Monthly Archives: October 2013

    Yet another pledge to increase low-wage workers’ pay
    By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

    Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 06:37 pmBy Leong Sze Hian Oh no, not yet another pledge to increase low-wage workers’ pay? I refer to the article “pledge to boost pay of low-wage workers” (Straits Times, Oct 30). Income growth different from Read More

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    Union gets agreement that does not cover “salary”?
    By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

    Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 06:37 pmBy Leong Sze Hian Alas, can have union? I refer the article “Up to 7,500 employees to benefit as MBS joins union” (Today, Oct 30). 2 years of protracted attempts? It states that “The agreement Read More

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    National Champions to LOSE their track
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    By Michelle, Chope Food for Needy I would like to draw attention to the fact that Cedar Girls Sec School, which have been National Champions consistently over the decades, and are in fact DOUBLE CHAMPIONS this year (facts which are neatly omitted from Read More

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    Chinese Fugitive hiding in Singapore for 4 years deported
    By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

    Story from Hainan Phoenix Channel Translated by Terry Xu/ Image by Chen Weilin Fugitive deported back to country by Hainan police authorities after four year hiding in Singapore. Police authorities at the Hainan Public Security Bureau (PSB) announced on 23rd October that the Read More

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    Taxi Flagdown Rates Going Up with New Models
    By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

    By James Lim It is almost a month since my last post. You might have wondered what has happened to be lately. Am I in good health, sick or lying in bed with a serious injury from traffic accident?. Your kind concern is Read More

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    HMS Daring visits Singapore
    By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

    The British High Commission is pleased to announce that HMS Daring, one of the Royal Navy’s most advanced warships, will visit Singapore from 27 October 2013. During her visit she will take part in Bersama Shield, a naval exercise conducted within the auspices Read More

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    Where are the “good jobs”, Prime Minister?
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    Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 11:12 pmBy Andrew Loh The current debate over jobs – who should these go to – stems from some murky and dubious claims by different sides. Let’s take a look at two simple issues – how Read More

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    Housing: Supply statistics without demand statistics?
    By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

    Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 06:37 pmBy Leong Sze Hian I refer to the editorial “Khaw: Over 200,000 new homes to be ready by 2016″ (TR Emeritus, Oct 25). 204,461 new housing units?  It states that Mr Khaw said that the number of Read More

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    Only 7.8% of students get subsidies?
    By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

    Last updated on October 19th, 2015 at 06:37 pmBy Leong Sze Hian Further to my article “More subsidies for lower-income students?” (theonlinecitizen, Oct 23), I was puzzled by the additional statistics which the editors of theonlinecitizen had added to my article – that Read More

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    2 in 5 Singapore workers get non-work-related requests from bosses
    By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

    (Singapore, 24 Oct 2013) You’re not alone if you’ve ever had ‘The Boss’s Personal Assistant’ unceremoniously added to your job description. Nearly 2 in 5 Singapore workers (39%) have received requests from their bosses that have nothing to do with their main job Read More

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