Daily Archives: 2012-06-07

Speedpost fails to deliver, again

I am writing with frustrations on Speedpost’s incapability to meet their KPI. As the owner of a mail order gallery, being timely on my delivery is one of my primary commitment to my clients. With Speedpost’s repeated delay on my supply, I risk losing customers and my reputation is at stake. Speedpost’s KPI is to deliver on the same business day, if possible, …

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Wages & Productivity: Statistically quite meaningless?

~ By Leong Sze Hian ~ I refer to the report “8,000 low-wage workers benefited from Inclusive Growth Programme” (Channel NewsAsia, 4 June 2012). How representative are these 8,000 with increased pay, of all low-wage workers?   It states that “A programme to improve the skills of low-wage workers and help them earn better pay has benefited some 8,000 workers so far”. How many …

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Alex Au wins Humanist of the Year award

~ By Lim Say Liang ~ In recognition of his tireless efforts in giving a voice to the plight of the marginalised, the Humanist Society (Singapore) will honour Mr Au Waipang with the Humanist of the Year award for 2012. Established last year, the award is presented to Singapore humanists who have made a positive impact on the society at large. Local …

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Electricity tariff rises more when fuel prices are up

By Leong Sze Hian I refer to the Energy Market Authority’s (EMA) reply “Tariff changes mainly due to fuel price changes” (Today, May 17) to my letter “Tariff not falling in tandem with decrease in fuel price” (Today, May 17). It states that “when fuel prices increased by 8 per cent from January to July 2006, the tariff increased only …

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