Daily Archives: 2013-08-06

PAP’s Misguidance in Dealing with Social Media

By Yap Shiwen With the MDA’s recent efforts to regulate online media, orchestrated by Yaacob Ibrahim and the recent statements by Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on the threat of online media causing disunity and loss of cohesion, followed by Dr Vivian Balakrishnan stating that the PAP was not afraid of differences in opinion. His statement was to the effect …

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Whither the love for Singapore?

By Jentrified Citizen This article was first published in Jentrified Citizen Singapore celebrates its National Day on 9 August this week and there is sadly no celebratory buzz in the air. Many have commented that there are hardly any Singapore flags displayed by Singaporeans at their homes.  Even those buntings hung along the road by the state look insipid this …

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Age 62 re-employment: Public sector follow private sector?

By Leong Sze Hian I was speaking on “How to Retire Without Any Worries in Singapore?” At Invest Fair 2013, when a young man asked me what is “spin doctoring” and whether I could give a recent example, during a casual conversation. I was in a rush and so was not able to continue the discussion. The next day, I …

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Mistake in ST reporting: WSH maximum fine is not $10,000

By Singapore Rat Race There seems to be a mistake in the Straits Times’s reporting over the safety lapses by SBS Transit which resulted in the death of a security guard. The maximum fine for violating MOM WSH is not $10,000. (ST source) Referring to the table listed in the Ministry of Manpower (MOM)’s website. The Liabilities & Penalties of the …

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Low-Wage Singaporeans: Their Story through the Cleaners

By Singapore Armchair Critic   In 2010, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said this when asked about Singapore’s widening income inequality, “What really matters is whether we can benefit the low income Singaporeans so that they can have a decent standard of living and hope for a better future, for themselves and their children.” [1] No other workers have languished at …

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