World Bank: HK retains attractiveness to business despite protests The World Bank has released its annual ranking of countries for ease of doing business. Singapore retains the first place, helped by the traditional pro-business stance of the PAP. The surprise package however is Hong Kong which comes in Third, behind New Zealand.
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The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) has inspected the pitch of the National Staidum and decided that they will go ahead and hold the Suzuki cup in Singapore. However, half of the games will be moved to Jalan Besar stadium as the grass at the National Stadium is still not good enough. Only those games expected to have large crowds will be held at the National Staidum which has a much larger seating capacity.
Fourteen organisations have expressed their great shock and disappointment with the Singapore courts on their ruling against the rights of same-sex couples. The organisations criticised the court for its narrow interpretation of the Singapore Constitution which will continue to put LGBT individuals at risk of discrimination. Ivan Heng, who married his partner in August, also said that the "ruling effectively legitimises and entrenches discrimination against a significant and vulnerable minority in Singapore,"
New Zealanders will vote twice over the next two years on whether the country should change its flag, the government said Wednesday. Next year, voters will choose their favourite alternative flag from among several options, and in 2016 they will vote on whether that alternative should replace the current flag, the government said.
A 58 year old private tuition teacher was on Thursday sentenced to 18 months in jail for molesting his student. The incident happened in 2011 when the man had been taking the 11 year old girl for weekly maths tuition lessons. The tuition sessions had been taking place since June of 2010 at a private home along Potong Pasir Avenue 1 which belonged to the girl’s grandmother.
Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday said in an op-ed in Bloomberg Businessweek that "I'm proud to be gay," addressing rumors about his sexual orientation. "While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven't publicly acknowledged it either, until now," he said in his commentary. "So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me."
I’ve only just watched the 2-minute clip called “THE PURGE PRANK!!!” by MerlionTV and found that it is absolutely distasteful. People who find the video hilarious are quite frankly, sick in the head! And the producers should definitely spend some time behind bars for this stupid prank. For those who have not watched the video, don’t! Adding to the number of views will simply inflate the egos of the producers, and spawn similar pranks. In essence, a masked person wearing a hoodie and wielding a long knife AT NIGHT scares a couple at a busstop, a worker chatting on the phone at the entrance to a construction site, a woman seated a short distance away from an escalator, and a man seated at a void deck (he runs away upon spotting the masked idiot).
A private school student was fined $2,000 today (Oct 29) for attacking another student with a knife. Chinese national Chen Shijie, 24, admitted an amended charge of using the knife to slash Mr Wei Fangjie, 19, who is also a chinese national, causing him to suffer cuts at the back of his head and lower back last year on Dec 13, reports the Straits Times.