Tag: Yaacob Ibrahim

Greater Awareness for Financial Literacy Amongst Singapore Citizens

In a recent online discussion hosted by Mendaki, some interesting questions were asked in regard to the overall financial awareness of Singaporeans and in specific the Malay community. The fact that the online discussion covered this topic was no surprise. With recent changes to...

Yaacob said norms. But what are norms?

By Tommy Wong Referring to the recent NLB's decision to pull three children's books out of the National Library, Communications and Information Minister Yaacob Ibrahim defended NLB's decision by explaining that it was based on "community norms". This explanation poses an interesting question:”What are community...

Single parent’s open letter to Yaacob Ibrahim

In a Facebook post, Jaxe Pan commented on NLB’s decision to pulp three children’s books which have LGBT-friendly stories. The single mum wrote on Friday: “It’s okay that you are not like us… but please do not remove our stories, and pretend we do...

SingPass change: Why only now?

Post-SingPass breach, the two-factor authentication, or 2FA, will be introduced, said the Communications and Information Minister Yaacob Ibrahim. Various government agencies will implement 2FA at their own time, and disclose their timelines later this year. Yaacob said the 2FA was not introduced earlier because “not everyone...

Censorship or limits?

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the current hoo-hah about the term licensing or self-censorship scheme for arts groups proposed by MDA is that there are Singaporeans siding with the censors. Right up with his foghorn in the front screaming is former NMP Calvin Cheng....

M1 Service Glitch: Rebates, Please!

Real Estate Agent Paul Hoe has every right to be angry with M1. He nearly lost an important overseas client after his phone line was disrupted on Tuesday (4 February) morning. “It is bad to us property agents who have been desperately trying to...