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KENNETH JEYARETNAM: IS ROY NGERNG AN ASSET OR LIABILITY TO ANY POLITICAL PARTY?

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 January 2015 - 11:09am

I am grateful for the following question left in my comments: Kenneth, if Roy wishes to contest a future election under your party flag, will you accept him? Or will this “extraordinary Singaporean”, IMO a potential time bomb and a liability for any party, suddenly not be so extraordinary anymore? As it required a thoughtful answer and more space I answer it here.


WHO WILL FILL THE JOB VACANCIES FOR NURSES AND CHILDCARE TEACHERS?

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 January 2015 - 11:06am

Dear TRS, I Refer to MOM's Job Vacancies 2014 report released on Tuesday (27 Jan). Some of the jobs listed as having the most vacancies are registered nurse (640), enrolled/assistant nurse (430) and pre-primary education teacher (240). I have compiled a chart of the respective employment rates and starting salaries of nurses and early childhood education teachers and wish to highlight that the issue is clearly to do with an unattractive pay. MOM said that locals shun these jobs but it’s not because of them being “hard” or “low-class”, its simply that we cannot get a decent salary.


UP TO 50% LESS BUSINESS FOR SHOPS IN MARINA SQUARE AFTER REPORTS OF RAT INFESTATION

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 January 2015 - 10:07am

Following the news reports about a dead rat being found in a dish at Hot Pot Culture at Marina Square food court and the discovery of another 14 stores affected by rat infestations, customers are now staying away from the food court. Businesses there have explained that they have seen a 30% to 50% drop in customer numbers since the news broke earlier this month. 


INCONSIDERATE AND DANGEROUS PRC TRUCK DRIVER SPOTTED ALONG CTE

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 January 2015 - 10:04am

Dear The Real Singapore, On 25/01/2015 @ 10:54Hrs along CTE after Yio Chu Kang towards AMK AVE 5/3 exit XD 8717 H driven by a FT PRC driver driving and dropping soil on the expressway road and causing danger to other traffic users, to make sudden shifting of their cars to the right lanes to avoid the dropping soil on the road.


MAS: WE WILL SLOW THE RATE AT WHICH THE SINGDOLLAR EXCHANGE RATE INCREASES

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 January 2015 - 9:35am

In a surprise announcement, the Monetary Authority of Singapore said that it will be adjusting its policy and will be making the Singapore dollar appreciate at a slower pace. The government, through the MAS, has a certain amount of control over the exchange rate of the Singapore dollar. 


AN OPEN LETTER TO FORMER SDP MEMBER JEREMY CHEN

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 January 2015 - 9:31am

Dear Jeremy Chen, This is the first time I learned of your name. I do not know Chee Soon Juan personally. For your information, I am a fan of Sylvia Lim and I like Lee Lilian. You should not have come out in the public with all these criticisms of your former party. You had spent three years with SDP and based on what you wrote, I guess you did put in significant efforts for the party. Whether those were productive or unproductive efforts, I trust you had put in your best and meant well for SDP.


4 STEPS TO STRIKE 4D ON A VERY REGULAR BASIS

THEREALSINGAPORE 28 January 2015 - 12:12am

There’s a person in Malaysia who claims that he has a winning formula, based solely on maths, that allows one to win in every gambling table. How true is that? Maths have proven again and again that the house always wins—it is an absolute, if not we would not have seen casinos raking in millions of profits every year and that the jackpot room in a country club always contributing to almost 90% of the profits in a club.


THE UNEQUAL TREATY PAP SIGNED WITH INDIA THAT SOLD OUT SINGAPOREAN PMETS

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 January 2015 - 11:01pm

Ever wonder why so much Indian national PMETs are romping on Singapore streets and in particular at the Changi (aka Chennai) Business Park? The negotiation between the PAP Government and the India Government on the CECA was a typical "black box operation" in which majority of Singaporeans know nuts about it. It was spearhead by then Minister for Foreign Affairs George Yeo in 2003 and signed in 2005 by PM Lee Hsien Loong.


SHANMUGAM: S'PORE IS READY TO INTEGRATE WITH THE REST OF DEVELOPING ASEAN

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 January 2015 - 10:51pm

Foreign Affairs Minister K Shanmugam, who is currently away at an ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ retreat in Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, said that Singapore is ready to work with Malaysia to push for greater ASEAN Integration. The ASEAN member states are currently pushing for the establishment of the ASEAN Community by the end of this year.


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