She got the fake donation books for her charity scam printed in Malaysia so no one would spill the beans to the authorities here. Then, within two weeks in May, Santha Devi Lingam, 34, cheated 62 donors of $855, while her sister-in-law, Khamisah Shaik Mohamed, 35, who was also in on the scam, conned 17 victims of a total of $170.
I just glanced through HDB financial statements; something missing or I maybe I misread and I hope readers would share with me especially those in accounting, I did only one year with ACCA, why there is no mention of earn profit from the the interest earned from HDB loans granted to flat owners or I am missing on it? In 2012/2011, 3.3b of loans being granted. If we calculate the interest rate of 2.5% work out to around 85m interest earned.
Freedom of Expression is important in any functional democracy. Activists, Writers, Artists, Academics, Students, Politicians, and Professionals – need the space to speak, to express diverse views, to offer criticism, to ask questions, to be wrong and to be right – and as citizens we want a healthy media landscape and a robust Parliament. Inclusivity. Multiplicity. Diversity.
I derive no inspiration from my country's current (and past) government leaders. My only source of patriotism is drawn from the scarifices made by political dissidents, both past and present, who has/had been persecuted, imprisoned and vilified by their own government for their beliefs. They, I believe, are the real patriots of Singapore.
REACH, the government’s feedback portal has said it expects to see a decrease in the number of comments made on its website following the implementation of the new logging in system. However, they also expect that after some time, there will be more and more comments again. Starting Thursday, users will need to log in with Facebook in order to leave comments. Reach chairman Amy Khor said that "Over time, as users recognise that we provide a safe online forum for robust, open and healthy conversations on national issues and that we do not curtail any views."
I almost fainted from chair reading these condolences. What did Mandela inspired him? Freedom???? Humanity??? Secondly, most their policies and actions don’t really seem to be in line with what Mandela is preaching. Quote a few examples: 1. Against wide public anger and negative sentiments, they still bulldoze and went ahead to agree on 6.9M.
Please help stop this balloon release. Visit the Punggol West facebook page post and leave a comment to explain why they should reconsider this. If you can, also comment on the Punggol Vista Community Centre facebook page post of the same event. Thanks to Qiaoling X for the heads up. My comment was: "Balloons released will eventually fall into the sea, where they resemble jellyfish, the favourite food of sea turtles. When sea turtles eat balloons, they will die a slow and painful death. More here.
The latter states that “People’s Action Party (PAP) Member of Parliament (MP) Hri Kumar Nair has taken another hit at the opposition Workers’ Party (WP), criticising it for continuing to sit on the fence when it comes to “difficult issues”. In a second Facebook post last night — which came less than three weeks after he first called out the WP for not taking a stand on issues — Mr Hri Kumar said opposition parties have long campaigned on the premise that it is unhealthy to have only one party in Parliament, and that it is good for alternative views to be expressed.
The recent advertisement for a local maid on Gumtree must have shocked many people here even though the ads could be a fake. We also coincidentally just received a mail from someone who whistle blew that Eber Singapore - a US-based international group specialising in limo transport services - hired mostly foreigners for managerial positions whereas locals are hired as drivers only.