November 2008


The Singapore’s very own “Kangaroo with Judge’s Robe” T-Shirt saga is stated as the article below, as the heaviest fine ever for contempt of court.

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And here is the final ending saga for the trio end up in jail term as following:

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The heaviest fine for contempt of court is 15 days’ jail for John Tan (Lecturer of SIM? – if I remember correctly from previous article) and 1 week for the other 2 persons.

And in the above article also for Dow Jones, which does not have any plan to appeal for the similar ‘Contempt of Court’ and had ‘undoubtedly’ undermined public confidence in the administration of Justice in Singapore… Justice Tay said in article above.

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Be carefull… in Singapore, do NOT just wear any kind of T-Shirt or buy any similar cute T-Shirt without knowing the meaning behind it on what the producer/creator has in mind.

Wearing a T-Shirt with picture “Kangaroo with Judge’s Rope” passing through Orchard Rd. Suntec City. Bugis. City Hall area might be freely without any problem… but passing through Supreme Courts, Parliament, and any Government offices which are just around the corners in City Hall Singapore, might get you end up in Jail…

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As these three people did, perhaps they have the intention in their mind, but what if a group of Secondary/Primary students wearing such T-Shirts in their outing around the area, on which the T-Shirt designer has pictured “Kangaroo with Judge’s Rope” and these group of students go for excursion or any places around or in the building… will they get any jail sentence too?

The act of wearing and the intention might be biased, but what they think is always cant be an undenial truth… even it can be a controversial, but who will care as long as that does not concern ‘me’.

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Temasek which is considered the Singapore Inc. who owns most of local and foreign invested company in Singapore, and also Indonesia and Australia and Thailand, and China… you named it… has recently done the Pay Cut for their management.

Will this company’s subsidiary, “childrens”, and all company under it, will follow their parent suit? How much more people will suffer based on this suit…

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We’ll see the next few weeks or days probably on the news on what happening in Singapore.

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Singtel which is the only iPhone 3G provider in Singapore proudly introduce Mio package plans, and all its increase on the fix home phone line subscription by significant high value, and now they got their part bites.

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We’ll see how this Singtel, Government Link Company (GLC) and owned by Temasek and controllers of communications charges price in Singapore, will become on this suit.

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So this time Civil Servant in Singapore will get pay cut, including President, Prime Ministers and Ministers. I saw last night in Channel 5 News was a huge payment which I could not find that article in Channel NewsAsia but finally I found it in MyPaper website, which is belong to Singapore Press Holding – this is a different company then Mediacorp who owns TV Channels in Singapore including Channel NewsAsia, Channel 5 News and most of Radio channels.

Here is what I found as an impressive salary, and (one of) the highest in the world even compare to ‘peanuts’ that US President’s salary is.

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Singapore Salary for Civil Servants per annum:

President SGD 3.14 millions drop 19% pay cut.
Prime Minister SGD 3.04 millions drop 19% pay cut.
Ministers SGD 1.57 millions drop 18% pay cut.
Allowances for Members of Parliament SGD 190.000 drop 16% pay cut.

Those are what they call as PAY CUT on their salary!

And just the following below is what listed in TODAY paper, a newspaper belong to MediaCorp.

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If I properly read this article from TODAY paper, I didnt see any specific statement stated as clear as MyPaper when they informed about sensitive information.
[Correction] There is in the continued page… 🙂

When they proudly mentioned ‘they join the misery of people’ by doing the same pay cut, what they have in their ‘pay cut’ is equal to what we as decent people has in 10 years of salary – you see what I’m trying to say!

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After yesterday critics article and its comment, today some voices come up with one of the interesting one as following below, NTUC which is Singapore’s very owned Union which is supposed to be on workers’ side everytime there is a mis-fortunate happens.

Recently NTUC seems has forgotten where they put their teeth the last time they used it, and when they need it the most, they dont know where to find it anymore, till the mis-fortunate happens so hard and deep.

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The above even stated that NTUC is instead waiting for ‘real teeth’ to be planted by employers, which means the teeth which can only selectively bite certain food, with several prohibition to bite to avoid any further tooth-breaking or loosing.

Yes it is… NTUC is working behind the scenes… which we never know which scenes is considered they are working on, or we will never know at all, why we have to pay significant membership monthly?

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DBS (Development Bank of Singapore) and its subsidiary POSBank (Post Office Bank) is considered is central bank of Singapore, where their staffs are mainly concerned by NTUC (National Trade-Union Council), have forgotton to discuss or share with NTUC before layoffs their 900 staffs in Singapore and Hong Kong.

A big hard slap to NTUC as this article stated to put more teeth for NTUC, but to me it is more appropriate to say that NTUC seems forgot where they put their teeth the last time, after too very busy with luxurious resorts they have, big huge bonuses for they are considered Civil Servant, and their ‘absorption’ GST business from their supermarket and groceries chains in Singapore.

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This article even stated that the layoffs of DBS staffs shows a reflection of how powerless NTUC when it deals with management of a company, then what is that $8 membership payment for everymonth to be NTUC member? That doesn’t mean a job security or power in union member.

It’s a very interesting article of DBS and how low the public image against the DBS nowadays.

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