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The nation-builder press, June 2 2002



The nation-builder press, June 3 2002

THE GRATEFUL DEAD…

"Miss Rani Raja, 43, died at 2.45 pm yesterday, 23 days after she was first admitted to hospital for jaundice. Before losing consciousness five days ago after suffering liver failure, she told family members to ‘bring justice for me if I die.’" As reported in the nation-builder press.

Miss Raja was a victim of a slimming pill, Slim 10, that was widely available in $ingapore. The distributor who sold Slim 10, TV Media, was fined $64,000 by a Singapore court. The importer of Slim 10, Health Biz Pte Ltd, was fined $45,000. All 17 charges against the company’s president Semon Liu were dropped. That makes it a total of $109,000. It has not been reported if Miss Raja’s family are seeking redress or compensation through the courts.

…AND THE HIGH COST OF LIVING



The nation-builder press, Dec 10 2002

"Hefty increases in a range of court charges await those who take their civil disputes to the High Court from next Monday."
– The nation-builder press, Dec 10 2002

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THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

The nation-builder press, Oct 19 2002

"Already into chicken rice, cooking oil and condominiums, the NTUC business empire seems to be expanding relentlessly. Competitors slam its growth; the labour movement says it’s all in aid of workers…."
The nation builder press, Oct 19 2002



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"Comfort Group’s Mr Goh Chee Wee is among the highest-paid chief executive officers in Singapore."
– The nation-builder press, Aug 19 2002.

"Greeting sunrise and sunset with a stroll around the farm, drink in hand, has become a daily routine for Netball Singapore president Ivy Singh-Lim and husband Lim Ho Seng, the former CEO of NTUC Fairprice. They moved into a house on the 4 ha farm at Neo Tiew Road in June and are enjoying having their very own green oasis…"
The nation-builder press, Nov 5 2002

"Every empire needs an Emperor and his Court Officials. In $ingapore, leaders earn million-dollar salaries."
The young, restless and cynical Mirror of Opinion, Dec 23 2002

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IN AID OF WORKERS

While labour leaders earn big salaries, the PAP government’s policy on aiding workers was spelt out as recently as Aug 20 2001.



The nation-builder press, Aug 20 2001.

With GST confirmed to rise to 5 per cent on Jan 1 2004, it will mean an additional burden to bear of $1.32 billion a year, forever.

The government has also refused to restore CPF cuts. Which means the 1999 CPF cuts, which cost Singapore workers $7.5 billion in earnings a year, remains for a fourth year. That’s a total of $30 billion that workers have sacrificed so far.

Workers wages have also been frozen by order of the National Wages Council. Living in $ingapore is a high cost affair. And WORKERS ARE THE ONES ASKED TIME AND TIME AGAIN TO BEAR THE BURDEN AND MAKE THE SACRIFICE.

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ALL TALK ONLY



"Health minister Lim Hng Kiang, facing criticism about the price increases at public hospitals, said Sept 13, that he is prepared to have the matter thrashed out in Parliament…"
The nation-builder press, Sept 14 2002. There was no debate in Parliament.

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THE FORTUNE TELLERS



The nation-builder press, July 11 2002



The nation-builder press, July 19 2002



The nation-builder press, Nov 19 2002

"Have you noticed how rah-rah front-page news gets around $ingapore’s National Day [Aug 9]? Then just when they want to cut your wages and raise fees, it all becomes bad news. What we need are journalists not fortune tellers. What CLEAR SIGNAL?"
The young, restless and cynical Mirror of Opinion, Dec 23 2002

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WORLD CLASS LOSERS



The nation-builder press, July 9 2002



The nation-builder press, July 9 2002

"Singaporeans saw the value of their assets fall by nearly a fifth last year — the steepest decline in the world."



The nation-builder press, July 1 2001

"One year after he asked $ingaporeans to judge his government, the value of our assets fell by the biggest percentage in the whole wide world. Why aren’t we paying our monkeys peanuts?"
The young, restless and cynical Mirror of Opinion, Dec 23 2002

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THERE’S A SUCKER BORN EVERY MINUTE
[aka How much did $ingapore Pools profit from this match?]



The nation-builder press, Dec 20 2002

"$ingapore lost 0-4 to arch-rival Malaysia in the opening match of the Tiger Cup at the National Stadium on Wednesday."



The nation-builder press, June 24 2002

"Your dream, our nightmare."
The young, restless and cynical Mirror of Opinion, Dec 23 2002

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DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME AGAIN?

The original 13 Singaporeans were arrested under the ISA between Dec 9 and Dec 24 2001. They have been jailed without trial and there has been little news about them for one whole year. Of the 13 suspects, the only one to have admitted involvement in an Al-Qaeda plot to bomb the US Embassy in $ingapore is Mohamed Nazir. Nazir is also the only one who is represented by a lawyer. No one is asking the $ingapore government to substantiate its claim in court.

THE HIGH COST OF LIVING

With GST confirmed to rise to 4 per cent on Jan 1 2003 and 5 per cent on Jan 1 2004, it will mean an additional burden to bear of $1.32 billion a year from 2004 onwards, forever.

The government has also refused to restore CPF cuts. Which means the 1999 CPF cuts, which cost Singapore workers $7.5 billion in earnings a year, remains for a fourth year. That’s a total of $30 billion that workers have sacrificed so far.

Workers wages have also been frozen by order of the National Wages Council. Living in $ingapore is a high cost affair. And WORKERS ARE THE ONES ASKED TIME AND TIME AGAIN TO BEAR THE BURDEN AND MAKE THE SACRIFICE.

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