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VETERAN CHURCH PASTOR: GOVT IS AGAINST LGBT SO LONG SECTION 377A IS NOT ABOLISHED

The underlying contentious issue is the LGBT cause and this is what Pink Dot is concerned with. It is a controversial social issue and that the government assumes to take a neutral stance. As long as Section 377A is in the statute books the government has taken a clear and not a neutral stance. Same sex act by gays and not the lesbians is a criminal offence. The pro and anti Pink Dot is basically on this issue. Precisely Pink Dot is doing that and it will be good for foreigners too to benefit from what the Minister has called us to do.

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DR LEE WEI LING: SECRET COMMITTEE IS FACADE USED BY LHL TO ATTACK LKY'S LAST WILL

The truth is that the committee was a facade used by LHL to attack our father's will. Indranee asks us, LKY's children, why we have requested a commitment on demolition. We no more than responded to questions posed by the secret committee. The answer is simple, we seek to honor our father's final request in his will: "I would ask each of my children to ensure our wishes with respect to the demolition of the House be carried out."

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TAXI FIRM REVOLUTIONARY WAGE MODEL HITS HICCUP, ABUSED BY TAXI DRIVERS

Most of the taxi companies here are owned and rented out by five cab companies to drivers, who pay a daily rental fee of up to $130 for a saloon model. HDT (Hold Dreams Together), which runs a fleet of 80 electric-powered taxis, instead pays its drivers a starting monthly wage of $1,900, inclusive of Central Provident Fund (CPF) contributions,which can grow to a gross pay of $3,200 if a revenue target of $7,250 is reached. However, they have found at least five drivers five drivers who absconded with fare takings. Each owes the company an average of around $2,000. Unlike the rental-hirer model, in which drivers keep all the fares they make, HDT's cabbies have to submit their revenue back to the company. It has engaged lawyers to help recover the money.

HDT also sacked a cabby who collected a few hundred dollars in fares but overrode the taxi meter by entering a one-cent amount for those trips. This prevented the company's systems from capturing the fare revenue. Apart from this, 3 other drivers were told to leave the company as they collected less than $100 in fares every day, which represents a very low productivity for the company.

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INACTIVE FOOTBALL CLUBS RUNNING JACKPOT ROOM TOLD TO STOP

The newly elected FAS council have given an ultimatum to four inactive S-League clubs that operate jackpot rooms an ultimatum - either return to playing in the S-League, or be de-affiliated and give up their cash machines. This fruit machines issue came under the spotlight in April, when losing presidential candidate, Bill Ng, disclosed the fact that jackpot machines had enabled his club, Tiong Bahru FC to make a huge donation to the AFC. Tiong Bahru FC and Bill Ng are currently under investigations, along with a few others, including ex FAS president, Zainudin Nordin.

The four inactive S-League clubs who were still earning money from jackpot machines were named as Tanjong Pagar United, Gombak United, Woodlands and Sinchi FC. FAS have stated that if these clubs are not serious about football but only about generating income via their jackfruit machines, should no longer be able to run jackpot rooms under the umbrella of being professional football clubs. Some of the four sit-out clubs have indicated their willingness to return to the S-League, but are worried about the costs and whether they had the funds to run a professional team.

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PEK KIO HAWKER CONNED BY MAN WHO CLAIMED TO BE A FOOD JOURNALIST

The hawker, identified as Mrs Chen, and Shin Min Daily News have subsequently made police reports against the man. The incident happened to the Pek Kio Seafood Delights stall last Monday, when a man with curly hair and a black top visited her stall last Monday. He claimed to be a food reporter from the paper, and wanted to sell her advertising packages. he claimed that he was famous and that he often appeared on food shows. However, when pressed for identification he changed the subject, and quickly said that he had interviewed 170 other seafood white beehoon stalls in Singapore and that her stall had been selected from the list. He also told her to prepare three dishes for the next day and said he would return with two other reporters for the interview. However, he came back alone the following day with a luggage bag and backpack, said Mrs Chen, and started promoting culinary certificates and publicity in newspapers, magazines and online.

He wanted to sell the culinary certificate for $2,900 at first, but the hawker said it was too expensive, so they settled on $500. The man said that means the certificate will only be valid for 3 months. The man was uncontactable the moment the $500 was paid. Police have confirmed receiving the report against the conman, and investigations are currently ongoing.

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PRC LADY ACCUSED S'PORE MAN OF STEPPING HER CHILD'S HEAD, KENA CALLED OUT FOR LYING & MAKING UP STORY

PRC lady Amber Xia alleged in a facebook post that a man flashed lights into her baby's face, stepped onto her baby's head and was aggressively loud towards them. Netizens made her post go viral and were up in arms such a moron could exist. However, eyewitness who saw the viral video stepped up to defend the man and disputed Amber Xia's version of events.

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