The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, (IRAS) has issued a public warning about a fraudulent email that is making its rounds in Singapore. The email uses images and words to make it look like it is from the IRAS. Titled something like “Your 2013 Tax Return Report”, it says that a tax refund report is attached to the email. The email has a PDF file attached to it that is supposedly the recipient’s tax return report.
A group of women in their twenties and thirties prowl a coffeeshop in Lorong 23 Geylang daily, in search of middle-aged men who will buy lottery tickets from them with a bit of persuasion. According to Shin Min Daily News, the young women, who are reportedly from Vietnam, bat their eyelid, sit on the uncles' laps and give them free kisses to make them buy. These uncles, however, do not need much persuasion.
The Facebook post by Associate Professor Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied, which included statements disparaging lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, was misinformed and hurtful ("Protests over NUS don's Facebook post"; last Saturday). His rhetoric referring to young people who are gay or lesbian as "misled", and likening LGBT people or those who support them to "cancers", seems calculated to invoke a sense of self-righteousness or even disgust towards LGBT people.
"God is here, God is here," croons Singapore church official Sun Ho as she struts across a neon-lit stage and thousands of people in the congregation pump their hands and sing along. Kong Hee, the church's founding pastor and Sun Ho's husband, then takes the stage. In keeping with the electrifying mood, he invites his followers to speak "in tongues" and a pulsing murmur echoes through the auditorium of 8,000 people.
I am currently working in the HR industry where I deal mainly with headhunting for managerial level positions. As a Singaporean, I would like to express my frustration with how Singaporeans are falling behind in the job market thanks to the PAP’s model. As someone who has worked in London for 2 years, I have seen how the labour market is very different from here and there.
The 1st regional LGBTQI Awards event in Asia is gaining steam with 10 individuals’ recipients, 3 corporates’ recipients, Sebastian Castro as Master of Ceremony and participation from regional LGBTQI organizations namely Shanghai Pride, TAPCPR and corporate allies namely Barclays, Fred Perry, VISA, Unilever, Goldman Sachs etc.
This is a letter co-signed by 86 faculty members, staff and students at the National University of Singapore and Yale-NUS College on the recent offensive facebook statuses posted by Malay Studies professor Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied. Background Story: NUS Students protest against Muslim professor's Facebook post about Homosexuality; NUS investigating complaints about professor who called homosexuality a "cancer"
It appears bitcoin’s recent turmoil has claimed its first life. Autumn Radtke, a 28-year-old American CEO of bitcoin exchange firm First Meta, was found dead in her Singapore apartment on Feb. 28. Local media are calling it a suicide, but Singapore officials are waiting for toxicology test results. Radtke formerly worked with Apple and other Silicon Valley tech firms on developing digital payment systems.