We refer to the article “Needy students to get close to $8 million this year under ST School Pocket Money Fund” (Straits Times, Oct 2). 14,000 needy students It states that “More than 14,000 needy students are expected to receive some $8 million dollars to help them with food and other expenses in school this year. The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF), which gives a monthly stipend to students from low-income homes, said the estimated $8 million disbursement is a 60 per cent jump from the amount of money given out two years ago.
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Britain may be first in line to put pressure on Beijing to show restraint over pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, but the former power must not overestimate its influence, 17 years after handing over the territory. London's reaction has intensified as the "umbrella revolution" - named after the implement pro-democracy supporters have used to shield themselves from tear gas - has grown.
I think the main grouses with CPF system are the lack of control over ones’ hard earn monies and the increasing minimum sum that left some elder Singaporeans disillusioned. Seasoned financial professional and TOC veteran editor Leong Sze Hian has tried to dissect and critic the CPF system but he has hit a black box. His protege Roy Ngerng tried but became a martyr after a blog post he wrote that criticized the CPF system crossed the line and alluded that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was corrupted.
True colours: ‘Sound historical consciousness requires intellectual rigour and honesty’ — a very heartening statement by Tan Tai Yong, Nominated Member of Parliament, Vice-Provost (Student Life), director of the Institute of South Asian Studies, (‘History’s many shades of grey’, Straits Times 15 Sept 2014).
Indian boxer L.Sarita Devi could face disciplinary action after being reported to Asian Olympic officials for refusing to accept her bronze medal at the Asian Games on Wednesday. Sarita refused to wear the medal when it was presented to her on Wednesday, taking it only in her hand before trying to drape it over another competitor who had beaten her in a fight the previous day.
The protest movement that has sprung to life in Hong Kong now represents the most serious challenge to Beijing’s authority since the Tiananmen protests of 1989. Beijing is obviously worried: Earlier this week it banned the photo-sharing site Instagram and ramped up censorship on the popular Chinese social media site Sina Weibo to unprecedented levels.
Dear The Real Singapore, We should watch and learn from this million dollar salary former PAP minister and now white-elephant President on how 'sincere' he is to serving Singaporeans. A handshake tells a lot about the person. The way he rubbed his hands before the fishmonger handshake tells a lot about him. Singaporeans can scold me if they want but they are really very stupid. Keeps voting in the PAP into parliament and now even vote in a PAP president into power. When will sinkies ever learn?
Samsung fans, the moment you’ve been waiting for is here. Samsung Mobile Singapore has announced the local pricing and availability details of the Galaxy Note 4 4G+ smartphone, as well as details regarding registration of interest with the telcos. Local pricing and availability In short, the Galaxy Note 4 4G+ (32GB internal memory, 3GB RAM) is priced at S$1,088 (sans contract), and will be available from October 11, 2014.