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ANSEL: For too long already, the government has been exploiting national servicemen as cheap labour. This shouldn’t be the case especially for those frontline vocations like the SCDF and SPF where the NSmen are really out doing real work and putting their lives at risk for Singapore and Singaporeans. Think about it: a fresh from school regular SCDF sergeant can draw a salary of up to S$2400 or thereabouts....

LAURETTA: Madam Shireen is a 34 years old mother of 4 kids, 2 boys are her own, while the other 2 girls are left to her care due to their own broken family left behind by their own parents. She also has a mother whom she’s the only caregiver full time, and thus she’s unable to find work that’s too far away. Her trouble arises when she’s unable to service her mortgage loan from the bank, which...

HAN: In a nutshell, our National Development Minister Lawrence Wong has just told Singaporeans that the way to earn money to fund your retirement is to buy a HDB flat and sell if off later at a higher price. This is Part 2 of his online monologue on HDB flats – in the first part, he warned Singaporeans not to expect that their flats will be selected for en bloc redevelopment, i.e it’ll be worthless...

ADRIAN: Let’s make this clear from the start, I’m not talking about the tudung ban, but why it seems that only some MPs can discuss this issue publicly and not others. We’ve seen how the WP’s Faisal Abdul Manap got criticised by Minister Masagos and even our Prime Minister for raising the issue in parliament, but it’s not like PAP MPs don’t do the same thing. Just last year, Jurong GRC...

KENNETH JEYARETNAM: “Dear Mr Shanmugam, I refer to the shoddy, petulant and misleading press release dated 25 March 2017 issued by your ministry : “MHA’s Comments on Amos Yee’s Asylum Application.” I recognise that this may have been written over the weekend when MHA was short-staffed but it falls far short of the standards we would expect from a First World Government. As someone who...

JING WEN: My two cents worth on this whole taxi surge pricing thing, now that the LTA has given taxi companies to go-ahead to introduce this new means of ripping off commuters. The purpose of surge pricing is to regulate demand by introducing higher fees during peak hours. Right now, taxi companies have already introduced a “peak hour” fee. So with the addition of surge pricing, isn’t this a...

DARREN: I wanted to share this with other readers regarding an incident involving a GrabShare driver and passengers from the airport who needed help putting their luggage in the boot of the driver’s car. The passengers had requested that the GrabShare driver, a “Cassandra”, help them put their luggage in the boot, but instead of doing so, “Cassandra” just got into the...

PEI FEN: I view with skepticism Minister Chan Chun Sing’s statement that the government feels the “pain of our people”. Mr Chan also said that this government is not a “cynical government”, but I beg to differ. A government that cares for the people will not raise the prices of basic goods across the board during a time when Singaporeans are going through a tough recession...

FRED LOH: Hi, you should be familiar with the Jobs Bank. To be brief about this, the Jobs Bank is a portal for companies to hire Singaporeans first. So before companies hire foreigners, they have to put up their job vacancy on the Jobs Banks, and can only hire foreigners if there’s no suitable Singaporean for the job. But the problem from what my HR friends tell me is that this is all a show. It’s...

JING: I personally can’t believe that our ministers and MPS can think so lowly of Singaporeans. Do you think we will buy everything just because you say so? Lee Bee Wah must be one of the worst salesmen in the world if she was in sales. About the 30 percent price hike for water, she says it’s because: “I think the water price increase is to raise the awareness of importance of water.” Seriously...

SELFSINGAPORE: I need your advice for my friend who works for a company in Singapore that is headed by a former MP. Due to doxxing rules, I can’t really say which company and who she is but I did my research and according to my friend, she’s a real piece of work: Her foreign domestic worker / maid goes to her office to perform cleaning duties in the office She has a chauffeur that also...

KENNETH JEYARETNAM: The Reform Party Singapore is concerned by news* that the General Manager of Ang Mo Kio (AMK) Town Council, Mr. Victor Wong, has been under investigation by the CPIB for alleged corruption since September 2016.  The Reform Party contested Ang Mo Kio GRC in 2011 and 2015 which was defended both times by a PAP team containing our Prime Minister Mr Lee. We are given to understand...

AQIL ALID: After much persuasion from my wife… today after work, I accompanied both my wife and son to Eden School / Eden Centres for Adults / Eden Children’s Centres / AAS for Autism, in hopes to plead for a slot this year for Nabil in there. After meeting with the in charge for enrollment, to our disappointment we were told that the earliest most possible intake for Nabil is next year...

CLARA ONG: Please take note of nanny (Diah Jxxxxx) staying at Blk 446 Hougang Ave 8 #xx-xxxx. My Daughter had been hospitalised for 4 days after sending to her. Because she’s sick and super drowsy. Nanny claims that baby’s tired just not enough sleep. But Doctors told us baby’s behaving this way not due to not enough sleep. Today , police IO called me and told me that they will need...