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EM Services’ explanation

I don’t know about others but I am not sold on EM Services CEO Tony Khoo’s explanation that it is due to manpower constraints that his company didn’t put in a bid to continue its role as managing agent for Sengkang Town Council (TC) after its contract expires next year.

Yes, everybody knows that running a township is labour intensive and yes, everybody also know that labour is tight in Singapore at the moment but as we ease up on C19 restrictions, more and more foreign labour will be allowed into Singapore and projects such as the Changi Airport T5 and many others will start moving once more.
The manpower challenges in the F&B sector and others can expect to breath easier and likewise, manpower crunch that estate management companies experience can also expect to see improvement too.

I am not surprised that EM Services didn’t bother to bid for an extension of its services with Sengkang TC which is an opposition TC and it is not difficult to guess why.

As a citizen, I guess it will be even more telling to ask since the establishment of EM Services in 1988, how many times over the >3 decades did it bid for managing agent contracts in opposition wards? Once, twice, three times and more or never? I have no more question.

To those WP MPs of Sengkang GRC, I wish you all the best. You will be stretched but you will survive. What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger. Be strong for your residents who believe in you and support you.

Think.

 

Simon Lim

 

 

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20 Responses to “EM Services’ explanation”

  • Harder Truths:

    From the $inkieland dictionary:

    Manpower constraints = MOM threatens to take away EM’s FT worker quota, cancel all work visas and get the boss fired.

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  • Naked Truth:

    Won’t be surprised one day the same reason will be used, due to manpower constraint, no General & Presidential Elections be held. Just walkover and carry on drawing highest pay & taxing the stupids.

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  • BIG STORY : Stop the PAP Steal:

    EM services is heavily, widely, deeply politicised by the PAP Administration.

    It’s hewn from ex people working at HDB branch offices – one can say the PAP DNA is in EM services (of course it certainly cant be that ALL ex HDB Br Offices employees started EM).

    This probably spells out, like what Trump having an outdated grip on GOP, EM is slave to PAP, no matter even the sky fall down or SG falls into the sea (because of rising sea levels).

    EM stands for Estate Management as far as my roving mental library archives tell me.

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  • BIG STORY : Stop the PAP Steal:

    BIG STORY : Stop the PAP Steal:
    EM services is heavily, widely, deeply politicised by the PAP Administration.

    It’s hewn from ex people working at HDB branch offices – one can say the PAP DNA is in EM services (of course it certainly cant be that ALL ex HDB Br Offices employees started EM).

    This probably spells out, like what Trump having an outdated grip on GOP, EM is slave to PAP, no matter even the sky fall down or SG falls into the sea (because of rising sea levels).

    EM stands for Estate Management as far as my roving mental library archives tell me.

    One reader, Fixer mentioned about Pidemco as the legacy of PWD. It rings a bell in me.

    When the PAP strategized to play politics with town councils and attempt to muster citizens votes, having of the view of growing oppo winning more wards, this is where they ‘disbanded’ Branch and Area offices to startup up EM under Pidemco if I m not wrong. But still I believe I m quite almost correct too.

    No matter what, blood of EM is from PAP-links.

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  • xoxo:

    Not enough workers,really?
    More of avoidance to me.
    When you are down,you know who your friends are.
    When you are up,everybody n his puppy want to be your friend.
    Thats life.

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  • illiterate pap voters:

    since no pap setup wants the job, let WP folks run it.

    of course, expect the same Aljunied TC saga to repeat in SK GRC.

    pap fixing of OPPO wards via TC already has a precedent in Aljunied GRC. nothing new here.

    WP will be fixed when SK GRC uses WP folks to run the SK TC.

    we think it shall be a good thing when pap starts to fix SK GRC MPs using the same method pap tried to fix Aljunied GRC MPs.

    a good thing because pap shall fail again, as pap has failed in its fixing Aljunied GRC MPs via the Aljunid TC saga, pap shall fail again in its fixing of SK GRC MPs via the akan dating SK TC saga.

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  • Die liao Singapore:

    xoxo:
    Not enough workers,really?
    More of avoidance to me.
    When you are down,you know who your friends are.
    When you are up,everybody n his puppy want to be your friend.
    Thats life.

    BIG LJ – pure lies and stinko BS. Look at all the ‘permissible’ corrupted practices at the unlimited offences caused by clutter among HDB flats corridors. Who is practising favoritism?

    On the one hand, SCDF come down the hardest of the hard on shopping complexes, factory buildings managements, to clear clutters for safety reasons, HOW ABOUT HDB flats – fiak the corrupted people.

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  • mrWie:

    they must provide an explanation, rite?
    regardless whether it sounds more or less trustworthy/logical/rational to us.

    it’s like military generals never say situation is out of control.

    let’ see who owns ‘em … hdb and keppel land!
    that explains everything, doesn’t it?

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  • PAP dots don't join.:

    The lying DNA has so sadly perpetuated, permeated down to ordinary people with stratospheric salaries but pea brains, working for SG and Singaporeans.

    Is it any strange under the PAP there is no national unity, national reconciliation to speak of, except the constant refrain of resilient society of SG, the PAP which seems only consist of Malays Indians Chinese and Eurasians, but neglecting other nationalities and races when their numbers are also in 1000s and 1000s.

    The LJ Total Defence is a superficial piece of Millionaire Politicians stage play to con SG. Has any NGO or whatever, done any credible surveys to check deep deep down on NS men ethos tt they really fight for a PAP’s Singapore since it has taken for granted for years SG=PAP PAP=SG? You’d be surprise some of the defeated Russian soldiers ethics can be found in many of SG soldiers.

    How about this, one of a highest up Govt linked male was offered NS deferment for 12 years – how was it this is equitable treatment.

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  • AristoCATs - Fixing time ?:

    PM Pink promised to fix the opposition.

    EM Services is an arm of the PAP
    https://tinyurl.com/2p97j96v

    EM Services -Tool to fix the opposition?

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  • Fixer:

    Did the government ask you not to bid for the tender?

    As business, you should put in your bids and ask for the moon since no one else is bidding!

    You know supply and demand?

    However, we shall be watching whether you will put in any bids when the next pappy ward calls for maintenance services?

    If you do, what do you think we should call you?

    do not bid when a pappy ward outs out a tender………
    As all of us are now watching you

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  • Dr Fire:

    Sengkang Town Council and the Residents are not part of the 61 system .

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  • theforgottongeneration:

    Basically, Boss say cannot so EM must say cannot. Let’s see if LW and the 4G team has the balls to change the toxic dynamics created largely by the 2G/3G incompetents. They need to remember PAP is nothing without Singaporeans, while Singaporeans/SG can likely survive without PAP (minus all their fear-mongering). Just look at Ah Loong begging for a strong mandate in GE2020 to overcome the covid – no strong mandate (in fact the second WORST election results in our history), yet here we are still (as yet) surviving.

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  • Die liao Singapore:

    Fixer:
    Did the government ask you not to bid for the tender?

    As business, you should put in your bids and ask for the moon since no one else is bidding!

    You know supply and demand?

    However, we shall be watching whether you will put in any bids when the next pappy ward calls for maintenance services?

    If you do, what do you think we should call you?

    do not bid when a pappy ward outs out a tender………
    As all of us are now watching you

    Smart Nation businessmen no independent business wisdom and acumen – how to do business except to be led PAP like puppets on a PAP string, to do yes or no as ordered.

    How to compete on intl markets if any – JC has to import foreigners and yet still get foreigners to steal SGpn lunches.

    101 things HAS GINE ALL WRONG for SG and SGpns.

    You are right – as sole bidder probably can make the most money if as successful tenderer.

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  • ah seng:

    If so; they should withdraw from this line of business or at least from the white GRCs they are serving. Full of bs, it has been happening to opposition wards for few decades.How about just scrap all town councils and return estate management to HDB so that all part-time MPs start attending parliamentary sessions and start working for the people, stand as independent candidates in SMCs and let voters decide if they’re worth their part-time allowance of $16k per month. MPs are very expensive resources, stop wasting them on politicizing estate management. Once estate management is centralized at HDB, this lack of so-called ‘right people with relevant skills’ will automatically be resolved.

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  • Form another EM company:

    Should form another EM company and run all opposition ward.
    Better still employed unemployed or underemployed FM Singaporean in the company.
    Surely Singapore has talent.

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  • Need another EM company:

    Singapore need another EM company.
    They have too much jobs and no manpower as claimed.
    Better to find other FM companies who has the manpower to get better service.
    Seem Stupid to award to company who cannot find manpower.
    Not sure what is CEO for ?

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  • BIG STORY : Stop the PAP Steal:

    Need another EM company:
    Singapore need another EM company.
    They have too much jobs and no manpower as claimed.
    Better to find other FM companies who has the manpower to get better service.
    Seem Stupid to award to company who cannot find manpower.
    Not sure what is CEO for ?

    That’s the trouble – foolish SG, with its 1000s of foolish citizens still sleeping to the fact that PAP manipulate SG’s economy with no real democratic market elements, to give it decency esp to foreign investors to create jobs to enhance their own Multi Million Dollar Salaries.

    SG is by and very very large a POLITICAL ECONOMY, with PAP-resque DNA everywhere. The prime of which IS THE RENT COLLECTING character EVERYWHERE – from USING public toilets for example (it’s not the 10cts collection to defray cost per se, it’s the PAP mentality behind it).

    Look at construction companies, dorm companies – are they filthy rich, the Co factor of which IS THE PAP FEED of cheap labour utility AND THEN the high difference of price to the end user, flowing into where, PAP’s pockets?

    In the end one CANNOT CANNOT deny even enterprises and commerce ARE MANIPULATED by PAP EXCEPT foreign tech expertise where the PAP has zero knowledge which is why it’s blamed on by the PAP reasons for open legs policy. The other is globalization which so many other countries happily embraced, the embrace has had raise their stds of living (ONE MONSTER PROUDLY sniggled at SGpns NOT to be jealous) BUT EMBARRASSINGLY blamed for SG’s woes.

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  • illiterate pap voters:

    Need another EM company:
    Singapore need another EM company.
    They have too much jobs and no manpower as claimed.
    Better to find other FM companies who has the manpower to get better service.
    Seem Stupid to award to company who cannot find manpower.
    Not sure what is CEO for ?

    We have said many times.

    we need Msians to run the government.

    1, look at Msian EPF. It pays 6%. look at pap cpf. always a time expired pap Lj or pap Cb running it. year in year out pap cpf pays 2.5% with some amounts at 4.0% = Msians run it better.

    2, look at petrol. Msians pay peanuts for 95. cotton sheep pays over S$3 for the same 95. it means Msians are more cost effective. maybe because they don’t pay each other S$m per annum = Msians give better value than pap Ljs and pap Cbs.

    3, look at education. if pap reveals data, see how many Msians get scholarships to study in pap Us vis-à-vis cotton sheep children getting the same scholarships to study in pap Us. It is shocking but it shows Msians produce better students than pap does.

    4, look at public hospitals. How much does an Msian pay for hospitalization? how much does cotton sheep pay for the same hospitalization? Again, it is shocking but it shows pap folks pay each other S$m per annum instead of looking after the welfare of cotton sheep who voted them into power.

    5, the list of life essential things is long and in every one of them it is proven Msians turn out better result than overpaid under performing pap Ljs and pap Cbs. we just list one, a tin of biscuits. the same tin of biscuits costs no less than 3 times less in places managed by Msians than in places managed by pap Ljs and pap Cbs.

    We need Msians to run the Singapore government. the current bunch of self paying S$m per annum pap Ljs and pap Cbs just won’t make it.

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  • illiterate pap voters:

    Need another EM company:
    Singapore need another EM company.
    They have too much jobs and no manpower as claimed.
    Better to find other FM companies who has the manpower to get better service.
    Seem Stupid to award to company who cannot find manpower.
    Not sure what is CEO for ?

    Singaporeans actually also need an OPPO People’s Association.

    as pap clown chairs the pap PA, the Leader of OPPO chairs the OPPO PA.

    why?

    pap has said if you voted OPPO, you will be served last, your HDB value goes down, blah blah blah.

    so, it is only right that in OPPO wards, there is an OPPO PA with the same S$billions to serve it.

    After all, folks in OPPO wards also pay taxes, pay GST, pay every ffffing fee that pap imposes.

    if pap says no deal, then, does it mean folks in OPPO wards no longer need to pay taxes, GST, every ffffing fee that pap imposes?

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