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Foreigner getting mutiple job offers whereas Singaporeans remain jobless

Foreigner getting mutiple job offers whereas Singaporeans remain jobless

Hi, I am currently an S-Pass holder. I recently got a new job offer from this new employer. When my new employer applied for my employment pass, the HR was unable to move forward with the [...]

Recently-divorced man unhappy with ex-Malaysian army major who broke up his family

Recently-divorced man unhappy with ex-Malaysian army major who broke up his family

Each year, more than 7,000 divorces were filed with the Family Court and many are believed to involve extra-marital cases. In a fast-paced modern society like ours whereby there are ample [...]

Online interview on general election with a 53-year-old Malay married female voter

Online interview on general election with a 53-year-old Malay married female voter

Thanks Aisha for responding to our online questionaire on the forthcoming election can you tell us a little about your general profile eg gender, age, education, job title, salary range, marital [...]

Brownskin, racism and lesson learnt from Lebanon

Brownskin, racism and lesson learnt from Lebanon

Yet again another racial fracas popped up almost less than a month after the police spot-check allegation that they are targetting Malays at the MRT stations. Except for a stern police warning of [...]

Six methods used by PAP to stay in power forever

Six methods used by PAP to stay in power forever

There are several methods used by the PAP to stay in power forever:- 1. No estate upgrading for opposition wards The government has being using this upgrading fear to dissuade many voters from [...]

37-year-old PMET who earns $7500/month quits job on own accord to learn new skills

37-year-old PMET who earns $7500/month quits job on own accord to learn new skills

1. First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? A: My name is Adrian Li, 37 years old, married for 14 years [...]

Foreigner with PhD in engineering interviewed by A-Star and checking on salary

Foreigner with PhD in engineering interviewed by A-Star and checking on salary

Hi, I am based in Central Europe. I hold PhD degree in engineering and 6 years of post PhD experience including 3 years as a postdoc in a prestigious European institute and 3 years in a renowned [...]

Activism, barriers and behind-the-scene events of the 5000-strong 2013 PWP protest

Activism, barriers and behind-the-scene events of the 5000-strong 2013 PWP protest

There have being alot of media articles written lately on the issue of activism - mainly because of the explosive massive street protests occurring in Hong Kong during the past few [...]

Jobless PMET suffering from depression and seeking our help

Jobless PMET suffering from depression and seeking our help

Dear Gilbert, Hi, my name is Steven. I found your website on Reddit when looking for information/support for my depression. I really like what I’ve read and I think the services you can [...]

Scholar from Malaysia enquiring on PR scheme involving NS liability

Scholar from Malaysia enquiring on PR scheme involving NS liability

Hi everyone, I understand that Foreign Students are now able to apply for a Singapore PR under the new Foreign Student scheme: https://www.ica.gov.sg/apply/PR/apply_PR_who My only concern is [...]

Six voting scenario of the next coming general election 2019

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 but this occurrence is akin to the sun [...]

Malays the target of police spot-checks – is it true?

Malays the target of police spot-checks – is it true?

Truly, I have not being spot-check before by any police patrol in my whole life and wouldn't know how the experience is like but it must feel degrading and embarrassing. As most police patrol [...]

Single mum with 3-month-old baby living in shelter seeking help for deposit for rental flat

Single mum with 3-month-old baby living in shelter seeking help for deposit for rental flat

Hi Gilbert I am Darshini a single mom who stays in a shelter with my 3-month-old baby. I just received HDB letter to collect the key for my one-room rental flat but currently can't affort the [...]

SMRT Malay tech staff spot-checked 6 times within 6 months

SMRT Malay tech staff spot-checked 6 times within 6 months

Between Jan - July...can't remember how many times (spot-checked) in 6 months due to morning rushing to work. The latest is early this month at Tanah Merah MRT station but finally they let me off due [...]

Unemployed 42-year-old returning PMET seeking help

Unemployed 42-year-old returning PMET seeking help

Hi Gilbert, I'm 42, armed with only a private diploma in business admin. started my career and was blessed with good bosses who gave me opportunities. I work my way up the ranks and was posted [...]

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