Hawkers’ issues addressed, except 2.5x increase in costs?

I refer to the article “New rules for social enterprise hawker centres from Jan 1, including standard termination notice: NEA” (Straits Times, Nov 9).

It states that “Stallholders at social enterprise hawker centres (SEHCs) may operate five days a week and terminate their tenancies with no more than two months’ notice to operators from Jan 1, 2019, the National Environment Agency (NEA) announced on Friday (Nov 9).

These and other changes will provide a standard “playbook” that the SEHCs need to abide by and give NEA more oversight regarding the ways these hawker centres are run, said the agency.

The adjustments involve key areas such as stall operation days and hours, termination notice periods and security deposits.”

Arguably, the biggest problem that the hawkers have, is not addressed at all – the increased costs charged to the hawkers.

Looking at the total fees of $2,509 now (total $4,117 – rental $1,608)– does it mean that the percentage increase from the average fees in 2012/2013, is about 2.5 times ($2,509 now divided by $1,000 in 2012/2013), before the Budget debate in 2012′s announcement that public cleaning will be under the new Department of Cleanliness (DPC) under the NEA?

 

Leong Sze Hian

 

 

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15 Responses to “Hawkers’ issues addressed, except 2.5x increase in costs?”

  • Same Same No Different !:

    Only ‘cosmetic changes’ to placate the angry crowd(hawkers and customers)!

    Just wait and see ….

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  • rukidding:

    As usual….act blur on issues that “threaten” themselves !

    I am sure all these Hawkers just “kwai, kwai” kep quiet and kpkb behind the scene .

    How I wish we have more BRAVE people….”Bang” table and “not leave the meeting” until this REAL issue is solved !

    We are ALL BALL-less indeed !

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  • HarderTruths:

    If hawkers don’t agree – then they can be replaced.
    If patrons do not want to eat – others will come.

    Problem solved. Uniquely $G, no?

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  • No end to their $faces:

    Next they’ll make all hawkers go for certification…
    No cert no licence?

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  • Bapak:

    To all hawkers – Continue vote for PAP to get screwed continuingly or show them the middle finger at their next GE2019 walk about.

    They will only scare if the whole hawker centre & all hawkers show them the middle finger altogether. Certainly the Shit Times will not publish but the social media is more powerful. That is the only way to tell them you are the boss, not them.

    Can you imaging just by one photo all hawkers show their middle fingers at Pinky at his GE2019 visits? This message is million times louder than you guys complained to NEA. Not only Singaporeans will take note, the whole world will take note. A powerful message.

    All hawkers in Singapore must be united to do the same not only to send this signal but to kick PAP out. Till date there is no offense for showing your middle finger at civil servants. Cannot guarantee in future. Use it while you still have the rights.

    The day will come they will put together an Anti-Middle-Finger (AIM) Committee before they pass laws to chop off your middle finger. You are dealing with a toxic party. Fight it with sign language no point writing complaints after complaints you wont see result. Stupid.

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    Ha-ha-ha-ha! Non-monetary conditions can be rolled-back but anything involving monies remained the same. The govt is consistent on that basis – “Money no talk” basis! LOL!

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  • Akan Datang:

    All stalls must order their raw material, spices, etc from a certain Food Chain.

    No prize for guessing which one!

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  • There was a post abt effect:

    When there was an editorial piece abt the govt plan of wet market food court, there was a warning msg that the pap is once again using such icoverage of doing something for the lower income welfare to take the opportunity of increase the rental n other service costs which will invariably increases the cost off food to be borne by the low income group patronising the food court which Chan CHun Sings abt the food not worth the $2-3 they charged compared to his $10 chaitowkweil served n befitting to his multimillionaire status. Now the prediction which would have been conndemned as fake news are all proven. Citizens try to think abt all the past increases n see whether the trend is the same. PAP is nothing less than the cliche the sheep skin cladded wolves.
    A very important characteristics of PAP is when they feel than kpkb can be loaded on an individual, they would mobilize the entire herd of fart worms or plps to fix him. CPF is a classical case of late incl Ravi n when Ravi shows his interest in politics, he has to be removed for good. But if they cannot kill the chicken to warn the monkeys (which as a late Minister of Law was well known for the cliche he liked to quote Monkey see monkeys do) then pap n its hugh plp network will smell the ground n if the ground sours up really badly, then they would tap the state fund to sooth the populace which they well knew from many past experiences would be psychoed to think they r afterall not that bad. The last GE, the 70% is clear evidence. Now the Mahathir’s comeback at 92 practically destroyed the seemingly undestrctible poliyical party which the Malaysians feel that the country will collapse Without them. This may party be attibuted with the wave sweeping across the world on getting rid of an old trusted politiCAL PARTY BECOMING INGRATES TO THE CITIZENS. THE WAVE NOW IS TOUCHING brazil n seems to sweeo to Europe n very possibly to Singapore. This put panic in pap n its plps n they try desperately haknging out their little red carrots with their old tricks as the sweepskin claded wolves.
    Citizens should be awared that without this fear, the populace voice is like noises in the environment so said by pap top former ST CEd n Number 1 roti prata. So keep on the pressure but better to VTO crease opposition presence in parliameter to constantly reminding them our mandate is to work in our interests n benefits not biws papists n papplps. That justice is one kind not two faces, PoliticAl dissent is a Constitution rights n not Mcriminal. Ministers should be removed when they threaten n berate citizenry. Mandate is not for them to turn every issues adverse to them into garbage!
    The panic pap now in is a lesson to all citizens how to pressurise them to do what they have sworn upon their individual HOLY BOOKs…

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  • There was a post abt effect 2:

    they serve the nation n her people, not themselves n definitely not the foreigners. Their rampant n mindless of importing foreigners in such number that makes a REAL not FAKE mockery of security n defence of the nation. Chan Chun Sings with malice that he has no problem to import foreign Pmets to replace citizens should have been censured n eradicated by a wise party leadership n not allowing him to continue his arrogance and derogatory shits on Singaporeans. LHL has hinted he could be his successor probably like GCT to LKY but LKY was shrew old fox n his design gorilla shield seems to be one of his bad calculative move in his old age.

    So future is in all Singaporeans hands. It is your own protection to fid all arrogant and traiators from entering the parliament. VTO is still tohe best opition with like Mahathir once and for all finishing up with Operation Clean! 50 years dirts will be hardened n tohe struture destroyed if not removed in time

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  • Men who defy own faith:

    Modern nation governance in most nations esp the democratic ones or so they claimed required all elected leaders n the chiefs of all constitution independent public institution to protect the nation n her citizens from any political leaders n party acting against the Constitution. To ensure each to do what they are supposed to do as appointed, each is required to swear to their God of their own faith on the rationale that if they would be God fearing that they would not betray what they have sworn. Symbolically they are made to swaer upon their individual Holy Book.

    Singapore is no exception. Singaporeans should ask themselves whether they can trust those who can betray even their God when they work against what they have sworn to do. If they can defy even their own God, what else can the citizens expect from them. Think n not only streetwise but politically wise. Think not just yourselves but you children n grandchildren future n well being. Senior Singaporeans have seen their stpidiyy in giving absolute control to a political party. What they have done is what they r getting now n has unwittingly affect their children, grand children n great grand children esp from the pro alien policy of pap n the destructive national policy n mentality.

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  • Change We Must:

    it is another kind of corruption. Mind you, all those so Social Enterprise owner are more or less linked to the PAP.Revert all hawker centres to the NEA and don’t use under table to encourage corruption.

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  • Change We Must:

    That minister started to spin around in parliament today and saying that we are misinformed. Excuse me,let it be clear that the Public did not mentioned that the rental is $4000 a month, they said the hawkers have to pay a total of $4000 a month with all the plus plus. Tell us why all the high plus plus??? Stop awarding those contracts to your grassroots leaders or PAP related to show your sincerity and honesty.

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  • Problem solving?:

    The AristoCATs are worried that “murmur” on the ground will spread . . .
    So, they used their common “solution”. . .
    -
    They announced subsidy on “Central DishWashing”.
    -
    At the end of period, the cost will spike. That is to be “solved” another day. . .
    -
    Rinse n Repeat ! :(

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  • 70%:

    We love to be screwed again and again by you.

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  • 尻川紅紅【小紅】紅紅無害人:

    Just don’t do it to my little sweet pink assh, please oh please, Master Loong and Young Master Yi, pleeease?

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