• MATADOR found abandoned by the side of Lim Chu Kang Road
  • Police: It's not Illegal to Hit-and-Run a Cat or Monkey but you Must Stop if you Hit a Dog
  • NEA saying ‘No’ only to Opposition Ward Aljunied?
  • Straits Times tries to imply that Roy Ngerng fled the country despite no such rumours
  • Goh Meng Seng: SG is really jialat, From Top to Bottom, everything is wrong!
  • Debt Collection Agency in Viral Video: There is Nothing Wrong with the Tactics We Use
  • Law Society: Lawyer’s bill reduced doesn’t mean Alvin Yeo's firm is overcharging
  • Forever21 apologises to Gurmit Singh's daughter over offensive music
  • AHPETC's 'unlicensed fair': Sylvia Lim explains NEA forms were inapplicable
  • Ex-NMP Calvin Cheng says PAP MPs are also morons?

A SECOND READING OF TEA LEAVES – NEXT GE

THEREALSINGAPORE 3 May 2014 - 4:48pm

…Not cast in stone. The reason is simple enough. Being too darn sure means that we are not factoring in any Black Swan events leading up to end 2015. Some pundits believe that if LKY dies, the urge to capitalize on sympathy votes may surface. Or, more likely, the next financial, economic or political global crisis may force the schedule. Can we be sure how the PAP leadership thinks about the effectiveness of sympathy votes? The ground can be so toxic that LKY’s demise may work against them with wavering, even faithful, voters seeking a clean break from the past. But taking advantage of a global crisis comes with a precedent – GCT bringing forward the 2001 GE after the Sep 11 attack.


SON ACCUSED OF KILLING PARENTS WITH SAMURAI SWORD

THEREALSINGAPORE 3 May 2014 - 4:40pm

A 39-year-old man was charged Friday with killing his two elderly parents with a samurai sword, leaving behind a scene in their metro Atlanta home that a police commander described as "horrific." Calvin Ray Jr. waived his appearance at an initial court hearing where he was charged with two counts of murder. DeKalb County authorities said they found samurai swords in a search of the home where a 73-year-old woman and her 75-year-old husband were stabbed to death.


CPF LIFE EXPOSED: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

THEREALSINGAPORE 3 May 2014 - 4:38pm

Recently the government introduced CPF Life scheme to provide us with a monthly payout for as long as we live. After you reach 55 years old, savings from your Ordinary Account (OA) and Special Account (SA) will go into a Retirement Account (RA) up to Minimum Sum (MS). You can choose between:  Life Standard Plan or  Life Basic Plan. If you choose Life Standard Plan, the annuity premium is taken from your RA in 2 instalments. Each instalment comprise ½ MS payable at 55 years and 65 years. 


CHAN CHUN SING: FOREIGN COMPANIES NEED TO INTEGRATE WITH SG'S CULTURAL NORMS MORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 3 May 2014 - 4:27pm

Ranting on Facebook without naming any specific companies, Minister for Social and Family Development, Chan Chun Sing, said that foreign companies here need to respect our cultural norms. He had written that they should not publicly advocate issues which could sow discord among Singaporeans. He had highlighted that he has been asked for his opinion on the hiring practices of a certain multinational company here and written that Singapore has "largely conservative" views. 


POLICE MAY CONSIDER HIRING MORE FOREIGNERS TO ADDRESS MANPOWER CRUNCH

THEREALSINGAPORE 3 May 2014 - 4:12pm

The issue of a police manpower crunch was one of the topics of discussion at a Police Workplan Seminar Yesterday. The seminar was a dialogue session held with about 200 JC and poly students and senior officials from the Singapore Police Force. The issue itself was something that was raised by police commissioner Ng Joo Hee during the Little India Riot committee of Inquiry where he suggested that the police were understaffed and had little time for training operations.


DJ CHRIS HO: S'POREANS MUST BE CAREFUL OF PAP SERVING LAWYER LETTERS AS GE2016 NEARS

THEREALSINGAPORE 3 May 2014 - 3:53pm

​While I should be more careful of the daft with limited Metallica lingo ("Kill 'em all", wink), some of you Facebook-peeps may wanna be very mindful of today's news about this in ST (Home section, B11). "There must be real risk of undermining confidence in courts: UK Privy Council" - it added... Never mind that the source is "UK", y'know how 'systems' are rendered relevant at master's convenience/discretion here.


SINGAPORE ACTIVISTS MARK WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY

THEREALSINGAPORE 3 May 2014 - 3:40pm

Today is World Press Freedom Day: an opportunity to reflect upon the principles of press freedom. Press freedom must be championed and protected as it comprises the fundamental Freedom of Expression (Article 19, Universal Declaration of Human Rights). UNESCO's 2008 themes for this day are Access to Information and Empowerment.


DID THE PAP REALLY BUILD THE NATION?

THEREALSINGAPORE 3 May 2014 - 1:00pm

When the PAP did not build a country, did they build a nation then? The mere fact that Article 6 of the Constitution existed on our Independence Day is an indication that the PAP had plans to transfer our sovereignty to a foreign country/power. Forging a national identity and instilling in Singaporeans a sense of ownership over the country would hinder their eventual invoking of Article 6.Definitely not.


MAY DAY PROTEST SPEECH BY RAYMOND YAP

THEREALSINGAPORE 3 May 2014 - 12:54pm

A very big welcome and thank you for the support in gathering together on this holiday to listen to the various hardships facing our blue Singaporean every-day.Dear fellow Singaporeans and all present at this rally, My name is Raymond Yap. Can you still remember me at last year’s protest rally when I spoke on the CPF issue?


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