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NEA: WE FINED OVER 15,000 PEOPLE FOR SMOKING IN NON-SMOKING AREAS LAST YEAR

THEREALSINGAPORE 7 July 2014 - 10:25pm

Between April last year and May this year, over 15.230 people have been fined by the National Environment Agency (NEA) for smoking related offences. Dr Vivian Balakrishnan shared the statistics in Parliament today explaining that over 9,200 of the fines were given to people who were seen smoking in newly created non-smoking zones. NEA takes smoking offences seriously and even deploys officers to patrol "smoking hotspots" everyday just to fine people found breaking the rules. 


LUI TUCK YEW: WE MUST KEEP RAISING BUS FARES SO THAT THE GOVT DOESN'T NEED TO HELP

THEREALSINGAPORE 7 July 2014 - 9:11pm

Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew explained in Parliament today that bus fares will need to continue increasing at regular intervals if the new bus contracting model is going to remain sustainable. MR Liu was responding to several questions about the new bus contracting model, where the government will buy over all bus infrastructure and contract out route servicing to private companies. 


VIVIAN BALAKRISHNAN SUGGESTS IMPOSING HARSHER PENALTIES FOR HAZE-CAUSING COMPANIES

THEREALSINGAPORE 7 July 2014 - 8:33pm

Vivian Balakrishnan, the Environment and Water Resources Minister, suggested changes to the Transboundary Haze Pollution bill in Parliament today. He suggested that the penalties for companies who burn and cause haze should be S$100,000 for every day that burning has occurred causing haze in Singapore. 


FIRE BREAKS OUT AT ANG MO KIO GRASSROOTS CLUB

THEREALSINGAPORE 7 July 2014 - 8:14pm

A Fire broke out at the Ang Mo Kio Grassroots club this afternoon at about 5:30pm. SCDF were deployed quickly to the scene and the fire was put out by 6:10pm. Fortunately, no one was injured in the blaze. It is understood that the fire started from a kitchen located on the third floor at a shark fin restaurant located there.


GRACE FU: 2/3RDS OF THE ILLEGAL HAWKERS CAUGHT THIS YEAR WERE FOREIGNERS

THEREALSINGAPORE 7 July 2014 - 7:50pm

Second Minister for Environment and Water Resources, Grace Fu, explained that a total of 655 illegal hawkers were caught in the first half of this year. Of those 655, 2/3rd of them were foreigners. The offenders can be fined up to $500 on the spot while those who are repeat offenders who have been caught more than 4 times can charged in court over the illegal hawking. 


HUBEI MAN WITH NO ARMS DRIVES 100,000 MILES BEFORE GETTING CAUGHT

THEREALSINGAPORE 7 July 2014 - 6:55pm

A Hubei man with no arms managed to drive 100,000 miles (161,000 km) without a licence before getting caught. According to China Gaze, 163.com reported that the 45-year-old driver, surnamed Guo, was pulled over by a shocked policeman on the G50 highway. Guo had his arms amputated when he was seven after he got electrocuted by power lines. He learned how to drive after seeing a friend do it, as it looked easy enough.


FOREIGN MANAGER IN RWS TREATS DISABLED S'POREAN PART-TIMER LIKE A CRIMINAL

THEREALSINGAPORE 7 July 2014 - 6:49pm

Dear TRS, I want to share my story about the rude Foreign Managers at Resorts World Sentosa who treated me, a part-timer on government assistance, like a criminal. They even chased me out of the casino despite me working there! Here is my story: I am a stroke patient who was discharged from hospital in March of 2013. I came to know about TCC HR Agency at Workfair in Tampines last year when I was looking to get re-employed. 


SINGAPOREANS, HOW UNGRACIOUS ARE YOU?

THEREALSINGAPORE 7 July 2014 - 6:43pm

It’s no secret Singaporeans lack social graciousness, and public education has done little to reform attitudes and complete the socialisation process. Can Singapore be classified as a ‘World Class’ city state when the majority of the population is still boorish? Can Singapore live up to its motto of being a First World nation? The answer is clear-cut. Unless Singaporeans are able to change their selfish attitudes and start caring for others, extensive public education and awareness campaigns are not necessary.


THE INDEPENDENT UK: MODERN DAY SLAVERY IN SINGAPORE, SELLING MAIDS LIKE ITEMS

THEREALSINGAPORE 7 July 2014 - 6:26pm

A shopping mall in Singapore is believed to be selling Housemaids as if they were commodities, according to reports. An investigation by Al Jazeera has found that the Bukit Timah Shopping Centre situated in the South East Asian nation is known for selling women mainly from neighbouring Indonesia, the Phillipines and Myanmar, as if they were shoes or home ware.


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