Category Archives: OTP Series

Rapid CPF Proposals

Has anyone digested the new CPF proposals from the panel led by Prof Tan Chorh Chuan? I certainly haven’t, but guess what? On the day of the publication of the new proposals, the manpower minister’s letter accepting every single proposal … Continue reading

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2015: Is Singapore Ready For An Indian Prime Minister?

Some years ago, former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew famously said Singapore was not ready for an Indian prime minister when he dropped S Dhanabalan from consideration for the job. Though Mr Lee’s words were racist and hurtful to some, … Continue reading

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The real trouble with the Minimum Sum…

…is that it was a knee-jerk reaction by the PAP, a manifestly inadequate attempt to correct a real and massive problem. And what problem is that? Why, the problem of cannot retire, of course! Consider this: Minister Tan says that … Continue reading

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Choices for the PM

1. Sue his pants off. Bankrupt the guy. Take away his passport. Make his life hell for the next 20 years. Probability: Likely. 2. Go for pre-trial negotiations. Settle at $30K, just like the Old Men. Probability: Possibly. 3. As … Continue reading

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You Think It’s So Easy For The PM?

There are two courts at play. The court of law. And the court of public opinion. And I think the latter is more powerful. Pm Lee will likely win in the court of law. Not because the court is biased, … Continue reading

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What Are You Really Up To?

You know when sometimes when someone leaves a good job to ‘pursue his own interests’ or to ‘spend more time with his family’, it usually means they’ve been fired? It means you really got to learn to read between the … Continue reading

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I Have Recently Learned That*…

1. When Singaporeans leave for other countries, they are ‘quitters’. But when others come to Singapore, they are ‘talent’. 2. When Singaporeans want to be citizens of other countries, you warn them about being second-class citizens. When others want to … Continue reading

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