• Not all private hospitals and doctors are money-driven people
  • 75 year old Singaporean woman arrested for failing to pay S&CC in Tanjong Pagar
  • It is sad to see that the Changi Airport cleaning lady is 85 years old and still working
  • ACS Boy who is now SMRT CEO in hot soup for letting ACS cheaply charter trains
  • Local Celebrity famously known as 'Muthu' has passed away
  • Muslims suggest allowing CPF withdrawal at 55 so they can go on Haj while still healthy
  • NTU President: The Govt is wrong, we need more graduates for SG to survive
  • NS Man: My Warning to Rich Foreigners in Singapore
  • Swedish man forced to beg on Thailand streets after Thai gf cheated all his money
  • Dear TRS, PRC woman put flyers into my letterbox looking for Singapore husband

M RAVI SHOULD BE CAREFUL

THEREALSINGAPORE 3 April 2014 - 1:14pm

The Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) has sought to have lawyer M Ravi referred to a Disciplinary Tribunal over certain disclosures he made to the Press. The Law Society upon receiving the complaint will forward it to the Chief Justice (CJ) who will determine whether to order a Disciplinary Tribunal headed by a Senior Counsel and another lawyer to hear it. The Tribunal can either dismiss the complaint or in finding him guilty impose a fine, unless it finds such complaint a serious breach, then it'll refer it back to the CJ, who could decide to have the matter heard before a Court of 3 Judges.


GIVE MONEY THAT CAN'T USE?

THEREALSINGAPORE 3 April 2014 - 1:02pm

I refer to the Ministry of Education’s reply “Use of funds to repay CPF education loans under review” (Straits Times Forum, Apr 3) to Mr Foo Der Ho’s letter “Unable to use NS cash award in education account” (Mar 27). It states that “The Post-Secondary Education Scheme helps parents save for their children’s post-secondary education by maintaining a Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) for each eligible child. 


IAN TAN: PLEASE STOP WASTING OUR PUBLIC MONEY

THEREALSINGAPORE 3 April 2014 - 12:36pm

For a couple of years now, I’ve been increasingly annoyed by the poor use of taxpayer dollars by the Singapore government for frivolous or impractical things, while cost of living continues to shoot up and everyone is unhappier than ever with the state of things. Today I read a news story which really took the (50th birthday) cake.


SPH ADVERTISES EDITOR JOB IN UK JOB PORTAL

THEREALSINGAPORE 3 April 2014 - 12:31pm

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) recently posted a job ad on UK job portal website Guardian Jobs, advertising an editorial position for a women's fashion magazine in Singapore. The ad was posted yesterday (2nd April) and appeals to a foreign manager to apply for the job in Singapore. It is sad to see that Temasek backed SPH is looking for foreign managers to take up top positions in the production of local magazines.


MAN FINED $6000 FOR GIVING HER STEPDAUGHTER A KISS ON HER CHEEK WITHOUT HER PERMISSION

THEREALSINGAPORE 3 April 2014 - 12:30pm

A hotel supervisor was fined $6,000 on Wednesday for molesting his stepdaughter. The 58-year-old admitted to placing his hand on the 25-year-old woman's shoulder and attempting to kiss her at his Sengkang flat on Jan 16 last year, according to The Straits Times. None of the parties can be named to protect the identity of the victim.


THE ORIGINS OF XENOPHOBIA IN SINGAPORE.

THEREALSINGAPORE 3 April 2014 - 11:58am

It appears counter-intuitive to suggest that a cosmopolitan hub like Singapore might have a problem with xenophobia. Yet xenophobia has emerged as a major political concern in the city-state. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has routinely addressed the issue of immigration and foreign workers in his National Day Rally Speeches since 2009 — and in 2012 he openly warned Singaporeans to refrain from overt expressions of hostility towards foreigners.


REMISIERS' WOES IN SINGAPORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 3 April 2014 - 10:42am

I have a story/opinion I like to share with our fellow readers. Its about the unfair situation the Remisiers in singapore have to face ( not sure about other countrys). My friend is a Remisier for more than 10 years after being jobless for several years in his early twenties during the financial crisis where many singaporeans became insurance agents, housing agents and remisiers.


JOO CHIAT ROAD TEOCHEW PORRIDGE STALL FORCED TO CLOSE DUE TO HIGH RENTALS

THEREALSINGAPORE 3 April 2014 - 10:40am

Another famous hawker stall is falling victim to high rentals and lack of manpower. Chinese Newspaper Shin Min Daily reported that the famous Teochew porridge stall on Joo Chiat Road is closing down from April 14th. The stall, Xu Jun Sheng Teochew Cuisine, has been around for about 76 years but the last round of rental increase saw it paying an additional $1.7k a month. When considering other costs such as utilities, the total cost just to operate were about $10k a month.


BANGKOK SCRAP WORKERS KILLED OPENING SUSPECTED WW2 BOMB WITH BLOW TORCH

THEREALSINGAPORE 3 April 2014 - 10:29am

A suspected World War II bomb exploded in the Thai capital as scrap metal workers tried to cut it open with a blow torch, killing at least seven people and injuring 19, police said. Construction workers found the shell at a construction site and brought it to a warehouse on the outskirts of Bangkok to be cut up.


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