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LIM SWEE SAY: MAKING SINGAPOREANS RETIRE LATER WILL IMPROVE SINGAPORE'S WORKFORCE

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 August 2014 - 9:32pm

At a National Day address to unionists today, Labour chief Lim Swee Say said that a higher re-employment age would be better for Singapore's workforce. He also said that the wage ladder needs to be even more progressive. Mr Lim pointed out that the unemployment rate is low in Singapore and employment rate among woman and older workers is also going up. 


LOCAL S'POREAN DEREK WONG GUARANTEED GOLD OR SILVER IN MEN'S BADMINTON SINGLES

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 August 2014 - 8:50pm

Local Singaporean Derek Wong has reached the Finals in the Singles badminton at the Commonwealth Games, guaranteeing him either a Gold or Silver medal. He beat India's R.V. Gurusaidutt two games to one with scores 16-21, 21-19 and 21-15. Wong, 25, will face another Indian, Kashyap Parupalli in the Finals. Wong is Singapore's top badminton player who comes from a family of badminton players.


WORLD IS MOVING FORWARD WHILE HDB MOVING BACKWARD

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 August 2014 - 8:30pm

I am a retired operations and manufacturing manager in aa American MNC. We had been training our manufacturing and quality control staff to steer towards a “Zero Defects Concept” to achieve high yields in production. It was a relentless effort and a continuous journey. There are many management books on the concept of zero defects out there…..“Zero Defects vs Six Sigma”, “The Zero Defects Option”,” 


JB LORRY DRIVERS PLAN TO HOLD ANOTHER PROTEST NEXT WEEK OVER TOLL HIKES

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 August 2014 - 8:25pm

Several lorry drivers in Johor Bahru threatened to hold another protest next week at the JB immigration checkpoint if the tolls are not reviewed. This follows the huge jams seen on Friday morning when bus drivers refused to pay the tolls and continue their journey into Singapore. The bus drivers' strike yesterday caused massive congestion and forced hundreds of workers and even school children to have to walk the 2km across the causeway and into Singapore. 


SGX CHANGES: LOT SIZES TO BE REDUCED TO 100, INVESTORS MUST PUT UP 5% COLLATERAL

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 August 2014 - 7:52pm

The Singapore stock exchange is going to have some major changes made over the next 2 years to improve the resilience of the securities market and promote better trading practices. Some of the changes announced, include setting a minimum price on mainboard counters of 20 cents, reducing mainboard lot sizes to only 100 shares instead of 1000 and requiring investors to put up 5% in collateral before investing. 


SINGAPORE AND THE RE-EMERGENCE OF HISTORY

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 August 2014 - 7:16pm

In Francis Fukuyama‘s; ‘The End of History’, he argued that once the institutions of market democracies are adopted universally, great ideological conflicts among ‘post-historical’ nation-states will diminish, only incremental improvements in mundane matters like the quality of life will be the bane of our lives. Fukuyama has his critiques, and none more poignant than people citing 9/11 that brought down the World Trade Center in New York. Ideological conflicts are real.


AUSTRALIA TABLE TENNIS STAR SLAMS SINGAPORE FOR "BUYING MEDALS" WITH PRC PLAYERS

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 August 2014 - 7:09pm

Australian table tennis veteran William Henzell has hit out at the Singapore team, claiming they tarnish the spirit of the event by stacking their squad with Chinese players. The 32-year-old lost 15-7 11-6 9-11 11-7 11-6 to Singapore's Ning Gao in his quarter-final match on Friday. Chinese-born Gao was the top seed in the men's singles draw and already had a gold medal from Singapore's triumph in the men's team event.


THE JB TOLL INCREASE IS ANOTHER RESULT OF THE LTA'S MONEY MINDED POLICIES

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 August 2014 - 6:49pm

JB Toll Increase You fired the first salvo to increase vehicle entry fees citing factors correlating to local vehicle costs so that road use cost is more equitably shared between foreign and local vehicles. This is pure stupid and foolish. Imagine creating a policy to enact costs just to make road usage costs more equitable for foreigners.I wish to thank LTA for single-handedly contributing further to Singapore’s already astronomical cost of living because numbskull policy makers cannot understand basics of politics within a geopolitical zone. Then the lack of consideration as to how this will play out may have also have missed the attention of the dumb nitwits at LTA. The businessmen who drive will pass on costs to consumers in one way or another. The logistic transport costs will directly pass on the costs to the wholesalers here in Singapore. So the end result – further inflation of goods, especially food. Then you have the daily working group commuters. Both Malaysians and Singaporeans alike will be hit hard given that Malaysia has increased their toll and will be charging a vehicle entry permit. I will not be surprised if Singapore side increases the toll too as there is supposed to be correlated policy for toll fees that was previously reported. All in all, the poor consumer suffers, the poor public suffers. Not the governments who use taxpayers money to build the infrastructure, not the businessmen who will find ways and means to recover costs back, but the general working community will pay for this. I am not sure if this episode has been purposely acted out by both governments. But surely with LTA firing the first salvo, it shows the kind of dumb, narrow minded, self-conceited, short sighted nitwits and numbskulls helming the highest echelon of government agencies today who cannot think outside of $$$ behind any policy crafted out. Singaporean


MY NATIONAL DAY WISHES

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 August 2014 - 6:42pm

My country, Singapore, will be 49 in 8 days time. Although we have come a long way materially, we have regressed in many ways. Our leaders have run out of ideas and have been using shortcuts to address every issue: – low TFR, import new citizens – sporting glory, import sporting talents. – enable businesses to be more profitable, import workers from third world countries – failed CPF pension system, force citizens to save and then lock up our forced savings.


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