Singapura Pundit: An Open Letter to Roy Ngerng

Firstly, the Pundit would like to express sympathy about your recent unemployment. You must be going through a trying period now. On one hand, you do not want to disappoint your supporters, many of which are likely to be egging you to carry on your fight against a Government they perceive to be bullying and heavy-handed. On the other hand, some of the pro-PAP crowd are having a field day gloating over your sacking. Since open letters seem to have become fashionable lately, I have decided to write one in the hope that you will come to read this through the network of Social Media. Some of the hardcore opposition supporters reading this letter will certainly see it as the work of a "PAP Dog/Troll/IB."

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NUS SEX-FOR-GRADES PROFESSOR: I WANT MY SINGAPORE PERMANENT RESIDENCY BACK

Mr Tey, who was granted permanent resident status in 1998, was first charged with corruption in July 2012 over allegations that he had accepted gifts and sex from a former student in exchange for better grades. Mr Tey, who has a Japanese wife, told The Straits Times on Friday morning: "The court must not encourage, nor should it endorse, such bureaucratic and Kafkaesque tactics to force a permanent resident out."

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The Economist: A Butterfly On a Wheel

ROY NGERNG YI LING does not look like a dangerous radical. An affable, earnest, rather wonkish 33-year-old, he was until June 10th a “patient co-ordinator” in one of Singapore’s public hospitals. He plausibly describes himself as “naive”. Mr Ngerng, however, is now a celebrity in Singapore, at the centre of a lawsuit that says much about the ways the place has changed in recent years; and the ways it has not.

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WATER AGENCY: REBATES GIVEN TO RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY BROWN COLOURED TAP WATER

The national water agency said some could still be experiencing the problem today (June 13) and recommended that affected residents run their taps until the water is clear. PUB had explained the discoloured water was caused by suspended mineral sediments due to valve operations on a potable water pipe along Tampines Expressway yesterday to facilitate the connection of a newly-laid pipe. The water mains were flushed throughout last night, which also caused some residents to experience lower than usual water pressure, it added.

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OLD FOLKS CENTER VOLUNTEER JAILED 42 WEEKS FOR STEALING $24,000 LIFE SAVINGS OFF 80 YR OLD AH PEK

Taking advantage of an elderly man's poor eyesight, Gay Chin Yin "returned" the 80-year-old a fake bank card after helping him to withdraw money from an ATM. Using the real one, he withdrew more than $20,000 over the next two months for himself - leaving only $2.69 of his victim's life savings in the account. On Friday, Gay, 50, was sentenced to 42 weeks in jail for stealing $24,520 from Mr Sai Bee Cheng. He pleaded guilty to seven charges. Another 12 were taken into consideration.

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DR VIVIAN BALAKRISHNAN: WE WILL GIVE YOU DAILY HAZE FORECAST & HEALTH ADVISORIES

Singaporeans will get daily haze forecasts and health advisories from Monday (jun 16) with the start of the south-west monsoon season. The National Environment Agency said on Friday that drier weather has affected parts of the region in the past few days, and isolated hotspots were visible in some areas of Sumatra and Kalimantan in Indonesia. "In the coming weeks, the south-west monsoon is expected to strengthen and persist with winds forecast to blow mostly from the southeast or southwest," said the agency. This could carry smoke haze from fires in Indonesia to Singapore.

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