New guidelines on issuance of itemised payslips

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM), the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) have developed a set of guidelines on the issuance of itemised payslips, the MOM announced today (Jan 13).

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Resale private home prices fall for 4th month

Prices of resale private homes fell for a fourth month in December as prices weakened by a further 0.2 per cent, according to the latest data today (Jan 13) from the Singapore Real Estate Exchange (SRX) which compiles data from property agencies in Singapore

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TEACHERS: GENUINE EDUCATORS OR GREEDY OPPPORTUNISTS?

I personally know someone, whose name I won’t be revealing due to ethical purposes, who has a “passion for teaching”. However, I doubted that “passion”, as her personality and demeanour is not fitting of a teacher. Slowly, I discovered that she’s not actually interested in teaching, but interested in the lucrative salary that teachers draw! What a personality she is! The scary thing is that these “potential teachers” will be educating my children in the future! If such a catastrophe is not enough of a catalyst for you to take your kids out of Singapore to experience a truly holistic education, I don’t know what other catalyst will work!

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Are old-fashioned coffee shops slowly dying out?

IN the small neighbourhood where I have lived for 30 years, residents are abuzz over the closure of yet another coffee shop.Their disappearance mirrors a changing Singapore, where many past lifestyles are gradually being erased. The coffee shop is an old institution that makes life in one of the world’s most expensive cities more liveable. Stalls that operate there dish out – for only a few dollars – some of the most exotic Asian dishes, with diversity unmatched in many other countries.

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Indian FT JONATHAN PINTO from Accenture Singapore has destroyed the Lives of Singaporean Girls

The photographer is JONATHAN PINTO and he is a senior manager at multi-national company, Accenture, Singapore. He is IT trained and likely to be from India where he got both his degrees. After Jonathan knew that I was trying to find him, he did one of the most common thing to confirm my suspicion. First, he started to change profile pictures to some pussy (the real cat lah) and hiding parts of his Facebook. Later, he totally removed all his Facebook and Linkedin profiles. Now why would someone who have nothing to hide suddenly do all this?

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Can -- and should -- the internet be tamed in Singapore?

The government and mainstream media sometimes seem fixated with what happens online. Perhaps seeing it as a threat to their monopoly on power and narrative, they are eager to paint the online community as the “Wild Wild West” where battles have to be fought. Creative acronyms like DRUMS (Distortions, Rumours, Untruths, Misinformation and Smears) are created to depict the Internet as a place of irresponsible trouble-makers. Everyone who isn’t with them is, apparently, a troll.

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Govt detains without trial S’poreans: No outrage meh activists?

The coming deafening silence [referring to Dan Tan's case] of the usual human rights kay pohs will tell us a lot of their prejudices: they are supportive of FT drug mules, and middle class anti-PAP activists. But not working class criminal suspects (no-one is complaining that Vui Kong’s alleged drug lord is held under ISA CLTPA) or those whom the govt alleges are Islamic radicals. Touch a FT or a middle class anti-PAP activist, and the screams will be deafening, even if it’s juz a policeman paying a home visit.

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THE LAW IS MEANINGLESS IF IT'S NOT CONSISTENT IN ITS APPLICATION

Recently, one of my colleague from Philippines on S-Pass managed to get another higher salaried job in Singapore. I was stunned as I read so many reports of how MOM is restricting and not renewing work permits and asking Pinoys to leave Singapore. This Pinoy colleague is not a talent. Her job can easily be substituted by another Singaporean and ironically, her next job is a technical field in Singhealth which is more or less a government job.

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FREE PR GIVEN OUT TO FOREIGN STUDENTS

Moving forward today in 2014, my understanding is that they had stop giving out PR to polytechnic students but I simply cannot confirm they stop doing so for university students. From my deduction, the PR title is given out in order for them to clear their bonds without hassle on the grants they took from taxpayers' money, allows employers hire them cheap without the need for any long term employment passes thus depriving Singaporeans of their PMET jobs and for Singapore to appear business-friendly.

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