Morning Digest, May 15 – The Independent Singapore News

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Netizen says taxi drivers “show too much attitude” and “just want to hire long-distance drunkards on Friday night!”

A frustrated internet user went to social media to complain about discerning taxi drivers who ask for the passenger’s destination before accepting the trip. “Renting a taxi on Friday night can be officially announced as only for long journeys,” wrote Facebook page Complaints Singapore member Autumn flower on Saturday (May 14).

The network owner said that at least 50 hired taxis passed by on Friday night while waiting in Tiong Bahru. “Stream it, I understand it’s not my day. Have to wait.” After waiting for half an hour, a free taxi finally arrived. The driver asked the passenger for the destination, which was Serangoon. “He did not even answer properly and just closed the window and flew away.” wrote Autumn Flower. “What is the attitude of some taxi drivers?”

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SDP appeals High Court POFMA decision on “S’pore 10 million population claim”

Photo: FB screengrab / Chee Soon Juan

The opposition Democratic Party of Singapore (SDP) is appealing the High Court’s recent decision to reject its application to suspend the correction of its claim that Singapore’s population would reach almost 10 million by 2030.

The matter initially arose from a comment from Secretary-General Dr Chee Soon Juan during a televised debate in the 2020 general election (GE), in which he said that the People’s Action Party (PAP) “played with the idea” of having a population of 10 million .

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35% extra buyer’s stamp duty (ABSD) on the transfer of residential properties to all living foundations – what does this mean for us?

35% -nextra-buyer's-stamp-tax- (absd) -when-transfer-of-residential-property-to-all-living-trust -–- what-does-it-mean-to-us?

The Ministry of Finance announced that an additional stamp duty of 35% will now apply to the transfer of residential properties to all living trusts, with effect from 9 May 2022.

With the extra buyer’s stamp duty (ABSD) now applies to all managersDoes this new rule have a significant impact on the market and does it actually affect us?

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It is said that he would rather work as a security officer and earn $ 2,000 than apply for an administrator job in 200 places and participate in 20 interviews

AFP / ROSLAN RAHMAN

A network user compared two jobs with similar salaries and said that he would much rather work as a security officer than perform an administrative role in an office.

In a Facebook post to popular page Express your complaintsa network user known as Keyloid Ng wrote: “Office admin jobs are the most useless jobs in sg”.

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“More foreign workers needed” – Singapore Business Federation on SG’s labor shortages

The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) issued a policy document on Thursday (May 12) recommending measures to support the needs of the service sector, including the reclassification of various companies in the sector. This would enable them to have more foreign labor to combat labor shortages.

The measures would enable companies to get the workers they need in the light of the resumption of borders and the resumption of tourism, social and business activities. “There is an urgent need to recalibrate the workforce in the service sectors to enable companies to work at optimal capacity, to deliver the level of service that Singaporeans and visitors expect,” SBF said in the policy document.

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