Archive for the ‘Consumer Protection’ Category

JB toll hike: Singaporeans boycott JB and Msian buses strike

August 1, 2014

Yesterday five of us JB regulars bade farewell to JB with a party in…JB of course. From today the JB toll for inbound AND outbound (a new toll) will cost RM 16.50. And, the Singapore regime, with greed as its core value, has vowed to match that. Once a week on average each of us […]

VEP increases: Malaysia hits back at Singapore

July 28, 2014

I’ve have never had such a good laugh. Johor reportedly does not object to the Malaysian government proposal to impose a levy on Singapore cars. Hahaha, with the prospect of millions in revenue, Johor doesn’t object? State Public Works, Rural and Regional Development Committee chairman Datuk Hasni Mohammad said besides a token toll charge, Singaporean […]

VEP increases: Msian government killing the golden goose

July 23, 2014

All governments regard an additional stream irresistible. The only thing that may make them think twice is the threat of paying a political price. Long used to squeezing money from its citizens, the ruling PAP hitherto have had no such fears. But the bad habit is so ingrained in its DNA, that the PAP still […]

PAP Core Value: collecting and collecting more and more revenue

June 5, 2014

Unjustified: ERP is to control traffic congestion but where’s the congestion here? Illogical.   I was struck by what the British PM David Cameron said yesterday in Parliament. To a packed House, he declared that his government intended to let people keep more of their money in their pockets. Say what you like about the […]

Cycling in Singapore: cyclists to be licensed soon?

October 13, 2013

I read with some alarm discussions about the licensing of cyclists and mandatory courses for them. I knew it’d come to that one day. And when these issues are debated and discussed in the mainstream media in Singapore, it’s highly likely the authorities will act. Take for instance, the action by the regime to license […]

Levy on Singapore-registered cars: greedy and unreasonable

August 27, 2013

The suggestion to increase the toll on Singapore- registered vehicles is one of the most absurd I’ve heard from a Johore politician. Johor Assemblyman Mr Samsol Bari Jami suggested imposing a levy of 7 ringgit. At the current level of levy, Johor rakes in about 16 million ringgit every month or about 190 million a […]

Most expensive cities in the world: Singapore ranks 6th, well done PAP

February 5, 2013

It’d come as no surprise to Singaporeans that the country is the 6th most expensive city in the world according to the Economist Intelligence Unit in its latest survey of transport, utilities, food, clothing and other items in 131 cities across the world. However, with its obsession with ranking the Singapore government must be showering […]

eBay: a frustrating and unpleasant experience

December 29, 2012

Everyone has probably heard of eBay. I was curious so I signed up, surfed their website and bought a few stuff for my bike and a car camcorder. Electronic stuff caused me a lot of problems. Most of them originated from China. The instruction manuals were in incomprehensible Chingrish. Any attempt to figure out the […]

eBay sucks big time or has it gone the way of the dinosaurs?

July 17, 2012

All along the name eBay sounded impressive but I have never tried its services. But when I did it was a big disappointment. I tried to make my purchase through PayPal. But eBay claimed either my user name or password was wrong. It said it had JUST sent me an email to restore them but […]

DBS ATM thefts: crime waiting to happen

January 14, 2012

What’s Singapore coming to many of my friends ask. Now hogging the news is the great DBS ATM fraud coming on the heels of the MRT breakdowns, Orchard Road floods (or is it ponding as PUB would like us to believe?), debate over the incredible ministerial and presidential salaries, the escape of terrorist mastermind Mas […]