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Morning Digest, Aug 15

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‘Wah this one actual big fish’ — Netizens say upon seeing Harpreet Singh join Workers’ Party walkabout at Marine Parade


Photo: FB screengrab/Nathaniel Koh

SINGAPORE: There appears to be a significant addition to the Workers’ Party, judging from photos on Facebook from Mr Nathaniel Koh of a walkabout last weekend at Marine Parade.

Mr Koh, who had been part of the WP slate at Marine Parade GRC in the General Election of 2020, wrote that Team Marine Blue visited residents of Terang Bulan Ave in the Joo Chiat division.

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“Two packets of mutton briyani at $38, still charge $1.90 for packing”: Customer shocked over price of food


Image: FB screengrab / COMPLAINT SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE: An online user recently took to a complaint forum to share her shock over the cost of food at a restaurant as well as the extra charge for packing.

“Briyani so expensive at Apollo Banana Leaf!” an online user shared on the Complaint Singapore Facebook group on Friday (Aug 11). “Two packets of mutton briyani at S$38.” The woman then shared, “Still charge S$1,90 for packing.”

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Jamus Lim: Concern over smaller, more expensive flats is the underlying context for why Ridout Road outcry


Photo: FB screengrab/Jamus LIm

SINGAPORE: Workers’ Party MP Jamus Lim wrote in a Sunday (Aug 13) Facebook post that he believes the recent outcry over Ridout Road is due to Singaporeans’ housing concerns. Flats have gotten smaller and more expensive, and even people who own their houses are afraid their children may be unable to afford them.

Many Singaporeans have spoken to the WP team about this issue repeatedly, and the issue of accessible and affordable housing was discussed at length in Parliament early this year.

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Opposition members breaking barriers to support unifying figures in presidential election


Photo: Facebook screengrab / SGrealissues

SINGAPORE — Political parties typically do not actively campaign for a specific candidate in a presidential election, as it differs significantly from a general election. However, party members are not prohibited from endorsing or supporting any potential presidential hopeful in their personal capacity.

In the campaign guidelines released by the Elections Department, it is stated that; ‘The President should remain above the political fray. It is not his role to support or oppose the Government of the day or to advance his own agenda or policies.’

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Coffee cup test for interviews, those that fail won’t get hired




Former CEO Trent Innes says that he uses the coffee cup test to hire employees and it is fail-safe. He says it is the best way to vet people rather than just wading through a thick pile of resumes and trying to determine who makes the grade.

He says that anyone who fails his coffee cup test would automatically be blacklisted. Trent has worked at Xero Australia but left in September 2021 and shares his little trick for hiring people on the business podcast show, The Venture.

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