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.
- 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?
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?
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.
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.
“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.
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).
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.
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.