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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Daily Lessons from Life 18 November 2017 - All quiet...

Nothing significant on the news to comment abt today. A good day truly!?

Glad to read abt the repeat Masarati driver whose last act of injuring a police officer on duty had been arrested n charged. While one wants to be merciful with offenders, this repeat offender probably deserves nothing but the heaviest of sentencing for his reckless n dangerous act!!

Interesting to note his address is a HDB unit. Did not do too badly in the money front probably though definitely very short on substance in his brain!!

Rash acts must hv consequences. May he get the punishment befitting his crime!!

ps: China n North Korea are talking trade again! A reward for keeping quiet with Trump in Asia n as guest of its patron, China!?

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Daily lessons from Life 17 November 2017 - Lee Kuan Yew said: "If things don't work, the Chief Go!"

The video clip of late Mr Lee Kuan Yew say something to the effect: everything works in Sgp. And when they don't, he wants to know WHY. And if he is dissatisfied, n he often is not; the Chief go! Firing the Chief is easy. Finding a good one is not!

Many hope that his son, PM Lee, will heed his advice. Esp the part in: "The Chief go!" for the MRT debacle.

Alas, it is MORE LIKELY PM Lee will use the 2nd part of his late father's advice: "Finding the good one is not easy!!" After all, when DK was "volunteered" in 2012, the Board has, SUPPOSEDLY, searched the world n could not find a more worthy person than the x-Chief of Defence who has experiences in overseeing defence maintenance, maybe, though no train experience.

Just like when Mrs PM Lee was the best candidate in the world after a short stint by an expat, Mr Goodyear, helmed Temasek!!

Maybe it is time to follow DBS example n hire a Foreign Talent n admit that our World Class local talent simply CANNOT measure up!!

Is it so DIFFICULT to admit THEY were WRONG to appoint DK to the job?

Or maybe, like the reserved EP, the government is prepared to accept the political cost??

If so, it is definitely detrimental to the interests n benefits of Sgp n Singaporeans!!

Sgp is unique in that: "EVERYTHING WORKS!" as stated by late Mr LKY.

If this is NOT THERE, what is so unique abt Sgp!!

Put aside the ego n face. Admit we need FT in this case. Probably 1 of the very rare cases where Sgp voters will welcome!!

Majulah Singapura.

I love my nation. This corrosive culture MUST be RID OF!!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Daily Lessons from Life 16 November 2017 - SMRT fighting "fake news"!!

"'This is obviously fake': SMRT denies claims that CEO Desmond Kuek fired 50% of night crew

SINGAPORE: SMRT on Thursday (Nov 16) refuted accusations that a large number of staff from the night crew were laid off over the years, saying that to the contrary, the team looking after the tracks and track-side infrastructure has nearly doubled over the last seven years.
An online post circulating on social media had alleged that 25 per cent of the Permanent Way team night staff were "fired" under the leadership of Madam Saw Phaik Hwa, who was SMRT CEO from 2002 to 2012.
After Mr Desmond Kuek was appointed SMRT's CEO, 50 per cent of the night crew staff were laid off, the report said, leaving manpower at 35 per cent. 
"This is obviously fake!" SMRT said in a Facebook post on Thursday.
"How would SMRT have been able to complete the change out of all the power rails and 188,000 sleepers if staff count had indeed been cut so drastically?"
SMRT said the Permanent Way team, which is responsible for track and track-side infrastructure, almost doubled under Mr Kuek's tenure, growing from 206 staff in Dec 2010 to 395 staff in September this year."
Great that SMRT PR department is doing its job of defending the Company against false claims n unsubstantiated allegations of non-performance or any malicious actions made by the top mgt of SMRT. 

I wonder if it would clarify that the Group CEO's fixed pay was increased n his total pay package was lower by 20+% in one of the recent years as he did not make KPIs n hence did not earn his VARIABLE pay (bonuses). i.e. he didn't suffer a PAY CUT that year!!

In fact, his Fixed Pay increased that year DESPITE his failure to achieve the KPIs!!

The compensation package structure is flawed!! Yes?

ps: wishing a speedy recovery to those injured in yesterday trains collision!!