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Re: General Election ...

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 29 Jul 2015 6:00 pm

I suppose it will if you work on a 5 day week. But poor sods like me who work a 5.5 day week will only get the half day off as it's a work day.

This is in accordance with Section 35 of the Parliamentary Elections Act, 2.

Companies that Polling Day should be treated in the same manner as any other public holiday, said the Ministry of Manpower.

All employees covered by the Employment Act are entitled to paid public holidays, including the public holiday on Polling Day.

If an employee is required to work on Polling Day, he is entitled to an extra day’s salary for the day’s work, or be given another day off.

Employees not required to work on that day are also entitled to one day off in lieu, or be given one day’s pay, as per other public holidays falling on a Saturday.


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Re: RE: Re: General Election ...

Postby ecureilx » Wed, 29 Jul 2015 6:42 pm

Addadude wrote:Well, in most Western countries this "slandering" of government bigshots is considered perfectly normal. (Just look at the kind of stuff Obama gets.) If the person doing the "slandering" is way off base, he will be pretty much laughed out of the building as his 'case' falls apart. There's no need to sue to protect your good name.


but in this country, those earning millions in salary to be a MP, Minister or PM - value their reputation- to be honest, see if the WP throws any wild accusations, or will they tolerate it ? :)

calugaruvaxile wrote:if i am the one who makes the rules (and can change them at will during play) i can beat you no matter what we play :mrgreen:


I may disagree a wee bit there

When the rule says, for example, don't punch a cop, if you decide to punch a cop, and then cry the rules are not in your favor ..

Same same but a bit different !

No comments :)

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Re: RE: Re: General Election ...

Postby calugaruvaxile » Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:08 pm

ecureilx wrote:
When the rule says, for example, don't punch a cop, if you decide to punch a cop, and then cry the rules are not in your favor ..

Same same but a bit different !

No comments :)


oh, i had NO idea that this is what roy did, obviously the nerdy-looking teen has at least shot a cop.

but let's not pretend we don't know what the "game" is here. the game is getting and keeping the power in sg, in other words owning the money pipeline. punching a cop doesn't belong to this game

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Re: General Election ...

Postby TMD » Thu, 06 Aug 2015 1:25 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:Folks, was looking at the Singapore People's Party website, SPP... other than they want a two party system, I can't see what their positions are on immigration, housing... anything. Any background?


You won't. But you can be sure some of these voters are frequent visitor to this Forum.

Just saying. :wink:

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Re: General Election ...

Postby TMD » Thu, 06 Aug 2015 1:39 pm

JR8 wrote:Perhaps there will be a 'wag the dog' type incident to stir the citizenry? lol...
SGn elections seem to come with a run-up of 'remember how vulnerable little 'ol SG is', 'a little fish in a huge fish-bowl', and 'don't throw away this progress that was so hard won etc'...


IMO, the election is unique in the world, to say the least.

In most of the democracies, we often hear contending parties making rosy promises and stratosphere high projections while here, the message of pending dooms and glooms about "vulnerable little 'ol SG" is always part of story - which is a fact.

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Re: General Election ...

Postby Barnsley » Thu, 06 Aug 2015 2:49 pm

NSP has gone for the eye candy again :D

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Re: General Election ...

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 06 Aug 2015 4:05 pm

Barnsley wrote:NSP has gone for the eye candy again :D

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I am all for her, even though I can't vote ..

Especially when she said she will champion the transport woes, since, as an events company, they take a lot of transport !!!

Nice photo shoots she has done, if you saw her FB page !

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Re: General Election ...

Postby the lynx » Thu, 06 Aug 2015 4:22 pm

Barnsley wrote:NSP has gone for the eye candy again :D


I guess you have discovered her stash of photos?

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Re: General Election ...

Postby Barnsley » Thu, 06 Aug 2015 4:44 pm

the lynx wrote:
Barnsley wrote:NSP has gone for the eye candy again :D


I guess you have discovered her stash of photos?


Its picture 5 in Google search :D :D :D
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Re: General Election ...

Postby JR8 » Thu, 06 Aug 2015 5:27 pm

TMD wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:Folks, was looking at the Singapore People's Party website, SPP... other than they want a two party system, I can't see what their positions are on immigration, housing... anything. Any background?


You won't. But you can be sure some of these voters are frequent visitor to this Forum.
Just saying. :wink:


Not sure why SGn voters or politicians would have an interest in an expats forum, it's not like expats get to vote anyway.
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Re: General Election ...

Postby nakatago » Thu, 06 Aug 2015 9:05 pm

JR8 wrote:
TMD wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:Folks, was looking at the Singapore People's Party website, SPP... other than they want a two party system, I can't see what their positions are on immigration, housing... anything. Any background?


You won't. But you can be sure some of these voters are frequent visitor to this Forum.
Just saying. :wink:


Not sure why SGn voters or politicians would have an interest in an expats forum, it's not like expats get to vote anyway.


To take quotes out of context to use as ammunition.

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Re: General Election ...

Postby JR8 » Thu, 06 Aug 2015 10:18 pm

nakatago wrote:To take quotes out of context to use as ammunition.


Dang you're right, I'd forgotten about that. Hey is it a week now since the last 'hater' story? :twisted: :)
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Re: General Election ...

Postby Wd40 » Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:04 am

My guess this time PAP will win more vote percentage than last time.

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Re: General Election ...

Postby TMD » Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:10 am

JR8 wrote:
TMD wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:Folks, was looking at the Singapore People's Party website, SPP... other than they want a two party system, I can't see what their positions are on immigration, housing... anything. Any background?


You won't. But you can be sure some of these voters are frequent visitor to this Forum.
Just saying. :wink:


Not sure why SGn voters or politicians would have an interest in an expats forum, it's not like expats get to vote anyway.



Like I said, its just an opinion. With an open forum like this, it isn't hard for the locals to gauge the sort of discussion that goes on "behind their back". :wink:

Also, not every contributor here are on "expat" package.

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Re: General Election ...

Postby Barnsley » Tue, 11 Aug 2015 10:41 am

Is the objective of the opposition parties to get the Govt out at all costs?

I have just read on the ST website that there will be no 3-way fights in the General election when it happens.

Thats not really democracy is it?

Do the opposition parties not believe in themselves enough to take on all comers, or are they just after the anti-Govt vote?
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