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Dynamics of the Singapore Success Story by Ngiam Tong Dow

As one of the youngest civil servants ever appointed as a permanent secretary in the Singapore Civil Service, Ngiam has had a distinguished career witnessing and advocating for many key public-policy decisions made in the early years. 1,237 more words

Books

Ngiam & Galileo Galilei & Gen Giap

The comments made against Ngiam (some by those who should better and by who all don’t have his balls or stature or achievements or intellect) reminded me of two scenes in the play “Life of Galileo” by Bertolt Brecht. 776 more words

Political Governance

Ngiam & Galileo Galilei

(Updated on 17th October 2013 at 1.35pm to include text of Njiam’s letter)

(Or “And yet it moves”)

The above phrase, said to be uttered by Galileo Galilei, came to mind when I read his clarification on comments he made about ministers and civil servants… 633 more words

Political Governance

Passing Motion

I had intended to publish this blog entry on Friday before the Parliamentary debate over the Population White Paper ended; I failed. I was halfway through when I found out that Parliament had voted 77-13 to endorse it. 1,078 more words

Singapore

Getting the full picture

Sometimes you have to read every newspaper to get the full works on some things. Even then, it might not be enough.

For example, TNP reported that the expat who went berserk at the construction job near his home has left his Barclays job. 461 more words

News Reports

Mandarin Ngiam on "elitism", "social divide", education etc

(or “Analysing Ngiam Tong Dow’s March 2012 speech (Part II)”)

As I wrote in Part I, because Professor Lim Chong Yah’s “shock therapy” proposal is a variation of what was implemented the early 1980s (until the 1985 recession: … 1,785 more words

Political Governance

Analysing Ngiam Tong Dow's March 2012 speech (Part I)

Given that Professor Lim Chong Yah’s “shock therapy” proposal is a variation of what was implemented the early 1980s (until the 1985 recession: neutral article… 1,441 more words

Political Governance