Complaints

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ARE MALAYS UNHAPPY WITH PAP?

On the contrary, the recent survey done by Suria/Warna (the Malay Mediacorp TV and Radio channels in Singapore) showed that 74% of Malays did not believe that the Government’s new policies would be adequate to prepare Singaporeans for the future. 57.6% of the Malays surveyed did not have the confidence that the future generation would have better and bright future.

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DELTA SWIMMING POOL SICK UNCLE

I started going swimming at Delta Swimming pool (very near to Redhill MRT station) recently as it is near my working place and along the way home. There is this uncle who wears spectacles and lying on one of the benches in the changing/bathing room. He is always holding a book but when you take note of his eyes he is not reading the book but looking at the other guys who are changing especially the young boys who have just completed their swimming lessons. When i go for my swim he is there, after i have completed my swim he is still there

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SMRT: ON THE WRONG TRACK?

The government and Temasek should take this opportunity to review this model of ownership where a public service company is listed on the stock exchange. It is also ironic that many who can only depend on public transport, cannot afford equities that are listed to provide them this essential service. No doubt, public transport companies should be profit making, but should they be publicly listed?

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2014 Fare Hike: Shame on you Singaporean SMRT Shareholders!

If you know any Singaporean friends who own SMRT shares, please urge them to do the right thing and stop partaking in this blood sucking exercise! Not every Singaporean is born with a silver spoon in the mouth and all Singaporeans deserve to have a quality standard of living and without having such onerous fare hikes stuff down our throats! Singaporeans should stop cannibalizing fellow Singaporeans!

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HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU BEEN UNKNOWINGLY OVERCHARGED BY BUSES?

We should be aware of is being overcharged on buses. I was shocked to see that a mere 10 min bus ride on a Basic SBS Bus Service 66 was charged $1.86. Investigation by Transitlink showed that the system recorded my boarding place at Science Centre when in fact I was at the eastern side of the island. I don't think everyone looks at the card readers every time they tap on and off to know if they've been overcharged. How much extra money are buses making from unsuspecting customers?

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LEGAL FEES OVER $200,000 FOR TEENAGER WHO LOST HER LEGS

Nitcharee, represented by lawyer Cosmas Gomez, now has to bear the cost of the 13-day trial in 2012. However lawyer K. Anparasan of KhattarWong, acting for SMRT's and LTA's insurers, told The Straits Times yesterday: "Although the plaintiff's claim has been dismissed with cost, the insurers of SMRT and LTA are open to discussions in the event that the plaintiff does not appeal against the Justice Vinodh Coomaraswamy's decisions."

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Is it Time to Remove Women’s Charter?

If the law does not require a woman to continue to take care of her ex-husband after the divorce, why would it then expect a man to continue to financially support his former wife when she is fully capable of seeking employment herself? Under current legislation, even a handicapped unemployed man has no legal basis to seek financial support from his former spouse. What more when it comes to women who are perfectly healthy. As such, I suggest the authorities review the relevant sections of the Women’s Charter to make amendments such that it is in line and remain relevant with today’s socio-economic conditions.

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Dear Straits Times, a simple apology would have sufficed

Furthermore, the Straits Times is guilty here of a terrible doublethink. On one hand, Yap emphasises the importance of factual verification when he slams the dismissal by critics of such a version of events as "premised on assumption, not factual verification" and affirms that "a newspaper's duty and credibility depend on getting the facts right". Yet on the other hand, he contradicts himself by spinning a strange concoction about how "truth in media is as much a function of opinion as it is of fact" and how "truth is often as nuanced as the currently proverbial fifty shades of grey".

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Alleged Rioters Surviving as best they can

The first thing I noticed when we met up with 3 of the 25 workers being charged for participating in the riot was the clear look of exhaustion that was evident on their faces. They were as apprehensive as I was (since it was the first time I had such close communication with foreign workers) as they introduced themselves to us. Arun Kalimurthy, 28, was in Singapore as a tourist when he was caught by the police in the early hours of December 9; while Rajendran Mohan, 25, was working as a spray painter in the Marine sector. Arun spoke extremely fluent English as he explained to us the system in which they were under.

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Hawker cannot sell a “restaurant” type dish?

Check out the terms and conditions of a hawker stall license under point 3 - a hawker cannot sell a "restaurant" type dish? What kind of stupid onerous ruling is this? How do you define a restaurant type dish? So if restaurants sell crab meat fried rice a hawker must seek approval to do the same? Does this mean an enterprising young F&B hawker aspirant can't set up a taco stand because a Mexican restaurant sells tacos, unless he gets the go-ahead?

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