CURRENT AFFAIRS

THOUSANDS OF SINGAPOREANS CANCEL THEIR AUSTRALIA PR TO RETURN HOME

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 April 2015 - 11:58am

Shocking headlines today, sent over early morning by a friend, Thomas Lim living in Melbourne, which is a few hours ahead of Perth. I'll have to admit I have totally underestimated the impact of social media on our mental motivations. What just a week of intense national appreciation did was an eye opener for me. 


WHATSAPP FOR ANDROID NOW OFFERS VOICE CALLING TO ALL USERS

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 April 2015 - 11:19am

WhatsApp users on Android can now all tap into the app's new voice-calling feature. Rolled out in February to a small number of people, the call feature then expanded to invitation-only by those who were able to get the feature. Now it's available to all Android phone users. There's just one catch. 


MAN RESORTS TO CROWD FUNDING TO PAY OFF DAUGHTERS $69,000 MOE DEBT

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 April 2015 - 11:12am

Dear Friends, Our whole family was delighted that our second daughter got through the teaching interview. She was an exemplary student in school and her strongest characteristic is that, she does not give up in all her pursuits. She got all the relevant teachers and even her PE teacher to write her testimonials in order to support her application to join the teacher’s trainee programme for ‘O’ Level students.


DPM TEO THANKS THE PUBLIC OFFICERS WHO HELPED OUT DURING LKY'S FUNERAL

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 March 2015 - 8:14pm

Dear colleagues, Last week was a difficult week for Singapore. We lost our founding Prime Minister, and the Public Service lost a visionary leader who made a profound impact on our ethos, policies and culture. Our emphasis on integrity, clean government, meritocracy, efficiency, and excellence in the service of Singaporeans can all be traced to the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew.


MALAYSIA ARRESTS NEWS WEBSITE EDITORS FOR SEDITION

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 March 2015 - 4:01pm

Police have arrested The Edge publisher Ho Kay Tat and The Malaysian Insider chief executive Jahabar Sadiq under the Sedition Act over the news portal's report on Islamic criminal laws or hudud.


NEW ALCOHOL RESTRICTIONS TO TAKE EFFECT FROM 1 APRIL 2015

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 March 2015 - 2:58pm

The Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act, which was passed in Parliament on 29 January 2015, will come into force on 1 April 2015. The Minister for Home Affairs has also ordered the declaration of two Liquor Control Zones in Geylang and Little India with effect from 1 April 2015.


PAP SUPPORTER BRAGS ABOUT NOT PAYING S&CC FEES TO AHPETC AND GETTING AWAY

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 March 2015 - 9:58am

In one of the comments, a guy with the moniker "Ky Seetoh" bragged about not paying S&CC to AHPETC deliberately for 4 months and getting away. He said that after the second month, he received a red letter from the town council but after that no news. He said he hopes AHPETC lost track of his case. 


AFP: SINGAPORE TEEN FACES THREE YEARS IN JAIL FOR ANTI-LEE KUAN YEW VIDEO

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 March 2015 - 9:33am

A Singaporean teenager arrested for posting an expletive-laden YouTube video attacking Christianity and the country's late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew will be charged in court with "wounding" religious feelings, harassment and circulating obscene content, police say. 


PERSONAL DATA OF 1,900 STUDENTS FROM HENRY PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL ACCIDENTALLY LEAKED

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 March 2015 - 9:52pm

A Microsoft excel sheet containing the personal data of 1900 students from Henry Park Primary School was mistakenly leaked to 1200 parents on March 12 as part of an email update on school events. The un-encrypted file contained birth certificate number and names of the students as well as names, mobile numbers and email addresses of their parents. The principal of Henry Park Primary School, Chia Soo Keng, immediately sent out an email apology to all parents.


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