Daily Archives: 2014-09-08

Woman defecating outside Holland MRT identified by NEA

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has identified the person who was photographed defecating outside Holland Village MRT station last month as a 34-year old Singaporean female with a long history of schizophrenia and intellectual disability. The photos of the act was shared online via various platforms, spurring negative online reactions to the act and comments suggesting that the suspect is …

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Taxis disappearing again – a 4-decade old problem

It is one of those seemingly intractable problems which Singapore has faced for many years – with no perfect solution in sight. It frustrates both the commuter and the transport authorities and is of such national angst that it warrants front page coverage in the national newspaper: We are, of course, talking about the phenomenon of the disappearing taxi in …

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Obama to address nation, as NATO & Arab League pledge support to defeat IS

  Obama to address nation on action against Islamic State United States president, Barack Obama, has made his most detailed comments on the threats posed by the Islamic State (IS), a jihadist terror group which is waging war in Iraq and Syria to establish a caliphate in the region. “I’m preparing the country to make sure that we deal with …

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Singapore’s tax on race

By Masked Crusader Most Singaporeans, like me, have been making monthly contributions to the so-called self-help organizations Yayasan Mendaki, Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA), Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC), or the Eurasian Association (EA) based on their ethnicity. I have done so for more than 20 years despite a certain queasiness which the little voice in my head had struggled …

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Yang Yin “does not hold position” in grassroots: MP

  “The grassroots leaders… a lot of them are doing very good work but they don’t get time in the media,” Ang Mo Kio GRC MP, Intan Azura Mokhtar, said on Monday. “But because of one incident, (they) get highlighted.” Dr Intan was giving her views about public reaction to Chinese national and Singapore permanent resident, Yang Yin, who is …

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Honour in Singapore Q&A – A little more about “honour”

As TOC’s “Honour in Singapore” series drew to a close, we sent a number of queries to Honour (Singapore)’s chairman Lim Siong Guan and executive director Jason Wong to clarify on some of the issues we raised. They declined a recorded interview, opting for an email response instead. The following are their answers, which we have presented in two parts due to …

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Project 50/100 seeking interns for event management

Project 50/100, the alternative celebration for Singapore’s 50th anniversary next year, is looking for interns to help the project manager and the steering committee put together and manage Project 50/100’s series of events. The group is seeking talented and motivated interns who want to make a difference to society and to learn from the challenge of executing an interesting, challenging and unprecedented community …

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