This morning on and around 9 am, I saw a old woman presumably in her early 60s scavenging through several dustbins for discarded tinned cans just outside Bugis MRT along the Public Carpark leading towards Rochor Centre. When I crossed the traffic light towards Bugis Junction, I saw another woman, I think also in her 60s standing outside the UOB ATM machines directly opposite Bugis Village peddling tissue papers.
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A plane belonging to ST Aerospace was fined Rp60 million (S$6,300) on Wednesday for illegally flying into Indonesian airspace. The plane had been intercepted by Indonesian fighter jets after it entered Indonesian airspace without the proper approvals and it had been forced to land at a military airbase.
In Hong Kong, opposition parties actively support the young protesters, giving them encouragement, assistance and advice. They are by their side, assisting them and speaking up for them. They go on television in support of the protesters. Ms Emily Lau even took the trouble to go to the UN to champion their cause and London to speak on Hard Talk. In Malaysia too, opposition parties were involved in mass demonstration organised by civil society. They stood with them when tear gas and water cannons were fired. They went to jail because they stood up against injustice.
In a gruesome murder, a man brutally killed his roommate and then allegedly had sex with her lifeless body. Bryan Santana, 20, of Orlando, who works as a pizza deliveryman was later arrested from a barbershop. He has reportedly confessed to killing Shelby Fazio, 23, by choking her from behind and then stabbing her in the neck. "He stated that he later had sexual intercourse with her body after she was dead," according to his arrest report.
The Court of Appeal ruled that Section 377A is not constitutional even though it criminalises a minority population. The court says that the Constitution only protects a person's right not to be deprived of his or life or to be jailed unlawfully, but not other rights. Also, it only protects the rights for religion, race, place of birth and descent and not for discrimination due to gender, sex and sexual orientation.
I was talking to Bryant about how we used to chat over IRC during our secondary school days and boy, has the world changed in the past decade. Do you still remember those days spent in IRC chatrooms and slapping each other around with a large trout? Or your ICQ number? I can actually still remember mine by heart! So we decided to put together this 20 Signs You Grew Up In The 90s list... I had so much fun doing this!
We refer to the article “Medifund disbursements rise 27% to $130m last year” (Straits Times, Oct 30). 27% increase in Medifund payouts It states that “About $130 million was handed out, a 27 per cent increase from $102 million the year before … The ministry also approved 30 per cent more Medifund applications, from 587,000 the previous year to 766,000 last year.” 766,000 approved in a year?
The coroner’s court has decided that the death of a 4 year old boy who ate tainted food from a food stall at a food court was the result of a “misadventure”. Shyane Sujith Balasubraamaniam, had been eating with his 2 year old sister and his mother at the Kopitiam food court at Northpoint Shopping Centre in Yishun. The boy had eaten tahu goreng, and curry chicken from the nasi pandang store there but the next day, came down with severe food poisoning.
EtonHouse Group and Singapore Chinese High School will open a new preschool and primary school called the Hwa Chong EtonHouse Institution in Singapore, which will specialise in the teaching on Math and Science in Chinese. The school was apparently set up because of a high demand of Mandarin lessons from parents. It will cater to both Singaporean and foreign students but Singaporean students will not be able to study in the primary school.