Lee Kuan Yew With Iron Lungs


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The nation’s first Prime Minister and former Minister Mentor, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, was warded in the Intensive Care Unit at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). Mr Lee, 91, was for severe pneumonia and was put on Iron Lungs support (mechanical ventilator). An iron lung is a non-invasive negative-pressure ventilator, used to artificially maintain respiration. Read more »

Riots In Little India


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At around 10pm, a riot was started by an angry mob along Race Course Road in Little India. The rioting mob is consist of mainly foreign imported workers overturned police cars and then set them on fire. The riot began shortly after a 33-year-old worker from India was ran over by a private bus operated by BT&Tan Bus Transport Service. The accident happened at around 9.20pm at the junction of Tekka Lane and Race Course Road. Emotional people that witness the accident started hitting the windshield of a bus with sticks and garbage bins. The first responders to the accident, believed to be extricating the accident victim, were verbally abused by the crowd which later turned to a full blown riot. Read more »

Prime Minister’s Office Web Page Kana Hack


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Subpages on the Prime Minister’s Office was hacked into late night. The hacked page showed “It’s great to be Singaporean today” next to the group’s trademark Guy Fawkes mask, a symbol of anti-establishment defiance worldwide. It was the work by apparent members of activist group Anonymous. PM Lee vowed to hunt down the one who attacks the state network. Read more »

Working Poor cannot make ends meet


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A study by National University of Singapore (NUS) Social Work Department has shown that the working poor in Singapore are not getting enough pay to make ends meet. The survey also showed that those who need money want to work and that there are jobs available for them. It has been reported that there are more than 300,000 Singaporeans and Permanent Residents who earn less than S$1,500 a month, excluding employer CPF contributions, despite working full-time. Read more »

Aung San Suu Kyi In Town


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Myanmar’s democracy icon and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is in Singapore to deliver a lecture on leadership at the Singapore Management University (SMU). Respect is something the 600-strong crowd of students, academics and business leaders clearly had for Suu Kyi. She said “Leadership is not about being popular all the time. Sometimes, leadership means accepting that what you do may be unpopular and may well lose you the next elections. But if you truly believe that what you are doing is good for your country, you must be prepared to lose the next elections.” Read more »

Pawn Stars In Singapore


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Famous Pawn Stars, Rick (The Spotter) and Corey (Big Hoss) Harrison, are both in Singapore recently as part of their Pawn Stars Asia Tour. Along with their family members with included Richard Benjamin (The Old Man) Harrison and friends, the father-son team run the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Sin City, Las Vegas (USA) and have become some of reality television’s biggest stars. Read more »

Vietnamese Lady Arrested For Drugs


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A 22-year-old Vietnamese female national was arrested at Changi Airport for 6.25kg of ICE (Methamphetamine, psychoactive drugs) worth $1.25 Million. A detailed search of the luggage found about 6.25kg of ‘Ice’ hidden in the false side compartments of the luggage. Read more »

Public Officers Have To Declare Their Visits To Casino


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The Singapore Government is tightening rules on civil servants visiting casinos. Public officers who visit casinos in Singapore frequently or buy the annual casino entry levy will soon need to declare these actions. Recently, a former assistant director at the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB), Edwin Yeo, was charged with criminal breach of trust involving S$1.7 million. Read more »

NUS Law Professor Guilty Of Sex-For-Grades


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The law professor of National University of Singapore (NUS), Tey Tsun Hang (Age 42), implicated in the sex-for-grades case has been found guilty of corruption after a trial that lasted for five months, from January to May. Prof Tey was convicted of six counts of corruptly obtaining sexual gratification in the form of gifts and sex from Ms. Darinne Ko Wen Hui, in return for giving her better grades between May and July 2010. Read more »

Free Entry To The Museums


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Singaporeans and permanent residents (PR) will be able to enjoy free entry to all national museums and heritage institutions from 18 May 2013. This was announced by Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong. Read more »

Orchid Named After 14 Year Old Australian Girl


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The National Parks Board (NParks) have an orchid in the Singapore National Orchird Garden named after Bindi Irwin. The Dendrobium Bindi Irwin was named after her to recognise her contributions toward promoting wildlife conservation. Bindi is the daughter of late wildlife conservationist Steve Irwin who died in a stingray accident seven years ago in Australia. Read more »

PR From China Jailed Money Fraud


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A 51-year old fugitive from China and Singapore Permanent Resident (PR) Mr. Li Huabo, who is wanted by Interpol for alleged embezzlement in China, was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for “receiving stolen money” amounting to more than S$180,000 in his Singapore bank accounts. The Commercial Affairs Department has also frozen about S$1.8 million of his assets here, as they were suspected to be the proceeds of crime. During the trial that was held in Singapore Subordinate Court, Mr. Li claimed his personal wealth was built through businesses on the sidelines and not through embezzlement. His last drawn monthly salary was 3000 yuan (S$600) working as as a low-level government accountant in Poyang County. He said, “They were all my own money,” and insisted he had been framed by former co-workers. Read more »

SIA Crew Arrested In Australia For Carrying Heroin


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A Singapore Airlines (SIA) cabin crew member was arrested at Sydney International Airport after he allegedly tried to bring in 1.6kg of heroin in Australia. Nicholas Tan Ngat Liang, 50, was a leading steward who was on duty during the flight from Singapore to Sydney. Read more »

Lee Kuan Yew Had A Transient Ischaemic Attack


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Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, Former Minister Mentor and First Prime Minister of Singapore, was admitted to Singapore General Hospital after experiencing a suspected transient ischaemic attack (happens when blood flow to a part of the brain stops for a brief period of time) associated with a prolonged episode of atrial fibrillation (or irregular heartbeat). Read more »

Thai Tycoon Gain Control Of F&N


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Thai billionaire, Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, take full control of F&N (Fraser and Neave Limited) after paying S$8.8 billion (US$7.1 billion) in cash for it. F&N was form as a public company in January 1898 to take over the business of Singapore Aerated Water Company and the Singapore and Straits Printing Office with a share capital of S$225,000. And a 115 years later is valued at S$13.75 billion (US$11.2 billion). Read more »

Punggol East By Election


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PM Lee announced that the by-election for Punggol East will be held on 26 Jan 2013. Mr Lee said even though he has been busy with national issues, he has decided to hold a by-election to give Punggol East residents their own MP in Parliament, before returning back to refocus on national issues. It was rumored that PAP Activists were stockpiling plywood that is mainly used for election posters ahead of the announcements. The By-Election was eventually won by the opposition, Workers Party, with a deciding 60% majority. Read more »

No Smoking In Public Areas


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Smoking will be banned in more public areas to better protect the public from second-hand smoke. Smokers will not be able to light up at the common areas of all residential buildings, covered linkways and walkways, overhead pedestrian bridges, outdoor compounds of hospitals, as well as within a five-metre radius of bus shelters. Read more »

Online Pimp Send To Jailed For 5 Years


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Online Pimp, 39-year-old Tang Boon Thiew, admitted to committing 20 charges, including abetting the prostitute’s activities and living off her earnings, as well as starting the vice ring in 2010. Pimp Tang was sentenced to four years and 10 months in jail and fined S$90,000. A further 82 charges will be taken into consideration for sentencing. The court heard that he obtained 82 bookings for a 17 years old call girl (cum polytechnic student) and received about 50 per cent of her earnings. She had been paid between $450 and $850 per booking. Read more »

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