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Six voting scenario of the next coming general election 2019

Six voting scenario of the next coming general election:- 1. A change in government Many from the opposition quarter wish for a change in government [Read More]


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Unemployed Singaporean PMET ranting off and attending our anti-CECA event on Sunday

Unemployed Singaporean PMET ranting off and attending our anti-CECA event on Sunday

Hi all Just wanted to share my own personal sentiments and experiences on the issue. I used to think I was the anomaly until I talked to more people and we all had the same issues! 1. Since Dec 2018 - May 2019, I was unemployed and actively looking for positions. Among others, I did cold emails, LinkedIn, job sites, utilised the jobs bank [...]

Indian FT fails to get Employment Pass under employer OCBC

Indian FT fails to get Employment Pass under employer OCBC

Hi, I am a citizen of India and need an EP to work in Singapore. Infosys made me an offer but could not get an EP. Next Cognizant failed to get an EP. Now Comtel solution is trying to get an EP. Client is OCBC. All in, for 3 months OCBC has asked company after company to get me an EP but all have failed. Something wrong with me or [...]

Hindu family whose breadwinner has stroke facing HDB eviction on 31st October with default of $5919

Hindu family whose breadwinner has stroke facing HDB eviction on 31st October with default of $5919

Mr Rajah  will be celebrating Deepavali this year with his family of four but not in the usual giety as in previous years. The family will be watching the mail in the letter box anxiously in the weeks to come as they were served with a eviction notice on 20 September about a month before Deepavali after owing $5919 in total HDB rental (based [...]

Deepavali special: 33-year-old mum of three kids struggled with diabetes, sick husband and homelessness

Deepavali special: 33-year-old mum of three kids struggled with diabetes, sick husband and homelessness

I felt bad making Usha meet me at the Chinatown MRT station as her preferred choice is at the Bukit Merah Polyclinic where she did her dressing for her abscess wound due to her chronic diabetic condition. She ambled along to the spot where we are supposed to meet as her body is covered with at least ten abscesses - some as big as a small orange [...]

Fighting poverty through sharing and caring – a forum on ground-up charities on 26th October

Fighting poverty through sharing and caring – a forum on ground-up charities on 26th October

In the course of helping the poor and needy here, I discovered - much to my pleasant surprise - many ground-up charities going about alleviating the various multi-faceted needs of poverty through their own small but effective ways. Many are of course registered but not necessarily funded by the government, they look for funds privately through [...]

Singaporean made to pay $70,000 bond after failing aircraft engineering course with SIA EC

Singaporean made to pay $70,000 bond after failing aircraft engineering course with SIA EC

Dear Gilbert, I am Ms Tan, wife of Mr Ho and I am writing because I have found a waiver appeal letter you wrote previously to Mr Heng Swee Kiat to help Mr Zulkifli and his daughter who was made to pay her bond of $76,000 after MOE failed her practicum. We are now facing similar problems with my husband's ex-employer, SIA EC. He signed a [...]

Mass boycott of public transport on 20 October (Sunday)

Mass boycott of public transport on 20 October (Sunday)

We urge all Singaporeans aghast by the recent announcement of record-high increase in transport fare to boycott MRT and bus transport on 20th October (Sunday) in a civil protest against this move. The two transport monopolies will jack up transport fare by 7% wef December 28 representing close to 9 cents per trip for adult fare. DO NOT take the [...]

Commentary: Poverty a political tool used to win election?

Commentary: Poverty a political tool used to win election?

Poverty is a powerful tool used by those in power. A cycle of handing-out cash freebies is both addictive to the one receiving and the one providing. Do not get me wrong as I believe people in need of help need that moment to survive though and I am all supportive that they be given the help they need. On the other hand something is wrong when [...]

Young graduate bullied at workplace and forced to resign after 9 months

Young graduate bullied at workplace and forced to resign after 9 months

Dear Mr Gilbert, I have been unemployed for 9 months and have been reading your website for encouragement. I've finally worked up the courage to email you - I would like to receive a copy of your ebook if possible, and also join a support group. It can be very isolating and depressing. As a recent graduate, I was bullied at my first job and [...]

30-year-old single Singaporean struggling with his parents in our expensive city

30-year-old single Singaporean struggling with his parents in our expensive city

To Gilbert, Hi, My name is David Toh, I am a struggling middle-income 30-year-old man who lives with his retired parents with no siblings. I am writing to you today because I am quite worried about the cost of living in Singapore. My parents and I live in a fully paid 3-room HDB in Clementi. I am not a sandwich class yet but I am planning [...]

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