CURRENT AFFAIRS

ERRANT LOANSHARKS PASTE DOZENS OF POSTERS AT PEOPLE'S PARK FOOD COMPLEX

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 February 2015 - 12:58pm

Dozens of large yellow posters were spotted at People's Park Food Complex advertising illegal money lending activities. Despite strict regulations being in place barring money lenders from advertising through posters and newspaper ads, it seems some people simply don't care. 


ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT CALLS FOR TENDER FOR ELECTION HOTLINE, TO COST UP TO $1M

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 February 2015 - 12:19pm

It looks like preparations for the next Election are really gearing up as the Election's Department is also looking to set up a dedicated elections hotline. Calling for a tender earlier this month, the Elections Department said that they were looking for the set up of hotline to address what they expect to be a surge in public inquiries. Earlier, the Elections Department also put out the list of revised constituency boundaries and electoral lists. 


CHANGED SCORING SYSTEM FOR NEW IPPT FORMAT TO MAKE IT HARDER TO GET GOLD

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 February 2015 - 11:47am

Following a pilot program with the new 3-station IPPT format, the Ministry of Defence has announced that they will be changing the scoring format. Now, it will be even harder to get a Gold and Silver standard. The new IPPT has 3 stations where points are scored depending on the number of sit-ups and push-ups are completed in 1 minute and points are awarded depending on the time achieved for the 2.4km run. 


TAN CHUAN-JIN DIAGNOSED WITH FLUID BUILD-UP BETWEEN LUNGS AND RIBS

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 February 2015 - 9:15pm

Minister Tan Chuan-Jin was diagnosed with Pleural Effusion and he took to facbook to explain what was going on: It is one thing reading about and wishing others well when they are ill. It becomes very much more sobering when it becomes completely personal. Seah Kian Peng was sharing with me about his condition and reminded me, (we hear it all the time but it's REALLY true), "listen to your body!" 


20 NEW DIGITAL SPEED CAMERAS TO BE INSTALLED AROUND SINGAPORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 February 2015 - 6:25pm

The Traffic Police have explained that htey will be installing an additional 20 digital speed cameras around Singapore starting from March 1st and all of them will be on 24/7 to catch motorists. However, police also noted that they are not there to catch you off guard. They will be taped up with bright, reflective tape and paided brightly so that motorists can clearly see them. 


NETIZEN PRAISES THE KIND ACTION OF MCDONALD'S STAFF AT COMPASS POINT

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 February 2015 - 4:51pm

A Netizen noticed a kind action by a staff member of McDonald's at Compass Point today and shared her experience on Facebook. She explained how a staff member had not only immediately cleaned up a spill but she had stopped a small girl who had accidentally stepped in the spilled drink to wipe the bottom of her shoe before she left the store.


PUB ISSUES WARNING AFTER KAYAKER SUFFERS CUTS FROM FISH BITE AT BEDOK RESERVOIR

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 February 2015 - 4:18pm

The National water agency PUB, has issued a public advisory warning people about the dangers of boating activities on Bedok Reservoir after a 19 year old kayaker suffered large cuts after being bitten by a fish in the reservoir in September. It was reported that a Poly student who had been kayaking in the reservoir capsized and as he was trying to get back into his boat, something bit his foot. 


LOCAL FILMMAKER OFFICIALLY FILES POLICE REPORT AGAINST PAP MP LAM PIN MIN

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 February 2015 - 10:59am

It appears that Dr Lam Pin Min is not interested to amend his offending words and to make a public apology to the Hindu community, which would have taken him all of 5 minutes to accomplish. Instead, he found time to update his facebook page 5 times in the last 3 days. 


MR LEE KUAN YEW STILL IN ICU, DOCTORS MONITORING HIM CLOSELY: PMO

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 February 2015 - 10:43am

The Prime Ministers' Office has issued another update on Mr Lee Kuan Yew's Condition explaining that he is still in the ICU and remains sedated and on mechanical ventilation. This is pretty much the same as his previous state when the PMO first issued news of his hospitalization. In a statement, the PMO explained that Mr Lee's doctors have started him on antibiotics again and are continuing to monitor him closely. Mr Lee was admitted into SGH on Feb 5th with severe pneumonia.


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