CURRENT AFFAIRS

MY ENCOUNTER WITH A 75 YEAR OLD SINGAPOREAN CLEANING LADY

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 September 2014 - 6:30pm

Spotted this old lady working at Hougang Interchange. She is 75 this year and one of her hand is injured due to a fall two months ago. I said she should be resting at this stage and her son also want her to quit! She didn't elaborate more. She stays at Bedok. I asked her why she has to come all the way to work? She said she can't find any cleaning job near her home as 3 companies rejected her. Only at Hougang, this cleaning company accepted her.


44 YEAR OLD MAN TRIED TO BRIBE POLICE WITH 2 PACKS OF CIGARETTES

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 September 2014 - 8:24am

A 44 year old man who was arrested for fighting on Sunday tried to bribe the police officers with 2 unopened packets of cigarettes. The two officers "flatly rejected" the bribe according to a statement from the Singapore Police Force. The 44 year old suspect had been picked up along Kim Chuan Road when he and another 40 year old were caught fighting.


MAN FOUND DEAD ALONG CLEMENTI WEST STREET 2

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 September 2014 - 7:04am

A man in his 60s was found dead below Block 724 Clementi West Street 2 yesterday. 

The man was found lying motionless on the ground.


18 YEAR OLD DIES AFTER BEING ELECTROCUTED BY BRAND NEW SHOWER HEATER

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 September 2014 - 9:52pm

An 18 year old boy died earlier this week after being electrocuted by his shower heater. The incident happened at his flat on Hougang Avenue 3 at about 10pm in the evening earlier this week when he was taking his shower. His family described that they suddenly heard him screaming and rushed to the bathroom and found the electrical socket attached to the heater smoking. They tried to open he door but it was locked. 


SINCHEW: PRC 'STUDY MAMA' ADMITS TO BEING A MISTRESS TO 2 SINGAPOREAN MEN

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 September 2014 - 9:05pm

新加坡31日訊)中国陪读妈妈自爆,曾被两名已婚狮城汉包养;就读名校的儿子受访时表示,为此深感羞耻。 在这之前,新加坡有一名女郎将父母与外籍“小三”扭打成一团的录像放上网,引发热议,不少人指责“小三”可耻。 一名长发貌美的中国陪读妈妈(44岁)向《新报》坦言,自己也曾是“小三”,但她认为一段婚姻破裂不能只怪“小三”,所以愿接受访问。


MINISTRY OF MANPOWER: STRAITS TIMES QUOTED US 'OUT OF CONTEXT'

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 September 2014 - 7:43pm

Ms Radha Basu's article and headline ("35,000 older workers earn less than $1,000"; last Sunday) cited the Ministry of Manpower's figures erroneously. The fact is that the total number of older workers has grown by more than three times in the past decade. This is due to many factors, among them, our ageing workforce, our tight labour market and the Government's efforts to boost the employability of older workers.


INDIAN TEACHER WITH 3 KIDS WENT ON NO-PAY LEAVE NOW LEFT WITH $30 AND MUCH DEBTS

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 September 2014 - 3:51pm

Hi Mr Goh, I am not sure about the purpose of my email. My sis told me to approach you. Perhaps some advice might help me the most in my current state. I am a teacher on unpaid leave as I have two young kids to care for and can’t afford childcare. I have three kids, 15, 6 and 2.


NETIZENS CALL CHANNEL NEWS ASIA A PROPAGANDA TOOL ON THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 September 2014 - 9:30am

Channel News Asia is hiring for the position of Senior Digital Copy Editor and they posted a note to Facebook about the position. However, they quickly took down the facebook post following many trolling comments left by netizens. People took the opportunity to say that they should be looking in the Internal Security Department because those people are good at creating propaganda.


LOCAL SINGAPOREAN CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTRE AT RISK OF BEING SHUT DOWN

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 August 2014 - 6:15pm

The Substation is holding its very first crowdfunding campaign to help hit the SGD$30,000 target that we need in order to renovate The Substation Gallery. Click on http://www.pozible.com/project/181948 The Substation Founded in 1990, The Substation is Singapore’s first independent, contemporary arts centre. The Substation is committed to nurturing 'local voices' in Singapore arts and culture, and supporting diversity and depth in the arts.


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