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Thursday July 2nd 2015

‘My Daily Thought’ Archives

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 [...]

What Actually Is The Singaporean Dream?

What Actually Is The Singaporean Dream?

After hearing the Prime Minister's National Day Rally speech a few days ago, I couldn't help wondering what actually is our Singapore's dream and success story? Though the Prime Minister  has [...]

Why are schools so paranoid about our students’ hair cut?

Why are schools so paranoid about our students’ hair cut?

As everyone is still talking about the over-hyped mum who called the police when a teacher was too finger-itchy and snapped off the hair of a boy in a primary school, my concern is why are schools so [...]

Why do local employers kept talking down at our own local workers?

Why do local employers kept talking down at our own local workers?

I just don't get it... Why do local employers keep talking down on our own local workers? Besides being accused of laziness, local workers are also choosy, don't turn up for interviews and [...]

Singaporeans work longest hours in the world but least productive worldwide

Singaporeans work longest hours in the world but least productive worldwide

A woman PMET recently emailed me saying that she has tendered her resignation as a administrator after working for less than two months. She informed me that since day one of her job, she hardly [...]

Will Our Prime Minister Be Daring Enough To Slay Sacred Cows?

Will Our Prime Minister Be Daring Enough To Slay Sacred Cows?

I was heartened to hear that the Prime Minister is launching a review of major policies and that no stones will be left unturned  in a fresh bid to revive the ruling party's political [...]

7 Ways To Improve Population Growth

7 Ways To Improve Population Growth

Singaporeans continued  to be grabbled with Mr Lee Kuan Yew's threat of the country being overtaken by foreign new citizens in the future unless more of our population starts to marry and have [...]

Why Singaporeans are pissed off by Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s threat on population growth

Why Singaporeans are pissed off by Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s threat on population growth

As Singapore is still in a celebrative mood on our 47th National Day, ex-Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew threw in a dampener last Saturday as he spoke to his constituents at Tg Pagar GRC NDP dinner [...]

National Day Celebration: What is True Patriotism?

National Day Celebration: What is True Patriotism?

I was asked several times by friends back home whether I will spend National Day in Singapore  and felt slightly guilty that I am still away in Sydney during this period. Yet the question to ask [...]

Recent cabinet reshuffle – is it enough to save Singapore?

Recent cabinet reshuffle – is it enough to save Singapore?

I was surprised that the cabinet reshuffling came so early after a earlier  massive reorganisation immediately after the disastrous General Election last year. After the general election, three [...]

Are our PMETs overworked and have nowhere to destress and relax in Singapore?

Are our PMETs overworked and have nowhere to destress and relax in Singapore?

Having the occasional opportunity to take off and stay abroad for a few weeks annually  during the past few years, many friends have marvelled at my distinct priviledge - something that is not [...]

Are our civil servants overly paid compared to the private sector?

Are our civil servants overly paid compared to the private sector?

I joined Mindef immediately after my ROD in 1982 - my starting pay was $720 then and it meant  the world to me. I later found out that many of my peers who joined  the private sector started [...]

Why Singaporeans Are Pissed Off By Our Prime Minister’s Comment on Social Integration With New Citizens

Why Singaporeans Are Pissed Off By Our Prime Minister’s Comment on Social Integration With New Citizens

I was not surprised that netizens took strongly to what our Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsein Loong has  mentioned on the new cracks between newly-converted citizens and native ones.  A check with the [...]

Singaporean PMETs hired not due to meritocracy but to make up for the employment quota!

Singaporean PMETs hired not due to meritocracy but to make up for the employment quota!

Transitioning is priviledged recently to assist  several local employers out to hire our local jobless PMETs. Unfortunately, I have met some who told me point-blankly that they don't hire our [...]

Lack of skilled supervisors reason for Bugis MRT extension line tragic accident?

Lack of skilled supervisors reason for Bugis MRT extension line tragic accident?

Like many Singaporeans,  I was saddened by news of two PRC Chinese workers  tragically killed in the MRT construction site at Bugis on Thursday. Even our Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has [...]

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