EDITORIALS

TWO MORE INDIAN NATIONALS CHARGED IN RELATED TO PANDAN LOOP MURDER

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 August 2014 - 8:46pm

Two more Indian Nationals, Karthikeyan Prabakaran and Chellappan Sankar were charged with murder on Saturday in relation to the dead body of a 26 year old Indian national found along Pandan Loop last week.

Another Indian National, 26 year old Thiruppathi Veerapperumal was charged with the murder on Wednesday.


3,150 NEW CITIZENS TO BE WELCOMED TO THE SINGAPORE FAMILY THIS WEEKEND

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 August 2014 - 7:56pm

This weekend, there are a series of citizenship ceremonies being help in over 14 different locations around Singapore. PM Lee Hsien Loong attended several citizenship ceremonies in Ang Mo Kio and Sengkang West today and he said that he hopes new citizens will do more to integrate into Singapore society. At the afternoon ceremony, over 150 new citizens received their certificates and Pink ICs.


NTU PRESIDENT: THE GOVT IS WRONG, WE NEED MORE GRADUATES FOR SG TO SURVIVE

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 August 2014 - 7:37pm

While the government continues to insist that Singaporeans shouldn't focus on the paper chase, Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) President, Mr Bertil Andersson has said that Singapore actually needs more graduates to stay competitive. He explained that the real problem with Singapore is not that there are too many degree holders, but more that people only see getting a degree as a way to get a good job.


SEX BLOGGER ALVIN TAN WHO SKIPPED BAIL AND IS WANTED BY INTERPOL IS NOT IN SINGAPORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 August 2014 - 7:07pm

Malaysian Sex blogger and former NUS scholar, Alvin Tan, is currently wanted by Interpol after he skipped bail and failed to return his passport to the Malaysian authorities on June 3rd. The Malaysian courts have already forfeited RM20,000 of his RM30,000 bond and they have asked Interpol for their cooperation to find him.


LIM SWEE SAY: FNB AND CONSTRUCTION SECTORS ARE PULLING DOWN SG'S PRODUCTIVITY

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 August 2014 - 6:25pm

​Labour Chief Lim Swee Say said that productivity has failed to improve significantly over the past 2 years because labour intensive sectors have not done enough. He said that the sectors which are dragging the chain are those such as Construction and Food Services. These two sectors, explained Mr Lim, are dampening productivity boosting efforts because they are also expanding and becoming larger portions of the total workforce. 


KHAW BOON WAN: NEW CITIZENS CAN HELP TO WELCOME IN EVEN MORE FOREIGNERS

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 August 2014 - 6:00pm

National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan said today that new citizens play an important role in welcoming newly arrived foreigners. He explained that since they have just experienced the same challenges of adapting to a new environment, they can better understand the struggles of new arrivals in integrating into Singapore culture.


TAN CHUAN JIN RAISES OVER $900K FOR CHARITY BY SELLING HIS BOOK OF TRAVEL PHOTOS

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 August 2014 - 12:40pm

Four different charities in Singapore will be receiving a donation of over $1.8 million after Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin and the Singapore government pledged to donate. Tan Chuan-Jin had been selling a book of his travel photos to donate the proceeds to charity. The government also pledged to match dollar-for-dollar the money raised. 


DBS SURVEY: GROWING TREND OF MORE CONSUMPTION, LESS SAVING IN SINGAPORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 August 2014 - 12:12pm

According to a recent report about saving trends in ASEAN countries by DBS, Singapore is the country with the highest savings ratio but this figure has also decreased slightly since 2010. Many other ASEAN countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand have also seen a generally decreasing trend of saving over the last 5 years. 


GERMAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: SG NEEDS MORE FOREIGNERS DUE TO SHORTAGE OF LABOUR

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 August 2014 - 11:39am

According to a recent survey conducted by the Singapore-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SGC), most German companies here are finding it difficult to hire skilled labour. They explained that many German firms here are planning to expand over the next year but are unable to find suitable job applicants at both the university and vocational level. 


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