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MAN ARRESTED FOR GIVING ILLEGAL LOANSHARKS HIS OLD ADDRESS TO BORROW MONEY

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 January 2015 - 11:34pm

A man has been arrested by police for allegedly giving loan sharks his old address causing the new owner of his flat to become the victims of harassment. The man had used his old address to take out illegal loans from loan sharks and had failed to pay them back. 


SHAM GOLD INVESTMENT COMPANY SCAMS OVER 30 SINGAPOREANS OF MILLIONS

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 January 2015 - 10:02pm

A Multi Million dollar scam that has affected as many as 30 Singaporeans has been uncovered. The Company known as Suisse International Pte Ltd (SI for short) has been revealed to be a part of a very complex network across Asia designed to con individuals through promises of incredibly high return on investment rates made by investments in gold. 


VIRAL LETTER TO PARENTS ON WHAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING INSTEAD OF STRESSING YOUR KIDS

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 January 2015 - 8:39pm

A Facebook user's advice may come in useful for all parents in Singapore. Jalynn Jcchampionscreator's post that was put up on the PSLE Parents - 2015 Facebook group has been shared over 1,000 times.


HACKER ‘THE MESSIAH’ JAILED 4 YEARS AND 8 MONTHS

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 January 2015 - 6:48pm

James Raj Arokiasamy, 36, a hacker who called himself ‘The Messiah’ pleaded guilty to 39 counts of misusing a computer and 1 count of consuming drugs. He was sentenced to 4 years and 8 months in jail. ‘The Messiah’ hacked into at least 7 servers in 2013 from his apartment in KL. He hacked into the PAP Community Foundation, Ang Mo Kio Town Council websites as well as three other websites linked to City Harvest Church including Senior Pastor Sun Ho’s website.


TRIPLE THREAT: SINGAPORE ECONOMY AT RISK FROM DEBT, DEFLATION, AND DETERIORATING DEMOGRAPHICS

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 January 2015 - 3:59pm

Debt-to-GDP ratio is at 251%. Singapore is vulnerable to the triple threat of rising debt, intensifying deflation, and deteriorating dynamics, a report by Morgan Stanley revealed. “Weak demographics and productivity dynamic is weighing on growth in the background, while the combination of high debt and deflationary pressures is adding to these pressures of managing the debt and growth dynamic,” stated the report.


SINGAPORE POLICE TO START WEARING BODY-WORN CAMERAS FROM TOMORROW

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 January 2015 - 3:41pm

The Singapore Police will start deploying body-worn cameras (BWC) from tomorrow so that front-line officers can wear them and enhance their capabilities in fighting crime. The first area to get the BWCs will be Bukit Merah West where officers will start wearing the cameras while on duty starting Friday. The BWC will then be rolled out to officers at different areas with officers from another 5 NPCs to have BWCs by June this year.


S’PORE SUPPORTIVE OF M'SIA PROPOSAL OF ASEAN USING THE SAME TIME ZONE

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 January 2015 - 3:28pm

Singapore is supportive of Malaysia’s eagerness on a common time zone for ASEAN capitals, said its Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law K Shanmugam. He said there was no doubt on this at all and in fact the common time zone was first mooted by Singapore some time ago.


64YR OLD BECAME LOAN SHARK RUNNER TO PAY OFF FRIEND’S DEBT ONLY TO BE TURNED IN BY THAT FRIEND

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 January 2015 - 7:20pm

A 64 year old woman shared her story of how she signed up as the guarantor for her friend who borrowed from a loan shark. When her friend failed to pay off the debt, she had to become a runner to pay off their debts before being turned in by that same friend and having to serve jail time. In an interview with TNP, she shared that her story began in 2009 when she foolishly agreed to be a guarantor for 5 friends who had each borrowed $1000 from a loan shark.


JOANNE PEH AND QI YUWU EXPECTING THEIR FIRST CHILD IN SG50

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 January 2015 - 5:41pm

MediaCorp Artistes Joanne Peh and Qi Yuwu announced today (28 Jan) that they are expecting their first child. The couple explained that they are “looking forward to welcoming the new addition” to the family. They also shared that they had waited until the “safe period” before sharing the news.


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