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SHOULD JOSS PAPER BURNING IN COMMON CORRIDORS BE TOLERATED?

THEREALSINGAPORE 25 October 2014 - 1:57pm

Do we really live in a fair and safe environment when the government permits the burning of joss papers along the constricted stairway and common corridors of HDB flats? The practice of burning joss papers in a communal walkway or stairway of HDB flats should not be justified as a tolerable act of religious practice. It clearly is an act of inconsideration and selfishness, which poses health risks and serious fire hazards to the dwellings of human beings.


PA: WE DON’T KNOW WHY RESIDENT WAS GIVEN BLANK CHEQUE, OUR PROCESS IS ALREADY STRICT

THEREALSINGAPORE 25 October 2014 - 1:45pm

The People’s Association, which oversees the Citizens Consultative Committees (CCCs) explained that they are not sure why a blank ComCare cheque was given to a needy resident last year. Last week, a needy resident was jailed 4 months for forgery because he had written $8,000 on a blank cheque handed to him by the CCC which was disbursing ComCare funds.


MOH: SINGAPORE IS WELL PREPARED FOR EBOLA

THEREALSINGAPORE 25 October 2014 - 1:23pm

The Ministry of Health here has said that we cannot become complacent as the risk of Ebola coming to Singapore has not been ruled out. On Friday, MOH explained that hospitals here have already ramped up preparations for a possible outbreak here with dedicated teams at hospitals ready to deal with Ebola.


IF THE PROFIT-DRIVEN SPORTS HUB CONTINUES WHAT THEY ARE DOING, MANY SINGAPOREANS WILL GET FED UP

THEREALSINGAPORE 25 October 2014 - 1:07pm

Since our new National Stadium opened, the focus seems to have been on its sandy pitch and what an embarrassment it has become for Singapore. (“Improve stadium pitch to bring back the Kallang Roar”; Oct 24) Not enough attention, though, has been given to the manner in which commercial priorities appear to have taken precedence over the arena’s primary purpose. In line with our Government’s intention to market Singapore as a world-class leisure and lifestyle destination, the National Stadium will host a full calendar of international sporting events and concerts.


SHANMUGAM CALLS THE MUSLIM PRISONERS “TERRORISTS" DESPITE THEM NEVER GOING TO COURT

THEREALSINGAPORE 25 October 2014 - 11:55am

Since reading the speeches of Minister for Home Affairs, Teo Chee Hean and Minister for Foreign Affairs, K Shanmugam (Hansard of 7 October 2014), I have been in a state of gloom. This morning, Alex Au’s latest article, “PAP went on trial last week” finally compelled me to write this note. Alex said: “I have said before: the PAP would rather destroy Singapore than lose power. This party is shaping up as a mortal threat to the state as we would like it to be, and to democracy.” http://yawningbread.wordpress.com/


FOREIGNERS WHO FIND A S'POREAN PARTNER WILL NOT BE COUNTED IN FOREIGNER QUOTA?

THEREALSINGAPORE 25 October 2014 - 11:48am

We refer to the article “New rules clear air for transnational marriages” (Straits Times, Oct 25). “Would be” foreign spouses can apply for LTVP It states that “Singaporeans and their would-be foreign spouses will from January next year, be able to start the process of applying for the spouses’ Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) before they tie the knot, the Ministry of Home Affairs announced on Friday.


HDB RESALE VOLUME WILL CRASH TO 10-YEAR LOW THIS YEAR: REPORT

THEREALSINGAPORE 25 October 2014 - 11:37am

Resale prices will slip by as much as 7%. A bleak resale market awaits families looking to sell their HDB flats. HDB resale volume is expected to hit a ten-year low this year, with volume hovering around 16,500-17,000 units. According to PropNex, HDB resale prices will continue heading south and are expected to soften 6-7% for the full year 2014.


I REALLY HOPE FILIPINOS CAN SHOW SOME BASIC RESPECT TO US SINGAPOREANS

THEREALSINGAPORE 25 October 2014 - 11:24am

Last I check, this is still Singapore. Frankly, you are working on someone else's sovereign soil and country. Have some respect for the host country. Let's level with you in a fair manner. Singaporeans are already struggling to make ends meet and we have our own families to feed. Our fresh graduates need jobs as well to feed their own families. Our retirees, senior citizens and the much "beloved policies of the Pioneer Generation (PG) are neither the best enough for the pioneers of Singapore.


ROY NGERNG: I HAVE BEEN LABELLED A CRIMINAL JUST FOR SPEAKING OUT AT HONG LIM PARK

THEREALSINGAPORE 25 October 2014 - 10:10am

Friends, I have been charged with two crimes. The Police gave me the charges yesterday. If I am found guilty, I will become a criminal. Imagine, becoming a criminal in your own country simply for speaking up. In May this year, I was sued for defamation. A few weeks later, in June this year, I was fired from my job by the government.


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