I am troubled by the terms of reference for the Oxley House Ministerial Committee. It looks to me that this Committee may be serving a personal vendetta instead of the public interest. Let me explain. Has it been the Government's policy when considering the "public interest aspects of any property with heritage and historical significance", to give weight to the wishes of the property's deceased owner? On the contrary, my own impression is that the Government would place public interest over the personal wishes of any property owner, let alone the wishes of its deceased owner.
The spate of serious accidents continues to plague Singapore roads. In the latest case, 4 people were taken to hospital after two cars caught fire in a three vehicle accident long the BKE on Monday night.
SCDF reported that it was alerted at 10:04 pm of the accident, and immediately dispatched rescue services. Two vehicles which caught fire were put out with compressed air foam. Two of the injured were taken to Ng Teng Fong Hospital, while the other two were taken to NUH.
Given the almost complete dominance of the PAP in both parliament and at the voting booth, It's strange to see how fractured opposition parties are with there being at least 3 major parties that only form electoral alliances to prevent them from losing their deposit. What are the major differences between the WP, SDP, SPP, SingFirst etc? Why hasn't the PAP split into more parties in recent history?
Really, what is this selective shame? I can tell you that I don't feel embarrassed at all explaining what's happening with 38 Oxley Road. So here are a few things you can tell your foreign inquisitors: It's a dispute over a will. There are serious questions to be asked about whether there has been an abuse of power. Like every other political system all over the world that emphasises checks and balances, we need to enforce safeguards that ensure our politicians do not act with impunity, and do not use state organs to further their personal interests.
Activist M Ravi has posted on Facebook stating that he will be taking out an application in the High Court against Minister of Home Affairs and Law, K Shanmugam, for alleged breach in his code of conduct as a law minister. He is demanding Mr Shanmugam resign from his ministerial post within 48 hours, failing which he would file his application in court.
A great idea just hit me. Why don't our supermarkets, like NTUC, Cold Storage and Giant, organize free fruits for children like they do overseas? One of my observations in NZ is that they actually do have such a programme for the children there. Besides NZ, I believe many European countries too, carry out similar schemes.
Because of Singapore's hectic lifestyle, many of us neglect consuming fruits in our regular diets. Hopefully, by having this kind of programmes, it could raise awareness for young parents to inculcate a balanced diet for their children. This kind of good eating habits should definitely start from young. It also helps young families ease a bit of their economic constraints that they might be struggling financially to afford a nutritious diet for our precious future generations.
Surely, the big corporations can alleviate a bit of their costs to offer free fruits to children, so that they can enjoy the fruits, as well as develop a healthy habit of eating fruits?
To all Employers out there with a helper. My helper borrowed $600 from a loan shark and the amount ballooned to $5K and I wasn't away until my maid is on compassionate leave and started receiving phone calls from the loan shark.
Calling it the "NS50 Free Travel Day", the gesture is meant to thank NSmen for their contributions. There are no limits as to the number of free trips the NSmen can take. All NSmen, past and present, can travel on the public buses and trains for free on that day so long as they are wearing their uniforms - the No. 3 or No. 4 uniforms for the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) servicemen and duty uniforms for Singapore Police Force (SPF) and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) servicemen - for verification purposes.
So that means, past NS men, who had finished their Reservist duties, or even those who are still serving their Reservist, but not on 30 June, have to put on their uniforms just to travel for free. After all, the free rides are in honour of their services to Singapore. For the male heroes who last wore a uniform a decade ago, hopefully they can find their uniforms, and then fit inside their uniforms, to be honoured by the free rides.
A netizen has had enough of waiting for the police to apprehend a car thief, who stole a car from her friend on the pretext of renting the vehicle. The thief remains at large and appears to be driving around Singapore without consequence despite being in possession of a stolen vehicle.