A video has gone viral online after a young boy referred to as 'justin' talked back to his teacher and a classmate of his filmed the entire thing. The video shows Justin scolding his teacher for yelling at him. The teacher is heard saying "remember your agreement with me" as justin is told to go back to his seat. Acting defiantly, Justin then moves to a classmate's desk and the teacher shouted at Justin.
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Here is his apology statement released by his PR Company: "I would like to extend a sincere apology to the people of Singapore. In the past 24 hours due to a recent chain of events, which include my misguided attempt at humour, a security breach of my personal Facebook page and the misuse of an old video by unknown sources, my family, especially, my five-year-old son has suffered extreme emotional and verbal abuse online.
A former River Valley High School teacher was jailed for three months on Wednesday after he admitted having paid for sex with an underage prostitute, reports The Straits Times. Chua Ren Cheng confessed he was a "sinner" as he became the 32nd man to be imprisoned for having commercial sex with the 17-year-old. The 33-year-old had paid $650 for a 90-minute session with her at the Strand Hotel in Bencoolen Street in December 2010.
Amid the ensuing impassioned public debates and demonstrations on the social, economic and political impact of the proposed plan, there are a few pertinent points on the healthcare front that remain to be addressed by the government: what are the implications of a rapidly expanding population for our already over-burdened healthcare system, both in terms of financing and infrastructure? And in particular, what is the impact of large numbers of foreigners on our healthcare system?
We are still lining up the speakers for this coming Saturday's protest against the fare hike but this time round we are trying to get hold of more ordinary people to speak. There is also no stage now as we want to be real close with our protestors. They are expected to be more involved in this protest than merely sitting on plastic chairs under the shade comfort.
A recent survey found that Singaporean employees are the unhappiest in the whole of the Asia Pacific region. Randstad, an international recruitment agency, published the Randstad World of Work Report 2013/2014 which looked at various issues to do with human resources in the Asia Pacific. The report found that up to 23% of those surveyed felt unmotivated in work due to their skills not being used effectively. Singaporeans are also unsatisfied with their current jobs as 64% wanted to leave their jobs within the next 12 months. It ranked Singaporean workers at the unhappiest.
We understand that there has been a lot of attention on one of our employees recently. We are aware of these recent comments made on his personal page which some Singaporeans have found offensive. Crossinvest does not condone such comments and we believe they were made in poor taste. We have clear policies regarding the codes of conduct expected of our employees. That code of conduct extends to social media.
I am a long-time shareholder (since 1984) and a client (since 1981), and am someone who has had friends working there: locals and international officers, and am writing this letter more in sorrow than anger. I hope HSBC does the right thing by S’poreans especially its local customers, and moves on the FT (where T stands for Trash not Talent) by the name of Anton Casey out of the bank. His so-called attempt at humour does not reflect well on the bank because he is holding a senior position in wealth management.
Singapore's subscription to the world bank has increased substantially to become about S$808million per year (US $672 million). Previously, Singapore was paying less than S$50million (US$38.6 million) a year. The money is used by the world bank to promote growth in developing countries and otherwise assist low to middle income economies. The increase comes as the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) tries to increase its overall capital.