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IS MOM IN DENIAL ABOUT FOREIGN WORKER RIGHTS LAPSES?

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 August 2014 - 2:08pm

Baseless claim about non-payment? We refer to the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) reply “Baseless claim about non-payment of foreign worker salaries” (Straits Times Forum, Aug 29) to Mr Alex Au’s letter “Salary non-payment a big issue for migrant workers” (Straits Times Forum, Aug 25). Only 0.5% of workers complain? It states that “Last year, the ministry received about 3,000 salary claims involving foreign workers. 


LOCAL CELEBRITY FAMOUSLY KNOWN AS 'MUTHU' HAS PASSED AWAY

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 August 2014 - 2:01pm

Local TV channel Vasantham broke the news to the public of the passing of our beloved local celebrity more commonly known as 'Muthu'. Below is the status update: Vasantham expresses its deepest condolences on the passing of our veteran artiste Mr. David Bala. He began his career as a stage actor in 1976 and made his broadcast debut in 1979 on Radio Television Singapore (RTS), through “Kaatchiyum Kaanamum” a radio drama production. His entry into television was in 1980, where he took on the lead actor role in “Ippadiyum Oru Kudumbam”, a comedy drama series.


NICOLE SEAH RESIGNS FROM NSP

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 August 2014 - 1:56pm

The National Solidarity party explained today that Nicole Seah has resigned from the party. According to Yahoo Singapore, Ms Seah quit the party but there was no incident or animosity which lead to her resignation, NSP Secretary General Jeanette Chong-Aruldoss explained that Ms Seah had been more quiet and less active in party duties since she moved to Thailand for her work. 


UNEMPLOYED S'POREAN GETS 4 YEARS JAIL AND 24 STROKES FOR ROBBING CAB DRIVER

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 August 2014 - 1:36pm

An unemployed man was sentenced to four years' jail and 24 strokes of the cane for robbing taxi drivers at knife-point reports The Straits Times. Ng Kian Yong, 42, admitted to robbing Mr Mohamed Yusoff, 64, of $30 along Lorong 24A Geylang, and Mr Pang Tee Ann, 63, of $280 at the carpark in front of Eunos MRT station on March 19.


SIX NUDISTS JAILED ONE MONTH, FINED RM5K EACH OVER PENANG NUDE GAMES

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 August 2014 - 1:18pm

Six men were sentenced today to one month’s jail and RM5,000 fine each for committing obscene acts during the controversial “Penang Nude Sports Game” held in May. Magistrate Mohd Najib Ismail ordered the six to serve their sentences from today after listening to their individual pleas for a lenient sentence. The six are Loh Kok Hong, Mu Wei Peng, Justin Ang Ji Keng, Albert Yam Kam Hoong, Lionel Loo Joo Heng and R. Nanda Kumar. Mohd Najib also sentenced Yam to a further six months’ jail under Section 292 for distribution or possession of pornographic material.


INHUMANE FOR HDB TO SUGGEST THAT BARKING DOGS SHOULD GET 'DEBARKING' SURGERY

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 August 2014 - 1:02pm

From ‘Dog disturbances, HDB suggests debarking…’, 28 Aug 2014, article in CNA An animal rights group has voiced “strong objections” to a Housing and Development Board (HDB) suggestion that dog owners who are unable to keep their dogs from barking should consider surgically “debarking” their pets. The HDB notice, issued by its Ang Mo Kio Branch on Aug 22, referred to a “dog barking nuisance in the middle of the night at Blk 601, Ang Mo Kio Ave 5″. It called upon dog owners to consider one of three options: Obedience training sessions; training collars to control and modify the behavior of their pets; or debarking the dog through surgery.


NS MAN: MY WARNING TO RICH FOREIGNERS IN SINGAPORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 August 2014 - 12:58pm

Dear Foreigners living in Singapore, Firstly, let me say welcome to Singapore. Well much has been said lately in the media about Foreign Billionaires living it up in Singapore. Now whether you are in Singapore to butter your own bread further, escape from taxes in your home country or to take advantage of our ridiculous immigration system, that is not my concern. 


SINGAPORE LUXURY HOME PRICES PLUNGE AS COOLING MEASURES START TO BITE

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 August 2014 - 12:46pm

There's an eerie silence at night in Sentosa Cove, the man-made island resort billed as Singapore's answer to Monte Carlo and the only place in the country where foreigners can buy landed property. Dozens of houses - complete with their own private yacht berths and multiple swimming pools - sit empty while few lights are on in the apartment blocks overlooking the marina, a few kilometres away from Sentosa's giant casino. 


TOTE BOARD HAS $3.8 BILLION SURPLUS BUT THEY STILL PROMOTE MORE GAMBLING ON TOTO?

THEREALSINGAPORE 29 August 2014 - 10:43am

We refer to the article “Larger jackpot with more prizes for TOTO from Oct 7” (Channel NewsAsia, Aug 28). Betting amount increase 100%? It states that “In changes that will take effect from Oct 7, An ordinary bet of six numbers will now cost S$1 as opposed to 50 cents previously, while System 7 will now cost S$7, as compared to S$3.50 previously. Winning chance fall from 8 to 14m? 


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