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CENTRAL CDC TO TRY AND GET MORE ELDERLY WORKING EVEN AFTER RETIREMENT

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 October 2014 - 5:16pm

The Central Singapore Community Development Council (CDC) explained that it will be looking at more ways to create jobs for seniors. It explained that they want to help older, low-skilled residents find jobs even after retirement so that they can continue to work and have a source of income. Over the next 12 to 15 months the central CDC is organising over 30 different projects to help seniors. 


SINGAPORE GENERAL ELECTIONS HELD BEFORE 9/8/15?

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 October 2014 - 4:53pm

Conventional wisdom is that the next GE will be held after the 50th anniversary celebrations of S’pore’s independence which will be a celebration of all things PAP. So the Oppo parties are not gearing up for an early GE (end of this yr or before Aug 9 next yr.) And this piece of news doesn’t disturb the narrative:With the January 2017 deadline for the next General Election looming closer, the Elections Department (ELD) has been calling up public servants for training to be election officials, as part of the electoral process … , the ELD said in an emailed statement: “ELD prepares and organises the Public Service to conduct elections in Singapore. Amongst other work, ELD selects and trains public officers on an ongoing basis to perform election duties during an election.” (CNA 17 October)


PASTOR JOSEPH PRINCE OF NEW CREATION CHURCH NAMED WORLD’S 10TH RICHEST PASTOR

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 October 2014 - 4:48pm

According to a list compiled by a luxury lifestyle website, RichestLifestyle.com, Pastor Joseph Prince from the New Creation Church in Singapore was listed as the 10th richest Pastor in the world. Prince, 51, was estimated to have a net worth of $6.3 million and an annual salary of about S$700,000. Pastor Prince is a founding member of New Creation Church a large mega church in Singapore. 


TIN PEI LING: MARRIAGES BETWEEN SINGAPOREANS AND FOREIGNERS IS A COMPLEX ISSUE

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 October 2014 - 3:18pm

Lianhe Wanbao carried an article about foreign spouses on 20 Oct 2014 (see link at the bottom). Over the years, I have received quite a number of appeals for long(er) term stay by Singaporeans for their foreign spouses. In some cases, the circumstances were complex, involving former spouses (whom we must be fair to) or suspected scams (which we must guard against). These cases will need careful consideration by the authorities. In others, there were impassioned pleas for the Long Term Visit Pass/ Long Term Visit Pass Plus/ Permanent Residency to be granted to their foreign spouses so that the family can be whole.


DO MUSLIMS IN SINGAPORE CONDEMN ISIS?

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 October 2014 - 2:41pm

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke in Asia-Europe Meeting in Milan last week and affirmed Singapore’s intention of becoming a partner in a global coalition in countering the escalating threat of ISIS. Lee specifically mentioned this is a battle against terrorism and a long haul strategy to secure the safety of Singapore and her citizens as ISIS ideology and recruitment methods are very effective in attracting foreign fighters to join its ranks, ironically, by using the media tools invented by the West. The Singapore authorities have already detected Singaporean extremists who are fighting for ISIS. I doubt we need extremists Muslims back to spread their wayward views.


HONG KONG CHIEF: 'DEMOCRACY WOULD SEE POORER PEOPLE DOMINATE HONG KONG VOTE'

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 October 2014 - 2:37pm

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying told media that if the government met pro-democracy protesters’ demands it would result in the city’s poorer people dominating elections. In an interview with foreign media, carried in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and the International New York Times, the embattled chief executive reiterated his position that free elections were impossible.


DO THE POLICE HAVE THE RIGHT TO INVESTIGATE ROY NGERNG AND THE CPF PROTESTERS?

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 October 2014 - 2:12pm

Roy Ngerng has been called up by the police to be investigated for “unlawful assembly” for taking part in the #ReturnOurCPF protest on 27 September 2014 at the Hong Lim Park Speaker’s Corner a month ago. He is currently being held at the Police Cantonment Complex for investigations, since 2.30pm this afternoon. The police is investigating Roy and the attendees to the #ReturnOurCPF protest for “illegal assembly”. However, a question often asked is – does the police have a right to do so?


ANIMALS FROM SINGAPORE ZOO TO BE TRANSPORTED TO ISTANA FOR DEEPAVALI OPEN HOUSE

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 October 2014 - 1:55pm

Deepavali is tomorrow and to celebrate, the Istana is opening up to the public from 8:30am to 6pm. Visitors can indulge in many activities including watching performances by PAssionArts, Mobeatz, and PA Talents. The NUS Indian Dance Group and MSU’s Samba Masala will also put on performances for the Deepavali celebrations. The President’s Office explained in a press release that they will also be transporting many animals from the Singapore Zoo to the Istana for the day to allow visitors to see some of the animals. 


GIC BUYS OFFICE SPACE INSIDE A BUILDING IN TOKYO FOR AN “UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT”

THEREALSINGAPORE 21 October 2014 - 1:37pm

GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund which manages Singaporeans’ CPF Savings, has just acquired part of an office building in Tokyo, Japan for an undisclosed amount. The building, called the Pacific Century Place Marunouchi, was purchased through a GIC affiliate and the purchase covers only levels 8 to 31 of the 32 storey high building. 


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