We are still lining up the speakers for this coming Saturday's protest against the fare hike but this time round we are trying to get hold of more ordinary people to speak. There is also no stage now as we want to be real close with our protestors. They are expected to be more involved in this protest than merely sitting on plastic chairs under the shade comfort.
- Not all private hospitals and doctors are money-driven people
- 75 year old Singaporean woman arrested for failing to pay S&CC in Tanjong Pagar
- It is sad to see that the Changi Airport cleaning lady is 85 years old and still working
- ACS Boy who is now SMRT CEO in hot soup for letting ACS cheaply charter trains
- Local Celebrity famously known as 'Muthu' has passed away
- Muslims suggest allowing CPF withdrawal at 55 so they can go on Haj while still healthy
- NTU President: The Govt is wrong, we need more graduates for SG to survive
- NS Man: My Warning to Rich Foreigners in Singapore
- Swedish man forced to beg on Thailand streets after Thai gf cheated all his money
- Dear TRS, PRC woman put flyers into my letterbox looking for Singapore husband
A recent survey found that Singaporean employees are the unhappiest in the whole of the Asia Pacific region. Randstad, an international recruitment agency, published the Randstad World of Work Report 2013/2014 which looked at various issues to do with human resources in the Asia Pacific. The report found that up to 23% of those surveyed felt unmotivated in work due to their skills not being used effectively. Singaporeans are also unsatisfied with their current jobs as 64% wanted to leave their jobs within the next 12 months. It ranked Singaporean workers at the unhappiest.
We understand that there has been a lot of attention on one of our employees recently. We are aware of these recent comments made on his personal page which some Singaporeans have found offensive. Crossinvest does not condone such comments and we believe they were made in poor taste. We have clear policies regarding the codes of conduct expected of our employees. That code of conduct extends to social media.
I am a long-time shareholder (since 1984) and a client (since 1981), and am someone who has had friends working there: locals and international officers, and am writing this letter more in sorrow than anger. I hope HSBC does the right thing by S’poreans especially its local customers, and moves on the FT (where T stands for Trash not Talent) by the name of Anton Casey out of the bank. His so-called attempt at humour does not reflect well on the bank because he is holding a senior position in wealth management.
Singapore's subscription to the world bank has increased substantially to become about S$808million per year (US $672 million). Previously, Singapore was paying less than S$50million (US$38.6 million) a year. The money is used by the world bank to promote growth in developing countries and otherwise assist low to middle income economies. The increase comes as the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) tries to increase its overall capital.
The rich 'FT' Anton Casey who posted 2 photos to facebook making fun of 'poor' Singaporeans who take public transport, issued a lawyers letter to Temasek Review after his photos were posted on the website. The lawyers letter alleged that the photos were the personal property of Anton Casey and that they were taken without permission from his personal facebook account which amounts to a infringement of his copyright. The letter also requested that Temasek Review assist them as Mr Casey is trying to 'quell the matter' which was blown 'out of all proportions'.
In parliament on Monday, Workers' Party MP, Png Eng Huat, from Hougang asked a question to the Minister of Education on the amount of subsidies given to foreign students studying in local universities. This has been an issue which has concerned many Singaporeans as countless local students are rejected from the local universities and are forced to go to either private universities or study overseas in order to pursue tertiary education.
I disagree with Public Transport Council chairman Gerard Ee’s assertion that public transport fare hikes and service reliability are separate issues (“Fair hike and breakdowns are separate issues: PTC”; yesterday). In any transport business, fare increases would not go down well with customers if there are frequent breakdowns and unreliable service.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance is seeking Parliament’s approval to increase Singapore’s membership subscription limit to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (or IBRD) from the current US$40 million to US$672 million. The IBRD – commonly referred to as the World Bank – is an important international development institution that focuses on uplifting poor and vulnerable communities in the developing world. It aims to promote global collective action on issues like health, trade, agriculture and climate change; strengthen governance and anti-corruption efforts; and prepare for crises.