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US STANDS ALONE IN VOTE AGAINST UN INQUIRY INTO GAZA ASSAULT

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 July 2014 - 10:15am

The United States was the only country in the world that voted Wednesday against the United Nations investigating human rights violations in Gaza unleashed by Israel's military assault. Of the 47 members of the UN Human Rights Council, 29 nations voted to set up a commission to launch an international, independent inquiry, effectively passing the resolution. Seventeen countries abstained, including Germany, France, and the United Kingdom.


EIGHT SECONDARY SCHOOLS TO BE MERGED INTO FOUR BY 2016

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 July 2014 - 9:19am

The Ministry of Education announced on Friday that eight secondary schools with low enrollment, would be merged into a total of only four schools in order to ensure that enrollment numbers and facilities are sufficient at each school. The mergers will be completed by 2016. Tangling Secondary School will be merged with Clementi Woods Secondary and will be based at the Tanglin school grounds on West Coast Road. 


HOW TO UNSCREW A BAD IMAGE?

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 July 2014 - 9:03am

The PAP’s image has taken a big hit with its handling of the CPF money. Netizens are making all kinds of suspicious and derogatory remarks of the PAP and forming a very negative impression of what it is doing with their money. Yes, it is a perception, but it is a very bad perception that the PAP has to live with. Can it ignore such a perception and think that everything will be fine and the next GE will just be fine without doing anything to clear the damaging image, without correcting the impression?


IF EVERY SINGAPOREAN BEHAVES LIKE A TAXI DRIVER, PAP WILL FEAR US

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 July 2014 - 8:56am

So far, I have taken quite a lot of taxis to go for job interviews. Not that I am rich enough to take taxis but as I have sweating issues around my back and armpit areas, I usually prefer to take taxis. Along the way, I would usually converse with taxi drivers and when the topic goes to PAP, taxi drivers usually launch into a bitter tirade against PM Lee Hsien Loong. Let's look at some of the ways why taxi drivers have so much hatred against the PAP. 


SAMSUNG PHONE CATCHES FIRE UNDER GIRL’S PILLOW

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 July 2014 - 12:51am

A 13-year-old Texas girl was recently awoken by a smoldering Samsung cell phone under her pillow, according to a report from KDFW. Ariel Tolfree told KDFW she placed her Samsung Galaxy S4 under her pillow as she fell asleep. Later that night, she smelled something burning. “I didn’t think much of it, so I went back to sleep and then I woke up again and it was more prominent,” Tolfree said. Tolfree’s dad believes the phone overheated, causing the battery to swell and ignite a small fire. 


MASSIVE TOLL RATE HIKE FOR CAUSEWAY USERS FROM AUG 1

THEREALSINGAPORE 27 July 2014 - 12:16am

Toll rates for the Johor Causeway will increase by more than three times the current amount from Aug 1, and Singapore-bound vehicles will now have to pay toll when they did not have to before. In a statement, Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) director-general Datuk Ismail Mohd Salleh announced a major increase in toll rates to be imposed on all vehicles passing through the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex, beginning Aug 1. 


EX-ENGINEER JAILED 3 WEEKS FOR TAKING UPSKIRT VIDEOS

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 July 2014 - 10:41pm

A former engineer who took upskirt videos of unsuspecting women on escalators at shopping malls and MRT stations was jailed for three weeks on Friday. Teh Thian Seng, 51, now unemployed, is believed to be the first such offender with a psychiatric problem to be sentenced to jail, reports The Straits Times Online. 


SHANE TODD CASE: SG AUTHORITIES DESTROYED CRUCIAL DNA EVIDENCE

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 July 2014 - 10:37pm

The death of American engineer, Shane Todd, was surrounded by mystery and controversy after his body was discovered hanging from his bathroom door in his Singapore apartment in June 2012. The death was treated as a suicide by Singapore authorities and this was the conclusion after an extended inquiry into the matter. However, the Todd family continues to insist that their son was murdered and the whole suicide story was a cover up.


GOVERNMENT BRINGS IN MORE FT DOCTORS RATHER THAN TRAINING LOCALS

THEREALSINGAPORE 26 July 2014 - 10:00pm

According to the latest Annual report released by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) [Link], it would appear that the number of foreign doctors compared to local doctors is increasing. On top of this, the total number of doctors in Singapore compared to the total population is much lower than the proportion of doctors in other developed nations. This could prove to be a major problem for Singapore as the aging population puts more stress on medical needs.


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