• Local P3 teacher asks students to reflect on MH17, you'll be shocked by their responses
  • 30 New Hidden Speed Cameras will come into effect from 15 July 2014
  • SIA plane was in the same danger as MH17, reportedly a mere 25kms behind MH17
  • Singapore Airlines caught lying on Facebook about not using Ukraine airspace
  • Dear TRS, I got summoned for parking my car outside my mosque during prayers
  • Malaysia PM Najib: Vehicle Entry Permit Fee for all Singapore vehicles entering Johor
  • PAP Grassroots leader owns company that is behind low quality BTOs in Tampines
  • VEP for singapore cars? Are you really sure Mr Najib? Don't regret it
  • We do have brainless & thick-skinned ministers!
  • Dear TRS, A Malay couple stole my cat and refuse to return her despite me calling police

SUGAR COATING CONTRACT JOBS

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 March 2014 - 2:24pm

Temporary assignments offer exposure to varied workloads, systems and industries, opportunity to expand skills base, make new contacts, work-life balance and higher compensation package. If all these sounds too good to be true, it probably is. State propagandist ChannelNewsAsia have sidelined as a mouthpiece for Singapore employers sugar coating and over-exaggerating the traditionally dreaded contract employment. It is a no-brainer why people are avoiding contract jobs. 


NOMURA: OLAM SHAREHOLDERS SHOULD NOT ACCEPT TEMASEK'S TAKE-OVER OFFER

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 March 2014 - 2:21pm

Financial Services group Nomura said on Wednesday that Olam shareholders should not accept Temasek's take-over offer. Temasek unit Breeden had initially given an offer to buy over shareholders' shares at $2.23 a share. However, Japanese compnay Nomura said that the shares were worth around $2.50 each. Nomura also explained in a note that Singapore-listed Olam's earnings could grow up at least 20% every year for the next three years. 


7 IN 10 SINGAPOREAN YOUTHS ADMIT TO ILLEGALLY DOWNLOADING MEDIA ONLINE

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 March 2014 - 2:05pm

A recent survey conducted by Sycamore Research and Insight Asia of over 900 people found that 7 in 10 Singaporean youths, aged 16 to 24 regularly download pirated content online. It was also found that even older Singaporeans engage in online piracy with 6 in 10 respondents aged between 16 and 64 saying that they have illegally downloaded content before. The content downloaded online for free include media such as music, movies and TV shows as well as some games and software.


ARE NON-MALAY MUSLIMS MORE TOLERANT OF CHILD RAPES?

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 March 2014 - 1:34pm

Too recently, I was called in to do a psychiatric evaluation of 12-year-old Malay Muslim girl who had sexual intercourse with her 23-year-old male cousin. I was told by the referring doctor and the girl's mother that the whole affair was consensual, to which I snarkily replied: "I didn't know 12-year-olds can consent to sex."


SYDNEY STILL A BETTER PLACE THAN SINGAPORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 March 2014 - 1:13pm

I have lived in Sydney for ten years. Sydney is such a big city, so let me share a different perspective: People — Friendly. Can be a bit stand-offish if you don’t know them well, but there is an amazing generosity and warmth once you get to know them. The diversity here is far more varied – my neighbours come from New Zealand, UK, Ireland, Portugal and Hong Kong. My children’s godparents are from France – our families are very close.


UNITED NATIONS-BACKED WATCHDOG: WE CAN STILL FIND THE MISSING MH370 PLANE

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 March 2014 - 1:08pm

A report by a United Nations-backed watchdog has given fresh hope that the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 could still be found intact while reports from a far-flung atoll in the Indian Ocean – Kudahuvadhoo – suggest it could be near there. Austria-based Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organi­sation (CTBTO), which has extremely sensitive sensors throughout the world, says it did not detect any explosion or crash – both on land or at sea – since the aircraft disappeared on March 8.


PMET WITH 3 KIDS DISMISSED BY INDIAN AGENCY AFTER MATERNITY AND REPLACED BY INDIAN FT

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 March 2014 - 11:33am

I was referred to you by a friend – I am currently still unemployed after been unfairly dismissed by a foreign Indian recruitment company after I returned from my maternity. My replacement is my coverer – also another foreign Indian. I am paid a salary of $3000 plus covering sales administrative duties for a multi-national company whose contract is managed by this foreign Indian recruitment agency.


MALAYSIA HOME MINISTER: NON-MALAYS ARE MORE OKAY WITH BEING RAPED

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 March 2014 - 11:06am

Deputy Home Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar played armchair psychologist in Parliament today in an attempt to explain why statistics on statutory rape show that most of the victims are Malays.

According to him, statutory rape offends Malay sensibilities more than it does the sensibilities of other Malaysians, making it more likely for the former to report the crime.


PA SPENDS $12,000 TO HELP NEW CITIZENS INTEGRATE AND BUY PAP VOTES

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 March 2014 - 9:59am

The PA oversees all the official “grassroots organisations”, namely the Citizens’ Consultative Committees (CCC), Community Club Management Committees (CCMC), Residents’ Committees (RC), Neighbourhood Committees (NC) and the Community Development Councils (CDC). PA also runs the National Youth Council (NYC) and the People’s Association Youth Movement (PAYM), which reach out to young people.


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