The Attorney General's chambers (AGC) in partnership with the Legislation and Law Reform Division (LLRD), will be rewriting Singapore's laws to make them easier to understand for the general public. In particular, they are changing certain fanciful words to simpler terms which are used in common English. The changes will affect the almost 6000 acts and subsidiary legislation already in effect and will also apply to any new acts made from now on.
A PRC national, Liu Zhongwei, hit his girlfriend with his car in a carpark here shortly after they had an argument. Instead of stopping to see if she was ok, he sped off and lied to investigators about his involvement. When he was charged in court, he also pleaded not guilty and fought the charges, continuing to claim that he was not involved.
City Harvest Church celebrated its 25th anniversary over the weekend with a large party despite the ongoing high-profile trial against its leaders. City Harvest Church had its first public congregation and church service in 1989 at Peace Centre. This first service was attended by 135 people and the church was previously called the Ekklesia Ministry. The church quickly grew in size to become the Mega church that it is today with over 77 affiliated churches worldwide.
The Kallang Wave Mall is temporarily suspending indoor climbing activities as there have been cracks appearing on the glass ceiling just above the climbing area. The operator of the indoor rock-climbing facility, Climb Central, explained on its facebook page on Monday night that all climbing activities would be stopped until further notice. They did not say when it would be fixed and back in operation but simply explained that they would keep the public updated.
The mainstream media recently carried several long articles on the "disunity" within the Workers' Party following their Central Executive Council (CEC) elections on Sunday. The New Paper had written that they had talked to an "inside source" from the workers' party who had told them that workers' party chairman Sylvia Lim had to specifically call for unity in their closed door meeting on Sunday.
PM Lee shared a photo of Singapore's Table tennis teams at the Commonwealth Games on his Facebook page and wrote that both the men's and women's teams had won gold. Singaporeans quickly took to the photo and commented how there were no Singaporeans in the photo and how they were not proud of having "bought" these gold medals. However, despite the comments not making any personal attacks or being derogatory, the comments were promptly deleted by PM Lee's Facebook admins.
Bottle Tree Park in Yishun is going to close down in August and most of the other businesses in that area are also closing. It is understood that only the fishing pond is going to stay open after August 17 when the other tenants have to vacate. The businesses are being forced to leave after having rental disputes with the new owner of the land. The previous owner had bid $68,000 for the 7ha piece of land, but it had been out bid by Chinese Company Fullshare Group.
The latest figures released by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) show that fewer people are buying the red-plate off peak cars with the population of red-plate cars dropping about 20% in the last 4 years. In December of 2010, there were a total of 50,040 red-plated cars in Singapore, making up about 8.4% of the total car population. The LTA had originally planned to have about 10% to 15% of cars being red plates but recent car prices have caused a huge drop in demand.
Ken Lim Cheng Chuan, 55, the former transport tycoon in charge of Five Star Tours, is now just a drink server at a local coffee shop. Mr Lim declared bankruptcy last month shortly after his tour company, Five Stars, shut down. He explained that the biggest hit to his former business was the opening of the two integrated resorts in Singapore.