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THE THINKING OF A NON NATION STATE

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 May 2014 - 11:26am

Andrew Loh wrote an article, ‘More foreigners to be police officers’ in the Online Citizen. His article highlighted the growing number of foreigners employed in the SPF and the Auxiliary Police as well as the unarmed security officers. In the latter, out of 60,000 unarmed security officers, 35,000 are foreigners. When asked in Parliament, Chee Hean did not exactly reveal the number of foreigners in the Police Force but confirmed that foreigners have been recruited since 1970. 


HOW DO WE DECIDE WHO "FITS IN" OR WHO IS "OUT OF PLACE" IN SINGAPORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 May 2014 - 10:50am

At a recent Fulbright Association of Singapore annual dinner, a rapt audience listened to Citi head of ASEAN Michael Zink share his thoughts on foreign firms and their obligations to the local workforce. Mr Zink, an American whose career has, thus far, spanned 10 countries, highlighted that foreign firms such as ExxonMobil had been in Singapore since 1893 (through Vacuum Oil, which later became a subsidiary of Standard Oil, ExxonMobil’s predecessor company) and that its second Singapore petrochemical complex officially opened earlier this year was at a cost of US$5 billion (S$6.26 billion) to US$6 billion, Singapore’s largest manufacturing investment.


ALLOW EMERGENCY WITHDRAWAL OF CPF FUNDS FOR SPECIAL CASES

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 May 2014 - 10:39am

The Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board should consider allowing emergency withdrawals for genuine cases. A friend of mine was a successful businessman until his family’s fortunes overseas were affected and he had to sell his assets to save his family. He came back penniless and tried to find work, but it was hard to come by for someone in his 40s. He was reduced to doing menial work, as he had little certification.


SINCE PM SAID SG BELONGS TO FOREIGNERS THEN I URGE ALL NSMAN TO SKIP THEIR RESERVIST

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 May 2014 - 10:22am

If the content of the above article is true and the speeches are made from you, I shall call my camp to cancel all my upcoming reservist duties and bar my children in future from serving the National Service. You can have the children of your permenant residents and employment pass holders to do them for you. Also, you can get your Tax department to collect all the taxes from your P. Rs and Employment pass holders. Lastly, kindly invite your P.Rs and Employment Pass holders to join you in the coming National Day celebration.


TOP 10 FOREIGNERS THAT SINGAPOREANS LOVE TO HATE

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 May 2014 - 8:15am

I refer to "SG Passport - Sports Talents Nothing More than Exchange Services". Click on http://www.therealsingapore.com/content/sg-passport-most-our-foreign-spo... It is a known fact that PAP uses SG Passport to help foreigners get citizenships to improve the falling Singapore Chinese population and to improve PAP's votes. And for foreigners like Gu the badminton player, they don't mind giving up their China passport in exchange for SG passport because they are confident that their PRC government would take them back eventually. Many foreigners on ASEAN scholarships or MOE programmes study in local tertiary institutions and many of them are mainly located in the Western part of Singapore to improve PAP's votes.


WHO IS RIGHT? PM? HEART TRUTHS? CONSUMER SURVEY?

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 May 2014 - 7:49am

Recently PM said the problems S’pore were facing were the results of success*. Here I asked: Success what success? Real wages grew by only 0.4% while GDP grew by 5.9%. while the prices of public housing apartments went up in a recession. Meanwhile, many new media warriors (posters on TRE; Heart Truths, near relation to Hard Truths; Han Hui Hui, an FT turned new citizen, who is proof that the Bumis in M’sia are right not to trust the local Cina: Uncle Chua etc) are always full of how hard life is for the average S’porean. 


GERALD GIAM'S INTERVIEW WITH STRAITS TIMES ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT WOES

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 May 2014 - 7:28am

The Straits Times did an interview with me last week about the performance of public transport since the last General Election, quotes of which were published on Saturday’s (3 May 2014) Insight article, “On track to solve public transport woes?”. Below is the full transcript of the interview.


MY DEAR PRIME MINISTER, SINGAPORE DOESN’T BELONG TO FOREIGNERS!

THEREALSINGAPORE 5 May 2014 - 7:23am

I thought I have read wrongly or that the Indian news website has misquoted our dear Prime Minister but after checking with Channel News Asia news report, those were the exact words quoted as well. From my understanding, our Dear Prime Minister is basically saying, “Hey! Foreigners like you, whether you are PRs or just working here under employment pass, we treat you as one big Singapore family and this land belongs to you as well and we would be glad to celebrate any festivals or happy events with you here!”


MACDONALD KEEP USING HALAL AS AN EXCUSE TO PREVENT ME FROM EATING NEAR THEIR PLACE!

THEREALSINGAPORE 4 May 2014 - 10:03pm

Dear The Real Singapore, There are times when people use the facade of religion, races and language to mask up their prejudice. And the question now lies, is Mcdonalds one of them? I've recently sent in an email to them via their feedback form, to ask for an explanation of a couple of incidents where racial practice/certification used to "mask up" possible prejudice. Since when has it become illegal to dine beside someone eating a Halal food? The last time I remember all my muslims and non-muslims friends all eat together on the same school canteen table as well as during my army days during BMT as well.


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