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Famous theatre-maker advocated for release of result after almost never getting his O level result due to owed school fees

Famous theatre-maker advocated for release of result after almost never getting his O level result due to owed school fees

IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW HAVE UNPAID SCHOOL FEES 1. I would consider myself as an average student when it comes to academic results. As a child all the way to my adolescent years, I ensure that I [...]

Reminiscence of a Singaporean growing up in underpriviledged condition

Reminiscence of a Singaporean growing up in underpriviledged condition

He's not wrong in some ways. My family was on the lower income side (around $2.5-2.8k I think, for a family of 4 - actually, five as I have a half brother) and aside from frequently missing [...]

Appeal for education minister to waive off unpaid school fees and return result slip to students

Appeal for education minister to waive off unpaid school fees and return result slip to students

(sent via email) Dear Mr Ong Ye Kung Minister for education 28 Nov 2019 Re: Withholding of examination result slip due to unpaid school fees Thanks for your efforts in ensuring that all [...]

Discrimination faced by a needy child on FAS scheme

Discrimination faced by a needy child on FAS scheme

A child with limited resources (a.k.a. poor/FAS kid) in a primary school will have her pride crumpled many times over through the 6 years of school. Looking left and right on the first day of [...]

Elderly Singaporean evicted by son after gifting away his flat

Elderly Singaporean evicted by son after gifting away his flat

Good day Sir, My name is Phillip, 59 years old today and only next year in July 2016, I will be 60 years old. I am appealing to you for advice/assistance view - I have approached [...]

Father chases out of HDB flat by only son in family’s dispute

Father chases out of HDB flat by only son in family’s dispute

Good day All, Please look at the picture and be honest about it. Would you just walk away? At that moment one could feel "murder" in one's hands. But I walked out quietly and [...]

Three new phenomenons which may affect the out come of the coming election

Three new phenomenons which may affect the out come of the coming election

There are several new phenomenons happening in the country right now which may influence the outcome of the coming general election - suspected to be held next month in December 2019:- 1.  Rise [...]

Hiring manager compares the difference between a foreigner and local worker

Hiring manager compares the difference between a foreigner and local worker

Hi Gilbert, Feel free to post or edit. I will start work next week so may not have that much time since I need to quickly assimilate into new workplace and new industry. Still hopeful for other [...]

Commentary: Why Singaporeans develop Stockholm syndrome when it comes to hiring foreigners

Commentary: Why Singaporeans develop Stockholm syndrome when it comes to hiring foreigners

Last year, MOM decided to cut the quota on Work Permits and S-Passes on foreigners. I have experienced and witnessed the emotional backlash when MOM decided not to renew these foreigners' work [...]

Wife worried for husband who is unemployed for three years after losing job to a foreigner

Wife worried for husband who is unemployed for three years after losing job to a foreigner

Hi Gilbert, I read the Hong Lim Park news and your support site for the unemployed. My husband has been unemployed for 3 years. He has been retrenched twice in the past. His job in a [...]

Jobless Singaporean with doctorate in education lost out two jobs to foreigners

Jobless Singaporean with doctorate in education lost out two jobs to foreigners

Greetings from Dr Chua. I would like to introduce myself. I was introduced to you by Caleb Loh, a close friend whom you helped during his distressful period of unemployment 6 years ago. Thank you [...]

Singaporean Tamil concerned about CECA and heavy influx of Indians from India

Singaporean Tamil concerned about CECA and heavy influx of Indians from India

Dear brother Gilbert, 1. The recent viral incident involving the security guard with a new citizen resident had inadvertently stirred emotion and agitation to a new level. With all this euphoria, [...]

Singaporean Tamil feel alienated by influx of Indians from India

Singaporean Tamil feel alienated by influx of Indians from India

Dear Gilbert, Thank you for hosting the above event; I got retrenched last year, my position was re-defined and given to foreign talent. After working 32 years in that company in a managerial [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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