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Mother fighting hard for son’s CPF lapsed contribution from government bodies but to no avail

Mother fighting hard for son’s CPF lapsed contribution from government bodies but to no avail

Dear Mr Goh, Thank you for your much needed response. I am currently in distress trying to get  my son's CPF issue resolved at numerous PAP McPherson MPS but all I received from the activists [...]

3rd labour day protest on 1st May at 4pm in Hong Lim Park – workers’ rights are human rights

3rd labour day protest on 1st May at 4pm in Hong Lim Park – workers’ rights are human rights

My fellow dear Singaporeans, We are gathering again on 1st May this year to celebrate our third labour day protest together as ONE voice and ONE people. Much has happened during this period - [...]

Singaporean complained of difficulty getting Pioneer Generation card for his mother and other assistance

Singaporean complained of difficulty getting Pioneer Generation card for his mother and other assistance

Dear Ms Hamzah, MCI I am writing to you as I am experiencing difficulties in communicating with your colleagues on the grant of my elderly mother's "PGP Card". The law clearly states that even [...]

Struggling Singaporean woman in her 50s begged for food at foodstall in Boon Lay after CDC rejects assistance

Struggling Singaporean woman in her 50s begged for food at foodstall in Boon Lay after CDC rejects assistance

To PA_QSM@pa.gov.sg CC reach@reach.gov.sg Daniel_Foo@pa.gov.sg Goh Gilbert To Whom It May Concern, I have previously appealed through the West Coast GRC MP to obtain assistance from South West [...]

Jobless married PMET sees no future here and ambivalent about switching field

Jobless married PMET sees no future here and ambivalent about switching field

Hi Gilbert, Sorry to bother you. I need  support as I’m feeling really down right now. I am Singaporean, in my mid thirties,  a graduate and jobless for several months. I left my last [...]

Returning Singaporean in his 50s, retrenched and frustrated with our inept labour law

Returning Singaporean in his 50s, retrenched and frustrated with our inept labour law

Dear Gilbert, I am a above-50-years-old unemployed PMET, spent 12 years of my life working overseas and recently came back to Singapore. In 2013, I was made redundant due to M&A and was laid [...]

Jobless homeless lady PMET living in $25/day hostel and feeling despondent

Jobless homeless lady PMET living in $25/day hostel and feeling despondent

Hi Gilbert, I got your contact info from Zarina, who said that you might be able to help me get a job and/or help me financially as well. I'm a freelance editor who's been out of work for a [...]

33-year-old returning Singaporean replaced by FT while working in a bar for $2800 for few months

33-year-old returning Singaporean replaced by FT while working in a bar for $2800 for few months

Dear Gilbert, This is the first time I am writing to you. I just got back from Vietnam in January and have been looking for a job in F&B line as I have been in this line for more than 12 [...]

Jobless father with masters degree requesting for financial assistance for sick baby girl requiring surgery

Jobless father with masters degree requesting for financial assistance for sick baby girl requiring surgery

Dear Gilbert, My name is Sam and perhaps you can remember me from our short meeting a few years ago. We had a discussion over a meal  when I was still the Head of Sales and Marketing in the [...]

Father resorts to crowdfunding for daughter’s debts of $69,000 owed to MOE for failing teaching course

Father resorts to crowdfunding for daughter’s debts of $69,000 owed to MOE for failing teaching course

Dear Friends, Our whole family was delighted that our second daughter got through the teaching interview. She was an exemplary student in school and her strongest characteristic is that, she does [...]

33-year-old local Indian with masters degree jobless for 6 months and applied for 500 job vacancies without avail

33-year-old local Indian with masters degree jobless for 6 months and applied for 500 job vacancies without avail

Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? Bala: 33 year old Male -  born Singaporean. [...]

Ten differences between Lee Kuan Yew and Lee Hsien Loong’s leadership styles as Prime Minister

Ten differences between Lee Kuan Yew and Lee Hsien Loong’s leadership styles as Prime Minister

Ten differences between Lee Kuan Yew and Lee Hsien Loong's leadership style as Prime Ministers:- 1. Authoritative - its obvious that senior Lee carries more weight and authority than the son when [...]

No Singapore Without Mr Lee Kuan Yew?

No Singapore Without Mr Lee Kuan Yew?

  NB: This article was written in August 2012. According to the PMO, Mr Lee Kuan Yew remains in critical condition in hospital and there was a hoax PMO website which reported that he has [...]

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 [...]

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