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The plight of a 15-year-old Thai boy moved economics graduate Daryl Tay to volunteer in an impoverished village, as Prive ...

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Salaries ​​​​​​​is not our starting point in looking for ministers. Character, motivation, commitment, selflessness, practical abilities, competence and proven performance are the main attributes we look for. The first four attributes are veto factors.

Singapore Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong

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Singapore 'Salaries is not our starting point in looking for ministers': Goh Chok Tong responds to criticism of comments on pay
Actually, the amount left in the Refund Trust Account was about RM148.6 million only, and not RM1.486 billion as announced last week. This was due to an unintentional mistake by an officer in my office who displaced a decimal point.

Malaysia finance minister Lim Guan Eng, on the balance in the country’s Refund Trust Fund

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Asia GST refund shortfall more than we thought: Malaysia finance minister
I feel very fortunate and privileged to be given this honour to take care of him.

MP Rahayu Mahzam on having a child with Down Syndrome

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Singapore Embracing the experience: MP Rahayu Mahzam on parenting a son with Down Syndrome
We choose to help them – not because we pity them, not because we’re better than them, but because they’re fellow human beings.

Singaporean Daryl Tay on giving up a career in finance to help save Thai children from poverty and drug abuse

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Till our identity firms up, there will always be this instinctive feeling that our work can't be that good. It comes from insecurity. It can't be hurried. It will have to take many more local talents to make it for this to change perhaps.

Filmmaker Kelvin Tong, on harsher comments from Singaporeans when judging local work

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I found that life was kind of meaningless, but I didn’t want to spiral downwards to that. Then I looked at ants, and I realised that they’re so small and are fighting for survival. What (about) me then?

Tattoo artist Zat Low, on how ant-keeping helped turn his life around

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