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Daily Archives: 2015-05-14

Help Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants and asylum seekers: HRW

Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia should end their pushbacks of boats with Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants and asylum seekers, and instead bring them ashore and provide desperately needed aid, Human Rights Watch said. As many as 8,000 Rohingyas and Bangladeshis are believed to be stranded in boats in the Andaman Ocean and Malacca Straits without adequate food, water, or sanitation, the …

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PAP in “box seat to improve on their 2011 election result”: research firm

The ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) is “now in the box seat to improve on their 2011 election result,” says research firm, Blackbox Research. In a report released on Thursday, the firm said, “Over the last year we have seen steady improvement in community satisfaction on issues that have troubled the Government in recent times and the overall index is …

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7 areas to check for your HDB BTO Defects

By Thomas Hoi When buying a house, no matter if it is new or old, there are always defects. Even new houses might come with defects. And the problem is, most of the defects are hidden, subtle and not visible to the eye. Or better said, not anyone looks for them. We show you 7 places in your home to look …

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Never read the news like the bible

By Property Soul Did you notice that when you flipped the newspapers in 2012 and 2013, all the articles on properties were about ‘the next hotspot, ‘property boom continues’, ‘robust sales in projects’ and ‘achieved record high’? Did you notice that fast forward to 2014 an 2015, the same media published articles consistently on ‘lower transaction volumes’, ‘drop in property …

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Amos Yee’s former bailor demands unreserved apology for molest allegation

Mr Vincent Law, 51, family and youth counsellor, has told TOC that he is demanding Amos Yee to make an unreserved apology and a full retraction of the molest allegation made against him on Wednesday afternoon. 16-year old blogger, Amos Yee, who was found guilty of the two charges brought against him by the Attorney General’s Chambers on Tuesday, 12 May …

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What is the red line?

By Ghui So, the verdict is out on Singapore's now infamous enfant terrible. He has been found guilty on two counts: On charges of obscenity in uploading a doctored image of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew and the late Mrs Margaret Thatcher engaged in sexually explicit activity, and wounding the feelings of Christians when he compared Mr Lee to …

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Getting leg caught in MRT platform gap – a cause for concern?

In yet another incident within weeks, a commuter had her legs caught in the platform gap at the Boon Keng train station along the North-east Line on Thursday morning. The woman, in her 40s, had to be freed by the SCDF using “hydraulic rescue tools”. She was later taken to the Tan Tock Seng Hospital and, besides some abrasions and …

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500 new DBSS flat buyers upset over poor quality of flats

In the latest incident of defects in public housing flats, owners of the new Design, Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS) flats in Clementi are up in arms over the poor quality of their new homes. Some 500 residents of the 800-unit Trivelis development in the area had to contend with shattered shower glass panels and narrow common corridors that are …

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