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SAMSUNG PHONE CATCHES FIRE UNDER GIRL’S PILLOW

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 July 2014 - 12:51am

A 13-year-old Texas girl was recently awoken by a smoldering Samsung cell phone under her pillow, according to a report from KDFW. Ariel Tolfree told KDFW she placed her Samsung Galaxy S4 under her pillow as she fell asleep. Later that night, she smelled something burning. “I didn’t think much of it, so I went back to sleep and then I woke up again and it was more prominent,” Tolfree said. Tolfree’s dad believes the phone overheated, causing the battery to swell and ignite a small fire. 


MASSIVE TOLL RATE HIKE FOR CAUSEWAY USERS FROM AUG 1

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 July 2014 - 12:16am

Toll rates for the Johor Causeway will increase by more than three times the current amount from Aug 1, and Singapore-bound vehicles will now have to pay toll when they did not have to before. In a statement, Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) director-general Datuk Ismail Mohd Salleh announced a major increase in toll rates to be imposed on all vehicles passing through the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex, beginning Aug 1. 


EX-ENGINEER JAILED 3 WEEKS FOR TAKING UPSKIRT VIDEOS

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 July 2014 - 10:41pm

A former engineer who took upskirt videos of unsuspecting women on escalators at shopping malls and MRT stations was jailed for three weeks on Friday. Teh Thian Seng, 51, now unemployed, is believed to be the first such offender with a psychiatric problem to be sentenced to jail, reports The Straits Times Online. 


SHANE TODD CASE: SG AUTHORITIES DESTROYED CRUCIAL DNA EVIDENCE

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 July 2014 - 10:37pm

The death of American engineer, Shane Todd, was surrounded by mystery and controversy after his body was discovered hanging from his bathroom door in his Singapore apartment in June 2012. The death was treated as a suicide by Singapore authorities and this was the conclusion after an extended inquiry into the matter. However, the Todd family continues to insist that their son was murdered and the whole suicide story was a cover up.


GOVERNMENT BRINGS IN MORE FT DOCTORS RATHER THAN TRAINING LOCALS

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 July 2014 - 10:00pm

According to the latest Annual report released by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) [Link], it would appear that the number of foreign doctors compared to local doctors is increasing. On top of this, the total number of doctors in Singapore compared to the total population is much lower than the proportion of doctors in other developed nations. This could prove to be a major problem for Singapore as the aging population puts more stress on medical needs.


UN REPORT: SG IS NOW MORE DEVELOPED BUT THE POOR CONTINUE TO BE LEFT BEHIND

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 July 2014 - 9:30pm

According to the latest Human Development Report compiled by the United Nations, Singapore is now the 9th best country in the world in terms of Human Development Index (HDI). The HDI is a measure of development which considers factors such as GDP per capita as well as other development indicators including gender equality, health, longevity, education and personal security. Singapore was found to be the best in Asia and 9th overall. 


MAS DECOMMISSIONS FLIGHT NUMBER MH17, RENAMES THE ROUTE TO MH19

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 July 2014 - 8:46pm

It was a bittersweet close to MH17 as the last plane bearing the call number touched down at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at 6.31am yesterday. Malaysian passenger Nurulhuda Abdul Hadi, 26, was a little worried before her flight but reassured herself with a silent prayer before take off. "It (the flight) was very calm. Before I boarded the plane, I said a prayer and it was good," said Ms Nurulhuda who added that the flight was packed. 


FORMER WWE HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION DANIEL BRYAN TOOK DOWN 2 BURGLARS

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 July 2014 - 8:07pm

A WWE superstar chased down two men who were suspected of burglarizing a Phoenix home on Thursday evening, according to police. Former WWE World Heavyweight champion Bryan Danielson, known in the ring as Daniel Bryan, ran after two men who were exiting an Arcadia home around 7 p.m. Thursday, said Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson.


LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER COMPLAINS OF LABOUR CRUNCH WHEN HE ONLY PAYS WORKERS $800

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 July 2014 - 6:14pm

Dear TRS, A Local Indian Business owner complained to me the other day that he couldn't find locals to work for him so he wanted to hire foreigners. He runs a lorry transportation business and this is the conversation that I had with him: Business owner: I cannot find locals to work for me. I want to hire SPASS but no quota. Me: How much are you paying the locals? B: $600 to $800. Me: You know right SPASS minimum salary is $2.2K? 


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