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DID PAP PLAY INTO WP HANDS IN THE RECENT PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE?

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 June 2014 - 9:50am

The role of a good government is not to waste time defining what type politics pap want, but what Singaporeans want. A good government will define what Singaporeans want. Whether it is the type of politics and the type of politicians. It has to be centered around Singapore and Singaporeans, not a party. The good government does not debate on political definitions, but on policies. A good government should be proactive and debates on upcoming issues.


FLORIDA WOMAN ACCUSED OF KILLING 2-YEAR-OLD WHILE RE-ENACTING BIBLE STORY

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 June 2014 - 9:44am

A Florida woman is accused of drowning one child after trying to poison another, in what she described as accordance with a local pastor’s sermon, WPEC-TV reported on Wednesday. Kimberly Dawn Lucas is currently being held in Palm Beach County Jail in connection with the death of her former partner’s 2-year-old daughter and the attempted killing of the child’s 10-year-old brother at their home in Jupiter on Monday. Investigators said Lucas attended a sermon by Metropolitan Community Church pastor Lea Brown this past Sunday that covered the Biblical story of Abraham readying himself to sacrifice his son on orders from God, only to be stopped by God at the last minute.


NUMBER OF PEOPLE EARNING LESS THAN $1,000 DECREASED 22% OR INCREASED 3%?

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 June 2014 - 8:46am

We refer to the article “NTUC wanted more workers to get minimum pay hike” (Straits Times, Jun 2). Fewer workers earning less than $1,000? It states that “Still, despite the hiccup this year, he said that the NTUC is happy that the wages council’s efforts to raise low-wage workers’ pay have borne fruit, saying that fewer workers earn below $1,000 now. 150,000 or 114,100 earning less than $1,000 in 2012? 


"FOREIGN TALENTS" CONGREGATING & USING FREE WIFI NEAR MY BLOCK

THEREALSINGAPORE 2 June 2014 - 8:43am

There’s a situation brewing in my neighbourhood that I need some advice on. I live in Bedok Reservoir Road. Near the Kaki Bukit/Eunos site. Just a few blocks down from block 137, one of four blocks that surround an open playground with a field and a little fut-sol court. It is also adjacent to a basketball court. These fields and courts are the ones that were mentioned in the papers when our MP got in a sort of a fix when he proposed the upgrading and got some flak for a lucky draw if the residents agreed. That was all over our ‘renowned’ local papers recently.


HEARTLESS POLICE OFFICERS LYING TO ME AND LEAVING A 80 YEAR OLD MAN ON THE STREETS

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 June 2014 - 11:31pm

I will be posting a series of heart wrenching videos that was taken off my in-car camera yesterday at the wee hours on a sunday. (1st June)(1.30am) Apparently i was driving along upper paya lebar road when i saw a old man (80s) who could hardly walk properly pushing his trolley with his collected cans and cardboards at the right side on the road. The ugly fact is that no one actually stopped to helped or even attempted to help.


UNION GIVES "WELFARE" TO PIONEER GENERATION CABBIES BY GIVING THEM A FREE RIVER CRUISE

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 June 2014 - 11:17pm

The National Taxi Association, which is a union for taxi drivers treated about 150 pioneer generation taxi drivers to a free lunch and river cruise at Clarke Quay in order to show them appreciation for their hard work. The cabbies were mostly all aged over 70 and they were taken to Clarke Quay to re-live the lives of taxi drivers in the 1970s. Back then, the Singapore River was a popular rest stop and pick up location for taxi drivers. 


GOVT, ROY AND OPPOSITION ARE ALL BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE!

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 June 2014 - 10:37pm

Let me state this first : There is no problem with CPF. It makes sense. Withdrawal age must increase as we are all living longer. Back in the 60s, people only lived to about 65 years old. Now the average is 85, by the time my generation becomes senior citizens, we will probably live to 100 . If I withdraw my CPF at 55 years old, 155k, would definitely not be enough to sustain me for 45 years.


ST EDITOR CHUI MUI HOONG SHOWS HER TRUE COLOURS

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 June 2014 - 10:29pm

Look who’s shedding her disguise as a neutral commentator and showing her true colors as a PAP supporter? Chua Mui Hoong, sister of former (and current?) ISD agent Chua Lee Hoong, wrote a report today telling The Workers’ Party to “grow up”. She says that WP should start offering policy alternatives apart from just acting as a check on the Government.


FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS UNFAIRLY FORCING CUSTOMERS TO PAY HIGHER INTEREST RATES ON HOUSING LOANS?

THEREALSINGAPORE 1 June 2014 - 10:26pm

From the grapevine: A new phenomena may be making some financial institutions richer and some consumers poorer to the point of possibly going into a default on their housing loans, as may be evident in the apparently increasing number of mortgagee sales. For example, you have an existing housing loan with a financial institution which was taken before the Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR) was implemented. 


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