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PM LEE COMPARES HANDWRITING TO JUSTIFY UNJUST ARREST AND FIXING OF OPPOSITION

ROY 22 December 2014 - 11:05am

The handwriting of two different men can be used to insist that they are the same men and history can be changed just by comparing handwriting alone, it seems. Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong brought out two documents to try to justify the government's version of "history". Mr Lee was trying to paint black the name of Lim Chin Siong. He was responding to recent revelations about the PAP's government's role in arresting 113 opposition politicians and labour unionists and imprisoned them without trial, some for more than 20 or 30 years. However, Dr Thum has studied the declassified British documents and showed that what the PAP government claims is not true.


HDB CLAIMS S'POREANS WANT "OPEN KITCHEN" BTO FLATS AFTER IT REDUCES FLAT SIZES

ROY 22 December 2014 - 10:58am

The Housing and Development Board (HDB) claims that more Singaporeans are opting for "open kitchens" in new build-to-order (BTO) flats. According to HDB, 60 percent of BTO flat buyers have opted to go for "open kitchens" as people do not cook as often today and households would be able to make better use of the space, if they do not need it for a kitchen. However, HDB's new "options" belie the truth of why such "open kitchen" concepts are necessary.


SPORT SINGAPORE CEO SUPPORTS DECISION TO RE-LAY NATIONAL STADIUM WITH ALL-GRASS PITCH

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 December 2014 - 8:38pm

Lim Teck Yin, the Sport Singapore CEO has said that he supports the decision by Sport Hub to re-lay the national stadium pitch with an all-grass layer on top of the existing million-dollar synthetic-natural hybrid turf. Mr Lim said that the all-grass turf will be a good solution for the SEA games being held next year in June which will require a strong and durable turf for the rigorous events.


THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF BRANDED BAGS SEIZED FROM WOMAN OVER UNPAID GST

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 December 2014 - 8:07pm

Authorities from Changi Airport have confiscated over 10 boxes filled with branded bags and shoes after a woman was suspected to have brought them into Singapore without paying GST. The 29 year old woman had come from Europe and arrived at about 6am on Saturday morning with her family. Customs officers inspected their luggage then proceeded to follow the family back to their home in Bukit Timah. 


MORE HDB BUYERS OPTING FOR “OPEN KITCHENS”

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 December 2014 - 4:55pm

More and more Singaporeans are choosing to design their HDB flats with an open kitchen concept. According to HDB, 60% of the BTO flats sold were sold without a kitchen partition wall when there was a choice available. People explained that they do not cook as much as before and so an open kitchen concept increases the space of the flat and can be used for other purposes.


MEDICAL STUDENTS IN SINGAPORE FACE SHORTAGE OF HUMAN BODIES

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 December 2014 - 3:06pm

Medical Students often get most of their hands-on experience from Cadavers while in medical school but a shortage of human bodies donated to science in Singapore means there are fewer resources for students to learn with. NUS’ Yong Loo Lin School and Medicine received only 6 human bodies this year compared to 8 in 2010 and 28 back in 2000. 


STATISTICS SHOW THAT MALAYS ARE THE UNHEALTHIEST RACE IN SINGAPORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 December 2014 - 2:19pm

According to the latest statistics released by the national disease registry, Malays in Singapore are the most unhealthy in terms of the rates of illnesses such as diabetes, kidney failure, heart attacks and strokes. Malays make up only 13.5% of Singapore’s total population but they account for 24.4% of all patients receiving dialysis.


PAP CANNOT CONTINUE TO INSIST THEIR VERSION OF HISTORY IS TRUE WITHOUT RELEASING ALL RECORDS

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 December 2014 - 6:55am

The PAP has recently gone back to justifying Operation Coldstore and their ‘efforts to fight the communist threat’. This is evident with the recent republication of the Battle for Merger Radio Talks by Lee Kuan Yew and the exhibition put up. In fact, even PM Lee keeps reminding his facebook followers about the exhibition and the “truth” behind them. He just yesterday wrote another facebook status sharing his thoughts on the issue and insisting that Lee Kuan Yew was correct.


PEST CONTROLLERS: THE RAT INFESTATION AT BUKIT BATOK IS MUCH WORSE THAN WE THOUGHT

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 December 2014 - 5:44am

The rat situation at Bukit Batok has been discovered to be much worse than originally thought. The pest controllers handling the situation explained that there has been some bad weather which has also delayed their progress. They also said that they are seeing lots of new food scraps being left around which can attract even more rodents. Extermination operations have been going on for about three days now and over 140 rats have been caught and killed. 


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