EDITORIALS

NEW CREATION CHURCH: OUR PASTOR IS NOT AS RICH AS LIFESTYLE WEBSITE CLAIMED

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 October 2014 - 11:18pm

Local Mega Church, New Creation Church, recently made headlines after US Lifestyle website RichestLifestyle.com named the senior pastor Joseph Prince as the World’s 10th Richest Pastor. The website had listen Prince’s net worth as US$5 million, (S$6.25 million) and said his annual salary was US$550,000 (S$700,000). The Church has now come out with a rebuttal to the claims.


SMRT AVOIDS MAKING ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT TRAIN DELAYS ON EAST-WEST LINE

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 October 2014 - 10:11pm

At about 7:30am on Monday morning, commuters travelling on the East-West Line were met with large crowds and delays yet they were left completely in the dark about what was going on. SMRT failed to make any official announcement on the trains affected and they did not publicise the issues on their social media accounts.


NEW KL-SINGAPORE HIGH SPEED RAIL LINK TO HAVE SEVEN DIFFERENT STOPS IN MALAYSIA

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 October 2014 - 9:48pm

The High Speed Rail Link (HSR) project which will connect Singapore to Kualar Lumpur has now had details of the locations of the stops announced by the Malaysian Land Public Transport Commission Chairman Syed Hamid Albar. There will be 7 stops in Malaysia including: Kualar Lumpur, Putrajaya, Seremban, Ayer Keroh, Muar, Batu Pahat and Nusajaya.


UK TO ORGANISE NEW SCHOLARSHIP FOR S'POREANS TO FORM INNOVATIVE TIES WITH THE UK

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 October 2014 - 9:19pm

President Tony Tan Keng Yam visited the UK and was warmly welcomed by the UK officials and the Royal Family. One of the things which was announced during Tony Tan’s visit was that the Royal Commonwealth Society of Singapore was going to be re-established and it would provide a new scholarship to Singaporeans looking to create innovative ties with the UK.


MALAYSIAN DEFENCE MINISTER: I HOPE MH370 WILL BE FOUND

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 October 2014 - 9:08pm

Malaysia's Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said Wednesday his country was determined to find missing Flight MH370, as he was briefed by Australian officials leading the complex search deep in the Indian Ocean. Hishammuddin, who is in the Western Australian port of Fremantle to inspect one of the search ships, the GO Phoenix, said the passengers and crew on board the Malaysia Airlines jet "remain in our thoughts and also in our prayers".


ELDERLY WOMAN UNKNOWINGLY LIVED IN SAME ROOM AS DAUGHTER'S CORPSE FOR 4 DAYS

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 October 2014 - 8:49pm

Mdm Yap Biew Keow, 81, had been staying in the same flat as her 55 year old intellectually challenged daughter for over 30 years but Mdm Yap failed to notice that her daughter had passed away despite sleeping in the same room with the corpse for 4 days. It was not until their downstairs neighbour, Mdm Nekmah Mahadi, 45, came to visit that they realised that the woman was dead. 


EVERYONE IN SINGAPORE WILL BE WATCHED BY THE GOVT BY THE END OF 2016

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 October 2014 - 8:17pm

The Police explained that they are on track to finish installing a CCTV camera on every HDB block by the end of 2016. MPs and town councils have also supported the installations saying that residents are generally happy with the cameras and the increased security that they bring. MP for Nee Soon GRC, Lee Bee Wah even said that residents ask why their blocks don’t have CCTV cameras if they move into new blocks.


STRAITS TIMES WRITER, DEVADAS KRISHNANDAS, TELLS HIS CRITICS TO “SHUT UP”

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 October 2014 - 5:37pm

Opinion writer Devadas Krishnandas, who writes regular opinion pieces for Straits times responded to a critic of his article by telling him to “Shut Up”. Krishnandas had written an article titled “Protests that Matter” which was published on Straits Times today about the protests in Hong Lim Park.


DEPUTY LABOUR CHIEF: WE SHOULD NOT RELAX FOREIGN LABOUR LAWS

THEREALSINGAPORE 22 October 2014 - 4:39pm

The deputy labour chief, Mr Heng Chee How explained that despite the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s warning that Singapore could be hurting future growth by tightening foreigner labour laws, Singapore should not relax them any time soon. Mr Heng, who is also the Senior Minister of State in the PMO, said that Singapore must continue to focus on restructuring the economy to boost productivity and reduce reliance on cheap labour. 


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