I left Singapore in 1999 after noticing the rise of costs, taxation and the illegal immigrants coming to Singapore and I find Singapore is no more a safe place for me. I came to Indonesia leaving everything behind and started a fresh start. I got married to my Indonesian wife and had a daughter in 2005. After a good life, I almost forgot about Singapore, my flat in Ang Mo Kio and my family.
A Malaysian court convicted opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy on Friday, upholding the government's appeal of his acquittal two years earlier in a ruling that his supporters said was politically influenced and aimed at ending his career. The court of appeal ruled that Anwar had anal intercourse with his male aide in 2008, a crime in the Muslim majority country, dismissing his defense team's argument that DNA evidence had been contaminated.
Madam Speaker, thank you for allowing me to join the 2014 Singapore Budget debate. This year's budget, like last year's, is a socially inclusive one and taken together with the budget since the last General Elections, we now have many measures to help us address the widening income gap among Singaporeans. I am particularly glad that the government no longer pursues a "growth at all cost" economic policy and instead focuses on sustainable and inclusive growth. As we approach the 50th anniversary of Singapore next year, it gives us a good reason to recognize and reward the Singaporeans before us who worked hard to build Singapore into what it is today.
“The woman of 18 was three months’ pregnant at the time of the alleged attack. She was arrested after video of her allegedly being sexually abused was circulated on social media. Three men who admitted having sex with the woman and two who distributed the video were reportedly sentenced to being whipped.
During the Committee of Supply Debate in Parliament today, Worker's Party MP Png Eng Huat, raised the issue of crane operators still being mostly foreigners despite Khaw Boon Wan saying last year that they were looking for more local crane operators and advertising that it was a good job that could earn up to $7k. Png raised the fact that last year, about half of all crane operators in Singapore were locals but due to a new relaxed ruling, companies can now hire 4 foreigners for each Singaporean crane operator that they hire.
The state government is adamant it has not lost its right to review the price of raw water it supplies to Singapore under the 1961 and 1962 water agreements. "As far as we are concerned, the agreements are subject to an altogether different interpretation after 1986 and 1987," said state Public Works, Rural and Regional Development Committee chairman Datuk Hasni Mohamad.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) proudly announced two days ago that its move to reclassify certain car models in Category A achieved its goal of “retaining models” for the mass market. LTA also presented a whole bunch of numbers showing how the tweak led to a “significant decrease” in the median Open Market Value (OMV) for Category A cars. When asked about COE premiums, an LTA spokesperson said that the recategorization was not aimed at lowering COE prices, but to allow Category A to cater to the mass market in a better way.
By MP for Aljunied GRC, Sylvia Lim [Delivered in Committee of Supply on 6 March 2014] Madam, I am concerned about many Home Team uniformed services turning to outsourcing as a response to increasing demand for services and manpower shortages. For example, in October 2013, the SCDF added only four more emergency ambulances to increase its fleet to 50 vehicles, but doubled the number of private ambulances to 20.