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PATRICK LOW: Why didn’t ESM Goh listen to Catherine Lim in 1994? If he had done so he would not be lamenting about the “loosening ties” between the government and the people of Singapore at his National Day speech on August 17 2014. He would also not be so perturbed about the “unrealistic demands and frequent criticism” that would “strain the cohesiveness of the Singapore family”. When...

FEI: I read the story with sadness about a daughter complaining that a China study mama wrecked her family. The problem I see, lies with the Government. It is the deliberate policy of our Government to allow foreign kids to study in Singapore and in the process, allow their accompanying parent to come to Singapore together. Take a look at THIS. This is a scheme to...

INEZ LIM: My father had an affair 7 years ago. Which sent my mum deep into depression. We trusted him and took him back despite everything even after this current affair (he admitted that he had this affair for 4 years now). Right now, my mum is really really severely ill. Her aggression is an out burst of so much pent up emotions and grief. Of course people would...

CHEONG TUCK KUAN: Despite a growing number of calls from property players for the Government to dismantle anti-speculative measures in the property market (“Too soon to ease property curbs, says Khaw”; Aug 5), such measures should remain for good. Over the years, policies to drive foreign investment and government land sales have encouraged speculation...

CHARIS MUN: The experience from my two stays in a private hospital earlier this year does not bear out the assumption that doctors’ bills contribute most to the rising cost of private health care.In my case, the hospital’s charges amounted to almost 80 per cent of the total bill, while the fees for the surgeon and anaesthesiologist made up around 20 per...

STELLA: I recently joined Ink Singapore, two weeks ago, as a TAD Controller but I have resigned. Within this role, I report to Sandy Fong, Group Production Manager and Mark Ramayah, Group Publisher. I am writing in regard to a few incidents that have crossed the line involving two of the staff from Ink Singapore; Mark Ramayah and Leo Refuerzo. These incidents have caused me emotionally distressed...

RADIAH: I’m in my mid-twenties and currently feeling down and struggling to find a job. I haven’t got a stable job for months now since the start of 2014. I was terminated from my most recent job as an admin assistant in a small baking studio back in late June after only starting to work there for just seven days due to unsatisfactory performance such as inability to cope with the administrative...

  There’s been much anger towards the Singapore government from readers after this letter we published from an elder lady who feels forced to sell her HDB flat in order to survive after retirement. Here’s one response that compares retiree lifestyles between Singapore and Japan, from reader, Ishi Ocha Ocha: “You don’t need to sell your hdb flat and get back your cpf and replace it with...

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,...