I refer to the article “Unemployment could rise further: Lim Swee Say” (Channel NewsAsia, Apr 28). Why is there no mention of the citizens’ unemployment, since it is now shown in all Ministry of Manpower (MOM) labour reports? Why is it that the last labour market report no longer contains the non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for citizens and residents, and the number of unemployed citizens and residents?
An ASS reader sent in a complaint after witnessing a man refusing to give up his reserved seating even though there was a more needy person nearby. Despite the efforts of the ASS reader to get the man to give up the seat, he was flatly rejected. Is the man seated on the reserved seating obligated to give up his seat to the man carrying the baby? As a paying customer are we legally obliged to do it?
In May 2016, I was approached by Kathy Bonyamin and her husband, Sumadi Sapari, to help with marketing their new cafe. Services include marketing consultancy, graphic design for logos, menus, name cards, posters, frontage decals, and web design, delivered under my company, Empathy Productions Pte Ltd. On 6 December, I received a Whatsapp message [pic] from her, stating that she had "financial difficulties", and to extend the payment deadline to the end of February. Understanding that she has a family with kids, and believing what she said, I agreed. Imagine how felt when, on December 10, her husband presented her with A MERCEDES!
Dear Minister, I agree with your FB post and I apologize if I have caused you any trouble or offence. My post was mostly a reaction to the headline of the Today article, which I thought didn't represent your position accurately. My post wasn't aimed at you or your comments in the article; it was my take on what was wrong with a criminal justice system based on public opinion. But I accept that my post, in the context of the Today article carrying your comments, might be viewed as a criticism of you or your comments. That wasn't my intention at all.
Problems was that after alighting from the LRT at Chua Chu Kang MRT stn. I was at the loss of how to descend the Fast-Moving Escalator down. Luckily & coincidentally your Passenger /Customer Service Officer who is very Alert & observant came to my Rescue. She is so Helpful and without hesitation Assisted me, Walked down with you & hold my hand /Arm tightly. I told her that I just Undergo Surgery last year (first time took the challenge.. travel so distant away by MRT instead of Taxi!) & "phobia" on the fast-moving escalator. I Asked for her name. Her approaching and gentle reply is: "Never mind is our duty".
From your article PINOY DENIED S PASS DUE TO LUPUS, REFUSES TO LEAVE SG, a Filipino FT by the name of Butch Montejo proclaimed that Filipinos will in future become the dominant race and that the filipino culture and language would become the fourth main national language in Singapore. The foreign talent even envisioned a Singapore where there will be a filipino-singaporean Member of Parliament.
The voters and your constituencies have given you the mandate you asked for. They voted for you. And we expect you to serve us for whole of the period that you were voted in for. True, every news report in the mainstream media will say you will continue to discharge your MP duties, such as still being available for meet the people sessions, and also attending all the grassroots events. But it is not the same, isn't it? You are no longer just an MP, serving the residents. Now, your paid jobs in the private sector will definitely take precedent. And you cannot now definitely devote 100% of your time to serve the people who voted you, who you promised to serve. Is this fair?
The LTA has decided that more roads are congested and thus, ERP is required to ease these congestions. Either that, or they want more money for motorists to pay, as if not enough had already been paid to the LTA. Anyways, today's reports indicated that the ERP will be activated during morning peak hours at the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) after Defu Flyover from May 8.
The current rate of $2 for the KPE gantry will apply between 7am and 9.30am on weekdays. This is also on top of the news that the current ERP rates along the stretch on Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), after North Buona Vista Road towards Tuas, will be doubled to $2 from May 8.
Did not take long for another price increase. For the month of May 1 to July 31, gas tariffs will increase by 2.4%. Gas tariffs are for households who uses the City Gas. The hike was due to a 9.2 per cent increase in fuel costs compared with the previous quarter, which was announced to justify the price increase.
Will 2017 be remembered for the year where everything with a price in Singapore was raised by the authorities? We are only in April, but a slew of price hikes have already been announced. Well, the majority voted for this, right? Wanted to give them the mandate to keep sucking our bloods. They have gone out and did just that.