1ST GEN PRS EXPLOIT SINGAPORE FOR JOBS, EDUCATION, BUT SKIP NS

I came across a foreigner posting on a forum trying to apply for Singapore PR. He is 23 years old, studied here for 11 years and has not served a single day of NS. He also has 2 brothers who are studying Singapore. He currently earns 4K a month from a local bank in Singapore.

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S'PORE PUB TO WORK WITH SCANDAL-HIT FRENCH UTILITIES COMPANY

The Singapore Government Public Utility Board (PUB) has just signed an agreement with French-based utility company Suez Environnement for three research projects in waste water treatment, storm water management and automated meter reading. However, the Paris-based conglomerate has been hit by a slew of scandals in recent years, especially over profiting from water supply.

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SINGAPORE ONCE HAD A FREE & VIBRANT PRESS

It wasn’t always this way. The media in Singapore wasn’t always state-controlled. We didn’t always have the Newspaper and Printing Presses Act (NPPA). Our newspapers were not always run by a behemoth, monopolistic publisher whose key senior appointments are government-approved people and the biggest stakeholders are government-linked.

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GILBERT GOH: SHOULD WE HAVE A PROTEST AGAINST INTERNET DICTATORSHIP?

Maybe really need to hold another protest soon against internet control and dictatorship. There have been a series of law suits and arrests against dissidents lately and it is both disturbing and unsettling. This is a worrying trend and put us back to the fearful intimidating climate of the 1970s period whereby dissidents were hunted down savagely.

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ROY NGERNG: MDA IS A HYPOCRITE FOR SHUTTING DOWN TRS

The MDA’s actions of shutting down The Real Singapore has been seen as hypocritical by many Singaporeans, who feel that there are also other websites, such as the above-mentioned ones, which have been conducting their misdeeds but have been allowed to continue to operate. This has given rise to the perception that the People’s Action Party (PAP)-run government is intentionally persecuting The Real Singapore because it is the top “alternative” news website and which has been on the forefront of exposing the misdeeds of the PAP, and that the PAP wants to shut down The Real Singapore to stop it from doing so.

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FREEMYINTERNET GROUP: MDA MUST CEASE PUNITIVE ACTIONS AGAINST TRS

The FreeMyInternet group expresses our complete and utter disappointment at the Media Development Authority’s (MDA) action in censoring The Real Singapore (TRS), call for this arbitrary and unsubstantiated action to be revoked immediately, and for MDA to come clean on its processes and standards as a regulatory body. While not all of us might necessarily agree with TRS’s editorial direction or content, what TRS is alleged to have done is no reason for MDA to force a shutdown on the site.

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DISTRICT JUDGE EDDY THAM ALLOWS TRS EDITOR YANG TO LEAVE SG & VISIT AILING FATHER

When hearing resumed in the afternoon, District Judge Eddy Tham allowed the application for alleged TRS editor Mr Yang Kai Heng to leave Singapore, but subject to an increased bail of S$60,000. Mr Yang is to return to Singapore by 17 May, and also to provide medical report updates on his father’s condition every three days and he has to remain contactable at all times.

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SAF'S LTA MOHAMAD FAHRUL EXCELS IN AUSTRALIAN MILITARY ACADEMY

LTA Mohamad Fahrul Bin Saaid recently completed the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Undergraduate Course. The ADFA is a tri-service Australian military academy that provides military and tertiary academic education for officers of the Australian Defence Force. Scoring above distinction in Undergraduate Studies as well as obtaining First Class Honours in Civil Engineering, LTA Fahrul was awarded the Commandant’s Academic Commendation.

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