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ST WRITER: S'POREANS SUPPORTING THE BOYCOTT OF PINOY EVENT IS A DISGRACE TO SINGAPORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 April 2014 - 10:11am

Once again, xenophobia has reared its ugly head (“Organisers of Philippine event targeted”; yesterday). In every society, there are black sheep, and Singapore is no exception. It is inappropriate for some Singaporeans to harass the organisers of a carnival in Orchard Road to celebrate the Philippine Independence Day and demand its cancellation.


SINGAPORE PASSPORT 6TH BEST IN THE WORLD IN TERMS OF VISA-FREE ACCESS

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 April 2014 - 9:16am

According to the latest list released by Henley & Partners, Singapore’s passport is the 6th best passport for visa-free access to the world in 2013. With a Singapore passport, citizens can visit 167 out of 219 countries without having to apply for a visa. This is a slight improvement on the previous year when Singaporeans could only access 161 countries. We improved in ranking from 8th to 6th and now tie with Australia and Greece. 


HEALTH MINISTER GAN: FOREIGN HEALTHCARE WORKERS TAKE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE COURSES

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 April 2014 - 6:41am

In response to a parliamentary question about the language training that foreign healthcare staff working in Singapore receive, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said that most foreign workers participate in over 30 hours of language and culture courses while working here. He said that the public health institutions here have programs to teach foreign workers about the local clinical practices and also language and culture.


THE SINKIE MINDSET – NO CHOICE!

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 April 2014 - 6:24am

Senior Minister of State (Communications and Information) Lawrence Wong had claimed that the Singapore government has “no say” in the subscription prices for the FIFA World Cup “Because Singapore is a small market and has a high demand for World Cup matches, FIFA will consider the country’s purchasing power and act accordingly.“


IN THE PHILIPPINES, OBSERVERS PERFORM REAL CRUCIFIXION IN GOOD FRIDAY RITUAL

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 April 2014 - 6:18am

Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good Friday in Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation. Church leaders and health officials have spoken against the practice, which mixes Roman Catholic devotion with folk belief, but the annual rites continue to draw participants and huge crowds, particularly in northern Pampanga province.


SOUTH KOREA FERRY CAPTAIN ARRESTED: YONHAP

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 April 2014 - 5:44am

The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago was reportedly arrested early Saturday, as divers overcame strong currents and near zero visibility to enter the submerged vessel for the first time. A team of police and prosecutors had sought on Friday arrest warrants for Lee Joon-Seok, 52, and two of his crew without specifying charges, the coastguard had said, after the incident that left 28 people confirmed dead and another 268 still missing.


SHOULD SELF-EMPLOYED TOP UP THEIR CPF MEDISAVE EVEN AFTER THEY’VE REACHED THE MINIMUM SUM?

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 April 2014 - 5:36am

After topping up to their Medisave, the additional amount actually went to the Special account. Self-employed make up of people such as SMEs owners, taxi drivers, tissue paper sellers etc… The government already charge them $120 per month for license to sell tissue papers. Where by only 11 of them are legal while the rest are illegal hawkers. This is the Singapore you’re having now for voting the PAP, a place where they claim there’s no “dead-poor”, REPUBLIC of Singapore? 


OPEN LETTER TO POLICE COMMISSIONER ON PUBLIC ORDER ACT

THEREALSINGAPORE 19 April 2014 - 5:28am

Dear Commissioner Ng, Criteria for approval of permits for cause-related events I write to enquire about the criteria by which the Singapore Police Force approves public assemblies which publicise a cause. On 2nd August, a platoon of actors dressed up in SAF attire had assembled in Raffles Place at lunchtime to perform army drills at the command of the public. On 6th July, OnePeople.sg organised a Race Against Racism at the outdoor area of the Marina Bay Sands.


JUBILEE BABY GIFT PACKS & PAP’S BREAD AND CIRCUSES

THEREALSINGAPORE 18 April 2014 - 9:45pm

Juvenal was a Roman satirist and poet who lived in the 1st Century AD and who coined the term “Bread and Circuses” in describing the entertainment and offerings to the common people to keep them quiet in the the dying days of the Roman Republic before its collapse and transition to the Roman Empire. Wikipedia explains it this way: “Bread and circuses” (or bread and games) (from Latin: panem et circenses) is a metonymic for a superficial means of appeasement. 


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