15 Dec '11, 12pm

[TOC] Imagine no GST, free medical and school fees, cheaper utilities and lower public transportation fares

[TOC] Imagine no GST, free medical and school fees, cheaper utilities and lower public transportation fares

Temasek had previously disclosed S$58 billion losses in their portfolio and GIC is rumoured to have lost US$ 50 billion. How can we improve the system to manage the funds better? This paper discusses the events which have led us to the current situation and proposes changes to the system for the better. I propose major changes to improve the system by making it more transparent and there must be public disclosures on the size and performance of the funds. Firstly the government must be transparent about governance structure and reporting lines for accountability. They must disclose clearly about who proposes the investments, who makes the investment decisions, which government entities are the ultimate owners of the funds and what the organisational structure is. Secondly there must be transparency on the investment objectives such as the purpose of the investment, the tim...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/12/imagine-no-gst-free-m...

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School bus fees won't be raised

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