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Weekly Round Up: Week 49 (3 Dec – 7 Dec 2012)


3 Dec 2012

SMRT Foreign Bus Drivers Strike Protest Reported Sick Refused to work!

– Singapore Kopi Tok: The Strike and an Industrial Relations’ Awakening
– The Escape Plan: The Strike
– Prata Politics: Strike, and You’re Out!
– Singapore Recalcitrant: Is Desmond Kuek a responsible SMRT CEO?
– The Grand Moofti Speaks: Labor strikes in Singapore: another psychological barrier falls
– Bertha Harian : Foreign affairs
– Ravi Philemon: Bus strike exposes dilemma of contract workers
– Yawningbread: As bus drivers strike, government messaging goes into overdrive.
– Singapore Sojourn: All Aboard!
– Publichouse: Surely, we can’t be proud of MOM’s actions

Section 377A

– Sam’s Thoughts: 377A Challenged

Uniquely Singapore

– The Long and Winding Road: A dragon draws breath

A Vote for Change

– IPSCommons: Political Polarisation In the US And The Lessons For S’pore
– Sgpolitics.net: PAP conference offered Singaporeans little of value
– Publichouse: PH Exclusive: Tan Wah Piow – Exile with a cause
– Vincent Wijeysingha: “You can resign and go to SBS,” the SMRT drivers were told…

4 Dec 2012

SMRT Foreign Bus Drivers Strike Protest Reported Sick Refused to work!

– FOOD fuels me to talk: Zero tolerance? Not really!
– Peeks & Picks: Re: SMRT Strike – You can’t have it both ways
– Penggubalfikiran: Double standards
– flâneurose: SMRT Strike – Breaking the sacred chain of command
– The Void Decker: Zero tolerance, zero compassion
– Thoughts, Happiness, Design, Arts and Food!: Aftermath of SMRT Saga
– Political Writings: SMRT– And By Extension Singapore– On Steroids
– 白马非马 : 给我3倍5倍薪水,我也想辛酸…

National Conversation #oursgconv

– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor : NatCon: Dialogue in the Dark
– TOC: The National Conversation: expect awkwardness in bringing understanding

Daily Disclosure

– Singapolitics: Maid industry needs a cleanup

Housing

– TRS: UNFAIR HOME ACQUISITION BY THE SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT

A Vote for Change

– Yale Daily News: Singaporean opposition leaders challenge Yale-NUS

5 Dec 2012

SMRT Foreign Bus Drivers Strike Protest Reported Sick Refused to work!

– Transitional Eternity: The THICK line between convenience and exploitation
– My Little Corner: Result of over reliance of foreign workers
– Zit Seng’s Superwall: National Culture
– Musings From the Lion City: Deportation Own Goal
– Top of the Word: Why Bus Rides are Jerky in Singapore!
– Leong Sze Hian: A statistical analysis of the SMRT strike? – Balancing Growth, Foreigners & Meritocracy
– New Nation: No more dolphins at RWS starting next year

Daily Disclosure

– TRE: Hawker centre patrons harassed & coerced to return trays
– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor : S’pore: A great place to be born in
– Bertha Harian: Facts, views – and names – appreciated
– TOC: On Train announcements and Language Rights
– Today: Singapore can become that Greater Society

Infoblogamus

– Lester Chan: Buying Mobile Phones/Gadgets/Computers In SingaporeNew Post

A Vote for Change

– Sgpolitics.net: The PAP remains unchanged
– Prata Politics: SDP Chee Soon Juan Purposely Sabo Yale-NUS!
– TRE: SDP: Party officers attend series of international forums
– Singapore Short Stories: Tan Wu Meng and Lim Ke Xin: Singapore’s next MPs?

6 Dec 2012

SMRT Foreign Bus Drivers Strike Protest Reported Sick Refused to work!

– Blogging for Myself: Chinese workers no longer prefer Singapore
– Singapore Recalcitrant: The aftermath of the SMRT PRC bus drivers’ illegal strike
– In My Words: SMRT Strikeforce
– Berthan Harian: Military Might
– Diary of A Singaporean Mind: The fallacy of trading away workers’ rights for their economic benefits….
– New Mandala: Foreign workers strike, Singaporeans stare
– Yahoo: SMRT strike – it’s about employees, not nationalities

Daily Disclosure

– geekulture: SMRT Station Name Translation.. You’re Doing it WRONG!

National Conversation #oursgconv

– Thoughts, Happiness, Design, Arts and Food!: Who is the Top PSLE Scorer?

Uniquely Singapore

– Good Morning Yesterday: Koh Sek Lim Road, 1952

7 Dec 2012

SMRT Foreign Bus Drivers Strike Protest Reported Sick Refused to work!

– DUM FATA SINUNT, VIVITE LAETI: The China workers are rightly punished
– A Yummy Slice of Life: Furthering the case for nationalizing public transport
– Thoughts of a Cynical Investor: SMRT did not brief FT drivers on labour law?
– Prata Politics: Public Transport Fare Increasing!
– Chen Jiaxi Bernard 陈家喜 : An efficient and productive transport system, public and universal for all
– My Singapore News: SMRT – A little revolution and 6 martyrs
– Blogging for Myself: Not paid, so climbed the crane
– Singapore Notes: No Easy Days
– Leong Sze Hian: Higher bus drivers’ wages = Higher fares?
– Limpeh Is Foreign Talent: Interview: A PRC Foreign Talent
– New Nation: SMRT to replace bus drivers with NSFs
– Sgpolitics.net: The propaganda campaign against the striking bus drivers
– BBC: Singapore urged to drop charges against strike drivers [Thanks Adrian]

Housing

– Property Soul: Property cooling measures – any more to come?

Daily Disclosure

– Everything Also Complain: Kallang literally means ‘colder’ in Chinese
– Sgpolitics.net: The issue of active aging in Singapore

Uniquely Singapore

– POSKOD: An Oddly-placed Cemetery
– The Long and Winding Road: Royston Tan’s Old Romances《老情人》

We are against capital punishment

– Yahoo: Boy’s murder sparks death penalty debate in Taiwan


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