Tag: Kumaran Pillai

Youth and mid-career unemployment major concerns at alternative labour movement

By Kumaran Pillai In a forum organised by Transitioning.org, the alternative labour movement platform, eight speakers joined Mr Gilbert Goh in raising labour issues in...

Slash GST to 0%: former presidential candidate demands at Budget 2018 forum

Four civil society players came together yesterday, at a forum organised by The Independent and human rights NGO Maruah, to discuss their beliefs on what...

Old wine in new bottle solutions will not work anymore: Budget 2018 Forum panellists

Four civil society players came together yesterday to discuss their beliefs on what the nation's economic direction should be for the next year, ahead...

Happening today: Alternative Budget Forum 2018

Singapore has zero external debt and our approach to a balanced budget with each term of government is one of the hallmarks of our...

Chan Chun Sing and the language of politics

  By Kumaran Pillai   Democracy is a messy process the world over and strangely it can bring less than desirable personalities like President Trump into power....

TMG’s better mouse trap

  By Kumaran Pillai The Middle Ground (TMG), another social-political website in Singapore has announced that it plans on putting its shutters down after making a...

Inundated tracks reveal cracks in our transport system

By Kumaran Pillai Trains were disrupted for the umpteenth time this year, this time, for rain waters flooding the train tracks between Ang Mo Kio...

Cashless in Singapore

by Kumaran Pillai Temp staffs run out of cash a week before payday and employers need to advance salary so that they’ll have enough cash...

Train Delays, Commuters Khaw-Beh-Khaw-Boo

By Kumaran Pillai There was much ado about our transport system that it almost felt like we were watching reality TV yesterday. And it’s not...

$150,000 boost for Chiam See Tong Sports Foundation

The Chiam See Tong Sports Foundation has raised more than $150,000 at its inaugural fund-raising Charity Gala dinner held at the Fort Canning Hotel...