14 Jul '11, 1am

Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

The Minister's response should not surprise. What else could we expect? Firstly, the government is a firm believer in the so called efficiency of the private sector and will stick to this model even when there are good arguments against it. Secondly, since the WP put an official front to the idea of a national transportation body that many netizens, with hindsight regret, now call for, it has to be put down immediately without further discussions. Pure politics. Just last week MCYS MG Chan CS said that Singaporeans must provide ideas and not throw stones. Now we all know why Singaporeans don't really like the idea of being upfront with their suggestions because the ideas get rolled over very quickly, and with mighty force. Back to the core issue of a national transportation body. The government itself is an example of a national body that is supposedly run, not for profit,...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/singaporescene/nationalise...

Tweets

Provide universal transport service: Workers’ P...

sg.news.yahoo.com 13 Jul '11, 5am

Many thanks to WP for stepping forward to bring up this suggestion, which I personally feel is great and I totally concur....

Singapore flags transported in garbage bin? | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

Singapore flags transported in garbage bin? | S...

sg.news.yahoo.com 14 Jul '11, 8am

Flags spotted in a mobile garbage bin. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Leong) An estate cleaner planting Singapore flags for Natio...

Condo residents unhappy as work on MRT line resumes | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

Condo residents unhappy as work on MRT line res...

sg.news.yahoo.com 14 Jul '11, 6am

Work on Downtown Line 2 outside Maplewood condominium was stopped after residents protested over safety concerns. … Maplew...

Employers responsible in taking care of foreign workers: BG Tan | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

Employers responsible in taking care of foreign...

sg.news.yahoo.com 13 Jul '11, 2pm

Minister of State Tan Chuan Jin talks about protecting foreign workers in a Facebook note. (Yahoo! file photo) Minister of...

Most Singapore workers see salaries increase | ...

sg.news.yahoo.com 14 Jul '11, 9am

Some observations to share, but I'm no economics guru and merely making a layman analysis so please add on or correct me i...

Making sure toys in Singapore are safe | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

Making sure toys in Singapore are safe | Singap...

sg.news.yahoo.com 13 Jul '11, 4pm

Some of the 39 toys found to be unsafe during Spring's tests. They are no longer available on the market. (Yahoo! … A rece...

What Singaporeans want in the bedroom | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

What Singaporeans want in the bedroom | Singapo...

sg.news.yahoo.com 13 Jul '11, 6am

A survey finds that men and women in Singapore want more and better sex. (Veer file photo) Men and women in Singapore want...

An epidemic of corpses in Singapore | Singapore...

sg.news.yahoo.com 12 Jul '11, 7am

Dead bodies have been surfacing in Singapore in recent weeks. (Yahoo! photo/Jeanette Tan) By Seah Chiang Nee In recent day...

Share your Singapore story at ciNE65 | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

Share your Singapore story at ciNE65 | Singapor...

sg.news.yahoo.com 12 Jul '11, 1pm

ciNE65 is a short film competition that aims to find out what budding filmmakers love about Singapore. (Screengrab: … Sing...

Transport operators seek fare increases

todayonline.com 12 Jul '11, 1am

SINGAPORE - Public transport operators SBS Transit and SMRT have applied for the maximum fare increase of 2.8 per cent for...

SBS Transit, SMRT apply for fare increases | Si...

sg.news.yahoo.com 11 Jul '11, 3pm

Public transport operators SMRT and SBS Transit are seeking a maximum 2.8 per cent bus and rail fare increase. … Public tr...

Govt turning to private sector for healthcare |...

sg.news.yahoo.com 10 Jul '11, 3am

The Singapore government is turning to the private sector to help ease the load of healthcare providers in the public sect...

Decomposed half body in Bedok Reservoir identified | SingaporeScene - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

Decomposed half body in Bedok Reservoir identif...

sg.news.yahoo.com 11 Jul '11, 5pm

A lower body was found floating in Bedok Reservoir in a badly decomposed state. (Yahoo! photo/Fann Sim) The decomposed low...

Netizens want DBSS scrapped altogether: Yahoo! ...

sg.news.yahoo.com 11 Jul '11, 4pm

HDB flats is a socialist thing and NOT a capitalist scheme to make rich people richer while young folks poorer. This is th...

Indonesian maid jailed for stabbing 7-year-old ...

sg.news.yahoo.com 12 Jul '11, 4am

An Indonesian maid was sentenced to jail for eight years by Singapore's High Court on Monday for repeatedly stabbing her e...