Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Singapore' New President

This is according to a press release "Congratulations from Thailand and the USA"

1.        This is the first Presidential Election in 18 years. It is good that Singaporeans have had the chance to vote for their next President, and to focus on what the elected President is about. I thank the four candidates for putting themselves forward.
2.         Voters have chosen Dr Tony Tan as our Head of State, to represent us at home and abroad, and to exercise custodial powers, including over reserves and key appointments.
3.        This was an intensely fought election, and the result was very close. Dr Tony Tan and Dr Tan Cheng Bock (who had the next highest number of votes) both conveyed strong unifying messages, and declared their intention to work closely with the Government. Both have long records of public service – Dr Tony Tan in many roles in Government, and Dr Tan Cheng Bock as a highly respected backbench MP. It is reassuring that Singaporean voters recognised and valued their strengths, as well as their inclusive approach. 
4.        Voters faced a difficult choice between Dr Tony Tan and Dr Tan Cheng Bock. This explains why the winning margin is so narrow, and why the winner only gained slightly more than one-third of the total votes. Nevertheless, under our first-past-the-post system, the election has produced an unambiguous winner, who has the mandate to be the next President.
5.        I have called Dr Tony Tan to congratulate him on his election, and assure him of my Government’s full cooperation. I also called Dr Tan Cheng Bock to thank him and his supporters for having fought an effective and dignified campaign.
6.        Now that the election is over, we should all come together again as Singa­poreans, to tackle the challenges that Singa­pore faces, and take our nation forward.
Singapore is a great City congratulations from Syu Jeng-Chyang

Taiwan R.O.C. and Thailand

The National Taiwan University Hospital claims that the error occurred when a hospital staffer misheard the donor's test results over the telephone and never double-checked his status before harvesting the organs is an accident most people do not go to Taiwan for medical treatment.

Taiwan is confused with Thailand that does practice "Medical Tourism" becaused of the 100 Baht medical treatment started under PM Thaksin now is bankrupt. If one thinks about it what kind of care one gets for $3 a month in Thailand.Taiwan's system of healthcare is modeled after the US medicare. 

Do not confuse between Taiwan who has the best in the world with Thailand which practices "Medical Tourism"
 based on a cheap price for foreigners.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Norway Oil Solution

‘For god’s sake don’t go very quickly about it. And then you have time to think in terms of institutions, legislation, transparency. Build up defenses against the oil curse as you go along. Take it slowly, make sure you don’t create a bonanza that drowns all common sense.’
An Iraqi geologist named Farouk al-Kasim advised Norway on how to organize its oil industry, and he is credited with helping it escape the resource curse.
What Norway Did:
‘Perhaps, even more amazing is what the Norwegians decided to do with the money they made off the oil. Initially, they decided that the citizens of Norway wouldn’t see any of it. They choose not to spend it on schools, roads or sports stadiums. Instead, in the beginning, they reinvested almost all the money they got back into the developing the oil industry — into drilling new wells, doing new explorations and developing new technologies.’

China Healthcare

Affordable Healthcare in China 555 America 555.
” 25 July 2011 GE Healthcare Global X-ray Business Announces Leadership Move to China
New Beijing base strengthens GE X-ray’s global vision, commitment to Chinese healthcare and innovation “
Author Syu Jeng-Chyang

I’m curious to see what health care plan China will eventually come out with. I’d guess they will take a close look at Taiwan’s national health care plan which is one of the best in the world. It’s based on the U.S. Medicare system but all Taiwanese must pay from when they are one month old—99% of the population are covered. Also all foreign workers must pay. On average it’s about $18 U.S. per month and covers most dental. An average clinic visit with a prescription for a common cold and maybe an x-ray for example costs about $4 U.S.
News reports suggest China is already recruiting a lot of Taiwanese doctors. Taiwan is also beginning medical tourism and many Chinese come for medical services.
Here’s a good link about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Healthcare_in_Taiwan