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  • More S'poreans Shopping at Discount Stores and Online as Cost of Living Increases
  • Latest Attack on WP: Desmond Lee Questions WP's Leaders' Integrity

SDP IS RIGHT ABOUT PSLE STREAMING - WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 December 2014 - 10:47am

SDP’s right After the PLSE results came out, I tot Mad Dog Chee had a relapse, when the SDP came out against streaming. I mean what could be a no-brainer than streaming? Don’t students learn faster when students of similar ability are taught in a group. Seems that SDP is right: Dividing pupils into classes of different abilities is a popular approach to improving standards, but research suggests that it leaves students a month behind those in mixed groups.


POP ICON ELTON JOHN TO WED LONG-TIME PARTNER IN ENGLAND

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 December 2014 - 10:36am

The pop icon Elton John will wed his partner of more than 20 years this weekend in England, reports said. The 67-year-old singer and the Canadian-born filmmaker David Furnish will tie the knot on Sunday at their home in Windsor, Berkshire, near London, several news reports said. The Daily Mirror said that some 50 friends and family were expected to attend, including David and Victoria Beckham. 


BANKS AND CREDIT CARDS – SO LONG NEVER HIKE INTEREST RATES

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 December 2014 - 10:26am

The banks are raising their credit card interest rates to more than 24% per annum and cash advance interest to 28% per annum or more. And the perfect reason to do so: so long never raise, so it is a good justification to raise. No one is questioning whether 24% and 28% are very high interest rates to pay. Of course these rates are still low compared to the loan sharks. Would anyone be saying cheap, cheap, cheap? 


RETURNING SINGAPOREAN SHOCKED AT HOW MUCH SINGAPORE IS OVERRUN BY FTS!

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 December 2014 - 10:22am

Was recently back in Singapore after being based overseas for many years. Chanced upon and subscribed to the EDMW forum when I was abroad and read many rants about the Government’s ‘Foreign Talent’ policies. Felt then that people were complaining for the sake of complaining. Could not reconcile with all the anger and frustration until I landed back in my beloved Singapore. 


ERRANT LAWYERS MAKING MONEY OFF MIGRANT WORKERS BUT LAW SOCIETY DOES NOT INVESTIGATE

ROY 19 December 2014 - 10:19am

Lawyers in Singapore have been taking advantage of migrant workers to make money off them, by representing them to claim compensation for workplace injuries, migrant worker groups have highlighted. The workers would commonly highlight that errant lawyers would charge high fees and there are some who would not follow up on their cases. There are even lawyers who have been complained of withholding the worker's compensation even when it has been paid. The issue has become so serious that both HOME and TWC2 have highlighted the issue to the Law Society. However, the Law Society denied having ever heard from them about the issue. It also did not seem to believe that errant lawyers exist within their midst.


WHAT NEE SOON SOUTH TOWN COUNCIL IS DOING THIS CHRISTMAS: "REMOVING" COMMUNITY CATS

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 December 2014 - 8:04am

How do you solve a littering problem? In our city, a fine is usually imposed on litterbugs. Except, of course, in the case of chewing gum. When faced with the serious issue of chewing gum being left around everywhere on public property, our government then eventually banned the product completely. 


HIGH COMMISSION OF SINGAPORE TO AUSTRALIA: DR POH SOO KAI’S COMMENTARY IS 'MISLEADING'

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 December 2014 - 7:51am

Dr Poh Soo Kai’s commentary (“Singapore’s ‘Battle for Merger’ revisited”) in New Mandala on 3 Dec 2014 is a misleading account of Operation Coldstore, Singapore’s merger with Malaya, the Barisan Sosialis Singapura (Barisan) and his own role in that period. Dr Poh and other revisionists like Dr Thum Ping Tjin have alleged that Operation Coldstore was a political exercise meant to suppress what they claim to be legitimate, presumably peaceful, democratic opponents of the PAP government.


HDB: DEMAND HAS BEEN MET – REALLY?

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 December 2014 - 7:50am

HDB: Demand for 93,995 flats against building statistics of 46,693 According to the HDB’s annual report 2013/2014 – the demand for flats was 93, 995 for 2011/12 to 2013/14, against the building statistics of only 46,693 for the same period (page 2 and 3).


DEMANDING PATIENT SENDS INSULTING NOTE TO “OLD AND SLOW” NURSE

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 December 2014 - 7:44am

Dear TRS, Yesterday I found my mother crying after coming back from work, and she shared this letter with me. I was horrified and outraged that someone could write such a demeaning letter (See attached image). My mother is a senior staff nurse at a local hospital in Singapore who simply loves what she does. 


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