Monthly Archives: December 2014

Lim Ching Siong says: I’m not a communist

The following was written by Lim Ching Siong and published in The Straits Times on 31 July 1961. Your editorial comments and news reports in the law week have focused attack on me. By repeating the fiction that I am a Communist front-man. I suppose my political antagonists hope that it would stick in the minds of some. While Mr. …

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Improved methodology and equipment is better than just outsourcing

The Straits Times has recently reported that through the tender documents it acquired, the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) is looking for civilian companies to take over the cleaning of the armoured vehicles from reservist soldiers, to further enhance National Service (NS) training efficiency. These tasks are currently carried out by armoured infantry troops or tank crews before and after an …

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Xiaxue, Gushcloud? Have #FaithInNewNation instead!

For the past couple of days, many have heard of the turf war between Xiaxue and Gushcloud. Some have started picking sides by using hashtags such as #FaithInXiaxue or #FaithInGushCloud. The more cynical ones amongst us have even remarked that this whole ‘war’ might just be a pre-planned marketing gimmick which is beneficial to both parties. Well whether you’re on …

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Banknotes of up to HK$15 million missing from road accident

Hong Kong – Up to S$2.6 million has gone missing after members of the public helped themselves to bank notes worth S$6 million that spilled across a busy motorway in Wan Chai at lunchtime on Christmas eve. The banknotes are from a cash transport vehicle which was involved in a road accident. Hong Kong police have asked the public to help …

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Xiaxue versus Gushcloud – clearing the storm clouds

By Ariffin Sha At 6pm on Christmas Eve, Gushcloud released their official statement in response accusations from local well-known blogger Wendy Cheng (also known as Xiaxue) about their unethical behaviour in the blogger endorsement business. TOC’s has earlier published a summary of Xiaxue’s blog post and Gushcloud’s initial response. Gushcloud had earlier posted a quick statement via an Instagram post together …

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Xiaxue versus Gushcloud – turf war begins (again)

By Ariffin Sha On 23 December, Wendy Cheng (also known as Xiaxue), a local well-known blogger published a blogpost which sent a lot of people on the internet on a frenzy. Hashtags like #FaithinGushCloud and #FaithinXiaXue started making their rounds around Twitter feeds and Facebook walls. The post, titled The Big Gushcloud Exposé, ran up to more than 5,000 words and …

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Fine paid, but town council’s activities still hampered: AHPETC

While it has paid the fine to the National Environment Agency for holding an illegal fair, the Aljunied Hougang Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) has said that it was “not satisfied with the outcome of the case.”In a media statement issued today, 24 December, chairman Sylvia Lim indicated that AHPETC decided to take the matter to court not because it …

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AHPETC fined $800 for holding trade fair without approval from NEA

Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council (AHPETC) has been fined $800 by the courts for holding a festive trade fair without approval from the National Environment Agency (NEA). The penalty amount for the offense was announced on Wednesday (24 December) after the courts found the town council to be guilty of the offense on 28 November. AHPETC, which is currently run by the …

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JAL: No intention to discriminate Singapore male applicants

A TOC reader, Mr Tan Toh Hwee wrote in to indicate his unhappiness over an advertisement posted by Japan Airlines (JAL) on 23rd Dec. He wrote, “l would like to bring your attention to this job advertised by Japan Airlines on Today newspaper dated 23 Dec 2014. l am very upset and angry that such job discrimination against National Service …

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Dog feeder shares video of puppy eating rat

Karen Koh, an occasional dog feeder who is not related to any animal rights group, has shared a video on a puppy consuming a rat carcass at the hil next to the Bukit Batok MRT station said to be infested with rats.  This video was taken about three to four months ago. Ms Koh does not reside in Bukit Batok and therefore …

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