• Local P3 teacher asks students to reflect on MH17, you'll be shocked by their responses
  • 30 New Hidden Speed Cameras will come into effect from 15 July 2014
  • SIA plane was in the same danger as MH17, reportedly a mere 25kms behind MH17
  • Singapore Airlines caught lying on Facebook about not using Ukraine airspace
  • Dear TRS, I got summoned for parking my car outside my mosque during prayers
  • VEP for singapore cars? Are you really sure Mr Najib? Don't regret it
  • Ng Eng Hen: IPPT will now only consist of 2.4km, Sit-ups and Push-ups
  • We do have brainless & thick-skinned ministers!
  • The only S'porean Singer chosen for The Voice China is forced to pull out because of NS
  • S'poreans cannot hang "Free Palestine" flag but Foreigners allowed to hang flag?

“THERE ARE MANY WAYS OF BEING SMART”

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 July 2014 - 11:06pm

If any principal or teacher dares tell their pupils, “There are many ways of being smart”, then I’m confident of S’pore’s future, even if the PAP maintains its hegemony. A letter sent to pupils at a Lancashire primary school along with their key stage two test results has gone viral on social media sites. The letter to pupils at Barrowford Primary School in Nelson told them the tests do not always assess what makes them “special and unique”. 


BACK IN 2007, IT WAS CLAIMED IN PARLIAMENT THAT GIC DOES NOT INVEST CPF FUNDS

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 July 2014 - 10:50pm

Very interesting Parliamentary debate on CPF in 2007 19 September, 2007 CPF REFORMS AND OTHER MEASURES TO SECURE RETIREMENT Mr Low Thia Khiang: Sir, I would like to seek clarifications from the Minister. Does the Government Investment Corporation (GIC) use money derived from CPF to invest? If the answer is yes, then the next question — Dr Ng Eng Hen: The answer is no. 


60 YR OLD MAN ARRESTED FOR MOLESTING A 15 YR OLD GIRL ON THE BUS

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 July 2014 - 10:47pm

A 15 year old girl made a police report on Wednesday claiming that a man on the bus had molested her. The incident occurred on a bus travelling along Boundary Road in Serangoon. Police acted quickly and arrested a 60 year old man matching the description given by the teenager in the Serangoon Avenue 2 area less than an hour after the report was made.


PINOY MAN BEHEADS MOTHER, CLAIMS SHE LOOKS LIKE A "FOLKLORIC MONSTER"

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 July 2014 - 10:46pm

A 70-year-old woman was beheaded by her own son outside their house in Villa Esperanza, Barangay (village) Tangub here on Thursday morning. Percival Gabitanan, 34, was detained at the Bacolod police station 8 pending the filing of charges for killing his mother, Elidena.


27 ARRESTED IN 17-HOUR JOINT ENFORCEMENT RAID BY POLICE, CNB AND SCDF

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 July 2014 - 10:32pm

Twenty-seven subjects were arrested following a 17-hour joint enforcement operation that commenced on Monday (July 21) at 9am. Details of the raid were posted on the Singapore Police Force'sfacebook page, along with a photo of an arrest that was made. In the post, SPF said that the operation was jointly led by Ang Mo Kio Police Division and Central Narcotics Bureau,. 


POLICE ARREST MAN IN CHINA AFTER 4 NURSING HOME PATIENTS WERE CASTRATED

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 July 2014 - 10:26pm

Police in China have arrested a man on suspicion of castrating or partially castrating four patients at a nursing home, state media said on Thursday, the latest scandal to hit the country's medical sector. Doctors discovered on Tuesday that three men at the nursing home in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang had had either one or both of their testicles removed with a blunt razor, the official Xinhua news agency reported.


PM LEE AND TONY TAN CONGRATULATE NEW INDONESIAN PRESIDENT ON ELECTION WIN

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 July 2014 - 10:21pm

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made a phone call to Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo on Wednesday morning congratulating him on his election victory in Indonesia's recent Presidential election. Singapore's President Tony Tan also wrote to Mr Widodo to congratulate him. In his letter, Tony Tan wrote that “Indonesians have placed their trust in your people-oriented vision to improve their lives and take Indonesia to new heights.


ALGERIAN AVIATION OFFICIAL CONFIRMS THAT THE AIR ALGERIE FLIGHT AH5017 HAS CRASHED

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 July 2014 - 10:02pm

An Algerian aviation official confirmed that the Air Algerie flight AH5017 has crashed. According to a Reuters report, Burkino Faso Transport Minister Jean Bertin Ouedrago said the flight was asked to change route because of a storm in the area at 0138 GMT (9.38pm EDT). The plane carried 110 passengers of various nationalities and six crew members, said various news agencies. 


NONSENSICAL REPLY FROM THARMAN

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 July 2014 - 9:58pm

The following is an extract of what was reported on CNA whereby Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance has replied Roy: Blogger Roy Ngerng, who attended the forum, asked DPM Tharman several questions, including whether Temasek Holdings had managed CPF monies prior to the establishment of GIC and why GIC did not know if it was investing CPF funds. A full of transcript of their exchange follows


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