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SINGTEL MIO SERVICE KEEPS ON SHOWING NON-MALAY SHOWS ON ASTRO CHANNEL

THEREALSINGAPORE 13 May 2014 - 5:16pm

I just want to share my feeling and dont know where to channel it, hopefully you guys will publish my opinion piece. I am very disappointed with the service of SingTel Mio service for the Malay tv programme Astro channel 602 and 608. These channel viewed by mostly Malay subscribers as Astro is a Malaysia satellite TV with a large majority of Malay viewers but the content they showed are dramas or movies in Tagalog, Korean and even Mandarin.


GOOGLE SEARCH RESULTS CAN INFLUENCE AN ELECTION, RESEARCH IN INDIA SUGGESTS

THEREALSINGAPORE 13 May 2014 - 5:05pm

Women wait in line to vote at a polling station in Varanasi, India. Photo: Getty Images Google long ago went from being a mere directory of the internet to a shaper of online reality, helping determine what we see and how. But what power does Google have over the "real" world – and especially the volatile one of closely contested elections?


UNFAIR THAT VESAK DAY IS MADE A PUBLIC HOLIDAY BUT NOT THAIPUSAM

THEREALSINGAPORE 13 May 2014 - 4:32pm

A great injustice happened to the minority Indians in Singapore.on this multi racial country. We the Indian(Hindus) were denied a public holiday. Then Mr Lee Kuan Yew believed Singapore had too many holidays .so they put a choice to the Indian community is either Vesak Day or Thaipusam then S.Rajaratnam claimed Buddha was Hindu and originated from India.S.Rajaratnam who was a Sri Lankan by birth wanted the smaller Ceylonese community to be happy.


POLICE BELIEVE SMRT STAFF MAY BE BEHIND THE TRAIN VANDALISM AT BISHAN DEPOT

THEREALSINGAPORE 13 May 2014 - 4:17pm

Police have taken the fingerprints of all the SMRT staff who were working during the early morning around the time that an SMRT Train was vandalised at the Bishan Depot. The Police have not yet identified the vandals responsible but they are currently looking at all leads. They are currently investigating the possibility that an SMRT staff or contractor was behind the incident. 


CHRISTOPHER BALDING: THE REAL CPF PROBLEM

THEREALSINGAPORE 13 May 2014 - 3:27pm

The Singaporean government recently increased the minimum amount required for Central Provident Accounts which as caused concern among many people. Given that I have written numerous times about CPF, I will only recap the highlights before moving on to my primary topic about CPF today. First, the Central Provident Fund is vital to understand Singapore government finances. The CPF pays 2.5-4% on funds from savers but then loans that money to the government who issue long term debt securities and unsurprisingly pays a nearly identical weighted amount on what it borrows. The Singapore government then invests the money in different ways, and by all appearances, keeps whatever in excess of the 2.5-4% it earns. The CPF is a central organization to understand Singapore public finances.


DEAR TRS READERS, LETS DO FUND-RAISING FOR LESLIE CHEW FROM DEMON-CRATIC SINGAPORE

THEREALSINGAPORE 13 May 2014 - 3:16pm

Dear TRS readers, I got to know Demon-cratic Singapore after Leslie Chew was first arrested last year (S’PORE CARTOONIST ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED SEDITION). Since then, I've enjoyed his cartoon series as they presented different facets of Singapore society vividly. As the saying goes, a picture speaks a thousand words. This is one example with regard to Singaporeans' grievances with the CPF.


18 MAY IS THE INTERNATIONAL AIDS CANDLELIGHT MEMORIAL

THEREALSINGAPORE 13 May 2014 - 3:05pm

18 May is the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial. Today, there are more than 3,000 people who are living with HIV in Singapore. In recent years, there has been much advancements in medication. A person living with HIV can continue to live healthily, when medication is taking regularly. In fact, there are many individuals who continue to contribute to society in their own ways in Singapore and all around the world.


ANOTHER DOLPHIN DEATH AT RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA: TOTAL DEATH TOLL 4

THEREALSINGAPORE 13 May 2014 - 3:04pm

Another one of the Dolphins at Resorts World Sentosa's Marine Life Park died on Sunday. The Marine Life Park updated its blog about the incident saying that they were saddened by the passing of dolphin Sharmila. They further explained that they are unsure what the cause of death was as Sharmila was healthy before. "We are closely monitoring all our animals, and as always, no effort or resources will be spared in ensuring the health and well-being of our dolphins at Dolphin Island,” it said.


SAUDI ARABIA SENTENCES MEN TO 2,000 LASHES FOR DANCING AND CELEBRATING VALENTINE'S DAY

THEREALSINGAPORE 13 May 2014 - 2:59pm

Saudi Arabia has sentenced five men to thousands of lashes to be carried out in public over the course of prison sentences because they were caught dancing with women during an alcohol-fuelled Valentine's Day party. Two defendants were sentenced to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes to be given in 20 parts in front of Al Nafoora market, the Okaz daily reported, while two other defendants were handed seven years in prison and 1,500 public lashes, each over 15 parts. Another defendant was sentenced to five years in jail and 1,000 public lashes.


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