I am a Singaporean living in Perth and I saw Channel News Asia's Ask PM Lee "live" forum last night on the CNA website. I couldn't stop laughing and for once I even thought maybe the show was recorded in North Korea. The whole thing felt like a exercise to promote PM Lee and his views. None of the questions were really about the pressing or difficult issues and it all felt terribly scripted. In Australia, programs involving politicians are always very interesting to watch because questions are actually live and even the TV host is willing to ask the difficult questions.
- PM Lee: S'poreans spamming the Philippines Day FB page are a disgrace
- PM Lee censors foreigner's comment saying S'poreans should be given their rights
- SCDF NSman had sex with 13-year-old girl at Pandan reservoir shelter
- Gilbert Goh: Ten reasons why you must resist the Filipino celebration of their Independence Day
- Macdonald asks customers to faster finish their meals because the "Big Bosses" are coming
- Philippine's media laud PM Lee for calling his own citizens "a disgrace"
- Filipino in Singapore: Pinoys in SG have gone too far
- Dear TRS, this bus driver really made my day!
- Singaporean mum pulled down maid's shorts and underwear in front of her kids
- Philippines ABS news: Singapore PM defends Pinoy celebration by insulting his own citizens
There is a "live" forum program that lives up to its name, and it's called "Talking Point." The pathetic facsimile organized by Channel NewsAsia (CNA) last night turned out to be a cosy fireside chat with moderators Sharon Tong and Walter Fernandez. Lobbing softballs at the Prime Minister, both were obviously trying very hard to protect him from the "tough" queries emanating from the public. What was shown on the television screen were saccharine sweet tweets from obsequious sycophants, the grassroots type worshippers who would have sent mangoes to Michael Palmer.
Public housing in every other country is meant to benefit citizens. In our uniquely little red dot, the government abuses our public housing and allows PRs to purchase resale public housing flats and foreign workers (in hundreds of thousands) to rent one. A few years ago, two blocks of HDB flats were even rented out to foreigners who were employees of Resorts World at Sentosa while over stringent HDB criteria disqualified many locals. Those who qualify also had to wait for months.
The 3 workers from Shan Jian Xin Construction Pte Ltd who lodged a complaint at MOM were given a 6 page contract to sign. I’ve translated and highlighted some of the more ridiculous aspects of the agreement below. Please share this widely and write to the company at email@example.com to register your objections, and to the Minister of Manpower at firstname.lastname@example.org to investigate this company.
On last night's Ask the PM Session on Channel News Asia, PM Lee said that Singapoerans should be more aware of the world around them. He criticised Singaporeans saying that they are very preoccupied with their own problems and said that they should read more on world issues. PM Lee was speaking in response to a question that asked if there was an aspect of Singaporeans' attitudes that he would want to change.
Chinatown Complex is in a horrible, horrible mess. A new cleaning agency that earlier this year took over cleaning duties at the food centre has found it extremely difficult to hire sufficient workers to do a decent job. At the same time, Tanjong Pagar Town Council (which oversees conservancy in Chinatown Complex) is in the midst of changing its maintenance and conservancy contractor in charge of the centre, which means that none of the current batch of workers are bothered with actually carrying out their duties (they’ve pretty much been effectively laid off, you see).
The MOM has announced a few new changes to try and ensure that Singaporeans are put first in employment opportunities. One of the new regulations which will come into effect from August next year, will make it necessary for firms to prove that they have tried to hire a Singaporean before they are able to hire a foreigner. I am concerned that there may be ways to game with regards to the new regulations. How is the Manpower Ministry going to investigate if a company states that locals applying for the jobs do not fit the bill?
As it is, being Sinkie general rule of thumb, "if it doesn't affect you it's not your problem." My last ICT, CO came out to ask for bottom up feedback on how NS is affecting Sinkies. Apparently some high up minister needed it to prepare for National Day Speech. Old Sinkies being old and fxxked up, all got no issue. The few that voice out are those that personally kenna problems from their employers due to NS! Even those working for giant banks, the ones that work overtime everyday have little or no time to excercise at all. The punishment (true term) imposed on Sinkies for RT requires companies to release them on time. As it is many Sinkies work overtime without pay (apparently very legal in Singapore).
I’m the same 16 year old boy who shared my views about Singapore’s Education System yesterday. I am new being a writer at The Real Singapore but I aspire to be a professional writer like some of the other guys out here. I have read all your comments and I would like to thank you for your encouragement, those words mean a lot to me. Also, to those that offered constructive crtisism, thank you too. I will continue to learn from not only my own mistakes but also the mistakes of those around me. I have decided that I would be writing more articles to The Real Singapore to share my opinion and views on things that matter to me.