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People with disabilities facing challenges in our modern economy People with disabilities facing challenges in our »

Dear Gilbert, I came across your website while doing some research about [...]


Post-labour day forum on Income Inequality – 30 May (Sat) from 2.30pm to 5pm Post-labour day forum on Income Inequality – 30 »

Dear Singaporeans, We are presenting a post-labour day forum on the topic - [...]


Fake Talent: Senior IT foreign manager unsure about difference between LAN and WAN Fake Talent: Senior IT foreign manager unsure about »

Dear Returning Singapore, I am glad you really gave local applicants fair [...]


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Rising Popularity of Socio-political Sites Feared by the »

Rising Popularity of Socio-political Sites Feared by the Authorities

This article first appeared here on 11 Oct 2010. Written by: Gilbert Goh Netizens are abuzz with the latest saga arising from the recent  The New [Read More]


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Ten Reasons Why You Must Attend Our Labour day’s Protest Ten Reasons Why You Must Attend Our Labour day’s »

Ten reasons why you should attend the [...]


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Filipina EP holder with Indian wife S-Pass holder on combined income of $8500/month enquiring on PR rejection

Filipina EP holder with Indian wife S-Pass holder on combined income of $8500/month enquiring on PR rejection

Hi I am a Filipina EP holder working in Singapore as purchasing manager salary SGD$4800.00/ married to Indian guy who is S-PASS operation manager salary SGD$4000.00/ both working in Singapore for almost 8 years. We have 1 child who is currently in Singapore. We just got our rejection letter for PR yesterday. after 3 months and 10 days. It is [...]

Australian passport holders stucked in Changi Airport due to middle name fiasco

Australian passport holders stucked in Changi Airport due to middle name fiasco

I like to share my horrible experience with one customer service counter in Terminal One Premium Check in Suite. We are Australian passport holders. We booked our tickets from Singapore to Xiamen through Bravofly web site(http://www.bravofly.com.au/), it only allowed First name and Last name to be entered. We were told at Singapore Airport [...]

15-year-old student seeking assistance for mum and frustrated with inflexibility of Comcare policies

15-year-old student seeking assistance for mum and frustrated with inflexibility of Comcare policies

Dear Mr Lye (PAP branch), I refer to our brief conversation last Sunday during your house visit which you asked to be emailed  again concerning our 2 unresolved issues. On the SSO side, I would like to inform you of the inflexibility and rudeness of their staff who always never fail to blame government policies for their failure to help [...]

Divorcee lamented at inability to buy BTO flat and money stucked with funds ran by senior ex-civil servant

Divorcee lamented at inability to buy BTO flat and money stucked with funds ran by senior ex-civil servant

Dear Sir/Mdm, Thank you for your response. I am now at my wits end and hope you can kindly help to highlight my difficulties as I've already seen my WP MP many times but suspect that the PAP government is deliberately ignoring his appeals. I am a divorcee who is presently renting a flat in the open market as HDB has disallowed my BTO  [...]

Caucasian expat agrees with hiring Singaporeans first and that PAP should be overthrown for it’s pro-foreigner policies

Caucasian expat agrees with hiring Singaporeans first and that PAP should be overthrown for it’s pro-foreigner policies

I have lived and worked in Singapore for more than 5 years and have visited the country for more than ten years; but I agree with the local Singaporeans (I am a Caucasian). I feel the PAP is doing a great disservice to the local Singaporeans. Why? Because I have 25 years of work experience in IT and in my last few roles here (all of them [...]

Retrenched NUS graduate advice to Singaporeans: “Leave Singapore”

Retrenched NUS graduate advice to Singaporeans: “Leave Singapore”

Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? Philip: I am an NUS graduate and have been an IT engineer/consultant/PM for about 15 years. After a 10-year career with a large MNC, I was retrenched and have not been able to return to my trade for [...]

Wife seeking help for IT husband who was retrenched by HP filled with Indian professionals graduated from shop-house engineering colleges

Wife seeking help for IT husband who was retrenched by HP filled with Indian professionals graduated from shop-house engineering colleges

Dear Gilbert, I am writing to you for help. My husband is 40 years old and was recently retrenched 3 months ago. He was working for HP which has a influx of Indian IT professionals. Most of them with their unaccredited degree were earning double of what he was earning. These are people with engineering degree doing IT jobs. We are [...]

35-year-old Singaporean appealing for assistance to HDB for 3-room BTO flat to no avail

35-year-old Singaporean appealing for assistance to HDB for 3-room BTO flat to no avail

To: chairman@mailbox.hdb.gov.sg Dear Sir/Madam, I’m writing to you this email in the hope of getting a flat for my family. My wife and I are currently staying in a HDB rental flat. We have been coming down to HDB couple of times to talk to your officers with regard to our situation. Every time, our appeal is being turn down. We [...]

Mother fighting hard for son’s CPF lapsed contribution from government bodies but to no avail

Mother fighting hard for son’s CPF lapsed contribution from government bodies but to no avail

Dear Mr Goh, Thank you for your much needed response. I am currently in distress trying to get  my son's CPF issue resolved at numerous PAP McPherson MPS but all I received from the activists so far were only scorn and disdain towards my requests (branch secretary Rosemary, PBM, JP & another grassroots by the name of Chua) with the MP [...]

Singaporean complained of difficulty getting Pioneer Generation card for his mother and other assistance

Singaporean complained of difficulty getting Pioneer Generation card for his mother and other assistance

Dear Ms Hamzah, MCI I am writing to you as I am experiencing difficulties in communicating with your colleagues on the grant of my elderly mother's "PGP Card". The law clearly states that even though my mother only obtained her citizenship after 1987 following a decade of appeals, she nevertheless still qualifies for the card as she has been [...]

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