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SANDRA GOMEZ: Why do I need to give up my flat if I want to sustain my retirement? The government says it wants to improve the lives of older folk like me, but I don’t think it is sincere about it. I bought my flat a way back. My husband and I saved up our money and managed to scrimp enough to pay for a housing board flat to live in. We have raised our 3 children here and they have now grown up...

LIM WEI: Every time the government gives us something, it takes back more. As people of this country, it is very sad that we have to be so suspicious every time the government announces “goodies” or things which are supposed to benefit the people. I’m talking about the recent announcement by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Long that we will now be able to take out 20% of our CPF savings. As soon as...

AH SOON: I’m writing to warn people about people about the dangers of online scams after seeing that story that you published. I was once a victim of an online scam, but luckily I got out of it. It was very embarrassing. This will never happen to me again, and I hope after reading this, people won’t be so quick to be tricked by strangers they meet online. I was...

KOH YS: Dear Redwire, I own a textile and fabrics company and have a shop in Singapore and a factory in Johor. Every week I have to drive to JB about 4-5 times to make sure the operations there are running smoothly, do stock-taking and sometimes delivery. I am very upset and worried about the new VEP fees that Malaysia says it wants to make Singaporean vehicles pay. If the Malaysia government really...

ANTANY PETER: The People’s Action Party has been ruling Singapore for the last 50 years. It is happy to rule forever by keeping the people in dark. By doing so the PAP leaders are keep their people under the West as well. The Arab leaders kept the people in dark for the leaders’ own benefits, eventually the people killed their leaders. Now the Middle East...

MR CHENG: I am a regular swimmer in Woodlands Swimming Complex and my son also attends swimming lessons regularly in the same pool. There are times he will attend the lessons by himself because we are staying opposite the swimming complex. Last Saturday (12/07/2014), when I was showering in one of the cubicles at the male changing room that is furthest from the exit,...

RAYMOND LEUNG: When I first came to Singapore to work as an advertising executive 2 years ago, I asked my Singaporeans colleagues, “What is the characteristic trait of Singaporeans?” They replied, “eat, and complain.” I could relate to the former, because back in Hong Kong we like to eat as well. Two years on, I realise that yes, many Singaporeans...

ANDY LEE: I was one of the 200 people at the rally to protest Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s leadership of Singapore. I must say it was very disheartening to attend that rally, because it shows that either a majority of Singaporeans support our prime minister and his policies which oppress us, or many just don’t care that they are being oppressed. Or even worse,...

ANGIE ANG: My daughter is in Primary 6 this year. She already has 4 tutors for English, Math, Science and Chinese. She has 2 lessons with them each week, which takes up a lot of her time, and a lot of our family time together.   Every weekday evening, she has to sit in for tuition classes after dinner, so by the time she finishes tuition, it’s already 9pm....

UNCLE CHUA– The human spirit, when pressed and hammered, knows no bounds. Men can try to wreck it, but they can never conquer it. Especially, the Singaporean spirit.   Disappointing Politicians – we kick against. We will not stand for our fellow Singaporeans drawing million-dollar salaries while short-changing the rest of the nation. The very people we...