Tag Archives: Straits Times 23 April 2014

DEAD INMATE’S MOTHER IS HAPPY WITH GOVERNMENT COMPENSATION

The mother of an inmate who died in Changi Prison has withdrawn her appeal for a second inquest into her son's death following an "amicable settlement" with the Government. On Wednesday, Madam Selvi's lawyer M. Ravi told the appeals court that "parties have arrived at an amicable settlement" and she was withdrawing her appeal. Senior State Counsel Tai Wei Shyong had no objections. Madam Selvi was not in court but Mr Ravi said she was "quite happy" with the settlement.

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ECONOMIC GROWTH IS THE ONLY WAY FORWARD

If our economy is weak, with no foreign investments, there will be no work to attract foreign workers here, and even our own people would have to emigrate to find work. We want better public transport, infrastructure and housing. Sure, if we have the money, these expectations can be easily met. We want more subsidies for better social services. It is good that Singaporeans have empathy for the disadvantaged, but this has to be balanced with affordability, otherwise we will go down the road of bankruptcy taken by some countries.

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DR VIVIAN BALAKRISHNAN’S GADGET BOXES

Kids can also learn programming skills from online communities and YouTube videos, he said. In a Cashew Constituency Edusave Awards Presentation Ceremony in January, he brought in techies who taught kids and parents how to make simple robots. He is also considering a Makers' Fair around mid-year to expose his constituency to made-in-Singapore technologies. "If I can learn to program, many out there can probably do it too. If we give our children the right tools, it will blow our minds as to what they can do."

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Ex-property agent who abused 2 maids sent to jail

On Nov 30 that year, Wong scolded Ms Rinonos for not looking after her son when he vomited. She hit her on the head twice with a plastic tub - using so much force that it broke the container. Wong then cut off some of the maid's hair and threatened to cut it all off if she made another mistake. On another occasion, she threw a child's chair at her for leaving it out of place.The beleaguered maids finally ran away from the flat on Dec 6 that year after Wong had humiliated Ms Rinonos by pulling down her underwear in front of the laughing children. The maids alerted the police.

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GAY MAN WITHDRAWS FROM HIGHCOURT

A GAY MAN has withdrawn his appeal to the High Court for it to make a declaration that the Singapore Constitution bans workplace discrimination of homosexual men. The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) revealed 41-year-old Wee Kim San Lawrence Bernard's decision yesterday. It also said he will have to pay costs to the Attorney-General for withdrawing the appeal as well as for one other court action. Three other people also withdrew applications to join Mr Wee in his bid for the declaration. He declined to comment yesterday. Mr Wee had originally sued his former employer, the department store Robinsons, for discrimination.

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