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Wednesday September 17th 2014

‘My Daily Thought’ Archives

Are Singaporeans too compliant for their own good?

Are Singaporeans too compliant for their own good?

I was really troubled this week  after speaking with a friend over lunch. He told me that he is the only Singaporean working in his GLC office – together with twenty other Indians. I was more saddened by the fact that the GLC company – [...]

“Why should I pay maintenance if I can’t even see my children at all?”

“Why should I pay maintenance if I can’t even see my children at all?”

Abdullah cut a forlorn figure at the family court as Andrew and I accompanied  him to the court chamber on a warm Tuesday afternoon. Andrew is the founder and ex chief editor of TOC. I decided to accompany him to the family court as he told me [...]

Parental Alienation – Worst Form of Child Abuse

Parental Alienation – Worst Form of Child Abuse

Father’s Day came and passed away hurriedly yesterday – it was like any other normal day unlike Mother’s Day which is celebrated more like a special occasion. My 17-year-old daughter as usual didn’t wish me Happy Father’s Day and I must [...]

Why 6,000 foetuses were aborted yearly by our married women in Singapore?

Why 6,000 foetuses were aborted yearly by our married women in Singapore?

 Transitioning.Org has recently received two saddening mails from our readers in the space of a day last week. One was sent by a pregnant Indian lady, Theresa (not her real name), who wanted to abort her first child due to financial distress. [...]

Consequences of Implementing Minimum Wage System In Singapore

Consequences of Implementing Minimum Wage System In Singapore

  This article first appeared here on 3 Oct 2010. Written By: Gilbert Goh Minister Without Portfolio, Mr Lim Swee Say, has thrown his weight against the implementation of the minimum wage system citing adverse consequences of  a rise in [...]

Top Sacred Cows for our PM to Consider Slaying

Top Sacred Cows for our PM to Consider Slaying

Written by: Gilbert Goh As our Prime Minister slew one sacred cow after another to hold on to power desperately after the recent watershed General Election, I have listed another few sacred cows for the PM to consider [...]

Should Our Prime Minister Step Down Also?

Should Our Prime Minister Step Down Also?

Singapore has been lately rocked  by  unprecedented happenings within the ruling party – first there were the resignations of two of our ex-PMs and now we knew that three ministers were retired in a massive cabinet shake out – Mr Wong Kan [...]

Insider thoughts of a election candidate

Insider thoughts of a election candidate

One week after the general election, I am still trying to recover from the intensity of the once-in-a-lifetime event. The sheer energy drain could only be felt when the final result was announced last weekend. This GE has  produced a momentous [...]

National Obsession With Tuition Bad For Our Country

National Obsession With Tuition Bad For Our Country

This article first appeared here on 28 Sep 2010. Written by: Gilbert Goh Much has been written about how   our young children suffer from too much tuition and enrichment lessons once they   reach  pre-primary school age. Almost 90% of our [...]

Rest in peace – David Goh

Rest in peace – David Goh

I had a tough two days' period  since  nomination day started on 27 April. I switched from euphoria to depression to despondence - all within the 48 hours' short time frame. The learning curve as a opposition political candidate was indeed [...]

3 years ago = sales manager $4000, now = dishwasher $6/hour

3 years ago = sales manager $4000, now = dishwasher $6/hour

Written by: Gilbert Goh I have met up with Kelvin thrice so far and am always  amazed at his survival instinct and determination to look at the bright side  of life despite the adverse odds that plagued him these past few years. Kelvin is [...]

Ban Permanent Residents From Buying HDB Resale Flats?

Ban Permanent Residents From Buying HDB Resale Flats?

I refer to the article "33, 000 is a hell of unsold flats" (ST 23 Mar).   Our National Development Minister Mr Mah Bow Tan probably has one of the toughest ministerial portfolio here in Singapore.   When housing prices dive, people who [...]

Are our young Singaporean voters politically apathetic?

Are our young Singaporean voters politically apathetic?

Written by: Gilbert Goh I chanced upon a New Paper’s  article on 29 Mar and was intrigued by the findings on a survey of 1, 000 young voters. The survey found that 2 out of 5 young Singaporeans – aged between 21 and 35 years old – will [...]

Social integration – Is It Happening Here Yet?

Social integration – Is It Happening Here Yet?

Almost one and a half month later, Minister Mentor Mr Lee Kuan Yew has finally apologized for the   offensive remarks he made on the sensitive topic of  social integration  of  Singaporean Muslims here. He has commented that his [...]

Financial Issues Top Cause of Our Divorces?

Financial Issues Top Cause of Our Divorces?

Written By: Gilbert Goh In a modern society like Singapore,  the focus on materialism, elitism, and financial rewards are  major factors that cause many families to break up. Financial issues remain the top cause of our sky high divorces [...]

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