WE SINGAPOREANS LACK EMPATHY TOWARDS ANTON CASEY

Anton Casey might have been rather "atas" (Malay for upstairs and used colloquially to refer to an arrogant person); or he was simply being thoughtless and careless - but should his home address have been revealed online to an angry mob? Amy Cheong might indeed have been racist (or was simply tired and careless), but did she deserve to be hounded online to the point of leaving the country?

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Singapore government controls civil society too much: activists

The Singapore government’s tight grip over civil society is stifling its growth, according to activists that took part in a panel discussion on the issue on Wednesday. Speaking on the role of civil society in Singapore, Siew Kum Hong, vice-president of human rights advocacy group MARUAH, said that the People Action Party government’s stance that civil society must be “something to be chosen or not chosen, something to be approved or disapproved, something to be controlled” lay at the core of the matter.

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PAP MEMBER TAY PING HUI: "I'M NOT CONTESTING IN THE COMING GE"

Mr Tay's name is one of 14 on a list that has been circulating online on various political websites, forums and blogs. This list of so-called "expected" new candidates for the People's Action Party (PAP) comprises mainly high-fliers, including three doctors and three bankers. Mr Tay has been linked to politics in recent months because of his involvement in Young PAP (YP), of which he has been a member for three years.

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Singapore’s fourth-quarter home price posts 1st drop in 2 years

Singapore’s fourth-quarter home prices slid for the first time in almost two years, trimming annual gains to the smallest since 2008 as mortgage curbs cooled prices in the Southeast Asian city. The private residential property price index fell 0.9% in the three months ended December, more than the 0.8% drop based on preliminary data announced on Jan. 2. The decline in suburban housing values was 1%, more than the 0.6% slide in the earlier report, according to a government statement today.

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iPhone 6 design said to be finalized, including bigger 4.8-inch display

There has been plenty of back and forth regarding display size and other design elements that we can expect to see in Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6. While nothing is set in stone until Apple makes its highly anticipated announcements, obviously, several sources that have been reliable in the past have each painted a fairly similar picture. From the looks of things, we can expect two new iPhone models in 2014, an iPhone 6 and a new larger iPhone with a display that climbs into phablet territory. The exact size of each display had been debated by plugged-in industry watchers as Apple toyed with different designs, but a new report claims that the iPhone 6 design has now been finalized.

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FILIPINOS EDGED OUT SINGAPOREANS ON MRT TRAIN

"I was heading home with my team mates and teacher on the MRT from Tampines after a competition there last Saturday (Jan 19). "After my teacher alighted at Raffles Place MRT station, two women, who I think are Filipino, proceeded to squeeze on the seat my teacher was on earlier. "My friend and I had to shift our bodies a bit and even then, we were still quite cramped.

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Anton Casey's company will take appropriate action once probe is completed

The employers of British senior wealth manager Anton Casey are currently investigating his comments that got Singaporeans up in arms, and will take the appropriate action when their review is done. In a statement carried in the British press, Christophe Audergon, managing director of Crossinvest Asia, said:"Crossinvest does not condone the comments. We believe they were made in poor taste. "We are currently investigating the comments made by our employee and will take appropriate action once we are in possession of all the facts."

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Justin Bieber Arrested For DUI, Drag Racing On Miami Beach

International pop star Justin Bieber has found himself on the wrong side of the law after he was was arrested on Miami Beach for DUI and drag-racing early Thursday morning, according to Miami Beach Police.
Bieber has been in town the past few days, and was reportedly visiting a club on Lincoln Road Wednesday night.

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