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Recently, there has been a couple of websites suddenly promoting NTUC’s policy of Progressive Wage Model. First, what is a the PWM? It is a PAP apologist argument for the government’s stubborn refusal to enact a minimum wage policy in Singapore. While low-wage workers such as security guards and cleaners struggle with depressed salaries and long hours, the policymakers have come up with...

Did the hardworking Summon Aunties (and Uncles) from the Land Transport Authority (LTA) get it wrong this time? Our official parking enforcers were at Yio Chu Kang last weekend issuing parking summons to motorists who had parked their vehicles illegally… while attending a funeral wake in a private estate. Witnesses who wrote in to Redwire said some had no choice but to park indiscriminately,...

The CPF pension system has been abused by the PAP as a weapon to exert control over the population and inflate housing prices. Concerned CPF members should read up on the issue which has been widely discussed online and question their MPs on our retirement shortfall. It doesn’t make sense to be contributing the highest percentage of our monthly wages in the world only to experience a retirement...

We’re off, dear friends, for a lovely holiday in Sydney and beyond. It’s a much-needed break before Christmas, and the screaming, whining school children. Will give you your daily dose of news in between the beach and bikini babes. Some say it’s going to get a little rainy, but wish us luck that the ladies will be out! Don’t worry, we won’t do a Julien Blanc choke-slam on anyone. Promise. See you in a week! ...

A planned Return Our CPF protest this Saturday might no longer proceed because it has become impossible for speakers to register themselves for the event. Blogger Leong Sze Hian had tried registering to speak at the protest on the NParks website yesterday afternoon but the website would not allow him to do so. “NParks Speakers’ Corner registration still not working?,” Mr Leong highlighted...

I got my degree from Monash University in Melbourne Australia and I would like to share with your readers a life story that happened to me. I had a shock in one of my papers. Topic was Marketing. I got a freaking “E” as a grade. I went to confront the lecturer the next day after I got my grades and asked him what I did so gravely wrong that I deserved an “E” grade? I explained...

The room was dimly lit, but even in the gloom I spotted him immediately, languidly propped up against the bar in his black tie, more handsome than any man has a right to be, surrounded by beautiful girls. They parted like the Red Sea as I walked up to him, my darling gorgeous boyfriend. I’d spent hours getting ready: big hair perfectly tousled, red lipstick slicked on; short gold frock I’d broken...

This is Marine Parade MP Goh Chok Tong’s message to his PAP cadres, which was published in the November issue of the party’s magazine, Petir. It’s aimed at reminding Singaporeans of their basic values. Read on and see if you agree with Mr Goh. “The PAP has built a harmonious and cohesive nation, taking into account and balancing the diverse and sometimes conflicting beliefs,...

For 9 years, 52 year old Mohd has kept students safe as they went about their daily activities in their secondary school. His humble monthly gross pay of $1,760 from working up to 66 hours a week still allowed him to raise a family of 3 children on a single income. That’s 12 hours of work Mondays to Fridays and another 6 hours on Saturday. He does however, get an alternate Saturday off. His life goal is simple – having a healthy and happy family. Mohd’s colleague, Sankar, has been guarding at a primary school for 10...

I am absolutely shocked by a foreign couple committing sexual and intimate acts right in front of me and my 9 year old son. My son was staring at them through out the whole ‘session’ and I do not know how to explain it to him as to what they were doing. The couple (see picture above) were kissing and touching each other private areas publicly in front of everyone in the MRT train. The...

  The government often cites the example of the could-have-been Yishun MRT Station bombing to caution us that we must not take security for granted. It’s also been a reason to step up security measures. The big idea is foreign terrorists might attack Singapore, and we must defend against them. That’s sound, in principle. But execution-wise? In the latest attack, German vandals breached the Bishan train depot and gave the SMRT a sensational wake-up call. It’s hard to underestimate the gravity of their graffiti. Similar...

Could Singapore’s Land Transport Authority be planning a major revamp of its parking policy to include summon-free parking privileges for those are unable to find ‘legitimate’ parking lots? Apparently, the LTA believes that its alright to park if you can’t, so long as you have ‘exhausted’ all means of finding such a lot, and your vehicle doesn’t cause obstruction to other road users. Such a plan could have been sparked by two LTA officers who parked illegally at the Changi Airport Terminal 2 carpark,...

Year-ends are usually emotional for me. As well as birthdays. And weddings. And soppy movies. And just about anything actually. But year-ends mostly. Well, and birthdays. And.. Ok, stop, collaborate and listen! Yes as I was saying. If it’s not enough that the last month of the year is approaching, it’s also the final month of my 6-year old’s pre formal education days, as well as my...

A cesspool filled with excrement has exploded in central China, injuring 15 people and knocking down a building, state-run media reported. The blast was apparently sparked by a local man burning waste close to the cesspool, igniting methane gas which was emanating from the pit. The incident in Zhangjiajie city, in the central province of Hunan, caused a residential building to collapse and three of...