Tributes and words of praise and honour poured into South Africa for Nelson Mandela. He was a lawyer turned freedom fighter, fighting simply for equality, to be treated like a man, for his people in his own country. The discrimination, victimisation and oppression of his people by the white colonial masters were inhuman, demeaning and painful. Many black South Africans who fought alongside Mandela were beaten up, shot and killed or jailed.
A couple married just three weeks lured a Pennsylvania man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said. Elytte Barbour told officers before his arrest on Friday night that he and his wife, Miranda, had planned to kill before but their plans never worked out until last month when Troy LaFerrara responded to an online posting that promised companionship in return for money.
The Singapore Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) has responded to the recent news of the stolen 1000 year old statue that they bought in 2007. (See: SG Museum bought stolen 1000yr old Indian statue and ignores enquiries about it) In a statement, they explained that the idol of Uma Parmeshvari was obtained according to strict procedures in line with international standards. They also abided by the policies of the National Heritage Board which they work under.
A dad-of-one who spent £450 on an XBox One for his son's Christmas present was devastated after falling victim to an eBay scam where he got a PHOTO of the console instead. Peter Clatworthy, 19, thought he had landed a bargain when he purchased the much sought-after games console online on November 28. He spent a year saving up the cash in order to buy a limited edition version of the games system for four-year-old son McKenzie.
The reason is that the pool of unemployed graduates is expanding in this wealthy city, despite a general shortage of workers.It is clearer now why the government had been discouraging Singaporeans from depending too much on university degrees. Almost by the week, new cases are being reported about well-educated professionals struggling to find jobs or being retrenched.
Cost of living in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) is 52% cheaper than in Singapore. Cost of living in Taipei (Taiwan) is 51% cheaper than in Singapore. Cost of living in Bangkok (Thailand) is 50% cheaper than in Singapore. Cost of living in Shanghai (China) is 39% cheaper than in Singapore. Cost of living in Hamburg (Germany) is 27% cheaper than in Singapore
The ST reported that Hri Kumar continued his attack on WP’s silence on controversial issues this morning. WP was invited to a seminar, dunno who was the organiser, with a topic, ‘Is it true to say…there is freedom of expression in Singapore’. Two days before the seminar the WP declined to send a representative. In Hri Kumar’s view, WP had missed a good opportunity to talk about such a hot and troubling issue in this city state. And as usual, WP chose to remain silence.
In my previously post, 'An Open Letter to all Oppositions in Singapore', I take this little opportunity for me to clarify one of the points. Hope soon I can produce clarification for other points. Rebutting the comment of learned public servant Mr Heng Swee Keat and to show how Ministry of Education possibly under him and his predecessor had undermined Singaporean and had breach our constitution. Singaporean when applying for public Pre-U and University because Singaporean must pass an “A” on MTL to qualified, if not he or she must pass before allowing to graduate...
I refer to TRS article “Compare these 2 actual medical bills in SG & AU”. link The writer highlighted an annoying practice of the PAP ie. perpetually reminding citizens that we are taken care of with subsidies/discounted prices. Be it for the purchase of medication as highlighted by the writer, hospital bills, school fees, HDB flats, etc. the PAP government insists on putting a dollar value to every single cent coming from its coffers. As if the money does not belong to the people. It seems Singaporeans are an ungrateful lot with unending complaints.