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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AHPETC TO MOUNT "VIGOROUS DEFENCE" AGAINST MND

Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) chairman Sylvia Lim and her team appeared at the High Court today for the start of a two-day hearing on whether independent accountants should be appointed, following lapses in the town council’s management of sinking funds, and governance of related party transactions flagged by the Auditor-General.

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TRS EDITOR APPLIES TO LEAVE SG AFTER FATHER FALLS GRAVELY ILL IN AUSTRALIA

One of the two editors being alternative media outlet The Real Singapore (TRS) is applying to leave Singapore to visit his gravely ill father in Australia. His lawyer Mr Choo Zheng Xi applied for Yang to leave Singapore and the application was heard by District Judge Eddy Tham. According to Choo, the doctor's prognosis on his client's father on Sunday afternoon was that he could die within 48 to 72 hours. The 55-year-old suffered a stroke on May Day and has been gravely ill ever since.

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WDA STAT BOARD AWARDS BOGUS DEGREE HOLDER WITH "LIFELONG LEARNER" AWARD

On the Singapore Human Resources Institute’s (SHRI) website, this lecturer was featured in their list of lecturers. “Dr” Lim Siew Choon holds a phD from Vancouver University Worldwide, which is a degree mill as listed in the article here. It is appalling that a professional HR organization such as SHRI is clueless on which degrees are real and which are fake. And they even featured the lecturer and his unusual degree on their website without first checking if his doctorate was real.

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FILIPINOS UNHAPPY WITH MAYWEATHER VS PACQUIAO RESULT

Filipinos filled gymnasiums, cinemas and bars as the South-east Asian nation of 100 million people stopped for Pacquiao's battle with Mayweather in Las Vegas, which he lost in a unanimous points decision. A devastated Pacquiao said immediately afterwards that he thought he had won, and many at home agreed with him as they lashed out at the judges while heaping praise on their inspiration.

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HK ACTRESS STRIPPED FOR DIRECTOR TO GET ROLE

Former Miss Hong Kong 2009 contestant Candy Yuen recently made headlines after nude footage of her in her latest film "The Gigolo" was leaked. The 30-year-old actress is hoping that she can make a name for herself with this film, reported DramaNewsNetwork.

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AMOS YEE: I DO NOT WANT TO BE BAILED FROM JAIL

"I do not want to be bailed," Amos said to me in court. I did not have to ask why. The bail conditions that they have placed on Amos were not only onerous, they were ridiculous. Amos was not allowed to post or comment on anything, either directly or indirectly. They did not want him to speak at all.

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MND SURVEY: PEOPLE TEND TO OVERESTIMATE HDB PRICES & THINK ITS EXPENSIVE

A survey by the Ministry of National Development showed that 20% of Singaporeans interviewed had plans to buy a flat in the next five years. Based on survey results, new HDB flat prices are overestimated by the public, and the majority of prospective flat buyers are willing to pay more than the current average prices. Despite multiple cooling measures such as the delinking of new flats from resale market, the public still perceives BTO flats are expensive and unaffordable.

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TRS BAN REFLECTS MDA'S LIGHT TOUCH FOR INTERNET CONTENT

“At the end of the day, nobody is truly anonymous on the Internet. If they break severe enough laws, wherever they are they can be hunted down and international arrest warrants issued,” said Mr Cheng, a member of the Media Literacy Council. Socio-political websites that operate within Singapore’s laws and social norms have nothing to fear, he added.

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