July 01, 2008
Simon Tay said:
I like to point out a mis-representation of the hike in electricity tariff chart in SPServices news release, the chart is yet again plotted using oil price versus electrical tariff at misleading scale.
Recommended by simontay78: "This post is important as the news released by SPServices gives people in Singapore a false sense of security using a misrepresented chart to shows the movement of electricity. It's plain illegal, for those who thinks the electricity tariff did not move much...READ THIS AND WEEP! Start saving ELECTRICITY NOW!! Or pay the price later!"
June 14, 2007
Simply Me said:
Here’s to Starhub: It’s bad that your offers are consistently targeting new customers and ignoring the current ones. Now that you are going to lock all your customer with the new fee hike, there could jolly well be a backlash. Of course, it would have been calculated risk on your part, but Singaporeans are getting less forgiving nowadays.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Starhub is insisting that all its current contracted subscribers get locked into their new fees and it seems like the consumers are getting nowhere to retaining their current fees."
April 13, 2007
Insane Polygons said:
I don’t want to hear anymore about your justifications and rationalisations. Obviously you guys have no intention of listening to any of the people, so why should we the people listen to you. As someone once said, this has ceased to be a conversation. You tells us what you want and you go ahead and do it whether we the people like it or not. So what’s there to say. So shut the fuck up and enjoy your riches. Just don’t tell me you are doing this for my own good or for the good of the country.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Sums up perfectly how we all feel about this whole ministers' salary increase saga - the incessant propaganda from the various gahmen controlled media, the total disregard for how the people feels, the complete disconnect from the non-elites, the wayang Parliamentary 'debate' when it should just be an announcement since they are not going to change anything no matter what anyone says."
April 06, 2007
But critics say that the prosperity and security enjoyed by Singaporeans are not that different from other Asian first-world economies such as Japan, Korea and Taiwan, where government ministers do not command such high salaries.
Finland, for instance, beat Singapore in the WEF and Transparency International polls -- as second-most competitive and most corruption-free country -- but its Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen earns about a sixth of Lee's estimated salary.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "International press certainly don't take very well to our million-dollar-ministers raising their own salary."
February 12, 2007
News reported somewhere in november last year.. everyone are aware of the 2-point hike from 5% to 7% .. I saw in newspaper today.. the GST hike is also because to attract ...
Recommended by mince: "To learn more about the GST hike and reasons behind them. Benefiting or more of a hassle."
November 28, 2006
A week plus ago, I found out from aaron's blog that there was a close-door NUS fee-hike forum with several high ranking nus administration people and some leaders from various halls. I am very puzzled why this forum must be closed doors? Why so hush hush? Perhaps they are afraid of an early backlash they might get from the students?
Well, up till now, I have yet to receive any e-mail from NUSSU telling us about the outcome of the meeting. Talk about accountability.
Recommended by at82: "I read the suggestions from NUS student leaders with utmost interest. I suggest all NUS students read about their comments too."
October 28, 2006
SMRT Corporation reported a 13 per cent year-on-year rise in net profit to $31.5 million for the second quarter ended September 2006, helped by increased ridership on MRT lines and rental of retail space at refurbished stations. ...
Helped by lower staff and electricity costs, operating profit for this segment rose 24.5 per cent to $29.3 million.
Recommended by at82: "I thought the justifications SMRT gave for fare hikes in Oct is that its profits are falling and costs are raising?"
August 27, 2006
Goh Meng Seng said:
Recently, Workers' Party issued a National Day message which touches on the upcoming public transport fare hike. Few days later, Comfort Delgro come up with a press statement of rebuttals.I was not really paying attention to this little piece of information until I read the Chinese version on Zao Bao today. The headline is really catchy, accusing Workers' Party of "confusing" the public.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Judge for yourself on who is right."