TAXI FIRM REVOLUTIONARY WAGE MODEL HITS HICCUP, ABUSED BY TAXI DRIVERS

Most of the taxi companies here are owned and rented out by five cab companies to drivers, who pay a daily rental fee of up to $130 for a saloon model. HDT (Hold Dreams Together), which runs a fleet of 80 electric-powered taxis, instead pays its drivers a starting monthly wage of $1,900, inclusive of Central Provident Fund (CPF) contributions,which can grow to a gross pay of $3,200 if a revenue target of $7,250 is reached. However, they have found at least five drivers five drivers who absconded with fare takings. Each owes the company an average of around $2,000. Unlike the rental-hirer model, in which drivers keep all the fares they make, HDT's cabbies have to submit their revenue back to the company. It has engaged lawyers to help recover the money.

HDT also sacked a cabby who collected a few hundred dollars in fares but overrode the taxi meter by entering a one-cent amount for those trips. This prevented the company's systems from capturing the fare revenue. Apart from this, 3 other drivers were told to leave the company as they collected less than $100 in fares every day, which represents a very low productivity for the company.

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INACTIVE FOOTBALL CLUBS RUNNING JACKPOT ROOM TOLD TO STOP

The newly elected FAS council have given an ultimatum to four inactive S-League clubs that operate jackpot rooms an ultimatum - either return to playing in the S-League, or be de-affiliated and give up their cash machines. This fruit machines issue came under the spotlight in April, when losing presidential candidate, Bill Ng, disclosed the fact that jackpot machines had enabled his club, Tiong Bahru FC to make a huge donation to the AFC. Tiong Bahru FC and Bill Ng are currently under investigations, along with a few others, including ex FAS president, Zainudin Nordin.

The four inactive S-League clubs who were still earning money from jackpot machines were named as Tanjong Pagar United, Gombak United, Woodlands and Sinchi FC. FAS have stated that if these clubs are not serious about football but only about generating income via their jackfruit machines, should no longer be able to run jackpot rooms under the umbrella of being professional football clubs. Some of the four sit-out clubs have indicated their willingness to return to the S-League, but are worried about the costs and whether they had the funds to run a professional team.

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GOVT USED TAXPAYERS MONEY TO POLL OPINION ON FAMILEE SAGA?

Is it not an abuse of public resources for the PM to use the PMO to conduct the poll? If the PM wants some opinion about his family matters, shouldn't he be using his own money to hire professional survey firms to conduct the poll instead of abusing taxpayers funded resources like this?

Is it not a waste of taxpayers' monies paid to civil/public servants to be spending their working time participating in polls of the PM's personal & private family matter instead of using the said time doing the actual job they are paid for - serving the people?

Credits: Leslie Chew (https://www.facebook.com/chewleslie/posts/1589715674381224)

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PEK KIO HAWKER CONNED BY MAN WHO CLAIMED TO BE A FOOD JOURNALIST

The hawker, identified as Mrs Chen, and Shin Min Daily News have subsequently made police reports against the man. The incident happened to the Pek Kio Seafood Delights stall last Monday, when a man with curly hair and a black top visited her stall last Monday. He claimed to be a food reporter from the paper, and wanted to sell her advertising packages. he claimed that he was famous and that he often appeared on food shows. However, when pressed for identification he changed the subject, and quickly said that he had interviewed 170 other seafood white beehoon stalls in Singapore and that her stall had been selected from the list. He also told her to prepare three dishes for the next day and said he would return with two other reporters for the interview. However, he came back alone the following day with a luggage bag and backpack, said Mrs Chen, and started promoting culinary certificates and publicity in newspapers, magazines and online.

He wanted to sell the culinary certificate for $2,900 at first, but the hawker said it was too expensive, so they settled on $500. The man said that means the certificate will only be valid for 3 months. The man was uncontactable the moment the $500 was paid. Police have confirmed receiving the report against the conman, and investigations are currently ongoing.

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PRC LADY ACCUSED S'PORE MAN OF STEPPING HER CHILD'S HEAD, KENA CALLED OUT FOR LYING & MAKING UP STORY

PRC lady Amber Xia alleged in a facebook post that a man flashed lights into her baby's face, stepped onto her baby's head and was aggressively loud towards them. Netizens made her post go viral and were up in arms such a moron could exist. However, eyewitness who saw the viral video stepped up to defend the man and disputed Amber Xia's version of events.

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WHY IS THE GOVT SO KEEN TO HAVE A SECRET COMMITTEE FOR OXLEY ROAD?

Mr Lee Kuan Yew wanted Dr Lee Wei Ling to stay in the house as long as she wanted. The Government has publicly stated that it will respect those wishes and does not intend to do anything until Dr Lee leaves. Letting the house stand for now does not go against those wishes. Mr Lee Hsien Yang has said Dr Lee does not want to move out and she has every intention of living a long life. That being the case, the matter may well not need to be decided for another 20-30 years. It can be decided by a future government. So there is nothing for the Government to decide now” – why not throw this question back to the Government? Why the urgency to set up a ministerial committee in July last year?

With regard to “The real question therefore is why Mr Lee Hsien Yang is asking for an immediate commitment on demolition now. What is the urgency? Until and unless Dr Lee moves out, there is nothing for the Government to decide. It is also a principle that the current government will not be able to bind a future government””. “In response, Mr Lee Hsien Yang said: “We have never asked the Government to allow us to demolish the house now, only after Wei Ling’s departure.” He also questioned again why the “secret committee” on the house was formed in 2016.

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SG GOVT ANNULS MARRIAGE OF STRAIGHT TURNED SAME SEX COUPLE

A young Singaporean couple had their marriage annulled by the Singapore government in a first of its kind case in the country. The couple had married as a heterosexual couple, but the husband of the couple later transitioned to female after their marriage.

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CRAZY RESIDENT HANGS PANTIES TO FACE NEIGHBOUR'S UNIT, TO BLOCK OFF BAD FENGSHUI

A resident who moved into Block 303 Tampines Street 32 is struggling to deal with a monster neighbour who insists that his fengshui is blocked after he moved in. Since he moved in 4 years ago, Mr Wong's neighbour has been hanging up panties to face his unit apparently for fengshui reasons. In order to fight off this bad fengshui, the crazy neighbour scatter rice outside Mr Wong's flat and even cut up the plants he placed outside his gate. When Mr Wong installed a CCTV to catch his crazy neighbour's antics, water was poured on the CCTV camera damaging it.

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