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Monday December 9th 2019

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Sandwiched-generation Singaporean driving Grab and struggled with high healthcare cost

Sandwiched-generation Singaporean driving Grab and struggled with high healthcare cost

Hi Gilbert I am your typical sandwiched generation staying in a 4-room HDB flat with elder parents and  my wife is pregnant with our third child. I gave up my full-time job about two years ago [...]

Singaporean studied Phd overseas because NUS rejected him based on age

Singaporean studied Phd overseas because NUS rejected him based on age

Hi Gilbert I am a Singaporean who is now a matured student in the University of Toronto. I am not an economics student though I maintain keen interest in economics. I think you are doing a [...]

Singaporean unhappy with eventual replacement by a Indian national at sub-con company

Singaporean unhappy with eventual replacement by a Indian national at sub-con company

Hi Gilbert This morning I received a official copy of warning letter and my company has requested that I sign. Due to incorrect facts stated on the warning letter, I refused to sign. The [...]

Woman struggling with mortgage arrears, ill health and son’s ITE bill

Woman struggling with mortgage arrears, ill health and son’s ITE bill

To Whom It May Concern, I have previously appealed through the West Coast GRC MP to obtain assistance from South West CDC but received no fruitful result. Hence I would like your purported [...]

Toy grenade prank discouraged during silent protest for presidential election

Toy grenade prank discouraged during silent protest for presidential election

Dear Sir/Mdm I refer to the article "Man admits placing toy grenade at MRT station exit to force Hong Lim Park protestors to leave" (Todayonline, 6 Sep 2019). As the organizer of the silent [...]

Singaporean living in Vietnam returning home for better education for his 2 sons

Singaporean living in Vietnam returning home for better education for his 2 sons

Thanks for allowing us to interview you online Desmond please describe abit about yourself e.g. personal particulars, educational qualification and work experience. Desmond: I am a polytechnic [...]

PMET struggling with ten months of unemployment and feeling lost

PMET struggling with ten months of unemployment and feeling lost

Hi Gilbert, I chanced visited your Transitioning.org website as I was searching for jobless-related articles. I hope to receive a copy of your free Ebook if possible. I have been jobless twice, [...]

45-year-old Singaporean migrated to Melbourne but thinking of returning home due to friends and family

45-year-old Singaporean migrated to Melbourne but thinking of returning home due to friends and family

Thanks for agreeing to be interviewed online Daniel, describe abit about yourself e.g. personal particulars, educational qualification, work experience, etc. Daniel: I am aged 45, graduated from [...]

Struggling Grab driver with 4 children gave away last $2.30 to beggars

Struggling Grab driver with 4 children gave away last $2.30 to beggars

I am going through similar situation. I'm with 4 children in school, one ailing 80-year-old mom-in-law, in the midst of a law suit against former employer (government agency), a diabetic with an [...]

Jobless PMET with 3 kids struggling with welfare of $100/month for 3 months

Jobless PMET with 3 kids struggling with welfare of $100/month for 3 months

Hi Gilbert, Thanks for the prompt reply. Attached is my resume for your better understanding. Some details about me:- I'm a Diploma holder in HRD and an ITC (Higher Nitec) in Electrical [...]

45-year-old Singaporean thinking of returning from Melbourne due to boredom

45-year-old Singaporean thinking of returning from Melbourne due to boredom

Greetings, Gilbert, The reason I am writing to you is because I am in a dilemma, I have been in Melbourne for the past 4 years and working in the computer repair line. I also come to know that [...]

Malay jobless man stressed after having only $60 in pocket

Malay jobless man stressed after having only $60 in pocket

Dear Sir, I am in dire straits now and genuinely need your help as I'm left with only $60 in my bank but still have 2 elderly parents to feed. We do not even know where our next meal will come [...]

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