LIFT BREAKDOWN IN PUNGGOL AFFECTS ELDERLY RESIDENTS FOR HALF A DAY

Residents at Block 621B Edgefield Walk in Punggol are furious that since last year, they have been facing lifts that does not work, and there seems no solution for this problem is forthcoming. The residents, especially the elderly at the block of flats, have been complaining about this to the Pasir Ris Punggol Town Council, but so far, the lifts still breaks down.

The block of flats, which mostly consists of rental two room flats and studio apartments, just had another lift breakdown on Saturday, where both lift were not functioning from afternoon all the way to midnight. In the response to the latest lift breakdown, MP Zainal Sapari said the lifts were part of the Sigma group of lifts, the company which had already been banned from tendering for any more lift projects since October 2015.

According to reports, the residents of the block, most of whom are the elderly, said that the lifts breakdowns are very frequent, even though technicians have been coming to fix the lift. Among the problems, the lift doors closed too fast before residents are fully inside the lift, and the lift will sometimes stop suddenly. The Town Council have stated that they ordered the lift operators to settle this issue soon, and action might be taken against them, including fines against the company.

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LKY IS NOT OUR EMPEROR, HIS DEMOLITION WISH IS NOT AN IMPERIAL EDICT

LKY is just a public servant. Like many others when their term expire they left. He is not an emperor where this country belong to him and we are his subject. There are many building that have historical significant that have been demolished. So why a house of a public servant be significant that the PAP govt wanted preserve unless there is other hidden agenda.

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WOULD YOU PAY $10 FOR THIS PLATE OF CHICKEN RICE IN JAPAN?

A netizen spotted this familiar local delicacy in a premium shopping outlet in Gotemba, Shizuoka, Japan. Feeling hungry, he decided to take a closer look at the prices, but was shocked to discover that a simple plate of chicken rice would set him back by at least S$10!

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LEE HSIEN YANG: MY ELDER BRO REFUSE TO ANSWER SIMPLE QN, WAS LKY UNWAVERING IN HIS DEMOLITION WISH?

Lee Hsien Loong now claims, “My father left the property at 38 Oxley Road to me, as part of my equal share of his estate. But my siblings were not happy about it.” Wei Ling and I never had any objection to LHL receiving an equal share of the estate. We object to LHL's flip-flopping about Lee Kuan Yew's demolition wish. We asked a simple question, that he has refused to answer for a week: Was our father, Lee Kuan Yew, unwavering in his demolition wish? Yes or no?

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OLD MAN PUSHED WOMAN OFF PLATFORM, AFTER SHE TOOK EXPIRED BREAD FROM HIM

A sub-contractor in charge of disposing unwanted bread for a company was jailed for five months after pushing a woman off a 0.8m high platform at their workplace. The push caused the woman to fracture nine ribs in the fall.

The man, Toh Chai Kian, 74, pleaded guilty to the charge of causing grievous hurt in the incident in October last year at the loading and unloading bay of Gardenia Foods at Pandan Loop. In the incident, the woman, tan Souk Bee, 64, was at the bay when she picked up a bag of bread from Toh's tray. Toh became unhappy, so she placed it back. However, a quarrel broke out between the pair, and she walked away.

Toh then ran to the woman and pushed her on her back with such force using both his hands, that she lost her balance and fell off the platform. Toh then walked away without helping her up. The pair did not know each other before this incident.

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THE FLAWED AGENDA OF THE OXLEY HOUSE MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE

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.

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CARS CAUGHT FIRE IN SERIOUS ACCIDENT AT BKE

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.

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WHY IS THE S'PORE OPPOSITION SO FRACTURED & PAP SO DOMINANT?

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?

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S'PORE POET: IF LEE FAMILY FEUD MAKES YOU ASHAMED, YOU ARE A HYPOCRITE & HAVE SELECTIVE SHAME

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.

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