It is important that both Singaporeans and foreigners alike need to understand that the divide and anti- sentiments in Singapore are driven by a divisive government which in its want to accumulate more wealth for itself, is willing to entrench the divisions among the people. It is important for the people in Singapore to understand that when a government is fair and create policies that are fair to the people in Singapore, all people in our country and our society can livepeacefully and at ease at one another.
We heartlanders are in a situation where we pay those in power to dictate to us how much to contribute. Although there may be tens of thousands who disagree with the hike in S & CC, we merely give in to TCs’ demand despite the absence of supporting evidence and logic for the hike. Most Singaporeans have been conditioned to kwai kwai just follow law. A system which has never been challenged will forever remain weak.
Speaking in Parliament during the MOM Committee of Supply debate, Acting minister for Manpower, Tan Chuan-Jin, said that Singapore has to be careful of producing too many graduates. He pointed out that in both South Korea and Taiwan, there are too many graduates and many of them cannot find good jobs. He called it a "graduate glut" where chasing paper-qualifications too much resulted in lower quality degrees and a skills mismatch in the job market.
A Taiwanese court on Friday sentenced 13 military officials to up to eight months in prison over the death of a young conscript last year that sparked widespread anger. The Taoyuan district court in northern Taiwan also cleared five officials of any wrongdoing in the death of Corporal Hung Chung-chiu, citing insufficient evidence. Hung, 24, died of heatstroke on July 4, just three days before the end of his compulsory year-long military service.
All Uncle Law, 83, wanted was someone to share his life with. And when he met a young mainland woman, he thought he had finally found "the one". They married after meeting in Hunan province in 2010 and had a son the following year. But last year, just six months after his wife and son obtained their one-way permits to live in Hong Kong, Law's world fell apart.
My name is Delvin, I used to have this lovely bubbly girlfriend called Jaslyn. We were very close until one day I made a very grave and serious mistake -- I threatened her with ending my life after having a very bad quarrel with her. I was subsequently put into lock up for attempted suicide and I lost her as a result. All I wanted was merely to threaten her and get her attention. All TRS readers out there please do not make the same mistake as me, try to calm down and think things through calmly. Even in the lockup, I kept blaming her for not being understanding, etc and making me suffer while she is enjoying herself outside.
"There was a time when people said that Singapore won't make it but WE DID..." This well-known verse, sung every year without fail on every 9th of August to marked our date of Independence for us. Looking back in those years where a small nation like our Singapore, merely a red-dot on the Global Map, achieving, upgrading and developing till where we stand now. I believed some would chose the past than now, claiming that it was much better before than now.
Malaysia has banned a translation of an Ultraman comic book after it referred to the popular Japanese superhero as "Allah", authorities said Friday, during an ongoing row over use of the word by non-Muslims. The home ministry, which is in charge of domestic security and censorship, said the Malay-language edition of "Ultraman, The Ultra Power" contains elements that can undermine public order and morals.
I refer to the article “Govt can’t let up on efforts to boost pay” (Straits Times, Mar 8). Wage increase? It states that “The ministry repeatedly cites a survey between 2008 and 2010 to show that training has led to wage increases of between 2.6 per cent and 4.6 per cent. But it is unclear if these increases resulted directly from training, or whether there were other contributory factors.” Negative real total wage change last 5 years?