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MALAYSIA'S CAUSEWAY TOLL HIKES: MANY SINGAPOREANS TO VISIT MALAYSIA LESS OFTEN

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 July 2014 - 12:49pm

The recent decision by the Malaysian Authorities to increase the Tolls at Malaysia's customs means that some Singaporeans will no longer go to Malaysia as often as before. The toll hike is an increase on the current price of a round trip by about 400% and the LTA in Singapore has also said that they will also be increasing the Singapore customs Tolls in due to time match the Malaysia Toll hikes. 


SOMEONE GOT STUCK BETWEEN THE TRAIN AND PLATFORM, GUESS WHAT HAPPENED NEXT?

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 July 2014 - 12:41pm

Yesterday (22nd July) at 09:15am, in Minami-ku, Saitama-Shi JR Minami Urawa station, a 30-year-old lady slipped into the gap between the train and the platform when boarding the Keihin Tohoku line. She was stuck at her waist. About 40 passengers, both on the platform and from the train carriage, came out to help push the train away from the platform so as to rescue the lady. The lady was later brought to the hospital and was reported to have no significant injuries.


CPF QUESTIONS AND THEIR ‘FACTUAL’ ANSWERS

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 July 2014 - 12:32pm

The PAP government needs to come clean on the CPF issue which has been festering for decades. Millions of words have been spoken and printed but CPF members remain in the dark. The PAP government will only lose more credibility and legitimacy in the eyes of citizens if GIC continues to operate in an opaque manner. I strongly believe that the PAP government has gone all out to conceal factual information from the public because it knows the truth will hurt. The public has the right to know the facts. I believe the factual answers (FA) from GIC to all the CPF questions will go something like this.


SHELL JOB AD IN SINGAPORE SAYS THEY WANT "NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS" ONLY

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 July 2014 - 12:27pm

A recent job ad posted by Shell on job sites for a position in Singapore has raised eyebrows due to one of the requirements that they had posted. Specifically, the Shell job ad was about an editorial position and it had highlighted that candidates would need to be "Native English Speakers". While it could be understood that a high level of English is required for an editorial position, it is questionable what they mean by "Native English Speaker". 


WE HAVE BEEN SHOUTING ABOUT PROBLEMS WITH THE CPF BUT THE GOVT CANT HEAR US

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 July 2014 - 12:06pm

You would have thought they heard the strident voices of a people by now, resonating with similar demands on the discredited Central Provident Fund (CPF) system: We want our money back at age 55 (as contractually promised); We want the returns due us, not the conjured pathetic rate; We want transparency so that future generations will not be hoodwinked (like the present lot). 


NETIZENS FILES POLICE REPORT OVER RACIST COMMENTS ABOUT CHINESE FUNERALS

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 July 2014 - 10:39am

A Netizen has filed a Police report over the seditious comments made by Facebook user Azlan D SpYware about a Chinese Funeral. Azlan had posted to his facebook, a photo of a Chinese Funeral at a HDB void deck accompanied by the caption "Making so much noise late at night. Should i make a police report too? If malays do wedding under the block is called $50 dollar wedding. Then can i say that this is $50 funeral?" 


THAI AIRWAYS BANS SHARK FIN CARGO

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 July 2014 - 9:56am

Thai Airways has banned the transportation of shark fin on its planes after an online campaign against the company. "We have implemented an official policy to not ship any shark fin products," Phoonsak Chumchuay, the managing director of Thai Airways' cargo division, told dpa Wednesday. "Thai Airways places great importance in protecting endangered species and the environment," he said.


WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE MDA THESE DAYS?

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 July 2014 - 9:51am

MDA has explained its decision to ban the Archie comic issue featuring a gay marriage while retaining an Astonishing X-Men issue with the same theme. According to it, the X-Men issue depicted opposition to the marriage and provided a "balanced treatment on the issue of gay marriage.” “The MDA takes a holistic view in assessing content and considers all factors, including the context, presentation and language," it says.


IS CPF AN ASSET OR LIABILITY TO THE GOVT?

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 July 2014 - 9:27am

We have been told that our CPF is part, or a major part, of our national reserves. It must therefore be an asset. As such, it is good to keep growing the reserves with more and more CPF money in it. And as an asset, you don’t have to worry about returning it. Our national reserves cannot be used anyhow right? It would need the President’s approval, if I am not mistaken, to touch our national reserves. 


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