Tuesday, December 30, 2014

20141210 Developers Declared State of Singapore Economy

20141210 Developers Declared State of Singapore Economy
http://bettersingapore.blogspot.com/2014/12/20141210-developers-declared-state-of.html

Real estate accounts for about half of the total fixed capital formation. 
One in 5 people in the workforce is employed by the real estate and construction industry.

President Chia Boon Kuah 
Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore’s (REDAS) 
55th REDAS anniversary dinner at the Ritz-Carlton



Great Problem Solver in Minister Khaw

Minister Khaw Boon Wan has, within a short span of time, turned around housing supply from prices spinning out of control to supplies more than demand.

This showed that a leader with wisdom and commitment, he can capitalize on existing infrastructure, rapidly make a land scarce island overflow with housing supply.

This showed that PAP members has wisely chosen their most capable to be Chairman PAP.

Among PAP members, he has been proven to effectively focus and resolve the most important problem assigned to him.



Higher Calling

However Mr Khaw is not Minister of Housing.
Minister is for National Development.

After solving the basic Housing issue, should we not encourage him to look at how to develop the nation?

With a nation well developed, can Developers not focus on greater goals, higher objectives?

With Developers achieving greater goals, higher objectives, will they not be sought after by the world? 

Will Singapore not become the world model, be the center for conferences for solving such problems?

Did LKY World City Prize, Water Prize achieve any major breakthroughs ?



Singapore can be Most Competitive 

A land scarce island can provide more than enough housing within short span of time.
With so many PMETs, retired doctors, nurses underemployed, unemployed.

Can manufacturers not be provided cheapest factory space for manufacturing the most sought after goods for export, for the world ?
Can airport, laboratories, hospitals, conference and exhibition halls, hotel rooms not be the world most competitive?

The myth of Singapore is land scarce, housing price must go up, PMETs are too expensive, manufacturing cannot be competitive are all proven wrong.

I come, not without knowing what is to come.
I come, not without knowing how Singapore can achieve greater success.




To Win Bread & Abalone for Singapore

This article will provide the direction that will address how Singapore, an export dependent economy, can DEVELOP Singaporeans, including Estate Developers, to become Stronger, to compete in the world, to win bread and abalone, with the objectives to make Singapore better.

We pride ourselves as full literacy, highly educated, first world nation.
We cannot be focusing on Bread and Bread alone !

We must provide the best solutions for the world, so that some of us can have Abalone, Caviar, Foie gras to their liking !



Developers Declared State of Singapore Economy

Real estate accounts for about half of the total fixed capital formation. 
One in 5 people in the workforce is employed by the real estate and construction industry.
This is an overwhelming industry. 

How can this overwhelming industry not crushing the economy ?
How can this overwhelming industry drive Singapore economy ?




Developers are Not Charitable Organizations

First,  Developers are not charity organizations.
Developers sell only to people who has the cash or can secure loans.

They need people with employment or profitable businesses !




Housing is not Wealth Generator

For every house sold, we have to create job for the buyer for at least 10, 20, 30 or even 50 years, in order for the housing loan to be serviced, fully serviced.

House is a resting place, a private family space, it is not a production space.
Housing is not production machines, food factories, ship yards, computer data centers.

Formation of capital in housing will tie the capital to the housing.
Therefore, Housing is a not a source for wealth creation, but a sink for wealth.

Oversize construction industry can crush the economy !



What Support Developers want?

REDAS Chairman stated that ONE in FIVE of our workforce are in Real Estate and Construction (of housing, road, MRT, drainage ? )

Can the other Four in the work force buy up this year houses built?
Can all FIVE of the work force buy the house built next year, year after next, each year?
The answer is obvious.

We can easily open the flood gate for more migrants to buy up house built.
But 
If the migrants come merely to buy the house for investment, without seriously invest in Singapore Economy, then they are merely looking for capital gain from these houses. 
They are speculators. 
They will intensify, dramatize the volatility of prices.

REDAS Chairman warned:

We urge the Government to stand ready, to take supportive measures to prevent a tipping point, should the market turn volatile and worsen further.
REDAS president Chia Boon Kuah
who is also the President and CEO of Guoco Land

Developers, or all wiser persons, want buyers, immigrants to be contributing to Singapore's growth, not as cheap labors squatting on top of each other, or property speculators who look for cheap buy, big gain, fast sell.

The support most valuable to Developers is to use Singapore as a platform, to invent, design, build, operate housing, towns, cities, cluster of cites. 

So that they are sought after by nations, their developments are best sellers.



Hand delivered to LKY 
World has Lost Direction - Reasons & Solutions herein 
http://www.cts-ideas.com/20Works/Writings/20060518WorldLostDirection.pdf



City Planning and Cluster of Cities Planning
Page 5 to 7 Announced by LKY implemented by China



20070420 The Way Forward - Integration and Efficiency
http://bettersingapore.blogspot.com/2011/08/20070420-way-forward-integration-and.html

Announced by PM Lee Hsien Loong



20110417 Help Mah to Save Singapore - 1 Reasons behind Housing Policies
http://bettersingapore.blogspot.com/2011/04/20110417-help-mah-to-save-singapore-1_16.html



20110418 Help Mah to Save Singapore - 2 House Pricing



20110419 Save Singapore Housing - 3 Technology


20110420 Save Singapore Housing - 4 Final Points









20140428 Philippines Casinos sack American Managers


20140428 Philippines Casinos sack American Managers

The Philippines' biggest casino announced on Monday it had begun raking in huge profits in 12 months of operations, which it said vindicated its decision to sack its American managers.








Monday, December 8, 2014

20141209 外劳没犯罪 高过罚款的人头税

20141209 外劳没犯罪  高过罚款的人头税
http://bettersingapore.blogspot.sg/2014/12/20141209.html

致新加坡共和国人力部长陈川仁先生阁下的公开信
拯救新加坡第四张发票

我不是对还未发生的事情耗不知情
我不会对我无法解决的问题提出质问
我不是来让部长们下台。我是来帮您们成为成功的领导,杰出的领导。

新加坡的状况迅速恶化,我们需要杰出的领导
新加坡在没有外来的压力下,自我毁灭,国内外友人都已经看得很清楚。
在这恶劣情况下,我们更要珍惜每一个人来拯救祖国。



听说您考虑对失火劳工房的房东罚款,我敦请阁下考虑以下数点后,才以您的智慧做出明智的决定:

1. 绝大部分外劳没有犯罪,但他们每个月缴交的人头税,(不论是工人还是老板还, 都是膨胀生产成本)都超过他们在新加坡长期逗留期间因犯罪而缴交的罚款。

2. 人头税是反映外劳对社会、房屋、交通等增加的负荷。

3. 人头税因此是责任性亏欠 (liabilities) , 不是贵政府的收入, 更不是利润。
4. 人力部因此除了用人头税来化解社会负担,没有权利把人头税用在其他方面。

5. 贵政府必要用人头税来提供住房给外劳。
6. 因为贵政府,只有贵政府是唯一从人头税获益的个体,也是唯一可以任意调整人头税,收取人头税,规定他人准时缴交人头税的权威。

7. 交通部必要研究如何应用人头税来提供交通给外劳上下班,基本和原始的娱乐。
8. 新加坡人因此不需负担扩建公路、地铁、公共交通等国家投资。
9. 地铁公司必要从人力部吸取款项来交给交通部七百五十万(一年内前的一百五十万大跃进)来督促地铁公司的服务水平。
http://bettersingapore.blogspot.sg/2014/04/20140108-collect-75-million-from-train.html
陈先生,很多人认为你们这群军人不会管理社会,我不认同。
我就帮过眼科医生,应用眼疾的常识来解释为什么新加坡的水道是像病态的眼睛血管,您的眼科专家出身的水务部长同僚就成功运用,还谢谢了我。

我用军人容易理解,感同身受的比喻,来帮您为总理大人护法。

首先,如果政府向武装部队每个士兵征收同额的人头税,你想想士兵们还有衣服穿,不要说人叠人地睡在地板上。

如果武装部队让军人靠兵士的收入出去向私人租房间,您认为兵士的居住条件会好过外劳?

陈先生,您手上的钱是劳工们勤劳工作,超时工作,以劳力,流血,甚至在你眼皮底下牺牲了宝贵的生命赚回来的。

我相信伟大的行动党人都是受过良好教育,月月高薪的人才,是新加坡居民不问成绩给薪水的公仆。超过一半的新加坡居民是移民。

不但新加坡人眼睁睁地看您的工作,外劳,甚至世界都在看你。

请读驻新加坡中华人民共和国大使馆一年前对相似案子发表的声明

“有关当局切实解决引发此案的根源性问题,避免类似事件再度发生”
http://bettersingapore.blogspot.sg/2014/04/20130126-china-embassy-on-bus-driver.html

您也可以读主流报章在报告印度人对到访的新加坡总理提的不客气问题。 同一天报道武吉士地铁工场崩塌压死外劳们。

这封信,是帮您成为一位认真负责,有担当,有能力的领导,而不是圣经里的收税人。

我能不能建议您从您的口袋里掏出一百万新元,设计陈川仁基金,资助为外劳基本生活环境的设计和管理的工作。

请您寄给我一元新元为拯救新加坡的第四张发票。

一个国家,一个小岛,一个人的存活是建设扎实的基础,有经济效益地生产,生产对大家有用的东西。
而不是劳民伤财,劳师动众、集结廉价劳工, 大兴土木,建世界最高的瀑布。

20141209 Foreigners Committed No Crimes, Levy Higher than Fines

20141209 Foreigners Committed No Crimes, Levy Higher than Fines
http://bettersingapore.blogspot.sg/2014/12/20141209-foreigners-committed-no-crimes.html

Open Letter to Mr Tan Chuan Jin, Minister of Manpower
Saving Singapore Invoice Number 4

I come not without knowing what is to come.
I come not to criticize issues that i have no solutions.
I come not to reject you as leaders, but to assist you to become a leader, great leader.

Singapore situation is deteriorating rapidly, we need great leader.
Singapore is performing unforced self-destruction, the dire situation is now clear.
At this moment, every Singaporean is precious to save our nation, our mother land.

This is regarding your intention to fine owners for over crowded hostel.
May i encourage you to make your wise, responsible decision ONLY after considering the followings:

1. If the workers can afford better, more spacious quarters, then would this happen ?
2. Most foreigners committed no crimes, but  every month the levy (whether pay by workers or employers, they are burden to business operation) is more than total fines they pay throughout their working life here.

3. Levy is a reflection of the cost to our society, housing, transportation etc.
4. Levy therefore is a liability, not an income to your government. 
Levy is never a profit !
5. MOM therefore has no freedom to use it, other than using it to mitigate the social cost.
6. These levy should be used to provide housing by the government.
7. This is the responsibility of this government, government is solely responsible.
8. Clearly because your government, only your government is the one, only one who has the power to change the levy at will, and collecting them in full, collecting them in full to be paid promptly.
Collector of Levy is solely responsible.

9. Transport Ministry should discuss how to use these levy for transporting these foreigners to work, from work, to leisure, to drink and be merry.
10. Singaporeans therefore should not be responsible for increase in cost of transport, especially the cost of constructing  and operating new MRTs, Roads, Buses...
11. SMRT should collect monies from MOM in order to pay $7.5 Millons (increased 5 times from $1.5 Million a year before) for MOT to supervise quality of their services.
MOT can increase income more than 5 times a year

Mr Tan, i disagree with others that Military Generals like you are not qualified to run Public Offices.
Mr Tan, this nation invested heavily in you, our people entrusted their survival, future in your hand.
It is costly to have one term Minister like Raymond Lim.

Mr Tan, if i abandon you, am i as irresponsible, idiotic, masochist as those who abandon his country man?


I have helped the eye surgeon to explain to waterway experts, using a sickness of blood vessel in eyes. Dr Bala use it elegantly, and wrote to thank me.
So similar to saving water minister, i use the analogy of financing an Armed Forces for this case.

Mr Tan, you are a soldier, if government collect similar levy on every soldier in the SAF, do you think the SAF can afford to have the soldiers clothed in army uniforms, never mind about sleeping on top of each other on the floor in barracks.

Mr Tan, you are a soldier, army pay is your sole income. If SAF asked soldiers to  stay in private operated hostels and pay rent out from their pity army pay, do you think SAF soldiers can afford a hostel in any conditions better than foreign laborers.

This explained why army, key infrastructures are mostly operated by nations - cheaper.
This explained why levy cannot be imposed at will, especially to the work force - costly.

Mr Tan, these levy you collected from foreigners are monies earned by hard labor, long working hours, some selling their bodies, and even lives sacrificed as you witnessed right in front of you.

Mr Tan, you must hold pride as a man, a well educated man, a well paid servants, servants paid by residents of Singapore, more than half of them are migrants.

Not just Singaporeans, foreign workers here, even the world is watching you.

Mr Tan, please read the statement by the Chinese Embassy a year ago on Chinese Bus Drivers strike, out of similar issues of poor basic living conditions.
The Chinese Embassy stated clearly, firmly that the root cause of this issues must be resolved.
http://bettersingapore.blogspot.sg/2014/04/20130126-china-embassy-on-bus-driver.html

This is about the reliability of our key basic services for our economy to tick.
Would a responsible Prime Minister after much dialog, address this issues and other similar issue at National Day Rally?

You may also read the main stream news paper, on the same day, reporting what PM Lee was asked very blunt questions in India and the fatal accidents in Bugis Station.

This letter to you, is to help you to live as a dignified person than what bible refer to as a tax collector.

May i suggest you take from your own pocket a sum of Singapore Dollar One Millions Only to set up Tan Chuan Jin Foundation (TCJ Foundation) for  Basic Conditions for Migrant Workers. (BCMW) to design, manage basic conditions housing at low costs.

While may i request a check, from your own pocket,  Singapore One Dollar Only to Mr Lim Swee Keng for Saving Singapore Invoice 4

Is it more important that we build solid foundation, reducing cost of business operations, while increasing capabilities and capacity to produce faster, more export to sell to  the world?
Or 
Do we inviting more cheap labors to build the tallest fountain at our airport and aggravate the economy, world reputation that snatches human lives away?


MND
The workers cannot escape from the quarters, a public housing, 
The passenger on stalled Sentosa Light Rail took 4 hours to be evacuated。
Are there evacuation flaws in design?