SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE: HIRING OF POLICE OFFICERS

Beyond this, the SPF also ensures that recruited officers are able to carry out their duties effectively through a robust six-month training programme for police officers and nine months for senior officers. We will continue to recruit good candidates from various talent pools, such as graduating students from the polytechnics and junior colleges, and mid-career job switchers, to meet our manpower requirements.

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China acts to stem glut of uni graduates

A key reason for the white-collar glut and blue-collar shortfall, analysts say, is the unfettered expansion of universities since 1999. That year, China had 848,000 graduates from 1,071 universities, of which 474 were vocational colleges and 597 normal universities, known as benke yuanxiao. In 2012, the number grew to 6.2 million graduates from some 2,400 universities, of which 1,300 were vocational colleges and 1,100 normal universities. The expansion of university spots led many students to pursue senior high, instead of vocational high school like Ms Wu did, causing the number of such schools to plummet.

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IN DEFENCE OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR

I frequently interview doctors and healthcare professionals at SGH as part of my work. Their schedules are packed and if they're senior staff, they're often roped in to several committees, while having to juggle clinic duty, research and teaching. Once, I interviewed a senior doctor whose clinic duty load was so heavy that he didn't have time for lunch. Still, he made time for me at 4pm and answered my questions graciously, while wolfing down a cold sandwich. And I almost always leave the interviews with a deep sense of appreciation for these people who can have a much cushier life in the private sector and earn a heck of a lot more, but stay because they have a heart for service.

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LUCIAN TEO: SPEAKING OUT FOR CIVIL SERVANTS

These negative words affect us profoundly, and I’m asking that we stop this. The only way public servants can continue to serve in an environment that exposes them to constant abuse is to care less. I have seen so many wonderful people who have a heart for service leave because they no longer saw the good their work produced in the lives of citizens. It had been drowned out by hurled insults and sarcastic snide remarks. It is true that public service is a calling and requires some level of sacrifice, but the costs to personal health and well-being have become unnecessarily insurmountable.

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6 APRIL 2014: ADULT CARD FARES WILL INCREASE BY 4 TO 6 CENTS PER JOURNEY

With effect from April 6, 2014, adult card fares for buses and trains will increase by 4 to 6 cents per journey . Senior citizen concessionary fares will increase by 2 to 3 cents per journey, while student concessionary fares will increase by 2 cents per journey .Cash fares for train and adult bus rides will increase by 20 cents per trip , while senior citizen and student concessionary cash fares for bus rides will increase by 10 cents per trip .

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Dear SMRT and National Transport Worker Union, don’t confuse the reader

Maybe I am a prick. Maybe they are referring to drivers of average height, or of average driving ability, or average age. I have no idea what their average here is, but I do not like the way they structure this sentence with the intention of confusing the reader. By the way, SMRT, paying your drivers a basic of $1,625 is pathetic. Paying them up to $3,500 by making them work 6 days week, 12 hours shift is nothing to shout about. And with your pay starting at $1,625 and capped at $3,500, it’s no wonder you have trouble attracting younger Singaporeans into the job. Last I read, crane operators start around $4,000 and can earn up to $7,000. I think it makes more sense to learn how to operate a crane rather than to drive a bus.

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LTA: CAMERAS WILL BE INSTALLED TO STOP ILLEGAL PARKING

30 locations were selected for the installation of CCTVs, and these are primarily public roads which see a high incidence of illegal parking, as well as locations where the illegal parking situation impedes the smooth flow of public buses and raises safety concerns for pedestrians and other road users. The CCTVs at the remaining 20 locations will be progressively installed and are expected to be operation by the end 2014.

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HISTORY OF SINGAPORE - SELETAR

I've always liked to learn about the history of places in Singapore, how it came into being, what it went through or was like. With ever increasing modernity in Singapore, some places are being consigned to history without people realising what it was in days gone by. So I've decided to start a new series looking at the various estates in Singapore. I'll begin with a colourful district in the North East - Seletar.

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SINGAPORE'S IMPOTENT IMMIGRATION POLICY

If we go beyond the immediate problem to more remote causes, we come to matters of national identity. Singapore’s state-constructed national identity rests on a firm foundation of racial stereotypes and smug confidence in the superiority of Singapore as a ‘success’ that ‘punches above its weight’ and is a ‘model’ to the world. The smug confidence may be slipping a bit in the wake of a litany of government failures, but it still has life in it; and the racial stereotyping is stronger than ever.

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