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Sunday April 20th 2014

‘My Daily Thought’ Archives

Punggol East by-election: Strengths, weaknesses and future of PAP and WP

Punggol East by-election: Strengths, weaknesses and future of PAP and WP

Singaporeans are still ravishing in the fact that they can soon  flock to packed charged-up stadiums again  to hear their favourite political parties pump them up during  the forthcoming Punggol East by-election on 26 January. Many have [...]

Which party will win the Punggol East by-election?

Which party will win the Punggol East by-election?

I took a cab ride  last week to my  appointment and the driver was chatty on the Punggol East by-election - he told me that the Workers' Party will win the Punggol East by-election even though it is a five-cornered battle! I told him that even [...]

Five Important Lessons to Learn from the AIM Fall-out

Five Important Lessons to Learn from the AIM Fall-out

As the dust settled for the AIM mishap and many Singaporeans trying their  best  to celebrate the first week of the new year amidst the gloom of an impending recession, I have pen five important lessons to learn from the AIM incident. 1. Never [...]

Is there any other better way to engage the blogging community besides suing Alex Au?

Is there any other better way to engage the blogging community besides suing Alex Au?

I have read through Alex Au's blog posts and felt uncomfortable  as some of the allegations were truly hard-hitting and bordered on defamatory. However, I disagreed with the latest Prime Minister's defamatory suit against him. The [...]

Workers’ Party Yaw and PAP’s Palmer – Who is the Better Culprit?

Workers’ Party Yaw and PAP’s Palmer – Who is the Better Culprit?

The year 2012 opened with a bang when Workers' Party Yaw Shin Leong fled from the country and his constituents at Hougang as news of his marital infidelity appeared on TRE - a online socio-political blog. Michael Palmer now ended the year  the [...]

The Michael Palmer scandal – politics and sex don’t mix well

The Michael Palmer scandal – politics and sex don’t mix well

Just when everyone is trying to enjoy some festive peace during the year-end season, PAP drops a bombshell and announced that Mr Michael Palmer, MP for Punggol East SMC has resigned due to a sex scandal. Michael Palmer must have been the first [...]

Boycott our ineffective NTUC union – cancel your membership fees now!

Boycott our ineffective NTUC union – cancel your membership fees now!

Transitioning is starting a campaign to boycott our ineffective NTUC union and asking our readers who are NTUC members to cancel their membership with immediate effect. The monthly membership fee is $9 a month from Jan-Nov and the December [...]

Aftermath of PRC Chinese SMRT Strike – Who is to be Blamed?

Aftermath of PRC Chinese SMRT Strike – Who is to be Blamed?

Latest: 5th PRC Chinese driver charged  sentenced to 6 weeks' jail. As the dust settled for the first illegal  industrial strike here   in 26 years - ironically conducted by foreign workers - Singaporeans are left wondering if there will be [...]

Will you put your ailing mum in a nursing home?

Will you put your ailing mum in a nursing home?

orange grove changi I walked past the old building of Orange Grove Nursing Home off Loyang Avenue amidst a darkening sky that threatened to rain. I went there with a heavy heart as I knew that mum does not like us to place her in a nursing [...]

5 Lessons to Learn from the PRC Chinese SMRT Strike

5 Lessons to Learn from the PRC Chinese SMRT Strike

Latest: Police has arrested four PRC Chinese drivers for illegal strike. In the midst of a unusually rainy wet festive November  month, Singapore was hit with a bombshell when 170 PRC Chinese bus captains conducted an illegal strike two days [...]

PRC Chinese SMRT Strike: Tweak tripartite movement to be more representative of workers

PRC Chinese SMRT Strike: Tweak tripartite movement to be more representative of workers

  IT IS disturbing to know that foreign workers on work permits here took the law into their own hands ("102 SMRT bus drivers protest against pay"; yesterday). One also wonders whether they have a proper channel to seek redress when they [...]

Our unkind and ungracious society – be the change you want to see

Our unkind and ungracious society – be the change you want to see

I was passing by Dolby Gaut MRT station last  Sunday enroute to church when I saw rows of placard of daffodils lining up the patch of grass. On the placards are the words "World Kindness Day" - an event  to be held on 13 November. Frankly [...]

My online forum letter on Straits Times: “Don’t stop fine-tuning work passes to protect local jobs.”

My online forum letter on Straits Times: “Don’t stop fine-tuning work passes to protect local jobs.”

  I APPLAUD the Government's move to reduce the inflow of S-Pass work permit holders ("Govt may curb inflow of S-Pass holders"; last Friday). Currently, a company can hire an S-pass permit holder if it can pay the foreign worker at least [...]

3 Favourite Topics of Singaporeans – making money, selling property and migration

3 Favourite Topics of Singaporeans – making money, selling property and migration

I have been meeting up with my friends since I returned from Sydney for the past few weeks. Three topics normally dominated our conversations: making enough money to survive, how to benefit from the ridiculous  red-hot property market and [...]

Lady jobless PMET who earned $7000/month now severely depressed and lost will to live on

Lady jobless PMET who earned $7000/month now severely depressed and lost will to live on

Jody floated in again a few days ago for her second appointment with me at my office. She has seen me last week for her first session. Casual in tees and jeans, she could be mistaken for a 30-year-old  when she is actually now  in her [...]

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