13 Mar '11, 2pm

"For all of the Government's rhetoric on personal responsibility and self-sufficiency, we hardly hear anything...

posted a comment in response to my piece "Room for fresh ideas on income gap ". I missed it earlier but was just told about it. Here is his comment in full: Kum Hong, How does this idea work? If an able-bodied person decides that he does not want to work, do we all have to ensure that he has a "minimal standard of living"? If he is earning a living, but refuses to upgrade himself, do we pay him the difference between what he earns and the "minimum" sum he needs? Where is the money from the endowment fund going to come from - all of us I presume? How much will such a fund require as a start and how much do we need to replenish it annually? What programs or other expenditure are we dropping to fund it? Unless these questions (and many others) are answered, I am afraid you have wasted a Saturday." I guess Hri and I must have very starting points and different philosophies on ...

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a response to certain questions posed by MP Hri...

siewkumhong.blogspot.com 13 Mar '11, 2pm

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siewkumhong.blogspot.com 18 Mar '11, 1am

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siewkumhong.blogspot.com 20 Mar '11, 7am

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DBS Hong Kong sees double-digit growth this year

DBS Hong Kong sees double-digit growth this year

channelnewsasia.com 11 Mar '11, 5pm

HONG KONG: DBS Bank expects a double-digit growth in loans and deposits in Hong Kong this year, as high inflation and tigh...