Tag Archives: money

NOT ALL DOCTORS ARE GREEDY & HEARTLESS

My husband, the sole breadwinner in the family, passed away unexpectedly when I was into my seventh month of pregnancy. It was a devastating period for my seven-year-old daughter and me. Upon knowing our situation, my gynaecologist, Dr Adrian B. Woodworth from Thomson Women’s Clinic, waived his prescription and caesarean charges. He also approached the anaesthetist, Dr Yvonne Lim, and paediatrician, Dr Lillian Lim, and they also waived their charges before my delivery date, to ease my financial burden. This episode goes to show that not all private-sector doctors and hospitals are profit-driven.

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CHC FOLLOWER: I DONATED TO CHC TILL I HAD NO MONEY FOR FOOD OR TAKE BUS

My wife and I gave our youth – energy and monetary sacrifice ever since the Building Fund started. We often got persecuted for our faith. Faith when we do not have enough money to eat or even to take the bus back home. My parents will always tell me why do I want to make myself so difficult in giving to the building fund and have not enough or no money even for basic living expenses. I told her as a student, I am more than blessed and I am giving for the future, for our building. The famous saying goes “if we build God a house, he will build ours…” and also “the future is ours…”

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M’SIAN GOVT SOLVES CAUSEWAY JAM WITH ONE STROKE OF THE PEN

At one stroke of the pen, the Malaysian government has managed to reduce dramatically the perennial traffic congestion on the Causeway, the blight of cross-border travelers for the last 40 odd years. This is miraculous indeed. The icing on the cake is that even with a spectacular fall in traffic volume, the Malaysian government is still raking in more revenue.

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More Singapore Girls Becoming Freelance Prostitutes to Make A Quick Buck?

Instead of sending a warning to men not to patronize underage prostitutes, the recent media publicity on the online vice syndicate saga which saw 48 men charged so far for having sex with a 17 year old girl may have the opposite effect of luring more girls into the vice trade following reports of ‘easy money’ being earned by the hooker. Where there is demand, there is supply and men are not deterred by the crackdown on commercial sex with minors either as they believe young girls to be more ‘clean’ and likely to be free from sexually transmitted diseases compared to older whores.

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NO AMOUNT OF WEALTH CAN BUY STRONG FAMILY BONDS

How can a husband and wife build a resilient family if they can no longer emotionally connect with each other or their children? If family ties are weak, the members may choose to abandon ship in difficult times instead of trying to resolve the issues. The following initiatives will create the right environment for families to flourish: pay equality, flexible work arrangements, sufficient paternity leave, a tobacco ban, responsible drinking, protected family time, enshrined work-life balance, social safety nets, appropriate academic competition, and more elderly-care support.

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JOBLESS GRADUATE TOO POOR TO BRING SON TO DOCTOR OR CELEBRATE HARI RAYA

My son had a minor accident on Sunday morning but I still have not brought him to the doctor as I just cannot afford it at this moment. His big toe is infected – I have put antibiotic cream on it and given him panadol. Any help with the job search is very much appreciated, the family will not be celebrating Hari Raya due to my unemployment now.

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PRC tourists now the biggest spenders in Singapore

Visitor numbers from China plunged in the last three months of 2013 after a new tourism law kicked in there - but this did not stop the Chinese from spending the most money here that year. Arrivals by Chinese travellers fell 31 per cent in the fourth quarter of last year but their spending rose slightly - by 1 per cent - compared with the same period in 2012.

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CHC trial: CHC lawyers argue prosecution has no case

Lawyers defending the six leaders of City Harvest Church in their trial are arguing that the prosecution does not have a case. The six lawyers filed written submissions to the court today (March 12) on “no case to answer”. This comes after the prosecution wrapped its case on Feb 10, after 42 days of hearing. The prosecution is expected to file its written reply at the end of the month.

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IT’S THE ECONOMY LAH!

The root problem is the notion that economy growth must be maintained at all costs. Notice that I said, at all costs. How, you may ask? In order to “keep the economy afloat”, the low labour cost strategy has been adopted for as long as possible. While the Swiss cost of living persisted, labour costs have been kept artificially low. This has resulted in the that while we have to contend with high costs of living, we are being pushed into accepting lower wages “in order to remain competitive”.

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