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SECONDARY SCHOOL BANS FORMER STUDENT BECAUSE HE SPOKE OUT AGAINST THE GOVT?

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 July 2014 - 9:11am

Young blogger, Ariffin Sha, was apparently banned from returning to his former secondary school Toa Payoh Secondary. Ariffin, 17, has been an active blogger, writing on various political issues and even standing up to speak at several Hong Lim Park questioning the government and their policies. 


FAMILY ‘DISCONNECT’ DRIVES YOUNG SINGAPOREANS TO SUICIDE, CHARITY SAYS

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 July 2014 - 8:55am

Singapore’s youth suicide rate showed little sign of dropping in 2013 as a charity group today blamed a widening “disconnect” with family members in the prosperous, hi-tech city state. The number of people below the age of 30 who took their own lives held steady at 100, from 101 in 2012, the Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) said in a statement — still nearly double the figure of 58 in 2011. Suicides in general dipped by 10 per cent to 422 in 2013, after hitting an all-time high of 467 the year before prompting rising concern.


MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT CONFIRMS NEW CIQ TOLLS FOR CAUSEWAY USERS

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 July 2014 - 10:20pm

The Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, confirmed the new prices for the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) tolls which will be implemented from August 1st. He also gave the assurance to Malaysians that the new CIQ tolls would not affect local road users who stayed within Malaysia. "We will address it (any issue) as well...


SIA Q1 PROFIT PLUNGES 71%

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 July 2014 - 9:58pm

Singapore's national carrier, Singapore Airlines (SIA) said today that they saw a 71% drop in net profit in the fiscal first quarter of this year. They explained that conditions in the air transport industry are "challenging". SIA, which also operates SilkAir and Scoot, made only $34.8 million in the last three months compared to the $121.8 million profits that they made in the same time last year.


SMRT ENJOYS 37% RISE IN PROFITS IN Q1 THANKS TO FARE HIKES

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 July 2014 - 9:45pm

SMRT Corp explained today that it saw a fiscal first quarter net profit increase of 36.8% compared to the same time last year. Its total profits for the three months ended June were $22.4 million. The total revenue for the three months from April to June rose 4.3% to $297.1 million. This increase in SMRT profits co-insides with the public transport Fare Hikes which occurred at the start of April. 


THE RICH WANT US TO BELIEVE THEIR WEALTH IS GOOD FOR US ALL

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 July 2014 - 9:27pm

When inequality reaches extreme and destructive levels, most governments seek not to confront it but to accommodate it. Wherever wealth is absurdly concentrated, new laws arise to protect it. In Britain, for example, successive governments have privatised any public asset that excites corporate greed. They have cut taxes on capital and high incomes.


MORE GANGS RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 July 2014 - 8:53pm

A Study conducted by the National University of Singapore found that gangs are increasingly turning to social media to recruit high-risk young individuals into their gangs. The study followed the social media activities of 36 juvenile delinquents aged between 15 and 18 and also surveyed youths involved in gang activities. The individuals chosen for the study all had criminal records for crimes such as theft, robbery, drugs and rioting. 


DEAR TRS, I SAW A PRC ALLOWING HER SON TO SHIT PUBLICLY OUTSIDE CHINATOWN MRT

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 July 2014 - 8:37pm

Dear The Real Singapore, Today I saw a PRC women allowing her son to shit publicly into a drain right beside Chinatown MRT station. This is very disturbing to me and I told her to bring her son to the toilet instead. However, she told me that I shouldn't tell her what to do and she say that there is nothing wrong for letting her son shit publicly into a drain.


GIVE DUE CREDIT TO FOREIGN-BORN S’PORE ATHLETES

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 July 2014 - 8:01pm

I hope the hard-earned victories of our national shuttlers and paddlers have vindicated the decision of our national sports associations to bring foreign-born sports talent into our national teams (“Shuttlers pick themselves up to land unexpected bronze” and “S’pore glue on crown holds”; yesterday). Of course, we would love to have local-born athletes mount the victory podium. 


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