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  • PRC Man Jailed for Exposing his Corrupted Boss

ANWAR IBRAHIM: MALAYSIA HAVE BIGGER PROBLEMS IN THE COUNTRY THAN TOUCHING DOGS

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 October 2014 - 7:32pm

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim joins the crowd at last night's 'Rakyat Hakim Negara' gathering in Seberang Jaya. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Hasnoor Hussain, October 23, 2014.Opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said there are bigger problems in the country than the recent "I want to touch a dog" event which he said has been turned into "a national issue that threatens the nation". "There are Muslims who are involved in gambling firms and beer companies. A minister's family member has a multi-million ringgit security labelling contract for liquor and beer.


SINGAPOREAN IN AUSTRALIA: MATERIALISM IS A SOCIAL NORM IN SINGAPORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 October 2014 - 7:26pm

There is something about Singapore I just cannot get over. That isn't to say the phenomenon does not occur in Perth. Of course it does but to a much lesser extent. 3 years on, nothing has improved. If anything, the situation has degenerated to a state where we are almost living life as an avatar. That we find there is an absolute need to follow the norm, and be the norm, despite how irrational the herd can be.


FIGHT AGAINST EBOLA: IKEA PLEDGED MORE MONEY THAN 40 EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 October 2014 - 7:23pm

Swedish furniture company IKEA has pledged more money to fight the Ebola virus than at least 40European countries. According to a report by the UN, the home furnishing giant has so far pledged $6.7m (£4.3m, €5.3m) to combat the disease. The funds are more than the ones provided by countries such as Austria, Luxemburg and Italy.


WILL HIGH COST OF LIVING IN SINGAPORE BE THE DOWNFALL OF PAP?

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 October 2014 - 7:16pm

Just two years ago, a bowl of fishball noodle costs $2.50. Today, it costs $3.00 or even $3.50 in residential coffee shop at Tampines. A typical data plan for mobile is now more expensive today. Just two years ago, a 12 Gbyte mobile data costs about $24.00. Today 5 Gbyte mobile data plan costs $19.00 with addition $5 for each 1Gbyte data excess. When my data plan expires, I'm not going to renew it.


HAN HUI HUI AND ROY NGERNG GIVEN ADDITIONAL CHARGE OF "ILLEGAL DEMONSTRATION"

ROY 24 October 2014 - 5:30pm

The Police has charged Han Hui Hui and Roy Ngerng with two charges - for “public nuisance” and of committing an offence under Regulation 23(2)(b) under the Parks and Trees Regulations, Cap 216. The offence carries a total penalty of $6,000 for each person. A total of six Singaporeans have now been charged in connection with the #ReturnOurCPF protest. They have been asked to appear in court on Monday or be arrested and charged with contempt of court.


THE DECLINE OF SINGAPORE'S MIDDLE-CLASS AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR US

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 October 2014 - 4:06pm

In emerging economies such as the BRICs, the emergence of a middle-class has been regarded as the backbone of the economy; their consumer spending will then go about to propel future economic growth. On the other hand, the exodus of the middle-class could lead to the collapse of a once-prosperous economy such as Zimbabwe in the 1980s.


AUSTRALIAN DOCTORS TRANSPLANT 'DEAD' HEARTS IN SURGICAL BREAKTHROUGH

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 October 2014 - 3:45pm

A SYDNEY surgeon has successfully transplanted “dead” hearts into three patients, in a breakthrough that could dramatically boost the survival prospects of people with serious heart disease. St Vincent’s Hospital’s Kumud Dhital has successfully used hearts that had stopped beating, in operations performed over the past few months. The most recent was on Wednesday night.


NUMBER OF REAL ESTATE AGENTS WHO FACED DISCIPLINARY ACTION INCREASED 224%

ROY 24 October 2014 - 3:45pm

There are more than twice the number of real estate agents who faced disciplinary action and were fined this year, as compared to last year, as reported in the Council for Estate Agencies (CEA) annual report released yesterday. This year, there were 644 warnings, fines and disciplinary action met out to real estate agents, as compared to only 287 last year. This is even though the number of complaints have decreased, from 880 last year to 751 this year.


JAPAN BEATS SINGAPORE TO SECURE SPOT IN SUPER RUGBY FROM 2016

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 October 2014 - 3:39pm

Japan is the preferred option over Singapore to expand the Super Rugby competition in 2016, New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) chief executive Steve Tew said Friday. Tew was responding to a statement reportedly put out by backers of the Singapore bid, the Asia Pacific Dragons, conceding they had lost the chance of a place in the southern hemisphere competition. 


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