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Friday March 27th 2015

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53-year-old suicidal jobless PMET recovered and starting afresh with a food store business after selling flat

53-year-old suicidal jobless PMET recovered and starting afresh with a food store business after selling flat

Hi Gilbert, Happy Chinese New Year! I am a supporter and admirer of your work.  I call you my Band of Botak Brothers - Gilbert, M Ravi and Wijeysingha.  Keep up the good work! I have lost [...]

Singaporean Indian working in India faces difficulties relocating back to Singapore

Singaporean Indian working in India faces difficulties relocating back to Singapore

Greetings Gilbert I am a Singaporean based in India for the last 17 years. My parents are old and I want to return to Singapore to take care of my aged parents, but have been unsuccessful in [...]

Muslim suicidal mother of two struggling with husband’s debts and feeling helpless

Muslim suicidal mother of two struggling with husband’s debts and feeling helpless

Hello Gilbert I hope you are well. I came across your FB posting on the man who attempted to jump at Bedok Blk 16. I decided to write to you, knowing the situation I went through recently and [...]

Seven Career Life Tips for My Third-Year Undergraduate Daughter

Seven Career Life Tips for My Third-Year Undergraduate Daughter

We have our fair share of enquiries from fresh graduates seeking career direction from us over the past few years. My own daughter is also a third-year overseas university student now and is [...]

Fresh NUS degree holder in psychology requesting for career coaching

Fresh NUS degree holder in psychology requesting for career coaching

Hi Gilbert, I am a NUS degree holder in Psychology. I wish to enter into the counselling field or career counselling field with no avail. so now i can only accept an admin job that comes by. I [...]

Ten Fundamental Flaws of 2015 Pre-election Goodies Budget

Ten Fundamental Flaws of 2015 Pre-election Goodies Budget

Ten fundamental flaws of 2015 pre-election goodies budget:- 1. GST rebates for the low-income and more for senior citizens aged above 55 A total of 1.4 million Singaporeans will benefit from [...]

Jobless 41-year-old diploma holder facing challenges in the job market due to contract work conditions

Jobless 41-year-old diploma holder facing challenges in the job market due to contract work conditions

Dear Mr Gilbert Thank you for taking time to read my email. I am 41 years old and completed my Diploma in Business Administration at Singapore Polytechnic in 2012. I have been doing [...]

38-year-old married engineer caught in a sandwiched generation and stucked in career progression

38-year-old married engineer caught in a sandwiched generation and stucked in career progression

Hi Gilbert, I'm working in ABC company as a Test Engineer for about 10 years but I'm more like a junior manager handling the test account without much experience in programming. Generally my [...]

Jobless permanent resident homeless after wife filed PPO against him and need to pay $2000/month maintenance

Jobless permanent resident homeless after wife filed PPO against him and need to pay $2000/month maintenance

Hi Gilbert, I am a father of 2 kids,  40 years old and I have been going through a bad marriage for the last 6 -7 years. Recently my wife got a PPO against me. I didn't commit any violence, [...]

Speech for 31st Jan – 4th PWP Protest

Speech for 31st Jan – 4th PWP Protest

Influx of foreigners - Speech for 31st Jan 4th PWP Protest Dear friends & fellow Singaporeans, Thank you for taking the time and effort in attending this event. I applaud the organizer [...]

Press release: Peaceful protest against 6.9 million Population white paper (2 years after) – 31st Jan 4pm to 7pm at speakers’ corner

Press release: Peaceful protest against 6.9 million Population white paper (2 years after) – 31st Jan 4pm to 7pm at speakers’ corner

Press release: Peaceful protest against 6.9 million Population white paper (2 years after) - 31st Jan 4pm to 7pm at speakers' corner Dear friends from the press, We will be holding our fourth [...]

38-year-old ex-civil servant used to earn $8500 now works in Cambodia for half the salary

38-year-old ex-civil servant used to earn $8500 now works in Cambodia for half the salary

Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? Linus: I am a 38-year-old Singaporean, currently [...]

Citizen complains to DPM Teo Chee Hean About Misgivings at NEA

Citizen complains to DPM Teo Chee Hean About Misgivings at NEA

From: Eddie tan <eddtan62@gmail.com> Date: 24 October 2014 3:31:14 pm SGT To: AGC@agc.gov.sg Cc: Teo_Chee_Hean@mha.gov.sg, Ronnie_Tay@nea.gov.sg Subject: Verbal Warning Not [...]

Unemployed computer science graduate shocked that job placed at government jobs bank went to a foreigner who is 30% cheaper

Unemployed computer science graduate shocked that job placed at government jobs bank went to a foreigner who is 30% cheaper

Hi Gilbert, First and foremost, thanks for making this platform available for people like us who have grievance  and no one is listening to us. I am a comp science degree graduate who is 6 months [...]

Citizen complaint to PM Lee regarding loopholes in CPIB

Citizen complaint to PM Lee regarding loopholes in CPIB

To: lee_hsien_loong@pmo.gov.sg Cc: Teo_Chee_Hean@mha.gov.sg, wong_hong_kuan@cpib.gov.sg, zaihan@sph.gov.sg Subject: Questionable Scenario In CPIB Dear PM Lee, I thank your Honour for looking [...]

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