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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 [...]

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 [...]

Second-year undergraduate on internship laments about foreign worker policy

Second-year undergraduate on internship laments about foreign worker policy

Dear Gilbert, I thought I’d share something after I read an article about this polytechnic student facing a bleak situation at work owing to his two Filipino colleagues’ work ethics. At [...]

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 [...]

Jobless and single generation Y female PMET: “My aim is to achieve financial freedom…and get a PR as a backup plan.”

Jobless and single generation Y female PMET: “My aim is to achieve financial freedom…and get a PR as a backup plan.”

  Transitioning: Hi Irene, thanks for taking time to answer our online questionaire, being someone from the Generation Y age group,¬†¬†do you feel that opportunities are now somewhat muted as [...]

Polytechnic student on attachment with law firm frustrated by Filipino co-workers

Polytechnic student on attachment with law firm frustrated by Filipino co-workers

Dear Gilbert, I am writing to you to describe a depressing situation I am currently facing at work. I hope to share my experience as well as to see if you can offer me any advice. To [...]

Feedback on the 6-million population forum on 29 Dec: “Bring in quality foreigners and not to focus on certain nationalites.”

Feedback on the 6-million population forum on 29 Dec: “Bring in quality foreigners and not to focus on certain nationalites.”

Hi Gilbert, I  attended your forum on 6 million  population yesterday. It was well organized and very fruitful. I must congratulate you on this successful forum. However, I have heard from [...]

Jobless divorced PMET with masters degree: “I need help, I do feel suicidal at times…”

Jobless divorced PMET with masters degree: “I need help, I do feel suicidal at times…”

Hi Gilbert, I truly need help I am feeling suicidal at times. My life has been a challenge since the day I was born. I try to get pass through by trying to compare myself to the less [...]

Are our government aid agencies all useless and ineffective?

Are our government aid agencies all useless and ineffective?

Dear Gilbert I have been reading occasionally the posts on Transitioning and I stopped my work midway to write this email. It saddens me everytime I read articles of individuals being abused in [...]

Transitioning helps PMET made police report on harassment by ex-employer

Transitioning helps PMET made police report on harassment by ex-employer

Just as I was about to enjoy a fuss-free pre-Christmas period, in walk Gloria who greeted me politely with an intense handshake. My sixth sense told me that something is very wrong here as she [...]

Shameful: MOM could not help when PMET is bullied by lady boss in government body

Shameful: MOM could not help when PMET is bullied by lady boss in government body

Dear Gilbert, I am writing in to highlight a weakness in our labour system. There are a lot of people who think that just because the government supports people starting a family then the [...]

5 Reasons Why Workers’ Party May Not Win Punggol East By-Election

5 Reasons Why Workers’ Party May Not Win Punggol East By-Election

Some Singaporeans must be pinching themselves to find out if they are really voting again - not twice but three times. Many friends have told me that they could not believe having to vote twice [...]

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 [...]

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