Enhancing the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) for Lift & Escalator Sector? YES!

Ng Chee Meng, NTUC Secretary General

“From thirty storeys if you fall, I think your body will be smashed right…” This was what lift technician Mohammad Hazri previously shared in TV series, On the Red Dot. Today, there are an estimated 70,000 lifts and 7,000 escalators in Singapore. To keep our lifts and escalators functioning smoothly, technicians like Mohammad Hazri often […]

The Online Citizen (TOC) refuses to apologise for misleading the public

The Online Citizen (TOC) has refused to apologise for the controversy caused by their video of the incident involving the elderly woman and the Singapore Police Force (SPF). TOC claims that they have been “appropriate and fair” when interviewing the elderly woman. The elderly woman’s son had sent a legal letter to TOC on 7 […]

Dr Tan See Leng responds to PSP Leong Mun Wai’s CECA concerns with facts and reasons

Dr Tan See Leng responds to PSP Leong Mun Wai's CECA concerns with facts and reasons

Addressing the unhappiness surrounding the CECA, Dr Tan See Leng said the heart of the matter is how, we as a small country devoid of any natural resources remain open to global talent to create opportunities for Singaporeans, while managing the attendant social repercussions. Singapore has a good Singaporean talent pool, but our pool is […]

More Respect and Better Protection of Security Officers

“Aiya, always kena one la! Normal, don’t worry!” This was the cheery reply of a security officer whom I once witnessed being verbally abused by a tenant. The way he brushed it off as “normal” was really disturbing. This was just one case. Could you imagine the many other cases which were never highlighted simply […]

Malays in the Singapore army? They serve in the army, navy and air force.

Malays in the Singapore army? They serve in the army, navy and air force.

Someone issued a challenge and the challenge was quickly accepted. 😄 The first Malay to attain the rank of Brigadier-General is Ishak Bin Ismail. He was Parade Commander in 1997. BG Ishak’s career in the army spanned almost 30 years from December 1981 to March 2011. His LinkedIn profile said he served extensively in training […]

Burnt out while working from home? You are not alone.

man feeling burnt out

It would not be an understatement when we say the past year was not easy for most people. The impact of COVID-19 sweeping through the globe has certainly had an impact on the economy. This economic uncertainty coupled with the ever-changing safe management measures, has left workers struggling to cope.  With remote working foisted upon […]

Think you encounter a racist incident? Make a police report.

Encounter a racist incident? Make a police report!

This is how racism looks like, making disparaging remarks like “Malay, is it? Okay, no wonder”. A woman, Tan Beow Hiong, 57, is charged with one count of public nuisance and two counts of knowingly committing an act that is prejudicial to the maintenance of harmony between different religious or racial groups and disturbs or […]

Sengkang GRC resident rolls up his sleeve and turns neighbourhood cleaner

Sengkang GRC resident rolls up his sleeve and turns neighbourhood cleaner

With no cleaners in sight and rubbish piling up for weeks, Sengkang resident Khairi Johari decided to roll up his sleeve and turn neighbourhood cleaner to clear the rubbish. “The estate is starting to look like a slum and I most certainly don’t call a slum my home,” he said. This rubbish has been sitting […]

The drama that piles up on Jamus and the rubbish at Sengkang

Workers Party Jamus Lim PR Stunt in Sengkang

It all began when a Sengkang GRC resident, frustrated with the appalling state of cleanliness in her estate, posted photos and asked what happened to the estate. Others followed with more photos. The story was soon picked up by a Facebook page called Gong Simi Singapore which asked if the Sengkang Town Council was sleeping. […]

Almost $17 billion in interest credited to members’ CPF accounts in 2020

Almost $17 billion in interest credited to members' CPF accounts in 2020

Last year, a total of $16.9 billion in interest earned was credited into members’ CPF accounts. The upward trend to voluntarily top-up CPF accounts continues Ever since people discovered that CPF is really a great way to build up their retirement funds through its attractive interest rates, there has been a upward trend to top-up […]