THE notion that a good qualification does not guarantee a good job has been raised several times of late, most recently by Education Minister Heng Swee Keat ("Good grades no longer guarantee of good jobs"; last Saturday). It is refreshing to hear the minister himself emphasising the need for education to be relevant.
NATIONAL Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan is right to say that a degree may not necessarily guarantee good jobs in today's context ("Is a degree really all-important?"; last Thursday).
OVER the past year, the Singapore authorities have repeatedly advised Malaysians based here against importing their country's politics into the Republic; an application to hold a Bersih gathering at Hong Lim Park last year was rejected ("Impasse over Bersih rally site"; April 26, 2012).
WE HAVE made great strides in turning Singapore into a garden city with natural waterways and lush vegetation. However, are we doing enough to protect our precious fauna?
FROM Jan 2 next year, people can list their numbers in a national Do-Not-Call registry to bar telemarketers from making unsolicited sales pitches, via calls, text messages or faxes ("Unsolicited calls? Opt out via registry"; last Thursday).
I AM deeply concerned by recent statements made by Japanese politicians.
MR KENNY Ching Hwee Seong ("Wrong to equate public spending with debt"; last Thursday) has misunderstood my letter ("Going left-of-centre not right"; last Tuesday).
Is a university degree necessary for getting a PMET job?
NOWADAYS, the young and their parents place great importance on having good academic qualifications ("Good grades no longer guarantee of good jobs"; last Saturday).
WHEN my wife and I brought up our two daughters, we were careful to help them achieve their goals without undermining their sense of personal accountability and motivation.
THE phrase "unhealthy foreign cultural trends and behaviour" in my letter ("Cancer ad goes against Asian values"; Forum Online, May 10) has been taken out of context by Dr Gil Simon Schneider ("No such thing as 'Asian values'"; Forum Online, last Wednesday).
MANY people have taken up recreational fishing as a hobby.
STICKER ads have long been the bane of Housing Board residents ("Illegal ads a sticking point for HDB residents"; May 12).
WHILE cycling at East Coast Park recently, I realised that my bicycle tyres were going flat.