Recently, there is a spate of news about FTs with psychiatric problems working or studying in Singapore. The question is, why are they allowed into Singapore to work or study in the first place? Shouldn’t they be certified as “sane” before they are allowed to work or study in Singapore for the safety of Singaporeans?
I cannot believe my ears when I hear for the umpteenth time that this has become a campaign. If Singaporeans are persuaded by self-serving entrepreneurs and businesses (supported by the government), then I think this society is finished. Why would customers want to do this (return trays) when they know that the ultimate objective of businesses is to make money, hence to save whatever cost possible? Whose idiotic initiative is this?
Last Friday, PM Lee Hsien Loong shared via Facebook an article by BBC about how the Singapore Hawker industry might be dying. In sharing the article, he wrote: "I hope Singaporeans try their hand at the hawker trade so that we can keep this unique aspect of Singapore life alive. - LHL". While he may have had good intentions in publishing it to 'encourage' youths it seems that, as usual, the words were simply said without any real intention to follow the 'encouragements' with any actions.
The Ministerial Statement on town councils has raised more questions than the MND review. A transaction such as AIM’s is the equivalent of a managing agent of several condos selling an asset belonging to all the condo owners. Any meaningful review cannot be conducted by the directors (MND) of the condo managing agent. In reality, the discovery of an AIM-like transaction has a possible outcome where the condo owners would have: - immediately sacked the managing agent. - taken legal action.
The sheeps had a very hard life under the human. The humans, packed the sheeps tightly in small shophouses, poor living conditions and hard life. Came the dusk of the rising run, the Army of Cherry Blossoms invade and killed many sheeps. The humans, after 2 years, came back and liberate the sheeps from the Cherry Blossoms. But unfortunately, the sheeps, devastated after the invasion, took the wolves as leader, tried to improve conditions and make the life better for the sheeps. Soon, the humans were kicked out of the farm, and the single-pack of wolves become the ruler of the farm.
Last year in his National Day Rally speech, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had some good news for polytechnic graduates and their parents. After a year-long review, he said, the Government had decided to offer 3,000 more university places a year by 2020. The bulk of these places, which will be created by expanding the Singapore Institute of Technology and SIM University, will go to polytechnic graduates, many of whom increasingly aspire to have a degree. But even as the Government opens up more university places, it has been urging young Singaporeans, including diploma holders, to consider other pathways.
Whether it is ERP 1.0 or 2.0, these are just tools designed to address congestion. Congestion is a consequence poor planning. The population has grown from 3 million to 5 million, and the transport infrastructure has failed to keep pace. Hence the focus should be on population growth and infrastructure.
The future King and Queen of England (Will and Kate, as the global village fondly knows the engaging duo) can rest assured that when not too long ago they stayed in a stately suite at the 126-year old Raffles Hotel in Singapore—the grande dame of all grande dames when it comes to understated elegance and exquisite class in the hospitality industry—their bedroom secrets were more than safe with Filipino butler Alvaro Dungo, one of several Filipinos employed by the famed all-suite hotel to pamper guests (many of whom are rich and famous) in a style that is timeless as it is impossibly contagious.
A couple of years ago, my friend moved out to Malaysia in search of a life where a winter wardrobe isn't a thing and you don't have to worry about stuff like moronic bro culture or seeing Kim K's face on television. What he found was a job as a bar manager in an establishment frequented by Malay punks covered in swastikas, wearing Combat 18 (a neo-Nazi terrorist organization) T-shirts and harping on about "Malay power."