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FILIPINO MAIDS CHASED OUT IN MIDDLE OF MEAL BY RACIST AUNTIES

According to the Filipino worker, she and her companions were having a meal at a table near Laurels shop, Block 1 Pandan Valley Condominium, when 2 Chinese women approached them and told them to leave the table. When asked for a reason, they told the maids that they (the aunties) would be having a meeting at that spot and would like to use the table.

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CYCLISTS STILL UNHAPPY OVER 2M WIDE CYCLING PATH, SAY NOT ENOUGH FOR RIDING

This specially catered road to cyclists would not e replicated anywhere else on Singapore's roads. However, the road itself is about 10km long, which should be enough for cyclists to practice their road cycling skills.

While this is a good initiative for the cyclists, there are still some grumblings from them. One of the cyclists interviewed said that the lanes were not wide enough and this could cause some problems.
“The two-metre space is generally enough. But when we have a large peloton like this, it can get a little bit crowded and we might be forced to move out to overtake on the car lane and cut back in.” Another cyclist, Eric, shared the same view: “It (the cycling lane) is a good idea but I think it’s a little bit too narrow because it allows only two bikes. This is quite a flat road and if we are going at a high speed, there’s not much space for us to maneuver if there is a rider or a group of riders in front. (There will be) congestion.”

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PENALTIES REVIEW NOT BOWING DOWN TO PUBLIC PRESSURE, BUT LISTENING TO THE GROUND

Law Minister K Shanmugam said that how society feels about the punishment meted out in criminal cases has to be something the Government must pay heed to, but this does not equate to bowing to public pressure.

In his own words, this is what he exactly said - “You enhance the penalty (for a certain law) to reflect what people feel is the right penalty, what conduct should be more severely punished — that is not bowing down; that is understanding where the weight of public opinion is." Minister K Shanmugam was talking about this in an interview with TODAY. What he is saying is that the government need to hear public's opinions on whether the punishment given for a crime befits the crime itself, and if the public agrees with it.

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DRIVER SHARES 7 TIPS TO BE THE PERFECT GRABHITCH RIDER

Picked up one of the best rider yesterday. Accepted him for 9pm booking. He gave me a very detailed description of the drop off point. But told him will confirm the timing after dinner time. He told me his timing is flexible so given the time to prepare my kid, I told him 930pm pick up. He agreed swiftly in a nice and steady manner.

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CAN SG SCHOOLS EVER MIX FOREIGNERS, LOCALS, ELEMENTARY AND SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS UNDER ONE ROOF?

There are 250 students, including 12 special needs children who are mixed with the overall student population. It has 58 teachers and 25 staff, which works out to a teachers to students ratio of about 2.3 : 10, and a staff to students ratio of about 1 : 10. The teachers’ salary range from 2.5 to 5.5 million rupiah (S$265 to S$582).

The school is licensed to operate by the Government and has been refusing to take certain government funding for many years, because of the conditions that come with such funding. Needy students also get scholarships to study free of charge. Of the about 250 students – about eight of them are foreigners. No distinction is made between Indonesian and foreign students.

Many graduates from the school keep coming back to be volunteers. I spoke to one who spoke in perfect English, who was full of praise for his experience as a student.

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S'PORE TIGER MOM THREATENS TO KICK DAUGHTER OUT OF THE HOUSE IF SHE DIDN'T TAKE TRIPLE SCIENCE

So, my parents are making me go double or triple science. My dad genuinely believes '[a]ll the three sciences and two maths is important in giving me an opportunity to assume a challenging and professional career in future' (he made me type out his list of questions and viewpoints for me to ask my guidance counselor). My mom and her friends all say my grades are good so I should go triple science, but I hate science and never have liked it. Yesterday she said either I quit school or go pure science, and tried to evict me from the house for not wanting pure science.

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154 MEDIA REPORTS ON TIONG BAHRU FC JACKPOINT REVENUE, WHAT ABOUT FAS EARNINGS?

I refer to the article ‘How did Tiong Bahru FC get so much money?‘ (Sunday Times, Apr 23). It states that “In documents obtained by The Sunday Times, the club’s annual revenue for the year ending March 31 last year was $36.8 million, more than the Football Association of Singapore’s (FAS) budget of $35.8 million in the same period. Around $31 million was paid back in jackpot winnings and taxes.

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