The Top 10 worse things done to S’poreans in 2017?

Marina Bay, Singapore – Photo: Leonid Yaitsky via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)Marina Bay, Singapore – Photo: Leonid Yaitsky via Flickr, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

The top 10 worse things that happened to Singaporeans in the last 10 days?

A friend suggested that I do a “Top 10” of the worse things that have been or continue to be done to Singaporeans, or the worse things that happened in 2017.

After looking at just the last 10 days  – I decided to change it to “The top 10 worse things that happened to Singaporeans in the last 10 days “?

So, here’s my selection:-

… Transport fares formula resulted in 5.4% reduction in fares for everybody, but -3.2% deferred to next year? (“MRT: You don’t care – why should I?“, Nov 3)

… Don’t ever come home for more than 140 days? (“MediShield Life: Don’t come home for over 140 days, or else?” Oct 27)

… Most powerful or worse passport? (“Most powerful passport: Most open immigration?” Oct 25)

… No jobs? (“IT sector: Highest jobs growth potential, but highest unemployment rate also?”, Nov 4)

… Less people get less help? (“GST Voucher: 730,000 less people get it?”, Nov 1)

… Record debts? (“Bank lending up: Record debts?”, Nov 1)

… Put more in CPF? (“CPF Tips: A “1-sided” story?“, Oct 29)

… More elderly have to work? (“Elderly women “expect to work” up 3 times?“, Oct 27)

… How much lower can graduates’ pay go? (“University graduates’ pay only $2,250?“, Nov 2)

… More unemployed? (“Unemployment rate down due to new PRs/citizens?”, Oct 27)

Leong Sze Hian

 

 

About the Author

Leong
Leong Sze Hian has served as president of 4 professional bodies, honorary consul of 2 countries, an alumnus of Harvard University, authored 4 books, quoted over 1500 times in the media , has been a radio talkshow host, a newspaper daily columnist, Wharton Fellow, SEACeM Fellow, columnist for theonlinecitizen and Malaysiakini, executive producer of Ilo Ilo (40 international awards), invited to speak more than 200 times in over 30 countries, CIFA advisory board member, founding advisor to the Financial Planning Associations of Indonesia and Brunei. He has 3 Masters, 2 Bachelors degrees and 13 professional  qualifications.