High rents impact a host of other issues, including employment, cost-of-living, culture and the overall economic well-being of communities in which rents often seem out of control.
Seeing the Iraq War as a potential for diplomatic leverage, the Singapore Government publicly and vocally expressed its support for the invasion of Iraq.
States Times Review has a considerable fanbase with over 50,000 followers on Facebook.
While noble in its intentions, the straw-free movement or “stop sucking” as it’s sometimes called, hardly constitutes an environmental “revolution”.
While many academics and the Government have weighed in with their views, there is a deafening silence from the group which is directly affected by the policy ban on e-cigarettes. This crucial debate is taking place without the voice of the smoker being heard.
Although many Western countries accord drug addiction its medical recognition, Singapore is well-known for its tough stance in handling the local drug situation.
The government deals with drug abusers by subjecting them to tougher regimes in prison which eventually cripples their coping abilities after their release.
In Singapore, the average gross salary per annum is SGD 67,152. PM Lee earns a whopping 32 times that amount.
I can confirm that the root cause of more than 70% of the AWOL cases was related to financial problems.