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CORONER: DEATH OF 4YR OLD THAT ATE TAINTED FOOD FROM FOODCOURT WAS JUST A "MISADVENTURE"

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 October 2014 - 3:29pm

The coroner’s court has decided that the death of a 4 year old boy who ate tainted food from a food stall at a food court was the result of a “misadventure”. Shyane Sujith Balasubraamaniam, had been eating with his 2 year old sister and his mother at the Kopitiam food court at Northpoint Shopping Centre in Yishun. The boy had eaten tahu goreng, and curry chicken from the nasi pandang store there but the next day, came down with severe food poisoning.


HWA CHONG ETONHOUSE INSTITUTION TO START TEACHING SCIENCE AND MATHS IN MANDARIN

ROY 30 October 2014 - 3:21pm

EtonHouse Group and Singapore Chinese High School will open a new preschool and primary school called the Hwa Chong EtonHouse Institution in Singapore, which will specialise in the teaching on Math and Science in Chinese. The school was apparently set up because of a high demand of Mandarin lessons from parents. It will cater to both Singaporean and foreign students but Singaporean students will not be able to study in the primary school.


EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH 3 SINGAPOREANS CHARGED FOR SPEAKING UP ON THE CPF

ROY 30 October 2014 - 2:50pm

TRS was able to chat with three of the Singaporeans whom have been accused for "public nuisance" for speaking up at the Hong Lim Park. They share with us their thoughts on the accusations levied on them and why they are concerned about the CPF. They also gave us some insight as to how they hope Singapore can evolve to become and how they hope change can come.


HO CHING AND TEMASEK GIVEN AWARD FOR INTEGRITY, TRUST AND TRANSPARENCY

ROY 30 October 2014 - 2:42pm

Temasek Holdings was awarded the Asian Business Award by Asia House on Monday October 27. Temasek CEO Ho Ching was also given the Asian Business Leaders Award at the same event. Stuart Gulliver, Group Chief Executive of HSBC Holdings, who presented the award, said that Ms Ho embodies the ethos of "integrity, meritocracy, respect, trust, teamwork and doing things today with one eye on tomorrow.” He also said that she is committed to building, "transparency, probity and good governance.”


TRANSPORT SEASON PASSES DISCONTINUED: WHY?

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 October 2014 - 1:24pm

We refer to the article “EZ-Link to discontinue Season Passes from the start of 2015” (Channel NewsAsia, Oct 29). No more season passes? It states that “Season Passes can only be used until the end of the year, EZ-Link Pte Ltd announced on Wednesday (Oct 29)”. No reasons given? Why is it that no reasons have been given for the discontinuance of season passes?


AN INTERVIEW WITH A FORMER ISD (SPECIAL BRANCH) OFFICER

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 October 2014 - 1:22pm

Former top civil servant William Cheng passed away on 10 November 2010, about a month and a half shy of his 82nd birthday. When the Oral History Centre interviewed him in 1994 for our project, “The Civil Service - A Retrospection”, Cheng recounted some of his most memorable experiences in the public sector, where he began in the Special Branch of the Police Force, moved into the Administrative Service at the ministries of Education and Labour, and later came out of retirement to be a diplomat.


S'POREAN AWARDED $2.9M AFTER WITNESSING HER OWN HUSBAND'S DEATH IN SYDNEY CAR PLUNGE

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 October 2014 - 12:41pm

A SINGAPOREAN WOMAN who watched her husband reverse their car over the edge of a second-storey parking lot and plummet to his death has been awarded more than $2 million in damages. Michelle Lee and her 34-year-old husband Thomas Lee were heading out for a family dinner in Haymarket in Sydney on March 5, 2006. But the evening turned to horror when Mr Lee adjusted the car’s position on the second level of a multistorey car park owned by the Carlton Crest Hotel.


THE WORLD WE ARE LIVING IN CURRENTLY ISN'T THAT BAD WHEN COMPARED TO THE PAST

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 October 2014 - 12:29pm

These series of statistical graphics show that, while there's still plenty of war, hunger, sickness, and poverty in the world, things are much better than what they were only a few decades ago—not to talk about centuries ago. We are still far from utopia, but the data is stubborn: We are getting there. Fast. Check out this graphic of death in wars since 1947—when the Indo-Pakistani war started two years after the end of World War II (the deathliest human conflict in absolute numbers.) Even while the doomsayers argue that we are in another valley of relative peace preceding a major worldwide conflict, even while we there's the ISS, Syria, Iraq, Israel, Ukraine, and Afghanistan, it seems the world is pretty much in calm.


GROWING ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISM SEEN PUSHING MALAYS TO QUIT COUNTRY

THEREALSINGAPORE 30 October 2014 - 12:07pm

Malays could be next in line after the Chinese to leave the country, in a bid to escape the growing religious fundamentalism and authoritarianism that leaves little room for free thought and dissent, according to activists and observers. While Malaysia bills itself as a moderate Muslim nation, recent developments have demonstrated an increasingly conservative and hard-line approach to Islam here that is intolerant of cultures and practices not sanctioned by religious groups and authorities.


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