Daily Archives: 2014-09-05

Unauthorised trap used by contractor: AVA on death of stray dog

By Howard Lee The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has responded to a video on the Sg Dogslover Facebook page, which showed a dog killed by a dog trap, to say that the trap used was modified and not approved for use. Sg Dogslover posted the video yesterday (4 September, Thursday), saying that the dog was nursing, and called for volunteers to …

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Two alternate narratives of Singapore’s history at FreedomFilmFest

By Howard Lee FreedomFilmFestival (FFF), Malaysia’s most established annual human rights film festival, launches in Petaling Jaya tomorrow with a line up of 12 films, and will continue to 26 October in a schedule that reaches Johor Barhu, Kota Kinabalu, Ipoh, Kuantan, Kuching and Georgetown. The festival will feature up to 39 short films, features and documentaries from around the world. Titles such …

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Chinese nationals volunteers harangued at soup kitchen

  Willing Hearts, a non-governmental charity organisation, has posted a statement about how some of its volunteers, who are also Chinese nationals, were harangued by others (apparently Singaporeans) at its kitchen. Willing Hearts’ vice president, Charles Liew, wrote about it on the organisation’s Facebook page. “They reported that one of our elderly members had behaved badly towards two of their …

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Mother’s attempt to snatch son in S’pore ends in arrest

  A custody battle in London between the father and the mother of a two-year old child has resulted in the mother being arrested in Singapore. It all started when the couple filed for divorce and a British court ordered that the child be placed under the mother’s care. The father is Singaporean, and the 30-year old mother, whose name …

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Redefining success “starting to take effect”, PM Lee says

  Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says the Government’s move to redefine what constitutes success beyond paper qualifications is starting to take effect. As an example, he said “parents are more open-minded”, as can be seen by the competition for entry to schools like the Lasalle College of the Arts and the Singapore Sports School. Mr Lee was speaking on …

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A story from my dad on Teachers’ Day

Ng Yi-Sheng It’s Teachers’ Day, so I thought I’d share a little story from my dad. It’s about a special teacher he had, almost exactly fifty years ago, in the year 1964. Her name was Mrs KS Quah. She taught English and Literature at Outram Secondary School. She didn’t look too remarkable – she was short, slightly plump and bespectacled, …

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