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Let Workers Convert Unused Sick Leave into Cash Bonus

This letter was submitted to ST Forum on 1 May 2012 and was published on 7 May 2012. One way to make the honour system work is to allow staff to convert any unused medical leave into a bonus at the end of the year (‘Honour system won’t work, say bosses and HR experts‘; last […]

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Balloting System for COE

This letter was submitted to ST Forum on 19 April 2012 and was published on 24 April 2012. It was also referenced by an article written by Julian Wright on the COE: Mr Chan Tau Chou has raised a valid point (‘Steep COE prices: Balloting fairer and cheaper‘; last Thursday). In designing a balloting system, tag […]

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Regulations Only Solve Half the Problem

This letter was submitted to ST Forum on 24 October 2012 but was not published. Both Eng Tiang Chuan (“Regulate for safer investments“: Oct 24) and Tan Kin Lian (“Buyback lure requires stricter rules“: Oct 24) bought up valid points. However, regulations can only solve half the problem. A company that is out to commit investment fraud […]

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Rules on Private School Adverts Should be Applied to Investment Seminars

The letter below was submitted to ST Forum on 12 April 2012 and was published on 17 April 2012. It is heartening to see that the rules on advertising by private schools are being tightened (“Clearer rules on private school adverts” ; Wednesday). One of the new requirements includes a full disclosure on the identity of people giving […]

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Stricter Guidelines on SMS Advertising for Real Estate Agent

This was sent in to ST Forum on 1st July 2011 but was not published. It is a positive development that the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) has imposed guidelines on real estate agents with regards to their advertising. However, CEA should consider having stricter guidelines on the use of SMS advertisements. Often, an individual […]

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