I refer to your recent articles shared by your readers about PRC babies and even a PRC women defecating at Holland Village MRT. I myself also encounter a PRC parent allowing their child to defecating on the floor near Tampines MRT (see photo above).
SMRT said that they received positive feedback from commuters about their traffic light system at some MRT stations and so they would be extending it to another 10 stations. The traffic lights indicate to commuters the level of congestion on the platform before they pass through the pay gate. Green means clear and commuters should be able to catch the next train.
Mediacorp is also pushing propaganda by astro-turfing public opinion on PM Lee's National Day Rally speech. They published a report today on Today Online claiming that netizens are all supporting PM Lee and his NDR speech. They cited a facebook discussion that was held by the government Feedback unit REACH yesterday about the shift to focus more on non-graduates.
The National Police Agency reported Thursday that police gave correctional guidance nationwide to a total of 220 minors younger than 18 who tried to provide sex for money or sell their used underwear online from January to June this year. About 60 percent of the total, or 124, had never been held nor given correctional guidance by police. An NPA officer said: “Many of them post messages using smartphones to earn some money without thinking seriously.”
It’s October 2005 in Oxford – the first class of my Development Studies Masters degree. We’re all asked to take pen and paper and write down our definition of the word…’development’. I have no idea what I wrote back then. Ask me now and I guess I’d say that it depends on your perspective: Who is doing the developing? To whom? To what? On what grounds/by what right? For what/whose purpose? This isn’t a post-modern cop out. It’s the recognition of development as a relational concept and practice, largely determined in word and deed by power.
The body of a 54 year old woman, Mdm Ong Guat Heng, was found covered in blood in her bedroom in her flat in Tampines yesterday. The woman's father in law, 80, has been arrested and will be charged in court today with her murder. The incident happened on Tampines Street 43 at a third floor corner unit in Block 440.
The president of the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia, has called the actions of Islamic State militants "embarrassing" to the religion and urged Islamic leaders to unite in tackling extremism. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said the scale of the slaughter wrought by the extremists in overrunning large swathes of Iraq and Syria and the level of violence being used was appalling.
One of the issues highlighted in PM Lee's National Day Rally was that seniors have many options to monetize their flats and this means that they are able to provide for themselves during retirement. Several options are available, for seniors who want to monetize their flats and PM Lee kept emphasising that they should look into these options.