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MAN STEALS FROM SALVATION ARMY GETS EIGHT MONTHS JAIL

Tan Cheok Yen, 43, stole 311 items such as books, clothes, shoes and compact discs, worth $941, at the Salvation Army located on Bishan Street 22 on Aug 25 this year, despite there being signs proclaiming "The donated items here are the property of The Salvation Army. Stealing them is an offence punishable by law".

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OFO BICYCLE PARKED IN MIDDLE OF HDB CARPARK, BLOCKS DRIVERS FROM PARKING UPSTAIRS

The words on the carpark says "SLOW". Wow, all cars must really drive and go slowly when driving through the carpark. All thanks to OFO bike user and the company. All the cars have to squeeze into other parking lots on other decks just to give all the parking lots to this OFO bike.

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ELDERLY WOMAN IN ICU AFTER TAKING TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

The HSA has warned the public not to buy or consume two products promoted in Malaysia as traditional Chinese medicine. This comes after two elderly women fell ill after taking them. One of the woman, who is in her 70s, was even warded in the ICU after experiencing severe breathing difficulty.

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CPF SYSTEM ONLY BENEFITS THE RICH?

“If a rich man contributes S$100 to his Central Provident Fund (CPF) account, he could get up to S$22 in income tax relief. In comparison, a person drawing S$3,000 a month would only get S$2 in relief."

Pointing out these extremes in potential savings by different income segments, Singapore University of Social Science economist Walter Theseira said in a forum on Oct 20 that the Republic’s CPF contribution tax relief policy should be reformed to troubleshoot the “regressive nature of CPF contributions”, where those who earn less contribute a greater fraction of their income to society than high earners.

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CHEE SOON JUAN: OUR STATE OF SOCIETY IS HEARTBREAKING BUT YOUTHS CAN BRING ABOUT CHANGE

SDP's Chee Soon Juan weighed in on censorship and democracy in Singapore after having watched a play. He claimed there's no freedom of speech here and hoped these youths can at least bring about change in future.

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ANG MOH FT PRAISES S'PORE TOUGH GUN CONTROL, SAY SHES LUCKY TO LIVE IN S'PORE

An Amercian living in Singapore has praised the country's tough gun control laws after the terrible Las Vegas shootings. She said that she felt safe as there were no guns allowed in Singapore, there was no need to be worried about unstable or angry people abusing gun ownership. She urged the world to take a good look at how Singapore has controlled guns and provided a safe city to live in.

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OI NEA OFFICERS! USE COMMON SENSE LAH WHEN WANT TO SUMMON SMOKERS

When NEA officer are doing their duty, yes if someone is smoking under shelter and under the law is wrong, then it is fine to go and summon those guilty of doing it. But if it's raining at the least an NEA officer can do is to ask the culprit to throw away the cigarette. You cannot expect someone to light up under rain, right?

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