optional

Something’s not right when kids today must have tuition for what is taught in school   By Lee Wei Ling, Source: The Sunday Times, 23 Sep 2012 A topic that has been debated heatedly recently is whether tuition is good