But never mind that, party whip removed or not, all the Ministers are out in full force defending the PM. First the big shots, Teo Chee Hean, Shanmugam, Tharman. All came out and said PM Lee cted in the best interest of the country, and they were no conflict of interest. Then other Ministers now starting to support. Indranee Rajah, Lawrence Wong. So, if all support, then who would ask the relevant questions? Party whip lifted or not, all of the ruling party are solidly behind PM, supporting him.
We really need saving. Lee Hsien Yang, sir, keep doing what you are doing, and go that one step further. Join the opposition. Save us from these drama yes men and women. Save Singapore. Please!
Police have arrested three foreign women aged between 37 and 42 for providing sexual services. It was understood that all three women are from China, and they were arrested in a raid conducted by the Police at at Jurong West Street 65 on Wednesday.
All three were on valid social visit passes, but had abused their passes by committing vice related offences. It was also believed that the vice activities were carried out at the Jurong West flat itself. The women had advertised their sexual services on various online websites, and condoms and lubricants were seized as case exhibits. One woman had just arrived in Singapore, and had not unpacked her luggage. Two large packs of condoms were found in her luggage.
Police are currently investigating a fire that happened at a block of HDB flats in Jurong East. It was reported that the fire was apparently started by someone setting fire to a flat, which resulted in 40 residents of the block having to evacuate.
An elderly woman, 75 years old, was taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital hospital with a minor injury, police reported. The fire was set at Block 257 Jurong East Street 24, and the Singapore Civil Defence Force was alerted at around 1.33pm. The unit that the fire first started in was empty when SCDF arrived to put out the fire.
Police are still investigating the cause of the fire, but it was understood that no arrests had been made yet.
Three emergency staff from port operator PSA were injured when their emergency vehicle skidded on the wet road and hit a prime mover. They were responding to a call at Keppel Road when the accident happened.
A man in his 30s was trapped in the emergency response vehicle, and was extricated by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). He reportedly suffered serious injuries, and along with two other staff, were taken to hospital. The man was extricated using hydraulic tools, and hospital emergency workers were standing by to receive him when he was rushed to hospital.
The noise coming from Ho Ching now is that she claims she had informed the Lee siblings about the items loaned to the National Heritage Board, and she vehemently claimed that she had informed Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Wei Ling about what she did when tidying up the house at 38, Oxley Road after Mr Lee's funeral. In her reply, she also managed to insinuate that the cleaning up process was hard work, and she had to do it, as she did not see either Lee Wei Ling or Lee Hsien Yang's wife capable of doing such "dogsbody" work.
She also said that at all times, she had informed all the siblings about her actions, and whenever she found interesting things for NHB, she would tell the siblings and they were agreeable to the items being put on show. She also reiterated that these items are loaned out from the estate, and must be returned.
She ended her reply by tugging on the family heartstrings by saying "I hope that whatever you are upset about, you will have the heart to remember what papa and mama would have wanted most for the family and for Singapore." Spoken like a true diplomat.
This video is circulating furiously online. It alleges that contrary to Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Wei Ling's statements, Lee Kuan Yew was not adamant about demolishing his home. In the video and another Lee Hsien Loong speech, Mr Lee Kuan Yew's letter to cabinet was read out and LKY supposedly reflected upon and changed his mind on the matter.
Her first point was that the most relevant part of LKY's will was paragraph 7, where he expressed his desire to have the house demolished after his death or when Lee Wei Ling decides not to stay there anymore. However. LKY stated that if his wish for the house to be demolished not be met, his wish was for the house not be opened to others except his children and descendants. The second point was that the Oxley Road house is no longer a private matter, as it is closely bound up in the history of Singapore. Singaporeans understand the historical significance of the site as 38 Oxley Road is not just any old piece of property, but is intertwined with the history of the nation. As such, whatever happens to the house is of public interest, and that is why the Government is intervening.
Her third point was that PM Lee has taken himself out of the equation for any decisions made on the house, due to the conflict of interest. He has recused himself from taking part in any Government consideration or decisions regarding 38 Oxley Road. And the final, most important point is that nothing can be done to the house right now, be it to demolish it or to preserve it. This is for the simple reason that Dr Lee Wei Ling is still living there.
Three Singaporeans have been arrested by the CNB for drug trafficking, in a raid conducted at a Joo Chiat apartment by the CNB. The officers arrested the three Singaporeans, two men aged 43 and 44, and a 39-year-old woman from the apartment located at Ceylon Road.
CNB reported that a total of 3.5kg of heroin, 160g of Ice, 44g of cannabis, a small amount of Erimin-5 and ecstacy tablets, and a bottle of methadone were seized at the apartment. All the drugs have a combined street value of about S$265,270. CNB are still carrying out investigations against the alleged drug traffickers.
In his Facebook post, DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam called on Singaporeans to “have confidence” in the present system of governance, adding, “You can count on PM Lee Hsien Loong and all of us in his team for that.” To have confidence in the government, Singaporeans need transparency. So before the DPM asks for trust in Mr Lee Hsien Loong's team, the PAP must first account for and explain:
More and more details are emerging about the maid suspected of the double murder of the elderly couple at their Bedok Reservoir flat. Some news media have named the maid as Khasanah, and placed her age as 41 years old. Reports also indicated that she had brought tickets to either Batam or Tanjung Balai on Great Karimun on the very day the murders were committed.
While authorities try to find her on one of these islands, with the Singapore police having believed to have contacted their Indonesian counterparts to assist in the investigations, the most damaging detail of this tragedy has emerged. It is reported that the maid was hired from Sun Employment Agency, which is owned by the dead couple's son, who also lives in the flat. Online records show that the couple's daughter also works at the agency, which has been around for about 12 years and moved to its current location at Bukit Timah Shopping Centre about two years ago. If this allegations are true, then it does seem that the son had facilitated in getting his parents the maid, which is not out of the ordinary. But this maid would go on to be a suspect in his parent's deaths is a tragic side story.