British expat Anton Casey, who recently came under fire for making rude and offensive comments about 'poor' people who take public transport in Singapore, has escaped Singapore and moved to Perth with his family. He was fired on Friday by his company Crossinvest Asia who said in a statement that his comments did not reflect the corporate and family values which the company has strived to build.
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The MRT train moves slower than before on the way to work and then breaks down, leaving you and your boss fuming as you reach the office late. On the way home, the buses are bunched together and still packed, so you are late for dinner with your family. And consumers facing regular delays such as these still complain about paying more for their ride, denying public transport companies the very funding they need to improve their services.
Amidst worries of contracting global demand and rising prices at home, Empowering Singaporeans, a group of concerned Singaporeans will host a forum prior to the government’s third Budget Statement widely thought to be at the midpoint before the next General Elections which must be held at the latest by January 2017. Finance Minister Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, in a wide-ranging interview, recently disclosed his thoughts on government support for Singaporeans struggling with rising costs.
After numerous complaints about a scam company ‘Data Register’, also known as ‘Company Register’, ACRA has finally brought charges against the company. The Accounting and Corporate Regulation Authority (ACRA) brought 79 charges against Data Register for charges such as failing to display its company name and registration number in its documents. The offences have allegedly been occurring since November last year.
The former director of the Internal Security Department (ISD) has come out to talk more about the escape of Mas Selamat bin Kastari back in February of 2008. He was the one in charge when Mas Selamat escaped. Mr Pang Kin Keong, who is now the Permanent Secretary for Transport said that the incident left a very awful feeling. He explained that it was such a huge breach of national security and it sparked a lot of public criticism.
Gilbert Goh has long been a hero for all of us. Better known as “the father of all protests”, his unprecedented and dedicated efforts have been beneficial to all of us in politically-comatose Singapore. Besides raising awareness about our feelings to the ruling party, he has also gotten international media coverage to show that Singapore’s social fabric is under tremendous stress beneath the glamorous facade put up by the PAP.
It appears that all the heat and hatred that Anton Casey has gathered has been too much for his employer with Crossinvest (Asia) Pte. Ltd. Announcing on its facebook page that they have fired him. In a status update, the company said that they were “deeply concerned” about his recent comments and explained that they go against their corporate and family values. The company said that their core values are mutual understanding and trust.
As is if the string of breakdowns and delays that have occurred already this month weren’t enough, another train stall occurred on the East West Line near Redhill MRT station last night. Hundreds of passengers were forced to get off the train at around 11:10 pm as the train doors continued to open and close about 10 times and the train did not leave the station. An announcement instructed passengers to leave the train and the lights in the cabin were turned off to indicate that the train was broken.
A Chinese Foreign worker fell to his death at a construction site in Sengkang on Thursday afternoon. The accident occurred at a worksite at Fernvale Street in the afternoon at around 2:45pm. The worker fell from the 19th floor when they were lifting a pre-assembled bathroom unit into a unit with a tower crane. He was apparently hit by the unit and he fell to his death. A MOM spokesperson explained that the man was 41 year old Liu Debao from China.