Tag Archives: LEONG SZE HIAN

INCREASED PENALTIES FOR SBS, SMRT JUST MEANS HIGHER FARES FOR SINGAPOREANS

I was in Parliament yesterday – and I must say the Parliamentary proceedings and debate was kind of boring – where often the obvious was not debated with much vigour or at all. At the end of the day – who pays? Who may ultimately end up paying for this increased penalty quantum – the commuters? Penalties means increased costs? As long as the Fare Review Formula remains in its current form whereby the increased costs of the operators is one of the components – any penalties may simply be translated into increased costs.

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ALJUNIED RESIDENT CHALLENGES MND TO SUE AHPETC

I am commenting as a resident of Aljunied and as a Singaporean, and not in the context of having qualified as a Chartered Secretary (former Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators), former Accredited Investment Fiduciary Auditor and past president of the Society of Financial Service Professionals. It has also been a very long time since I was involved in annual reports or matters relating to corporate governance. In the qualifications that auditors routinely make in annual reports – I understand that if there was a serious breach of statutory duties and responsibilities – the directors and officers responsible may be taken to task or even charged in court.

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The alternative news in 1 day? (part 24) – Polytechnic graduates’ pay dropped 5%?

Leong is the Past President of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, an alumnus of Harvard University, has authored 4 books, quoted over 1500 times in the media , has been host of a money radio show, a daily newspaper column, Wharton Fellow, SEACeM Fellow, columnist for Malaysiakini, executive producer of the movie Ilo Ilo (26 international awards). He has served as Honorary Consul of Jamaica and founding advisor to the Financial Planning Associations of Brunei and Indonesia. He has 3 Masters, 2 Bachelors and 13 professional qualifications. He blogs at www.leongszehian.com

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The alternative news in 1 day? (part 20) – Give buses and to be rewarded via bus trial?

Further to my article “The alternative news in 1 day? (part 18) – Fine transport operators” (Jan 7), I understand from Terry Xu, Executive Editor of theonlinecitizen, some of the bus services selected for the trial are under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP). The programme refers to the 550 buses funded by the Government and another 250 added by the Public Transport Operators (PTOs), to increase the bus fleet by about 20%. The first 15 bus services out of the 22 announced for the trial are: 3, 17, 39, 52, 176, 184, 188, 228, 241, 242, 302, 325, 858, 901 and 911.

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