CURRENT AFFAIRS

LIONS HEAD COACH: SINGAPORE HAVE HIGH CHANCE OF WINNING AFF SUZUKI CUP

THEREALSINGAPORE 23 November 2014 - 11:00am

Singapore's embattled coach Bernd Stange was adamant his side had all the ingredients to win another Suzuki Cup title as authorities ramped up efforts to keep the long standing threat of match-fixing at bay. The defending champions get their campaign underway on Sunday against favourites Thailand in the first of three tricky Group B matches, with old rivals Malaysia and Myanmar, under the guidance of former coach Raddy Avramovic, to follow.


SINGAPORE HALTS ‘TRIP TO AUSTRALIA’ WITH FLOGGING CHARGES FOR ALLEGED VANDALISM

THEREALSINGAPORE 23 November 2014 - 9:00am

TWO young German men reportedly on their way to Australia for a working holiday were charged today with breaking into a Singapore metro depot and spray-painting graffiti on a train, offences punishable by jail time and flogging with a cane. Andreas Von Knorre and Elton Hinz, both 21, were charged at a district court with committing trespass and vandalism in the early hours of November 8.


SENIOR MINISTER GOH CHOK TONG DIAGNOSED WITH PROSTATE CANCER AND UNDERGOES SUCCESSFUL SURGERY

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 November 2014 - 6:29pm

Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong just underwent a successful surgery to treat prostate cancer today. He underwent the surgery at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and is expected to make a full recovery. Mr Goh is being kept at SGH for the next few days for observation. 


NEW HDB FLOOR REPLACEMENT REGULATIONS FOR YOUR BTO

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 November 2014 - 8:20am

Housing Development Board (HDB) had imposed a new rule that will take effect in December 2014 that contractors have to use pre-packed screed for floor replacements, be it for wet or dry areas of bathrooms, rooms, kitchen and the living room. The current process is done with sand, with a mixture of sand and water, but HDB has mentioned that the required new standard is made with cement and sharp sand reduces wastage and is more eco-friendly, making sure of a greener (and cleaner) environment.


FATHER TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST KKH AFTER HIS 1 MONTH OLD DAUGHTER WAS INJURED BY STAFF

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 November 2014 - 6:40pm

Mr Muhd Darok Mohd Shaffir is going to be taking action against KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) after his 1 month old daughter was returned to him with a large cut and bruise on her leg. His daughter was in the Neonatal intensive care unit at that time because she was having difficulty breathing and required oxygen assistance.


MND: AHPETC GETS SMALLER GOVT GRANTS BECAUSE MORE RICH PEOPLE LIVE THERE

THEREALSINGAPORE 20 November 2014 - 7:21pm

The Ministry of National Development has responded to media queries about the structure of government grants given to town councils. The questions were raised as the ongoing debate about the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) continues and it was recently revealed that AHPETC actually has a smaller deficit than other PAP town councils that get larger government grants to cover the shortfall.


DATA SHOWS THAT SINGAPORE IS NOWHERE NEAR THE SWISS STANDARD

THEREALSINGAPORE 20 November 2014 - 1:50pm

The Legatum Institute recently published its widely followed Prosperity Index which has 89 variables grouped into 8 sub-indices: Economy, Entrepreneurship & Opportunity, Governance, Education, Health, Safety & Security, Personal Freedom and Social Capital. The 2014 ranking (2010 in brackets) is provided below, together with some useful qualitative and quantitative measurements.


TRAFFIC WARDEN CAUGHT TAKING PICTURES OF CARS TRAVELLING IN BUS LANE TO AVOID ACCIDENT

THEREALSINGAPORE 20 November 2014 - 1:03pm

A crowd made up of angry drivers questioned a traffic warden who was taking pictures of vehicles which were travelling on the bus lane to avoid an accident in Singapore. A clip of the incident was posted online and has since become a talking point among netizens.


LETTER OF APPEAL TO PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE FOR THE JOB SECURITY OF SIA PILOTS

THEREALSINGAPORE 20 November 2014 - 10:47am

Over the past one year I have written numerous letters to you but this one that I am going to write is the one that weighs very heavily on my heart, and I do believe on the hearts of many of my Singaporean collegeous who have dutifully completed National Service and are still serving Reservist. I am a pilot with Singapore airlines since 1999 and am right now a seven year Senior First Officer who flies the A380 super Jumbo. During my time with the Airline I have experienced many ups and downs but what has forced me to write to you is to highlight the disparity for a Singaporean as compared to a Non Singaporean.


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