CURRENT AFFAIRS

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.


ST PHOTOGRAPHER: IT WAS AN HONOUR FOR PM LEE TO INVITE ME TO TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS OF HIM

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 July 2014 - 5:06pm

When I received a call from the Singapore Prime Minister’s office asking to produce a series of Portrait Photography for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, I was delighted. During my 12 years career as the senior executive photographer in The Straits Times I had photographed a few ministers and presidents of Singapore in countless occasions including oversea trips for world conferences and meetings. But this time it was a very different one, it was one-on-one, it was exclusive. Just a few years before, I had the same privilege to photograph the founding father of the modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew for his memoir.


KEPPEL LAND: SINGAPORE HOME PRICES SET TO CONTINUE DROPPING

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 July 2014 - 4:53pm

Home prices in Singapore will probably extend declines as the government sticks with curbs, according to Keppel Land Ltd., signaling further losses for Asia’s second-most expensive housing market. “Home prices are expected to continue to moderate,” Chief Executive Officer Ang Wee Gee said at a results briefing yesterday. “Singapore is unlikely to relax property-cooling measures in the short term.”


SINGAPORE AIRLINES RESPONDS TO CONCERNS ABOUT SQ FLIGHT PATH

THEREALSINGAPORE 23 July 2014 - 10:26pm

I REFER to yesterday's letters ("SIA must explain use of 'danger' route" by Mr Su Guaning and "Re-examine flight paths" by Mr Ong Tiong Meng). Singapore Airlines is deeply saddened by what happened to Flight MH17. Our thoughts are with the passengers and crew, and their families. We share the outrage of the public and the entire aviation industry.


GOVT AGENCIES THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO HELP RESIDENTS DON'T CARE ABOUT ABANDONED ELDERLY

THEREALSINGAPORE 23 July 2014 - 8:03pm

As i was walking to the bus stop, he was sitting on the floor at the void deck when I bump into him. He showed me his NRIC and asked me is this the block. He had trouble standing up and told me he sat there for 3 hours. I brought him upstairs as per his address on his NRIC. He was born in 1929. Which makes him 85 yrs old, he has trouble walking and he is really frail. As we chatted he told me his son is punishing him and his son changed the padlock to the house which he does not have the key to. 


COE PRICES UP AGAIN IN ALL CATEGORIES

THEREALSINGAPORE 23 July 2014 - 5:15pm

At the end of the open bidding exercise for Certificates of Entitlements (COE) today, prices across all categories have gone up again. For category A cars (1600cc and below as well as an engine power no more than 130bhp), the COE increased $900 to $62,890. The increase was much less for larger Category B cars which saw only a $112 increase to end up at $65,001. 


POLY STUDENT LEFT IN A COMA AFTER SUDDEN VIRAL INFECTION

THEREALSINGAPORE 23 July 2014 - 4:38pm

Miss Tan Sumiao, 23, is currently in a coma after going through 7 surgeries in just 14 days. What started as a mild fever that didn't go away for 2 weeks, ended up putting Ms Tan in a coma in the intensive care unit at NUH and left her parents in an uncomfortably familiar situation. Just three years ago, Miss Tan's younger twin sister passed away suddenly after what was supposed to be a routine health check-up for a condition on her spine.


POLICE LOOKING FOR MAN TO ASSIST IN INVESTIGATION OF OUTRAGE OF MODESTY CASE ON MRT

THEREALSINGAPORE 23 July 2014 - 1:02pm

Police are looking for the man shown in the image above to assist with investigations into a case of outrage of modesty. Police said the incident occurred inside a train travelling from Bugis towards City Hall on Monday (July 21), reports AsiaOne. The man is believed to be in his 30s or 40s and is about 1.65m to 1.7m tall. 


NG ENG HEN: IPPT WILL NOW ONLY CONSIST OF 2.4KM, SIT-UPS AND PUSH-UPS

THEREALSINGAPORE 23 July 2014 - 12:11pm

The Army has completed their review for the new IPPT. Instead of the current five, there will be 3 stations – 2.4km run, sit-ups and push-ups. This new format will make it simpler for NSmen to train for IPPT, and for more to pass. Many other militaries use 3-station tests to keep their forces fit.


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