• Local P3 teacher asks students to reflect on MH17, you'll be shocked by their responses
  • 30 New Hidden Speed Cameras will come into effect from 15 July 2014
  • SIA plane was in the same danger as MH17, reportedly a mere 25kms behind MH17
  • Singapore Airlines caught lying on Facebook about not using Ukraine airspace
  • Dear TRS, I got summoned for parking my car outside my mosque during prayers
  • VEP for singapore cars? Are you really sure Mr Najib? Don't regret it
  • Ng Eng Hen: IPPT will now only consist of 2.4km, Sit-ups and Push-ups
  • We do have brainless & thick-skinned ministers!
  • The only S'porean Singer chosen for The Voice China is forced to pull out because of NS
  • S'poreans cannot hang "Free Palestine" flag but Foreigners allowed to hang flag?

FT COACH SACKS MALAY SG PLAYER JUST BEFORE HARI RAYA

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 July 2014 - 8:52pm

A friend brought to my attention the following article which made troubling reading. Sevki Sha'ban This concerns former Lions XII and national defender, Sevki Sha’ban, who represented Home United FC since last year. He was unceremoniously dismissed over a week ago without any compensation. What’s troubling is the dismissal coincides with the Ramadan period and the upcoming Hari Raya Puasa. 


AIR ALGERIE PLANE WITH 119 PASSENGERS MISSING OVER MALI

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 July 2014 - 8:43pm

An Air Algerie plane with around 120 people on board including French and Spanish nationals went missing Thursday during a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, company sources and officials said. Aviation sources told AFP the aircraft was a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 leased from Spanish company Swiftair carrying passengers of different nationalities.


SIA WAS 1 MINUTE 44 SECONDS FROM DISASTER!

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 July 2014 - 6:40pm

In Singapore it is quite easy to tell the person behind the public mask. ‘Tell’ as in discovering who he is. Not advising him or giving him information for his own good or the good of the public. That it can’t be done: they are deaf to all criticisms. They have constantly, proudly and publicly, ever so just in case you have the mistaken notion they are receptive to suggestions. In our country we have the elites and the rest. 


CLARITY, ONCE AND FOR ALL: TEMASEK HOLDINGS DID INVEST SINGAPOREANS’ CPF?

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 July 2014 - 6:38pm

So, the golden question – did Temasek Holdings invest Singaporeans’ CPF? In June this year, the government finally admitted for the very first time ever that the GIC does invest Singaporeans’ CPF. CPF How It Works cropped But what about Temasek Holdings? In this article, let’s find out once and for all if Temasek Holdings has ever taken our CPF to invest. 


MALAYSIA PM NAJIB'S RISKY TALKS WITH REBELS IN UKRAINE PAID OFF

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 July 2014 - 6:31pm

As attempts to retrieve the bodies and flight recorders from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 dragged on over the weekend, Prime Minister Najib Razak risked a gambit that European leaders wouldn't: sending officials into a war zone to meet with armed rebels whose government almost no one recognizes. After a nervy journey through checkpoints that dot eastern Ukraine's conflict zone, the team met separatist leaders in their stronghold of Donetsk, who handed over the flight recorders—known as black boxes—and released the bodies for repatriation via Ukrainian government-held territory.


AIR ALGERIE LOSES CONTACT WITH PLANE OVER AFRICA

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 July 2014 - 6:08pm

Air Algerie said it lost contact with one of its aircraft nearly an hour after takeoff from Burkina Faso on Thursday bound for Algiers. "Air navigation services have lost contact with an Air Algerie plane Thursday flying from Ouagadougou to Algiers, 50 minutes after takeoff," the airline said, cited by national news agency APS. Source: AP


17 YR OLD GETS PROBATION FOR FRACTURING 14 YR OLD'S NOSE AT SCHOOL

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 July 2014 - 5:25pm

A secondary 4 student has been sentenced to probation today for punching a Sec 2 student in the face and fracturing his nose. Jason Lim Jia Sheng, 17, was ordered to do 120 hours of community service and also had to pay $1,364 for the medical expenses of the 14 year old victim. On top of this, Jason must abide by a curfew and stay indoors between 10pm and 6am. His parents had to sign a $5000 bond to ensure his good behaviour. 


EX PAP MP CALLS ON GOVT TO CONTINUE LETTING IN MORE FOREIGNERS

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 July 2014 - 5:14pm

Dr Augustine Tan, who is an ex PAP MP was at the Institute of Policy Studies dialogue where Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin was one of the speakers. Dr Tan suggested that the government relook it's foreign labour quotas and allow wages in Singapore to fall slightly so that Singapore could maintain its economic edge. He said that Singapore has given in too much to social pressure to raise wages and the economy has taken a hit for it.


ST PHOTOGRAPHER: IT WAS AN HONOUR FOR PM LEE TO INVITE ME TO TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS OF HIM

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 July 2014 - 5:06pm

When I received a call from the Singapore Prime Minister’s office asking to produce a series of Portrait Photography for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, I was delighted. During my 12 years career as the senior executive photographer in The Straits Times I had photographed a few ministers and presidents of Singapore in countless occasions including oversea trips for world conferences and meetings. But this time it was a very different one, it was one-on-one, it was exclusive. Just a few years before, I had the same privilege to photograph the founding father of the modern Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew for his memoir.


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