One newspaper earlier reported that a sizeable number of dealers of a major multinational oil company operating in the country are leaving en masse in favor of a smaller but very aggressive and relatively new player in the industry. And why is this happening? These dealers say that their relationship with the multinational petroleum firm has been one-sided. If the company is not satisfied with a dealer’s performance, their contracts are immediately terminated but if it is the dealer who is dissatisfied, they are forced to stay and threatened with breach of contract among other contract legalities. Yes, many dealers have left this huge oil company. But their legal nightmares are just starting. A classic case of David versus Goliath, given the multinational’s financial muscle. Worse, some company officials have gone to the extent of reminding those dealers who are merely suspected of planning to move to the competitor that they will face legal actions if they push through … [Read more...] about A bad marriage
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SINGAPORE: Every time freelance writer Clare Lee, 27, uses a changing room when trying on clothes in fashion outlets big and small, she will take a few minutes to inspect every nook and cranny in her cubicle for hidden cameras before feeling safe enough to undress herself.For 27-year-old Fiona, who did not want to give her full name, she will always double-check that the curtains in her bedroom or hotel are fully drawn such that there is not even a teeny-weeny gap for anyone to peek through, and steer clear of unattended baskets in supermarkets.Freelance content creator Hilary See, 27, would refrain from standing near the edge of the escalator where people can look up her skirt, and try to use either a bag or a file to cover the back of her skirt while climbing the stairs.With spycams and phone cameras taking voyeurism to unsavoury new heights, these women are among a growing number of people who have taken extra precautions to protect themselves and their private spaces.As Fiona, … [Read more...] about The Big Read: Singapore’s voyeurism problem – what’s wrong with men, or the world?