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Unscrupulous shop in Kembangan Plaza Selling Fake Xiaomi Phone as real ones

I called the shop and told them what I found out, but the salesman keep saying that this is an original set from Hong Kong and it is from the Xiaomi factory. I asked him repeatedly if it is a real Xiaomi phone and he just don't wanna answer. I said I want my money back but the salesman said goods sold cannot be returned and he will check wiith his boss I can get a refund. It's been more than 1 day and I haven't heard from them. PACTECH COMPUTER is located at 18, Jalan Masjid, 02-03 Kembangan Plaza. It is very near Kembangan MRT. They also sell computers, printers and other brands of phones. Please be careful of these unscrupulous merchants and not everything bought from QOO 10 is authentic. I hope Xiaomi company and Police can look into this before more people get conned.

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Suffering in Silence: An Abusive Relationship

It was one of those days. A common argument that escalated too quickly. I stood there in my home, facing an aggressor who was a loved one. He pushed me in a corner, and left me no space to flee for safety. My heart raced. I cowered in fear as my every effort to retaliate pushed him into a greater frenzy. I felt his knuckles on my right temple, and felt an immediate rush of blood to the area. I felt woozy. When I opened my eyes, he was coming at me with a knife. So this is how it all endsI thought. I’m going to be found dead in a pool of blood.

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ZENON: “FOREIGN DEGREES ARE GOLD WHILE LOCAL ONES ARE TRASH”

Plus I really do "like" how when students apply for local universities, they don't get what they want. Everyone seems to have stellar grades nowadays and there really is an issue of grade inflation. Often, a potential candidate is missed out simply because of "limited spaces". The candidates that are chosen are based on the shallow criteria of having good grades rather than passion. "Good" grades nowadays are nothing less than perfection. Schools are definitely sending out the message that "If you aren't perfect, don't bother applying."

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UNIVERSITIES, POLYS, ITEs RAISE FEES AGAIN

Local students entering the polytechnics this year will pay $2,400 in tuition fees, up from the $2,300 their seniors paid. Permanent residents will pay $200 more, and foreign students $350 more, compared with last year. At ITE, the fee hike affects only the incoming Higher Nitec students, who will have to pay about 2 per cent to 2.5 per cent more, with local students paying $14 more. Course fees for Nitec programmes remain unchanged. Tuition fees for male students who applied for places before national service will be pegged to their date of application.

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Complaint: LTA shows no mercy to first time offenders

I own an OPC car and works in Thailand. I use my OPC car one weekend a month. I am the 1st owner of the car for 8 years and paid my OPC license promptly. Unfortuately on 13 Feb 2014, I used my car and forgot to buy my OPC license. LTA diligently sent me a summon fine of $200. Despite me writing in to appeal my first time offence, LTA's repliy was straight and my appeal was rejected with no reason for the reject. Just because of a slip of mind, the Government will penalized us without mercy. There is no grounds for compassion, only rigid policy.

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Demoralising remarks from First World Parliamentarians

I have quite a few friends who work in the hospitals as doctors and nurses and I think it is quite unfair for Mr Low to label the daily battles they undergo as a sign that Singapore is regressing towards third world medical care. It is somewhat disappointing that for someone who keeps emphasizing First World Parliament, Mr Low decided to make this callous remark without thinking how it demoralizes the good doctors, nurses and medical attendees who are working long hours to attend to patients who need medical assistance.

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SBY: Clearing land by burning ‘a crime against humanity’

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said those who clear land by burning are committing crimes against humanity, causing millions of people to suffer from the haze. His comments came as he arrived in Riau yesterday afternoon and met officials battling the disaster over the past month that continued to see pollutant levels in much of the province reach hazardous levels.

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52-year-old woman earned $325/month as part-timer to pay $6300 penalty to Pawsitive Sensations for breaking bond

Remember the 52-year-old lady who took on 2 jobs earning only $600/month in order to survive? I mentioned before about the contract that I have signed demanding penalty payment if I broke the bond even though I paid my own course fee of $1600 (instalment payment of $400/4 months – receipts attached). I have quit in December last year from the company. Its a Asst Canine Massage Practitioner course and lasted for 6 months. I have completed the course. Its ridiculous that I have to pay back $6300 for breaking the bond when the course fee of $1600 is all paid by me. Is this fair?

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