'Not proud to be Singaporean' TV show finalist Stephanie Koh in family brawl

The 21-YEAR-OLD who made the news last month for her controversial remarks on how she is not proud to be a Singaporean, has found herself making headlines again, this time over a family dispute. Ms Stephanie Koh, finalist of a Korean reality show, was accused of hitting her aunt on the first day of the Chinese New Year last Friday. Her aunt Nicole Chong, 33, who is the sister of Ms Koh's mother, made a police report against Ms Koh for attacking her.

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THE PERFECT POPULATION SIZE FOR ME IS 4 MILLION

For once, I saw many people queue up at clinics to get MCs to extend their long weekends over the Chinese New Year. I also know that quite a lot of people choose to take leave to go for long vacations over the weekend so they didn't report for work on 3rd Feb.

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M1 mobile network disruption: SMS, calls affected

M1 confirmed a disruption to its mobile phone network this morning (Feb 4), which saw network subscribers in various parts of Singapore unable to send SMSes or make calls via their M1 lines. "Some of our customers may be experiencing difficulties sending text messages or making voice calls. We are currently rectifying the issue and apologise for the inconvenience," the telco stated on its Facebook page at about 8.30am.

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A GENEROUS FAMILY RAISED OVER $30,000 TO SUPPORT THE LEE AH MOOI OLD AGE HOME

On the 1st of February a generous family raised over SGD$ 30,000 to support the Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home by supplying them with a years worth of food supplies. Blogger Dhillon Lee KW shared his experience, “it was a incredible experience for all of us and thanks to the generosity of family and friends we were abled to distribute ang bao to everyone as well as a goody bag, on top of that we supplied them with a years worth of food supplies”

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Coney Island to open to public in 2015

Pulau Serangoon, commonly known as Coney Island, will open to the public next year. Located off the north-eastern coast of Singapore, the Urban Redevelopment Authority said that under the Master Plan, a part of Coney Island is zoned for residential, sport and recreational use. As the land is not immediately required for development, a part of Coney Island will be kept as an interim park for the time being. The rest of the island is zoned for park use.

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Almost half of European businesses say corruption a problem

Corruption is a problem for almost half the companies doing business in Europe, a survey by the European Commission said on Monday, and an increasing number of European Union citizens think it is getting worse. The report places the EU, often portrayed as one of the globe’s cleanest regions, in an unflattering light. Among businesses, belief is widespread that the only way to succeed is through political connections.

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Nelson Mandela leaves US$4.1 million estate to family, staff, ANC

ormer South African President Nelson Mandela has left his US$4.1 million (S$5.2 million) estate to family members, the ruling African National Congress, former staff and several local schools, according to a reading of his will today (Feb 3). Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke told reporters the division of the estate — provisionally valued at 46 million rand (S$5.2 million) excluding royalties — had been accepted by Mandela’s family earlier today with no contestation so far.

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NTUC DID NOT TREAT ITS MEMBERS PROPERLY

Some 30 years ago, as a junior public officer, I was encouraged to join and contribute to a workers’ union. Besides paying monthly subscriptions, I was asked to buy FairPrice shares and NTUC Income insurance. I bought both. After I retired in 2010, I was told that I would be refunded my shares at the original $1 per share. I protested vehemently, and was assured of a policy review for retired workers with FairPrice shares and Income policies.

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