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Tuesday May 26th 2015

‘My Daily Thought’ Archives

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 - [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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" - [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What I feared most in Singapore when I return home tomorrow

What I feared most in Singapore when I return home tomorrow

    I will be returning to Singapore tomorrow after staying away for almost 70 days and many friends have asked me what I miss most back home.   I told them its the local food plus of course [...]

Dishwasher job pays $3000/month – too good to be true or a publicity gimmick?

Dishwasher job pays $3000/month – too good to be true or a publicity gimmick?

 Restaurant chain Sakae Sushi has  recently mentioned  that it has received close to 300 applications for their dishwasher positions which pays a cool $3000 a month (source Yahoo [...]

Why I have to return home – even though I love Sydney

Why I have to return home – even though I love Sydney

Sydney Harbour Bridge Yahoo has recently uploaded an article on a 20-year-old Singaporean fleeing to London to escape our stifling environment as I am preparing to leave Sydney for Singapore in [...]

Should we use national service to convert foreigners into citizens?

Should we use national service to convert foreigners into citizens?

  I didn't expect the response to an article recently posted by a Burmese permanent resident to be so robust and fiery. We must have received close to 150 comments on the  two articles [...]

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