PRC Scholar Luo Xiangyu left Singapore for Canada so that he could pursue his degree. While he was here, he was treated to 4 years of free education, housing and living allowance. After graduating from the University of Toronto, he is now back looking for a job and he is begging PM Lee to give him a job in Singapore since he was unsuccessful in landing a job in Canada. He expects to be given special consideration since he used to be a scholar here.
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According to a recent Institute of Policy Studies survey on the events most memorable to Singaporeans, the Operation Coldstore and the Marxist Conspiracy arrests in 1963 and 1987 were the least known historical events. IPS published its survey results on Sunday after conducting a survey where it listed 50 key milestones in Singapore’s history since 1819 to December 2011 and asked Singaporans to indicate how well they knew of the events.
A facebook post by an Indian FT in Singapore has recently been shared online and attracted a lot of criticism from netizens who have pointed out that it is illegal. The post, by a VJ Sharma, was posted on the closed group “Job kang-Tao (SG)” a closed group with over 7750 members intended to share job opportunities and lobangs in Singapore.
Hotel Broadway at Serangoon Road caught on fire today at about 5:10pm with the whole ground floor affected. SCDF sent 2 fire engines and two red rhinos as well as an ambulance and a support vehicle to the scene. Thick, black smoke was billowing out onto the street and one man was sent to hospital after he inhaled excess smoke.
Many members of the pioneer generation are already covered by private health insurance schemes, such as IncomeShield, and use their Medisave funds to pay the premiums. With the launch of the compulsory MediShield Life, they will have to pay an additional premium. While pioneers will receive subsidies to offset the higher premium, servicing two policies will drain their Medisave funds, which were set at a lower ceiling in the past when they were still working.
Many Singaporeans have asked me to run for the next general election and become a member of parliament. I am sorry. I won’t be able to do it. If you have followed the ongoings of the PAP’s prosecution against me over the last six months, since I was first sued for defamation, and if you have read and understood how the PAP has used the defamation suit in the past to not only silence the opposition politicians but to prevent them from entering parliament, then you will understand why I cannot do so.
A small army of red descended upon the Marsiling and Bukit Panjang housing estates to connect with our residents, and the response could not have been more encouraging. It was great first outing since we launched our GE2015 campaign a fortnight ago. Two busloads of nearly 50 party activists, many of whom responded to our call for volunteers at our launch, mingled with residents to spread our campaign message.
Most of us are aware that staring at a screen all day makes our eyes feel dry, tired, and irritated — with potentially harmful longterm consequences — but we also know that our jobs frequently require us to sit in front o