ACRES’ mission ‘to create a caring and socially responsible society where animals are treated as sentient beings’ has resulted in 2764 animals ‘rescued’ since Aug 2009. (sentient = conscious, experiencing sensation or feeling)Looking at the ACRES website (acres.org.sg), Louis Ng, CEO, has undoubtedly achieved some interesting and commendable work for animals. Founding and directing an organization with a budget exceeding $700k/year (2013) is no mean feat. Even more admirable, Louis pays himself only $2860/month. Likewise, ACRES’ audited and detailed accounts are accessible to all stakeholders without any encumbrances whatsoever.
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- Lawrence Wong: SG Can’t Move Forward Unless You Come Up With Solutions Too
- Roy Ngerng: Singapore's Freedom of Speech is actually the worse in South East Asia
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- The Enigma of a Human Rights Champion
- ESM Goh: We Must Protect the Interests of Foreigners As Well As Singaporeans
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Penang has confirmed the ban on foreigners being employed as "main cooks" for its renowned hawker fares to retain the unique local taste and flavour. Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said hawkers would be given a one-year grace period starting Jan 1, 2015, to enable them to adjust to the new ruling which would be effective on Jan 1, 2016.
Dear The Real Singapore, I am fully aware that you guys are trying your best to create a free platform by allowing Singaporeans to share their opinions and complaints freely on your website without any form of censorship. Trust me I am not at all against that, but it seems lately that you guys have been allowing your readers to post articles apparently without conducting any further investigation of the writer(s) background and considering the purpose and impact it may affect that have/will cause serious mayhem towards the readers and the society around them.
Mortality is the one thing doctors and medicine cannot fix. We are all going to die, yet death remains one of the most difficult things to speak openly about. On 18 October 2014, the Straits Times reported that the Ministry of Health (MOH) hopes to raise awareness of end-of-life care. DPM Teo Chee Hean, who spoke at the Palliative Care Community Outreach roadshow, said that the MOH wanted to help Singaporeans learn about palliative care and “have these important conversations with their loved ones about end-of-life issues.”
Please stop racially identifying people. We are in a society where we are taught to respect 'other races' as oppose to respecting 'other people' in general. We subconsciously judge a person by their race as soon as we see them. "Singapore is a multi-racial country". Yes, in terms of having a lot of races but not in terms of being a 'multi-racial country in harmony'.
Beginning next year, Singaporean-foreigner couples are encouraged to apply for the Long Term Visit Pass before they marry. They would have to share background information about each other which is meant to let them decide if they should get married. If couples do not go through the new system, it will take longer for the to receive the Long Term Visit Pass.
The Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES) suggested recently that the authorities should hire guards to stand around in housing estates that have wild monkey problems so that the guards can shoo them away. The suggestion was that at least 4 guards be hired per “monkey hotspot” to work in pairs and on shifts in order to chase away the monkeys.
The Islamic State has fast become one of the world's wealthiest terror groups, generating tens of millions of dollars a month from black market oil sales, ransoms and extortion, officials said on Thursday. It earns $1 million a day alone by selling crude oil from fields captured when the group swept across Iraq and Syria earlier this year, said David Cohen, treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence.