EDITORIALS

57YR OLD WOMAN FOUND DEAD AT BOTTOM OF BLOCK IN SIMEI, SUSPECTED SUICIDE

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 October 2014 - 10:07pm

The body of a 57 year old woman was found this morning at the bottom of block 150 Simei Street 1. The SCDF confirmed that they received a call for help shortly after 10am this morning and they deployed an ambulance. Police were also alerted to the incident a few minutes earlier. 


ICA: S'POREAN-FOREIGNER COUPLES SHOULD APPLY FOR LONG TERM VISIT PASS BEFORE THEY MARRY

ROY 24 October 2014 - 7:55pm

Beginning next year, Singaporean-foreigner couples are encouraged to apply for the Long Term Visit Pass before they marry. They would have to share background information about each other which is meant to let them decide if they should get married. If couples do not go through the new system, it will take longer for the to receive the Long Term Visit Pass.


ACRES SUGGESTS THAT GUARDS BE EMPLOYED AT HOUSING ESTATES TO SHOO MONKEYS AWAY

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 October 2014 - 7:46pm

The Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES) suggested recently that the authorities should hire guards to stand around in housing estates that have wild monkey problems so that the guards can shoo them away. The suggestion was that at least 4 guards be hired per “monkey hotspot” to work in pairs and on shifts in order to chase away the monkeys. 


HAN HUI HUI AND ROY NGERNG GIVEN ADDITIONAL CHARGE OF "ILLEGAL DEMONSTRATION"

ROY 24 October 2014 - 5:30pm

The Police has charged Han Hui Hui and Roy Ngerng with two charges - for “public nuisance” and of committing an offence under Regulation 23(2)(b) under the Parks and Trees Regulations, Cap 216. The offence carries a total penalty of $6,000 for each person. A total of six Singaporeans have now been charged in connection with the #ReturnOurCPF protest. They have been asked to appear in court on Monday or be arrested and charged with contempt of court.


NUMBER OF REAL ESTATE AGENTS WHO FACED DISCIPLINARY ACTION INCREASED 224%

ROY 24 October 2014 - 3:45pm

There are more than twice the number of real estate agents who faced disciplinary action and were fined this year, as compared to last year, as reported in the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) annual report released yesterday. This year, there were 644 warnings, fines and disciplinary action met out to real estate agents, as compared to only 287 last year. This is even though the number of complaints have decreased, from 880 last year to 751 this year.


PRICES OF OFFICE SPACES IN SINGAPORE HAVE RISEN TO RECORD HIGH

ROY 24 October 2014 - 3:10pm

The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) released the real estate statistics for 3rd Quarter 2014 today. Prices of residential prices saw a slight dip but prices of office spaces have risen to record high. Prices of retail space has only seen a slight dip even though there is a glut in retail space available. There are also expected to be a record number of executive condominiums built in the next 5 years.


HAN HUI HUI AND ROY NGERNG TO GO TO COURT ON MONDAY FOR THE CHARGE OF PUBLIC NUISANCE

ROY 24 October 2014 - 2:17pm

Han Hui Hui, Roy Ngerng and four other Singaporeans have been charged for public nuisance. They are required to turn up on Monday 27 Ooctober at the State Court at 10am or face a warrant of arrest. Ms Han and Roy have been charged for speaking up for Singaporeans for the CPF. The government has used police action to prosecute them but has still yet to respond to their demands for transparency and accountability on the management of the CPF. TRS speaks to Roy and Ms Han on their quest for justice.


COURT OF APPEAL: YOU DON’T HAVE TO TAKE BRIBES FROM A THIRD PARTY TO COMMIT CORRUPTION

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 October 2014 - 1:35pm

In a high court case last September, Mr Leng Kah Poh, a former IKEA Food and Beverage Manager, was acquitted of corruption charges. The High Court Judge, Justice Choo Han Teck, felt that Mr Leng’s act of buying overpriced food from his own company so he could take the extra profits was not corruption as he had never taken bribes from a third party. 


80% OF YOUNG SINGAPOREANS HAVE LITTLE TO NO SAVINGS, ARE YOU ONE OF THEM?

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 October 2014 - 1:16pm

4 out of 5 Singaporeans have little to no savings at all! True? Now, firstly I would not know if EnjoyCompare.com, which did the survey is accurate or not. 80% of Young Singaporeans is an appalling number. Having no savings is nobody's fault but yourself. Be honest with yourself, do you make an effort to save but end up spending on the latest gadget, fashion apparel or clubbing? Do refer to my previous blogpost on how to save if needed.


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