Malays have Special Parking Rights?

On the afternoon of 10 January 2014 between 1.15pm- 1.30pm, I parked my car at Geylang road between Lorong 30 to 32, and left my car to run some quick errands. When I returned, I received a summon ticket for parking along a double yellow line. I am aware that it is an offence to park along a double yellow line, and I accept that I will have to pay for the parking offence.

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Understanding why PSLE needs to be changed...

Much of the student effort in our system which is now supplemented by a burgeoning tuition industry goes into trying to beat someone else at exams and achievement and ability is measured by exam scores....energy is spent getting yourself sorted to a better streams and schools. Such a system also does not distinguish us from the systems in China and India who can pressure cook more children and beat us by sheer numbers.

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Do not penalise all drinkers because of a few troublemakers

Golden Mile Complex, for example, does not have such problems and Thai workers have been here for years to help build our roads and buildings. Foreign workers like to have a drink and have nowhere else to go, so why restrict or ban them, and others, from drinking in public? It is the job of the police to ensure safety here.

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Germany’s progressive prostitution law backfired and turned it into the bordello of Europe.

BERLIN — Bordellos with flat rates, all-you-can-screw package deals, everyone-at-once gangbangs, and airport quickies. This is just a tiny sampling of the erotic specialties on offer these days in Germany, where prostitution has boomed so dramatically since its legalization in 2002 that opponents -- ranging from radical feminists to Christian conservatives -- carp that it's now the "bordello of Europe."

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Khaw: We had to issue summons

With the Lunar New Year approaching, shops in HDB heartlands have come abuzz as residents patronise them to stock up for family gatherings. Shopkeepers would display their goods along public pathways to pull in the crowd. HDB and the local town councils have supported this by designating spaces for the Outdoor Display Areas (ODA) marked by yellow boxes.

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The Sheng Siong vs Five Star Tour Treatment by Law

I had my brush with dishonest local companies and talked to CASE before. CASE is an NGO association which have limited powers when it comes to these situations, they can only draft a letter on your behalf to the company and the company can still choose not to respond. If you look carefully in the fine prints of the contract whenever you purchase something like the case of Five Star Tours, they should be protected by several terms and conditions which states that they are not liable for any lost should there be situations like this occurring.

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STAYERS OR QUITTERS? PM's poser gets people pondering

For some, the answer was crystal clear. As tour leader Zubaida Mohammad Salleh, 52, put it: 'Why should I run elsewhere? I'm a Singaporean. My family are all here and even though I've travelled to many places, I've never thought of living elsewhere.' Undergraduate Mervyn Sek, 23, agreed. 'Quitting has never crossed my mind. This is home, where you grew up, where you establish your first friendships, your first relationships.

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Singapore Inc. and the brain drain

If you could leave Singapore, would you? For many Singaporeans, especially from the younger generations, the answer apparently is yes, in large numbers. This doesn’t seem sustainable, not least because the brightest individuals with the most to contribute will inevitably find emigration overseas easiest. While the negative effects of a so-called brain drain on Singapore’s economic strength will take years to manifest, the bad news is that this trend has already been going on for years. We may be suffering the results already.

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