Monthly Archives: January 2018

Are rosy jobs creation projections a far cry from the actual statistics?

I refer to the article “Foreign investments will remain steady this year: EDB” (Straits Times, Jan 31). It states that “The changing nature of the local economy and the workforce will likely mean the amount of foreign direct investment here will remain similar to that in recent years, although with fewer jobs created. But that will likely result in 16,000 …

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Creative and insecurity

by Robin Low Many people have this mental image that they need to have their basic needs fulfilled before they can attempt to do what they like. This leads to many people just staying mediocre, doing work just to get by. Many millennials want to have a purpose in life, they want to follow their dream, but the current environment …

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Service disruption along NSL on Wednesday morning

Another track fault along the North South Line (NSL) occurred this morning (31 Jan), causing slow train speed, crowded trains and platforms. And again, without any official explanation given by the Singapore Mass Rapid Transport (SMRT). A tweet at 7:29am from Richard Jang first highlighted the service disruption on NSL. He noted that there were 4 trains waited to enter the …

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Compulsory ElderShield: No claims to premiums statistics?

I refer to the article “ElderShield committee proposes severe disability insurance scheme be made compulsory, members to start paying premiums at age 30” (Straits Times, Jan 30). It states that “ElderShield coverage should be made compulsory, including for those with pre-existing disabilities, said the committee reviewing the insurance scheme for people with severe disabilities. It also recommended that people should start paying premiums …

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Train delays along EWL and NSL on Tuesday morning

The train commuters on East West Line (EWL) and North South Line (NSL) experienced delays again this morning (Tuesday, 30 Jan) with no official explanation from Singapore Mass Rapid Transport (SMRT). At 8:06am Keen posted a photo showing that Pasir Ris Station was crowded; No information was provided for the cause of the delays. @SMRT_Singapore EWL any problem?? Pasir Ris …

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SPF claims allegations against investigation officer of turning away victim in alleged sexual harassment case, unfounded and false

The Singapore Police Force has posted on its Facebook page, stating that allegations put forth by a member of public against the police are unfounded and false. In a Facebook post published on 25 Jan 2018, Kuroe Kun wrote that her female friend was allegedly molested by Youtuber Eden Ang. In her post, Kuroe Kun also made allegations against an Investigation Officer …

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Ong Ye Kung’s wife resigned from Sim Lian Group 3 weeks after Ong won GE2015

by Vincent Low Minister Ong Ye Kung was the Principal Private Secretary to Singapore's then Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong from 2002 to 2004. He then became the Chief Executive of Workforce Development Agency (WDA, now known as Workforce Singapore) and following that, the Assistant Secretary-General of NTUC. In 2011 General Election, Ong contested as part of the 5-member …

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