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IS PAP “FIXING” MY TOWN COUNCIL?

As a resident in Aljunied town council, I believe many of my fellow residents may be puzzled by the NEA’s actions during what has always been a festive period. For example, I was given the understanding (although I have no way of verifying this) that during the 3 days of Chinese New Year and the eve of CNY – there may be some let up on traffic fines, littering fines, etc. So, why is the NEA in a sense, going out of its way (since I believe what has happened has never been done in the past) – to be kind of like a spoilsport – in our constituency?

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REFORM IS LESS RISKY THAN REVOLUTION BUT HOW LONG CAN WE WAIT?

People ask why we don’t have a revolution in Singapore or at least some kind of reform like what we had in the past. Middle incomes are sinking, the ranks of the poor are swelling, almost all the economic gains are going to the top, and big money is corrupting our democracy. So why isn’t there more of a ruckus?

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Why I Had to Travel Halfway Across the Globe for University

I am Malaysian, but I'm also ethnically Chinese. I grew up in Malaysia and in my final year of secondary school, I recall being told that I was no longer the top student because "the rules had changed." Traditionally, the top spot was awarded to the student with the highest subject average. But that year, my friend who had scored almost 100 points less than me in total marks -- a difference of almost 10 percent between our subject averages -- had claimed the top spot because he had "tested better for Malay/Bahasa." He also happened to be Malay.

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BE CAREFUL OF THIS PERVERT AT HOUGANG THAT STEALS SCHOOL GIRLS SKIRTS AND PE UNIFORM

I caught this man with my CCTV on camera stealing my sister's school uniform, her skirt as well as her PE T-shirt right outside my house. I live at Block 512 Hougang Avenue 10 and this incident took place last Thursday afternoon (January 16). I have all the evidence thanks to the CCTV installed by his neighbour. At around 12:23pm, this thief came to steal clothes. He stole a secondary school girl's school uniform, a skirt and a PE T-shirt.

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Traffic Police Finds Fault with Truck Driver Josiah Wong

While driving a truck along SLE today a Traffic Police car cut into my lane suddenly and step on the brake multiple times. The car then drove away and a few minutes later, appear in front of me again. Turned on its siren and direct me to stop at the side of the expressway.

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Chiams need a dose of reality

One wonders what led the Singapore People’s Party leaders to re-elect a frail Chiam See Tong and his wife, who lost an Opposition stronghold in the last election, to head the party on Friday. However, he clearly does not have the stamina to lead a political party that is serious about contesting the next general election. He needs help walking. Mrs Lina Chiam, 65, his wife, lost Potong Pasir by 114 votes and is keeping the Chiam flag flying as a Non-Constituency MP.

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ANGRY SINGAPOREAN WANTS TO KNOCK DOWN TRANSPORT MINISTER LUI TUCK YEW

Over an annual $36.50 increase in adult transport fares, this person Ernest Gip wishes to throw Minister Lui out of the window and knock him down on the road!? Is this rational behavior or are Singaporeans going crazy? Low and behold, Ernest Gip is a fervent Opposition supporter and supports the Worker's Party? What happened to civil discourse and debate?

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INCOMPETENT SINGAPORE TRAFFIC POLICE IGNORES COMPLAINT?

When Mr Goh was slapped with the summon of 12 demerits points from the traffic police for the offence of beating the traffic light camera at the junction of lavender & Serangoon/Jalan Besar Road, he had initially approached me to make a request that I would become his scapegoat in this matter to which I had flatly rejected him. This can be credited to the fact that he had a history of 3 counts of traffic offences which had accumulated to a total demerit point of 28 prior to this. Should he accept the deserved punishment of 12 demerits points for flouting the vested traffic rules, he would have accumulated a total of 40 demerits points within a short span of 3 or so months.

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WHAT WILL HAPPEN AFTER LEE KUAN YEW’S DEATH?

Why is the imminent death of LKY an issue we need to pay attention to? A shared opinion among some political observers is that the PAP Government will call the next elections immediately after his funeral - which will no doubt occupy the headlines for weeks in order that the party can leverage on the expected flood of tributes and sympathy from both the local and international media. It will be the biggest advertising campaign for the PAP, which the party will gladly exploit in order to win another election.

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