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ISIS RELEASES IMAGE OF 1 JAPANESE HOSTAGE'S BEHEADED BODY

THEREALSINGAPORE 25 January 2015 - 9:54am

The Japanese government expressed outrage at an image released Saturday that appeared to show the decapitated body of one of two Japanese hostages captured by Islamic State militants, and President Obama condemned what he called a “brutal murder.” The kidnappers had threatened to kill the men if a Friday deadline passed for a $200 million ransom from Japan. 


LTA AWARDS $29 M CONTRACT TO COMPANY THAT DOES NOT DECLARE FINANCES TO ACRA

STANLEYTAN 25 January 2015 - 12:57am

In late 2012, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) awarded a $29 million road expansion project along Braddell Road to a local engineering company Hexagroup. The project will change the dual three-lane road to a dual five-lane road including a flyover to the Braddell Underpass. It should alleviate traffic at two junctions at Toa Payoh Lorong 1 with 6, and Toa Payoh Lorong 1 with 4.


CEO OF SICC: OLDER WORKERS ARE ROUTINELY DISCRIMINATED AGAINST IN SINGAPORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 January 2015 - 10:45pm

Mr Victor Mills, the CEO of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce criticised the fact that older workers are heavily discriminated against in Singapore. Mr Mills said in an interview with the Straits Times that there is an “extraordinary degree of ageism” here. He said that there are many talented PMETs over the age of 40 who get retrenched due to restructuring but despite their many years of experience, they are unable to find new jobs. 


10 POLICE OFFICERS CHASE AFTER 1 UNARMED TEEN ON ELECTRIC SCOOTER AT BUANGKOK LINK

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 January 2015 - 10:29pm

On Wednesday night, there was a police chase at Buangkok Link where 10 police men chased after a 17 year old on an electric scooter. The 10 officers ran after the boy on the scooter for about 150m before they surrounded him and stopped him. The boy explained that he had run away from the officers because he was afraid. It is not clear why he was afraid or what he had done wrong. 


SMC DIRECTOR: THE GOVT HAS A LONG HISTORY OF CHEATING ENTREPRENEURS AND BUSINESSES

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 January 2015 - 8:23pm

A few friends had messaged me privately advising me not to “incite anti-government sentiments.” I wish to explain that my passion to support Dr Ting today is the result of having experienced a similar pain. In 1993, Chartered Materials & Services Pte Ltd. (CMS) was planning to build an automated storage retrieval system (ASRS) for their premise located in JTC owned Clementi Distripark at 5, Clementi Loop. 


AMK TOWN COUNCIL SENDS LETTER OF DEMAND AND ASKS RESIDENT TO PAY THE LEGAL FEE

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 January 2015 - 8:00pm

The Ang Mo Kio Town Council recently sent a letter of demand to a resident for the payment of overdue S&CC fees. The letter explained that the resident was in arrears of $192.90 as of January 2015 as he had not made payments since August 2014. Interestingly, the letter also demanded that the resident pay an additional $12 late penalty fee as well as the $12.85 legal fee it cost to send the letter of demand to him, a total of $217.75. 


MORE AND MORE CASH-STRAPPED JAPANESE AIR STEWARDESS TURN TO PROSTITUITON

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 January 2015 - 7:44pm

In Japan, becoming a flight attendant - known as a soochoowadesu - is a dream come true for many women. Tens of thousands of young women apply for jobs as cabin crew with the country’s major airlines. The reality, however, is poor pay and long hours and according to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, salaries for Japan’s flight attendants have slumped significantly over the past decade.


PM LEE'S CHAT REVEALS NEWSPAPERS' DECLINE?

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 January 2015 - 6:39pm

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong held an online Facebook chat session on Saturday morning. Anyone could ask him any questions and people did. Here was a summary by the TODAY newspaper on what it thought was "interesting" from the chat.


GOVERNMENT LOOKING AT ALLOWING VOLUNTEERS TO ISSUE SUMMONS TO LITTER BUGS

THEREALSINGAPORE 24 January 2015 - 6:39pm

The Ministry of Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) is looking at giving more power to volunteers to help reduce the number of cases of illegal smoking and littering. Currently, the ministry has many volunteers but they only have the power to request the particulars of people caught littering and they have to then give those particulars to the authorities. MEWR is considering allowing these volunteers to issue summons directly. 


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