Democratic Speaks


It is indeed a very very hillarious funny story on how Singapore Electricity Tariff is increase, as the reason of World Oil Price, and it is even more hillarious that the electricity generator in Singapore are mostly powered by NATURAL GAS instead of OIL!

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Read the above News Comment from Editor-at-Large who has just won the award on Editors “domain-world”, Mr. Conrad Raj, in his several contradictory-paragraphs above, you may find how hillarious Electricity Tariff in Singapore is. Here are some quoted paragraphs:

But as the new fuel prices was 38 percent higher then the previous quarter’s, SP (Singapore Power) was trying to tell us that it was passing on the entire increase in cost of the fuel oil.

Ironically! (the article said as what more egregious) was that the increase came at the time when a price of oil – on which the tariffs are based despite the fact that 80 percents of the electricity produced here comes from natural gas – was on its way down.

On the other paragraphs, the article stated that on the year end March 31 this year, Singapore Power’s revenue S$ 1.09 billions of S$ 5.45 billions, what more impressive is that, the company has been racking more then a billions dollars in net profit a year. Hilarious!

While Tuas Power which supply 25% of electricity consumed in Singapore, reported S$ 331 millions revenues of S$ 2.27 billions in year end March 31 this year also.

While for Senoko, country’s largest power supplier of 30% electricity in Singapore, posted revenues of S$ 2.49 billions, and their net revenues of S$ 130 millions in this year end of March.

And for Power Seraya’s another electricity contributor for consumption in Singapore, posted net profits of S$218 millions of this year March.

We’ll see what will happen in the next quarter, in the midst of oil pricing is going down, and whether we will get a good deal price or we will hear another answer of reason on why price is increase and another words whispering ‘we must save our electricity usage at home’ again…. you decide!

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This is what PR (Permanent Resident) has been boiled, grilled and treated in Singapore… and this is the maximum that PR can do to voice out their protest…

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PR is paying the taxes with much higher price-tag then local Singaporean citizens, as they have their other tax benefits and parenthood packages, much lower maid levy and so on the list is continue to grow….

PR is paying the same amount of CPF deductible fee from their salary every month to contribute to the Singapore Economy growth, and to pay for their own Citizen ‘Growth Dividends’, ‘SRS’ Shares, ‘ERS’ Shares, and so on the term they used to call it, is getting nicer sweeter, and politer but if you see all these terms are all still refer to one thing which they claimed ‘There is NO money politics in Singapore’.

PR still have to pay much higher and higher and higher school fees, child-care, health-care at the Polyclinics, Singapore Government General Hospitals, as their subsidies is getting lower and lower to PR, due to their Citizen claims that PR does NOT deserve the subsidies, PR only to contribute, BUT never receive anything in return.

If the GOVERNMENT does NOT to hand out freebies to PRs, tighten the requirement to become a PRs (as the last sentence in that article stated)… or they are taking advantage of what the society is complaining like those subsidies and so on, or perhaps there is NO complaint at all and create such a story with complaints… Will they have ever think to tighten the requirement and regulation to become a PR in Singapore, and sacrifice all the benefits that a PR can contribute to Singapore? Time will prove it someday…

What would have happened to Singapore if all PR surrender their PR-ship status and grab all their CPR monies out of Singapore with them, and leave out Singapore?

So now with all the above giving, charges, fees, no subsidies, higher payment contribution, and NOTHING receives back as ‘Growth Dividend’ back to PR, who actually OWNS this country red-dot called Singapore then? You answer – discretely off course!

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When Singtel increase the home phone fix line subscription by 10% so starts from January 2009 onward per fix line at home by Singtel which is 90% now in Singapore will have to pay S$110 per year in installment every quarter, Starhub comes in the picture by giving ‘carrots’ of free home fix line phone without any single cent have to pay… BUT.

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Singtel phone line tied to MioTV which means when you migrate and ported your number to Starhub for a free Voice-enabled cable modem and free home fix line phone without any subscription and incoming/outgoing charge, you still can’t have the cheaper (but rediculous channels) Cable TV through MioTV.. so far S$19.90 for 22 channels.

While in Starhub SCV Cable TV, the home fix line phone is free of charge, but their Cable TV is pretty much more expensive to have only at least charges at S$24 with additional several dollars more for the Digital setop box and additional dollars for High-Definition setop box.

This is what we have known as left-pocket money goes to the right-pocket money, and what local people citizen in Singapore will have to say? Let’s save money more by NOT watching Cable TV and less phone call to save money expenses.

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When SDP Leader Chee Soon Juan (the most anticipated leader from one Opposition party in Singapore) was in NTU Campus, several local press students for their local newspaper / bulletin-board news were involved and taking, editing, and placing several news for the printing.

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But when their long-waiting local internal newspaper published, there is none of those news about him published.. so these NTU Nanyang Technological University students run a protest in the infamous Hong Lim Park Speakers’ Corner, with just a little hope someone would listen to them in this place.

As these news failed to be published, while it has been edited, it just another way to say, that political influences has now already reached campus in Singapore, or perhaps even the governing political-party in Singapore has made an influence to stop the publication of this news. You think and read the fine-lines.

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The defamation suit which talking about suspect of corruption and the article about least corrupted country.

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And the list of corrupt country in the world.

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Here is where Singapore is positioned in the least corrupt country.

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After few weeks back, there was a concerns on Valet-Parking service in Holland Village Singapore, as they said people are NOT satisfied with this service to find the parking lots which is very difficult in that amenity.

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That valet-parking was stamped as ILLEGAL business and creating disturbance in the society in that Holland Village, and the conclusion is that the Valet-Parking private service needed to be stopped permanently, and left the two old-indian men who ran the service stranded as jobless again.

Today morning, I read in the newspaper, the article comes alive “SMOOTH PARKING in the VILLAGE” greeted by the red-polo t-shirt “PARKING MARSHALL” – a legalized valet-parking with a new face-lift opens for public service with a new different ‘meaning’ – guided driver to the nearer empty parking-lot.

A new legalized guiding valet-parking with the name ‘parking marshall’ has been introduced in the same area amenity called ‘Holland Village’ in Singapore.

Now the question will be, why don’t help the old ‘Valet-Parking’ service ran by the two indian old-men become legalized business and help them to grow their business? Instead of ‘killed them’ instantly and made a new face-lift legalized assistance ‘Guided Parking Marshall’?

Well, this is Singapore, everything must be made legalized under the law.

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When a word ‘Prostituting’ is a common word to be used in Social Culture Red-Light District of Singapore, but using this word to someone else might be considered as insulting, specially to a Singapore judge.

So here is what an American Citizen is getting:

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Remember, Singapore law will never see anybody, whoever he/she is, the law will still be enforced.

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