- Ng Eng Hen: IPPT will now only consist of 2.4km, Sit-ups and Push-ups
- The only S'porean Singer chosen for The Voice China is forced to pull out because of NS
- We do have brainless & thick-skinned ministers!
- S'poreans cannot hang "Free Palestine" flag but Foreigners allowed to hang flag?
- EIU Report 2014 Report: Singapore is the most expensive city in the world
- Malaysia Minister: Singapore Cars entering Malaysia will have to pay more than RM50
- Govt increases their own salaries and CPF minimum sum but wages remain stagnant
- Husband Makes Spreadsheet Of Wife’s Excuses For Avoiding Sex
- Our useless president Tony Tan should stop wasting our taxpayers' money!
- If Every Singaporean Behaves Like a Taxi Driver, PAP Will Fear Us
Universities fees were raised in concert last year. And they are doing it again this year, in concert again. Is there anything wrong when merchants acted together to raise prices, like the price of a cup of kopi in the kopitiams? My apologies, universities are not merchants. This time they cited higher costs of talents, supplies and services and the expectations of students and the fee hikes are to defray these costs.
I refer to the article “How much more the 2014-15 university intake will pay” (Today, Mar 21). University fees up as much as 7.9%? It states that “(university) Fee increases will range between 2.6 per cent and 7.9 per cent.” Spending per university student? According to the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) Education Digest 2013 – Government recurrent expenditure on education per university student in 2012/2013 was $20,978. According to the Department of Statistics’ (DOS) Singapore 2005 Statistical Highlights – the above was $13,420 in 1985.
The more I read Kishore’s article the higher my temperature goes up. According to Kishore, the aspiration to own a house is reasonable but a car is not. The basis of his logic is the limited land space in Singapore. Such being the case, by extension of the logic, it will not be long before PAPist will declare that even the dream to own a house is NOT reasonable. Not far from now, Sg will run out totally of land even to build HDB.
Currently, a first-time maid must go for a health screening for tuberculosis, HIV, syphilis and malaria within 14 days of arrival here, to ensure that she does not have these infectious diseases and is generally fit to work. She must then go for a six-monthly health screening for these diseases and to check that she is not pregnant. However, as some maids may come from complicated backgrounds, such as broken or abusive families, or have been abused by previous employers, they may not be in the right frame of mind to work for certain groups of people.
A police corporal who threatened to send a man's teenage cousin to a girl's home unless he paid him a $150 "fine" was jailed for five months on Wednesday. Shawn Lim Zi Han, 22, an investigation officer with Clementi Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC), admitted cheating the 33-year-old man who had gone to him after his 14-year-old relative was reported for stealing a wallet, reports The Straits Times.
“He’s my dad. Not everyone is as lucky as you making off money based on looks. We don’t have much money to buy fancy clothes all the time. So what if there’s a hole in the shirt? It’s nothing to be shameful about. Rather your act of laughing at others having a hole on the shirt is shameful. What if your dad is bring made fun of? Think about it Jesslyn Tan and the rest of you.”
French Bakery, Artisan Boulangerie Compagnie (ABC) in Singapore, has posted to facebook that they had "terminated" a staff member at their Asia square branch after an insensitive artwork was displayed on their tipping cups there. The tipping cups, pictured above, showed 2 cups, one with a plane in the air and the caption "still alive" and another with only the tail of a plane pointing downward. The two cups were accompanied by a note that read "What Happen 2 MH370? Your votes?".