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    Default LHL blind sided by advisers, made to look the fool

    The newspapers today outline the very basic facts on why cashlessness is not taking off - costs.

    No one is surprised. The banks here charge up to 10 times more than their Chinese counter parts and the likes of Alipay.

    Card companies charge up to 3% for cost of sales.

    The speech on SMART NATION double confirms that his underlings give only the good news...he merrily spins it...and the press and everyone else having a field day on how out of touch are the civil servants and the govenment are.

    And the gall to mention "if Estonia can do it, why can't we". The Estonian Embassy should lodge a complaint on the inference. Such arrogance.

    BTW, about 15 years ago, friends who did business in Estonia were already telling us about them paying for parking via their mobile phones!
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    Well said and here till this very day. They still haben standardised the simple cashcard for the IU unit of your car. And some carparks still Stone Age type reading only one type of card.

    Hail cab without cash still must ask cabby accept nets/cc or not before get in.

    MacDs that time blow trumpet going cashless. Now their terminals all down or not in use.

    Cb aqua Quek Food courts have cashless also. But is their own card and you need carry extra card and queue up to top up using cash. And the card is the swipe type with receipt issued. Haha so much for smart nation.

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    Smart Nation... Hahaha

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    Try to pay your next taxi fare with NETs....taxi uncle will kpkb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Confuseous View Post
    The newspapers today outline the very basic facts on why cashlessness is not taking off - costs.

    No one is surprised. The banks here charge up to 10 times more than their Chinese counter parts and the likes of Alipay.

    Card companies charge up to 3% for cost of sales.

    The speech on SMART NATION double confirms that his underlings give only the good news...he merrily spins it...and the press and everyone else having a field day on how out of touch are the civil servants and the govenment are.

    And the gall to mention "if Estonia can do it, why can't we". The Estonian Embassy should lodge a complaint on the inference. Such arrogance.

    BTW, about 15 years ago, friends who did business in Estonia were already telling us about them paying for parking via their mobile phones!
    This is the result of a PM who lacks leadership and intellect.

    I am sure LKY's staff and advisers wont be able to pull such a stunt on him. They wont dare as they know LKY would be able to see through their smoke screen

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckmpd View Post
    This is the result of a PM who lacks leadership and intellect.

    I am sure LKY's staff and advisers wont be able to pull such a stunt on him. They wont dare as they know LKY would be able to see through their smoke screen
    That's what happens with a leader up in ivory tower that lost touch with the ground.
    Lky though never mingle with peasants but he got trusted grassroots and staff that reported honestly to him.

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    LEE HSIEN LOONG wants cashless so that IRAS can track Hawkers and make sure they pay income tax.

    IRAS can also impose GST when food is paid cashless
    Quote Originally Posted by HK14K View Post
    No worries, the "Hero & Coward" thread will come but we should concentrate first on the nation hottest issue...
    Quote Originally Posted by gingerlyn View Post
    shameful and despicable scum PAP regime,
    a small island with millions of salary for PAP cronies from tax payers fund and yet have many hottest issues?

    only people who receive some scum benefits from shameful and despicable PAP regime cronies would agree your statement

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    Many hawkers do not pay income tax.
    With cashless system, all their sales and takings are transperent. IRAS will take care of them.
    song boh
    Quote Originally Posted by HK14K View Post
    No worries, the "Hero & Coward" thread will come but we should concentrate first on the nation hottest issue...
    Quote Originally Posted by gingerlyn View Post
    shameful and despicable scum PAP regime,
    a small island with millions of salary for PAP cronies from tax payers fund and yet have many hottest issues?

    only people who receive some scum benefits from shameful and despicable PAP regime cronies would agree your statement

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerlyn View Post
    Many hawkers do not pay income tax.
    With cashless system, all their sales and takings are transperent. IRAS will take care of them.
    song boh
    lets see how pinky will deal with the pushback from local banks. doubtful that a cancer striken man can move through such an initiative and force banks to accept a 90% discount to their fees

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narong Wongwan View Post
    That's what happens with a leader up in ivory tower that lost touch with the ground.
    Lky though never mingle with peasants but he got trusted grassroots and staff that reported honestly to him.
    True. It is compounded by LHL's arrogance and stupidity. He wants to hear only good news and that's what he got from the b.ll less grasslooters. Bad news and truths are all filtered out

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    Quote Originally Posted by creampie View Post
    lets see how pinky will deal with the pushback from local banks. doubtful that a cancer striken man can move through such an initiative and force banks to accept a 90% discount to their fees
    LHL's ideas remain as ideas until it can be implemented successfully

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    Quote Originally Posted by congo9 View Post
    Smart Nation... Hahaha
    A Smart Nation can only happen when its run by Smart People. How can these PAP idiots possibly run a Smart Nation being as stupid as they are?

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    In Zikapore, papglish is different from queen's English eg meritocracy=reserved for one race(eg EP), malay=indian father aslo can ?, symbiotic=follow order (eg N_ _ _), create jobs =hire cheap Pinoy, Indians FT and PRC, and now SMART=companies make profit first
    "The Taiwanese are ruthless, Hong Kongers are shameless and Singaporeans are ignorant."

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    Hongkongers have been paying everything with their Octopus in their mobile phones for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Confuseous View Post
    The newspapers today outline the very basic facts on why cashlessness is not taking off - costs.

    No one is surprised. The banks here charge up to 10 times more than their Chinese counter parts and the likes of Alipay.

    Card companies charge up to 3% for cost of sales.

    The speech on SMART NATION double confirms that his underlings give only the good news...he merrily spins it...and the press and everyone else having a field day on how out of touch are the civil servants and the govenment are.

    And the gall to mention "if Estonia can do it, why can't we". The Estonian Embassy should lodge a complaint on the inference. Such arrogance.

    BTW, about 15 years ago, friends who did business in Estonia were already telling us about them paying for parking via their mobile phones!
    Actually it is a good question. If Skype and other things can come out of Estonia, why not us. However, it is PM Lee who has to look into it and answer the questions. Here's a hint :"Our horizons are too small".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Froggy View Post
    Hongkongers have been paying everything with their Octopus in their mobile phones for a long time.
    Yes I even have my own octopus card and use it whenever I am there. Very convenient. Not like Singkieland where can only use for MRT and buses.

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    Default Re: LHL blind sided by advisers, made to look the fool

    Is he made to look like a fool, or is he already a fool?

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    Even hk who is ahead of us in terms of cashless payment is deemed behind china. Imagine the gulf.

    Cannot even standardise the ATMs, you have AXS you have SAM you have EZY link NETS cashcard .... WTF it's as complicated as our taxi fare surcharges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Confuseous View Post
    The newspapers today outline the very basic facts on why cashlessness is not taking off - costs.

    No one is surprised. The banks here charge up to 10 times more than their Chinese counter parts and the likes of Alipay.

    Card companies charge up to 3% for cost of sales.

    The speech on SMART NATION double confirms that his underlings give only the good news...he merrily spins it...and the press and everyone else having a field day on how out of touch are the civil servants and the govenment are.

    And the gall to mention "if Estonia can do it, why can't we". The Estonian Embassy should lodge a complaint on the inference. Such arrogance.

    BTW, about 15 years ago, friends who did business in Estonia were already telling us about them paying for parking via their mobile phones!
    U make it sound like Gay Loong is the innocent party here and that he received bad advice from his advisers. who picked those advisers in the face place. Either he did or people in his circle picked them. The fault still lies with the Great Gay One because he cannot pick the the right advisers.

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    [QUOTE=Narong Wongwan;2636383]Well said and here till this very day. They still haben standardised the simple cashcard for the IU unit of your car. And some carparks still Stone Age type reading only one type of card.

    Hail cab without cash still must ask cabby accept nets/cc or not before get in.

    MacDs that time blow trumpet going cashless. Now their terminals all down or not in use.

    Cb aqua Quek Food courts have cashless also. But is their own card and you need carry extra card and queue up to top up using cash. And the card is the swipe type with receipt issued. Haha so much for smart nation.[/ to eat it n still hv cake..............papig shits]

    fugging ggovt 1 2 tax upon plus levies...... 1

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