• I really hope Filipinos can show some basic respect to us Singaporeans
  • Dear TRS, My Neighbour Secretly Took my Clothes to Wipe his Buttocks Late at Night
  • Roy Ngerng: I have been labelled a criminal just for speaking out at Hong Lim Park
  • Bachelorette Party Ends With Bride Getting Pregnant With Dwarf Stripper’s Baby
  • Should Joss Paper Burning in Common Corridors Be Tolerated?
  • Asked to remove her hijab, this photographer created a picture of principles
  • Can’t we be a little more magnanimous towards LKY?
  • Number of Domestic Workers Complaining about a Lack of Food Increased 20%
  • If the Profit-Driven Sports Hub continues what they are doing, many Singaporeans will get fed up
  • Singapore has the Lowest Pensions Spending in the World?

THE GOVT KEEPS IMPLYING THAT WE HAVE LOW WAGES BECAUSE WE ARE UNPRODUCTIVE

THEREALSINGAPORE 9 June 2014 - 10:52pm

Our local media keeps repeating that "in order for wages to go up, productivity must also go up". In other words, it means that workers are paid adequately for their current levels of productivity. I am not sure why no one has taken issue with that statement. I suppose everyone, including the opposition, agrees that workers, especially low-waged workers, are paid adequately for their current levels of productivity.


CPF MINIMUM SUM BUT NO MINIMUM WAGE? CAN STILL TRUST PAP?

THEREALSINGAPORE 9 June 2014 - 10:36pm

British started CPF, not pap. The British colonial authority in Singapore introduced the CPF in 1955 as a compulsory savings scheme so as to allow workers to save for their retirement, 10 years after the end of the Japanese Occupation when people were struggling to make ends meet[CPF site -link]. So I hope that the Singaporeans must thank the right entity and not pap! Who started the minimum sum? 


VITAL FOR SINGAPORE TO MAINTAIN LOCAL POOL OF PMES

THEREALSINGAPORE 9 June 2014 - 10:26pm

I refer to Mr Lim Kay Soon’s letter “Singapore can consider levy on foreign PMEs” (June 4). [Link] Singapore has done well to make itself a premium investment centre for businesses around the world. This has created opportunities for the development of professional and business skills that can be used worldwide. In this regard, a local pool of professionals, managers and executives (PMEs) enhances Singapore’s competitive edge. 


THEY CAME, SAW & LOVED SG SINCE COLONIAL DAYS

THEREALSINGAPORE 9 June 2014 - 10:21pm

I refer to the 31 May 2014 Straits Times report “They came, they saw, they loved S’pore” PM Lee read two unsolicited letters in parliament that sang praises of Singapore and LKY. One letter by an Italian woman, who accompanied her fiancé to the Youth Olympics 2010, expressed admiration for LKY and wished for an LKY to clean up Italian politics.


IS TEMASEK TELLING US THE TRUTH THAT THEY DID NOT MANAGE THE CPF FUND?

THEREALSINGAPORE 9 June 2014 - 10:13pm

“SINGAPORE, July 29 – Singapore state investor Temasek said on Wednesday its portfolio had fallen by S$40 billion as of end-March 2009 from a year ago. “In our Temasek Review last year, we reported an annual value-at-risk of almost S$40 billion last March. This meant a 16 percent probability for our portfolio value to drop more than S$40 billion by March this year. Indeed, it has turned out to be so, and more,” CEO Ho Ching said in a speech.


新加坡是否会归于平庸?

THEREALSINGAPORE 9 June 2014 - 7:59pm

不久前,笔者在新加坡《联合早报》就“老生常谈却又常青”的地铁让座问题,建议考虑增设地铁保留车厢(Reserved Carriage),不过并未听到任何官方反馈意见。近日,女性专用车厢问题也浮出水面,不过新加坡陆路交通管理局(陆交局,LTA)已明确表示,这类车厢在乘客容量方面有局限和困难而行不通。 其实,女性专用车厢的历史可追溯至1912年日本的中央本线,此后虽然几经废止重用等反复,目前仍有日本铁路公司在使用此设计,而韩国、台湾、香港、俄罗斯和北美等地也有过此类实践。笔者无意质疑陆交局意见的专业性,也认为治安优良的新加坡也许并没有必要引进此类设计。


GOVERNMENT AWAITING CPF VALUATION LIMIT TIME BOMB TO DETONATE

THEREALSINGAPORE 9 June 2014 - 7:46pm

The CPF Minimum Sum (MS) time bomb set by the PAP detonated on 7 June at Hong Lim Park. Another PAP time bomb ie CPF Housing Valuation Limit (VL) looks set to go off soon if the government continues to slumber. CPF VL The CPF VL has affected a large but unknown number of HDB resale flat lessees (not owners, stated on HDB Lease). The VL is 100% of the purchase price/market value (whichever is lower). 


TWO DEAD AND THREE INJURED AFTER TRYING TO RETRIEVE MOBILE PHONE FROM TOILET

THEREALSINGAPORE 9 June 2014 - 7:39pm

The mobile phone dropped into the open cess pit beneath the toilet causing people to jump in to look for the brand new 2,000 yuan (S$400) phone. Another three people were injured as they fainted trying to rescue those that had already lost consciousness in the disgusting hole. Local reports say the incident came about when a young woman in Xinxiang city, Henan, accidentally dropped her phone into the toilet on Wednesday. 


CONTRACTS WORTH $14.5B SIGNED DURING SG INTERNATIONAL WATER WEEK

THEREALSINGAPORE 9 June 2014 - 7:29pm

Last week was International Water Week in Singapore and billions of dollars worth of business deals were signed here. Between June 1 and 5, over 20,000 industry players from over 118 countries gathered here to make new business deals. PUB CEO, Mr Chew Men Leong said “Singapore International Water Week connects leaders and organizations across the water ecosystem to exchange ideas and experiences on real-world solutions.


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