Daily Archives: 2015-06-04

Hard questions with opposition veteran, Goh Meng Seng

Mr Goh Meng Seng, formerly from the Workers’ Party and former secretary general of the National Solidarity Party, recently tried to register a new political party, the People’s Power Party. TOC spoke to him and posed some hard questions about political philosophies, party in-fighting, success factors in Singapore politics, and the need for political contest. Why did he move from …

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Don’t freak out, I am a Sikh

Hi. My name is Gurshant Singh. From my last name, Singh, some of you might realise that I’m a Sikh, and I follow one of the fifth largest religions in the world, Sikhism. The reason I’m writing this article is to create awareness about Sikhs. Many Sikhs who dons the turban with pride have to now shun themselves from it? Why? …

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NEA’s curry puff bust

By Gunther Wong NEA is one badass outfit. Check out their latest bust – a woman ended up in jail for being a part of a curry puff syndicate. A while back, they arrested foreign workers who raided unlicensed barber stalls for other foreign workers. All that while checking on construction noise, food stall hygiene and home mosquito breeding. MOM’s inspections …

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AHPETC to cover maintenence cost for Parkland Residences from handover dispute

Aljunied Hougang Punggol East Town Council will use funds collected from Parkland Residences for service and conservancy charges (S&CC) to reimburse the developer, who had earlier paid for the maintenance of the estate arising from a dispute between AHPETC and the Housing Development Board (HDB) over who should be collecting the fees for maintenance. Media earlier reported that residents were left in …

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Road closures for SEA Games

The Singapore Police Force has announced road closures for the South-East Asian Games, which will happen from 6 June to 7 June for the marathon and triathlon events. For the triathlon, East Coast Park Service Road (between car park E2 and Tanah Merah Flyover) will be closed to vehicular traffic from 8.00 am to 10.30 am on 6 and 7 …

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Expedited appeal by MND against high court decision to be heard in early August

The appeal by the Ministry of National Development (MND) against the decision to dismiss its application towards Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council  (AHPETC) is set to be heard on 3 August 2015. Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon set the date after seeking the approval of legal representatives of both parties. TOC understands that the Attorney General Chambers, which is representing MND, had asked for …

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The Revival of the Kallang Roar

By Ariffin Sha The Kallang Roar. You could almost imagine a middle aged man saying those three words with a sigh and a glimmer of wonder in his eyes as he recalls the glory days. The glory days, where teams who stood in the tunnel of the old National Stadium waiting to face the Lions were genuinely scared. They were …

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Man makes lewd and obscene post about 4-year old girl

A person by the name of “Darren Chin” has sent a rather disturbing and obscene post about a little 4-year old girl to the girl’s mother, leading to the mother of the child taking to social media to highlight his disgusting post. The mother of the girl, posting on her Facebook page on Wednesday night, showed a screenshot of a …

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Curry puffs woman was part of “foreign syndicate”: NEA

On Wednesday, The New Paper reported the case of 40-year old Indonesian, Robiah Lia Caniago, who had turned her two-room rental flat into a curry puffs “factory”. She had reportedly done so after her husband was jailed for drug offences and she had to make ends meet, with two small children to care for. Please read here for her story: …

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