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THIS IS HOW "UPSET" SINGAPOREANS ARE WITH TONY TAN BEING CALLED 'MINIATURE'

ROY 30 October 2014 - 11:43pm

AsiaOne reported that Singaporeans were insulted and upset that President Tony Tan was called "President Miniature". We take a look at people's response to see how "upset" people really were. Maybe this will surprise you. Or maybe you might just feel the same. Here goes!


SOME SUZUKI CUP MATCHES TO BE HELD AT JALAN BESAR DUE TO PROBLEMS WITH NATIONAL STADIUM PITCH

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 October 2014 - 10:08pm

The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) has inspected the pitch of the National Staidum and decided that they will go ahead and hold the Suzuki cup in Singapore. However, half of the games will be moved to Jalan Besar stadium as the grass at the National Stadium is still not good enough. Only those games expected to have large crowds will be held at the National Staidum which has a much larger seating capacity. 


SINGAPORE LGBT GROUPS EXPRESS DISAPPOINTMENT AT COURTS FOR KEEPING DISCRIMINATORY LAW

ROY 30 October 2014 - 10:04pm

Fourteen organisations have expressed their great shock and disappointment with the Singapore courts on their ruling against the rights of same-sex couples. The organisations criticised the court for its narrow interpretation of the Singapore Constitution which will continue to put LGBT individuals at risk of discrimination. Ivan Heng, who married his partner in August, also said that the "ruling effectively legitimises and entrenches discrimination against a significant and vulnerable minority in Singapore,"


ST AEROSPACE PLANE THAT ILLEGALLY ENTERED INDONESIAN AIRSPACE FINED S$6,300

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 October 2014 - 7:05pm

A plane belonging to ST Aerospace was fined Rp60 million (S$6,300) on Wednesday for illegally flying into Indonesian airspace. The plane had been intercepted by Indonesian fighter jets after it entered Indonesian airspace without the proper approvals and it had been forced to land at a military airbase.


COURT: S377A IS CONSTITUTIONAL AS CONSTITUTION DOESN’T PROTECT LGBT PEOPLE FROM DISCRIMINATION

ROY 30 October 2014 - 4:17pm

The Court of Appeal ruled that Section 377A is not constitutional even though it criminalises a minority population. The court says that the Constitution only protects a person's right not to be deprived of his or life or to be jailed unlawfully, but not other rights. Also, it only protects the rights for religion, race, place of birth and descent and not for discrimination due to gender, sex and sexual orientation.


CORONER: DEATH OF 4YR OLD THAT ATE TAINTED FOOD FROM FOODCOURT WAS JUST A "MISADVENTURE"

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 October 2014 - 3:29pm

The coroner’s court has decided that the death of a 4 year old boy who ate tainted food from a food stall at a food court was the result of a “misadventure”. Shyane Sujith Balasubraamaniam, had been eating with his 2 year old sister and his mother at the Kopitiam food court at Northpoint Shopping Centre in Yishun. The boy had eaten tahu goreng, and curry chicken from the nasi pandang store there but the next day, came down with severe food poisoning.


HWA CHONG ETONHOUSE INSTITUTION TO START TEACHING SCIENCE AND MATHS IN MANDARIN

ROY 30 October 2014 - 3:21pm

EtonHouse Group and Singapore Chinese High School will open a new preschool and primary school called the Hwa Chong EtonHouse Institution in Singapore, which will specialise in the teaching on Math and Science in Chinese. The school was apparently set up because of a high demand of Mandarin lessons from parents. It will cater to both Singaporean and foreign students but Singaporean students will not be able to study in the primary school.


EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH 3 SINGAPOREANS CHARGED FOR SPEAKING UP ON THE CPF

ROY 30 October 2014 - 2:50pm

TRS was able to chat with three of the Singaporeans whom have been accused for "public nuisance" for speaking up at the Hong Lim Park. They share with us their thoughts on the accusations levied on them and why they are concerned about the CPF. They also gave us some insight as to how they hope Singapore can evolve to become and how they hope change can come.


HO CHING AND TEMASEK GIVEN AWARD FOR INTEGRITY, TRUST AND TRANSPARENCY

ROY 30 October 2014 - 2:42pm

Temasek Holdings was awarded the Asian Business Award by Asia House on Monday October 27. Temasek CEO Ho Ching was also given the Asian Business Leaders Award at the same event. Stuart Gulliver, Group Chief Executive of HSBC Holdings, who presented the award, said that Ms Ho embodies the ethos of "integrity, meritocracy, respect, trust, teamwork and doing things today with one eye on tomorrow.” He also said that she is committed to building, "transparency, probity and good governance.”


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