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Kill the rhetoric before the rhetoric kills us
Advocacy / Observations

Kill the rhetoric before the rhetoric kills us

  Are you upset that your favourite cafe has closed down? Did you notice your long time restaurant has shut and called it a day? Are you a business owner and realising that very few Singaporeans are applying for the jobs you offer? It doesn’t look like it for the individual person, but Singapore is suffering. Our GDP numbers are falling and revenue for the country is going to be affected. In 2012, if not for contributions by the GIC, the country would have been in deficit – this means […]

Reader receives threatening message following K-Box leak
Singapore Today

Reader receives threatening message following K-Box leak

We are unable to ascertain the authenticity of this mail, if you have received similar messages please contact us at: [email protected] A reader has sent in the following message to us on her phone. She clarifies that she and her family did not make loans from money lenders (illegal or otherwise). They are however members of K-Box. Some irresponsible websites have been publishing the list of 300k names on their websites – if you are a K-Box member, you might want to contact the police. Websites distributing the list of […]

57 yr old dead after hit by car along Tampines St.11 – warning: graphic images
Singapore Today

57 yr old dead after hit by car along Tampines St.11 – warning: graphic images

  A 57 year old man was killed in a traffic accident at the junction of Tampines street 11 and Tampines avenue 2 on Monday (15th September) afternoon. The man was standing at the junction waiting to cross, when a blue Kia crashed into him. The driver of the Kia had lost control of his vehicle and collided into a traffic light, uprooting it, before hitting the pedestrian and flinging him onto the road. The car also crashed into a van and a taxi before coming to a stop on […]

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Your Letters

Your Letters: Say no to the discrimination of mature workers

Dear FiveStars, My employer showed me this letter he received the letter from the CPF board recently and it got me excited enough to want to share this with you. You see, for the longest time, employers have not been contributing CPF to those of us near retirement/remployment age. The reason? To help the company save money. But why the discrimination? Are we any less productive? Are we any less capable? Do we have any less experience? If the answer is no, then why does a company not want to […]

Strikes are counter productive…
Observations

Strikes are counter productive…

  Wanna know why Singapore doesn’t encourage the use of strikes? (Many people think we can’t, but we totally can). So here we see the Service Employees International Union pull a strike to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Do you think they’ll get their way? Well – if you push employers into a corner, they will find ways to fight back. In this case, they did – to replace people with machines. A company called “Momentum Machines” has built a robot that could slice tomatoes, picked and […]

All 3 telcos to raise mobile fees
Observations

All 3 telcos to raise mobile fees

  StarHub, SingTel and M1 will be raising 4G subscription prices. Monthly subscription for a basic 4G plan will now be $42.90 a month, up by $3 from the existing “SmartSurf mobile plan”. The old SmartSurf plans will no longer be available by Friday. M1’s i-Lite+ plan will have their fee raised to $41. This is up by $2 from their previous prices. SingTel users will also pay $3 more for monthly subscriptions.  

Have Singaporeans lost sense of privacy?
Observations

Have Singaporeans lost sense of privacy?

  An empty seat awaits a commuter. Three young folk stand by the empty seat, none wanting to sit down. An elderly man boards the train and sits down on an empty seat, bewildered at why the seat was merely looked at, and not occupied, even though his previous absence meant that someone could have rested on the seat. Welcome to the New Singapore, a nationa that fears the “citizen policeman”. Who is the “citizen policeman”? You’ll see this person armed with a handphone camera, frowning and full of himself. […]

Theft from offering bag at New Creation Church
Observations

Theft from offering bag at New Creation Church

  Simon Khor Hock Huat, 61, was jailed for a year on Wednesday for forging a cheque he had taken from an offering bag during a church service. The man altered the name of the intended payee, New Creation Church, to his own name in March this year. A second charge of criminal misappropriation of the $500 Citibank cheque is being taken into consideration Whilst attending a worship service at New Creation Church on March 9, Khor dipped into the offering and took out an envelope containing the cheque. He […]

SMRT to attract local bus drivers with shorter shifts and flexibility
Singapore Today

SMRT to attract local bus drivers with shorter shifts and flexibility

  All of Singapore is facing a labour crunch and SMRT is not immune to this. Affected by a dearth of local drivers, SMRT is introducing new, shorter shifts together with flexi-work arrangements. Aware of unfavourable work conditions that turn locals away from a bus-driving career, SMRT signed a partnership with Employment and Employability Institute (e2i). This partnership will see the transport giant introducing a new bus career development centre which will give recruits a change to try various jobs within the bus service including driving and service control with […]

Café Fest: “Do I have to foot the bill for your mistake”?
Singapore Today

Café Fest: “Do I have to foot the bill for your mistake”?

    Café Fest organisers have agreed to compensate frustrated patrons, but offers of compensation have made customers even angrier. Vouchers have been offered in place of refunds, however the terms of use have been criticised as “complex” and “insincere”. Patrons are also annoyed at having a $5 value deducted to contribute towards the festival’s operating expenses. A Facebook post on their site claims “…we had to utilise $5 from every ticket and channel the bulk of the revenue from ticket sales towards paying off the festival expenditure.” This means if you have […]