According to records, this is the highest price ever netted to sellers of a DBSS flat. And this was not even the only million dollar sale that took place at the same City View DBSS. Another five room flat was sold at S$1.028 million. But these are just the lucky few whose flats can fetch million dollar prices. Most other Sinkies who owns HDB flats will see their resale value of the flats plummet, as the flats reach their 99 year lease. So maybe, in a way to mitigate the loss for Sinkies who do not sit on multi million dollar properties, such news of houses fetching million dollar prices are wheeled out.
New Creation Church had, over the weekend, a divisive pro-Christian preacher Col Stringer as their guest speaker. Nothing out of the ordinary, until you consider that Col Stringer is well known for his divisive religious views. Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam had gone on record in the heavy metal band Watain being banned as saying that threats to social and religious harmony in Singapore cannot be tolerated, but how come Col Stringer can pass through stringent checks?
Police have confirmed that they have arrested two men for their part in a brawl that took place at Liang Court shopping centre on Sunday morning. Both suspects arrested are 28 years old, while another man, a 27 year old, is currently assisting the police on the case.
He does not, however, say why the Singapore government in the first place allowed the band to perform here with a Restricted 18 (R18) rating. This means the band have been told to abide with other “stringent requirements” put in place, including the removal of religiously offensive songs, references to religion or using religious symbols, and ritualistic acts on stage. But they then the last minute ban? If the government had known all along that the band represents a danger to our social and religious harmony, why were they allowed to come in to SG in the first place? And only ban them last minute, on the day of the concert itself? Is it because of pressure from some entity that the government must kowtow to?
Jolovan Wham holds A4 sized paper in front of State Court for a photo op, Police investigating him for illegal assembly without a permit. Foreign workers organise sit-in protest at CBD for three days, Police just advised them.
So why the discrepancy? Is it because it is activist Jolovan Wham, who has made an enemy of the PAP? One rule for those you don't like, another set of rules for others?
Imagine the fans who were anticipating the concert itself. To get banned on the day they were supposed to enjoy their day out. All because some Christian groups deemed the band as satanic, and its music as a negative influence on youths. The petition was actually called “Ministry of Culture Community and Youth Ban Satanic Music Groups Watain and Soilwork From Performing in Singapore“. They got the agency to call for the ban wrong, but the government actually bowed down to their demands, nonetheless.