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CPF STILL A PRUDENT SCHEME

THEREALSINGAPORE 10 June 2014 - 12:53pm

THERE have been many comments about the inflexibility, necessity and transparency of the Central Provident Fund (CPF). However, the scheme is beneficial, despite the perceived disadvantages. If the CPF scheme is done away with, then we must be really disciplined in order to save enough for the down payment of our property. All the grants related to the CPF would also be gone. Some ask why CPF pays only a 2.5 per cent to 4 per cent return on our money.


2 BRITISH FTS JAILED FOR CHEATING INVESTORS OF OVER S$3.1MILLION

THEREALSINGAPORE 10 June 2014 - 12:48pm

British Foreign Talents, Timothy Nicholas Goldring, 60, and John Andrew Nordman, 55, were sentenced to 7 and 8 years in jail for 18 charges of cheating. The two men had been part of a sham investment scheme where investors were mislead into believing that investing into their land banking firm, Profitable Plots, would be a fairly safe investment which could yield about 12.5% profits over 6 months. 


GAY PRINCIPAL COMING OUT IN SINGAPORE?

THEREALSINGAPORE 10 June 2014 - 12:01pm

After 50 years, Pete Cahall, the principal of Woodrow Wilson High School in Washngton, D.C came out at the school’s annual gay pride celebration. "I never made this declaration before because I did not want my kids to think differently of me or to not respect me," Cahall told the students. "I have been in the shadows, but I am liberated today." David Catania, the D.C. Council’s first openly gay member who came out as gay when he was 20, said he knew the “silent, quiet, isolating sense of desperation” of living in the closet, and said Cahall’s announcement sent a message not just about acceptance and courage, but also about honesty and integrity. “I think this is the most important lesson that these students will learn this year."


UTUSAN: MELAYU SINGAPURA DITINDAS

THEREALSINGAPORE 10 June 2014 - 11:50am

Hasil kajian yang dilakukan Jawatankuasa Suara Musyawarah mendedahkan berlaku penindasan atau diskriminasi yang serius mencakupi semua aspek kehidupan terhadap orang Melayu Islam di Singapura walaupun mereka juga adalah warganegara bertanggungjawab. Kajian itu yang dipetik daripada Suara Musyawarah Perbincangan dengan Masyarakat - Laporan Jawatankuasa Julai 2013 memberitahu, walaupun masyarakat Melayu Islam Singapura memiliki semangat nasionalisme serta kekitaan yang tinggi, namun pandangan stereotaip dan persepsi negatif terhadap mereka masih lagi wujud dan dilihat sebagai satu bentuk diskriminasi.


REPLY TO ROY NGERNG'S SPEECH AT THE CPF PROTEST ON SATURDAY

THEREALSINGAPORE 10 June 2014 - 11:33am

I have read Roy Ngerng’s speech he recently made at Hong Lim. In my opinion, it is full of emotion but short on facts. In fact, he got some of the facts wrong based on a faulty understanding of finance and economics. I am like him an ordinary person. Also like him, I get my information from publicly available sources but have come to very different conclusions. Firstly, he raised the non-issue of whether Temasek and GIC managed our CPF money.


SHENG SHIONG TO BUY $65MILLION PROPERTY IN TAMPINES TO BUILD NEW SHOP

THEREALSINGAPORE 10 June 2014 - 9:40am

Sheng Siong Supermarket is going to be building a presence in Tampines in the next few years in order to reach out to one of the biggest Residential districts in Singapore. It has just paid a $650,000 fee for the option to purchase a S$65 million three-storey commercial property. The building is located near Tampines MRT station. 


GRACE FU: COMPLEX PGP AND MEDISHIELD LIFE POLICIES WILL BE HARD TO EXPLAIN TO THE PUBLIC

THEREALSINGAPORE 10 June 2014 - 9:31am

Speaking at the sidelines of a community leadership event, Minister in the Prime Ministers’ office, Grace Fu, said that it will be difficult for the People’s Association to explain complex, new policies to the public. She was referring particularly to the Pioneer Generation Package and the new MediShield Life policies saying that the grassroots leaders have their work cut out for them. 


HDB BROTHELS RUNNING RAMPANT RIGHT UNDER PM LEE'S NOSE IN AMK

THEREALSINGAPORE 10 June 2014 - 9:18am

Four women, aged between 17 and 26, were arrested at a HDB flat on Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 for prostitution activities. The HDB flat is a unit on the 4th floor of Block 716, Ang Mo Kio Ave 6. This block is situated in PM Lee’s Ang Mo Kio GRC. One man, aged 39 was also arrested for having paid sex with a minor. The raid on the HDB flat was conducted at about 9:30pm on Monday where they found the 5 people engaging in sexual activities. The women were part of a prostitution ring which even advertised its services online. 


PROTESTORS PLANT THOUSANDS OF CANNABIS PLANTS ALL OVER GERMAN TOWN

THEREALSINGAPORE 10 June 2014 - 8:59am

Cannabis plants are sprouting up all over a German town after pro-marijuana supporters planted tens of thousands of seeds last month. Supporters of the group A Few Autonomous Flower Children spread several kilograms of seeds around the university town of Gottingen last month. They say they are protesting its 'demonisation' in Germany's 'restrictive drug laws'.


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