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Daily Archives: 2013-11-08

Funeral service provider: Lack of compassion to issue summon

Translated from Wanbao , “运尸车接获罚单 殡葬业者:没人情味“ Video from Wanbao 4 summon tickets in a mere 15 minutes park at the roadside to ferry the body for funeral. Coffin delivery man complains: “Devoid of compassion to issue summon while the deceased and the coffin is still on the vehicle!”. This incident happened at around 1pm on 4th November at the roadside of Jalan Membina …

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The 1963 Operation Coldstore: Commemorating 50 years ed.

Book Launch Event on 16 Nov 2013 The 1963 Operation Coldstore: Commemorating 50 years ed. Poh Soo Kai, Tan Kok Fang and Hong Lysa   Survivors of Political Detention: Stepping out of the Shadows It was not long ago that former political prisoners were neither seen nor heard in Singapore. Not that they did not exist. In fact, When he …

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Progressive Career scheme for SMRT bus captains?

By The Great Singapore Rat Race I refer to the SMRT’s media release today (7 Nov); SMRT Introduces New Bus Captain Progressive Career Scheme. SMRT announced that, “Under this scheme, the average Singaporean SMRT Bus Captain can earn up to $3,500 a month after overtime and performance incentives, which consist of factors that reward Safety, Punctuality, and Customer Service.” (see: http://sgratrace.appspot.com/household.html) If we assume …

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Why taxi always not there when we need one?

By William Lim In the recent telecast of Red Dot in channel 5, a scenario of a local taxi drought was covered in the episode. Indeed, it seem to have spoken some sense about the situation of the taxi industry in Singapore. A summary of what the Red Dot had said in the program: From 2002 to 2012, the population in Singapore …

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The PM vs Anonymous

(Image from AFP) By Andrew Loh “For a fleeting moment this morning, the Prime Minister of Singapore will walk into his office an ordinary citizen. He will wonder if his email is secure, if his conversations are really private, if his protectors can be trusted, and if the iron in his rice bowl is really porcelain.” That’s a status update by …

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Union movement doesn’t know how many low-wage workers?

By Leong Sze Hian New centre to help low-wage workers? I refer to the article “New centre to help low-wage workers” (Straits Times, Nov 8). It states that “NTUC estimates there were almost 400,000 low-wage workers last year.” I was rather puzzled and amused when I read this as why would our labour movement just give an estimate of the …

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Hijab issue as a litmus test

By Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir To be sure, the hijab issue has altered the life courses of many Muslim girls in Singapore. In some instances, it has even altered the life courses of entire families. Since a few decades ago, young girls who have worn the hijab have had to make many decisions at critical junctures of their lives that other …

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