Daily Archives: 2018-10-25

“Hawkers do not exist to make the hawker centre or the city vibrant”: Donald Low, in response to MP Lim Biow Chuan’s remarks regarding the hawker centre debacle

A Facebook post by a former academic that has gone viral lambasted Mountbatten Member of Parliament (MP) Lim Biow Chuan’s justification regarding the operating hours of stalls in social enterprise hawker centres (SEHCs), with the MP stating that it is “incorrect” to suggest that “hawkers had to work super long hours.” Donald Low, in his Facebook post on Wednesday (24 Oct), …

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NEA draws flak for alleged inaction regarding possibly exploitative contractual terms against hawkers by food court operators

Social enterprise hawker centres managed by operators such as NTUC Foodfare and Koufu Group’s subsidiary Hawker Management have become a controversial contemporary topic following a blog post renowned food critic and Makansutra founder K.F. Seetoh that was published in August, which suggested that social enterprise hawker centres are being run by their operators the way private food courts are run. Publicly funded …

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When citizens voice their concerns,it is about them, NOT YOU.

Every time I read about how a Member of Parliament (MP) or a minister has attempted to engage with citizens through social media, I am filled with hope. Hope that there will be a meaningful exchange of opinions which will facilitate change. Each time however, my hopes are always invariably dashed for every time an MP or minister replies, it …

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