As expected, the commentaries by Straits Times and Lee Hsien Loong (see above picture) has spun the Ukraine crisis into one that supports the ridiculous Defence Budget and the necessity of National Service. But are these really true lessons about the necessity of defence for a small nation Singaporeans should consider?
The LTA has said that they are currently studying the possibility of implementing express trains on the new cross island line which is expected to be completed by 2030. Express trains are used in many other countries as they allow commuters to get to their destinations faster by skipping some of the stations along the way. The LTA is currently in the process of planning the alignment of the new line which will span roughly 50kms from Jurong industrial estate to Changi.
My friend sent me a letter which he received from the CPF Board. Defer CPF withdrawal – get bonus? The letter encourages him to defer the starting date of his monthly withdrawals from the original age 63 by 2 years to 65. For example, if he defers for 2 years until age 65 – he will get a voluntary deferment bonus of $1,200.
Odex's actions against file sharing were legal actions against Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and their subscribers in Singapore by Odex, a Singapore-based company that virtually distributes sub-licensed Japanese anime. From early 2007 to January 2008 Odex took action against anyone who had downloaded anime through BitTorrent for alleged copyright infringement. Odex tracked their IP addresses without their consent and sought subpoenas to compel the ISPs to disclose the personal details of these subscribers.
A Chinese national who works for China Southern Airlines was fined $700 on Thursday for inappropriately using his airport pass to enter a restricted area. Wang Nan, 45, an airline maintenance engineer, admitted to using an airport seasonal pass at the aerobridge of a gatehold room at Terminal 1, Changi Airport, for reasons outside official duties or business in February, according to The Straits Times.
Two men were charged in court on Thursday with tipping off two people on a surprise inspection in the Arab Street area. Muhammad Alhaffif Mohamad Saifuddin, 28, was with NEA's hygiene department when he allegedly told Mr Muhammad Ramadan Mohamad Saifuddin that officers from his department would be conducting a surprise check at Arab Street, Bali Road and the surrounding areas on Feb 8, 2012, according to The Straits Times.
Hello, over the past two years, I’ve learnt many things about Singapore. I started out a noob, in the sense that I had used to believe whatever the government said. I had believed that if the PAP were not the government, Singapore might not do well. I had believed that we cannot increase wages because businesses will leave. Over the past two years, as I research and learn more about the policies in the other countries, I’ve learnt that what the PAP says is not true – they only want to scare us.
I believe most people only wanted more oppositions to be in parliament. But things have gotten out of control, we have to send them out of parliament as soon as we can and stop the all the bad policies they are churning out. Singaporeans are worry about few major items: 1. A roof over the head: Every quarter, new HDB launch prices are adjusted up, now most 5 room flats are above half a million and prices are still going up. Who can carry a loan of 30 years? The government same excuse for this repeatedly is to ask you to live within your limits!
A photo has been circulating on social media showing a young girl wearing a commando beret while squeezing her boobs with her fingers. I first saw the photo on Temasek Review facebook page and all my friends are sharing it on their facebook and twitter now. I am not sure what are the intentions are but it is very distracting seeing this photo circulating at my workplace. I am a commando soldier and I am deeply insulted by her actions. Doesn't she know how much us commando has been through to wear that red beret?