A man who filmed his daughter while she was showering pleaded guilty on Wednesday. The man cannot be named to protect the identity of the girl. The 50-year-old committed the offence sometime between January 2009 and March 2010. His daughter was about 15 at that time. The man had placed a phone -- on the video recording mode -- in the pocket of a pair of jeans, which was hung in the toilet of his home. His daughter discovered the phone while she was showering, and deleted the video after seeing the recording.
Singapore has been seeing record GDP over the past decade, but that has not translated into a better standard of living for its people. The elderly are particularly one such group who have been left out and forgotten by the progress. While the Singapore PAP government woos the super-rich, the super-poor are left to fend for themselves. Unlike the other countries, there is little social safety net for the island state which prides itself as a Meritocratic country. One such example is Mr Wang, a 50 year old cleaner working in Bugis.
Former PAP Minister George Yeo was interviewed by The Straits Times last week in Hong Kong. During the interview, Mr Yeo dwelt on how the nature of leadership around the world has changed. With the rise of social media and a smartphone in every pocket, “if a leader puts on airs and pretends, he loses credibility,” he said.
More entries from the station diary of the deputy director of the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau's (CPIB) investigation department were read out in court this morning, during the graft trial of former Central Narcotics Bureau chief Ng Boon Gay. During an interview by CPIB deputy director Teng Khee Fatt at 10am on March 9, Mr Teng informed Ng that two statements would be recorded that day - one regarding filming an obscene act together with an offence under the Official Secrets Act, and another statement on corruption offences.
Sinkieland is not only a paradise, a Disneyland to the FTs. It is a gold mine, like the gold mountain of California in the early 20th Century. Every poor peasant would risk life and limbs to go the beautiful country called America. Singapore is everything a FT can ask for, especially those from the third world countries when the comparative advantage is simply too good and too many. In America of old, they were exploited, discriminated, the govt and system were hostile to foreigners. In Sin, the foreigners were welcomed with open arms, govt budgeting funds to help them to assimilate to the new environment and people. The govt treats foreigners even better than the locals. Many came for top jobs, replacing the locals with full blessings from the govt, as foreign talents. What more do the foreigners want?
As Education Minister Heng Swee Keat rolls out his vision of a values-driven education landscape, this is an opportune time for our universities to consider introducing mandatory virtues and ethics classes for undergraduates. Over the years, our primary and secondary schools have played a significant role in laying a good moral foundation in students. However, a vacuum exists when students progress to tertiary education - the most crucial years before they enter the workforce.
Former sales manager Mark Leow took a pay cut to become a taxi driver but still considers it a good move. "I can do more for myself as a taxi driver than working for other people," said the 32-year-old Institute of Technical Education graduate in automotive repairs. Mr Leow, who used to work in sales at a multinational company, declined to reveal his previous salary, but said he now earns more than $6,000 a month as a cabby.
Hi, I have graduated from SMU for almost three years. To be honest, I don’t have any sentimental or nostalgic feelings for the school. Rather, I feel detached. Truthfully, the school has enriched me for four years, broadening my horizon with loads of academic knowledge. However, it has also left me with a lot of negative feelings. Let me elaborate further.
A former chairman of a resident’s committee (RC) and town councillor, Ms Lee Shwu Huah, 47, was jailed for 4 weeks for stealing $26,000 from an elderly neighbour. She was sentenced by the Court today (31 Oct). The court heard that Lee accompanied Madam Au, 81, who suffered from amnesia, to DBS Bank’s Rochor branch on 11 Apr to apply for a POSB ATM card. She then kept it for safekeeping. Half an hour later, Lee used the ATM card and withdrew $1,000 from Mdm Au’s account.