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Neyla Zannia

Kind-hearted makcik sweeps floor in front of lift, so people would not fall

Saleemah Ismail shared a picture on her Facebook, featuring her mother sweeping the floor in front of a lift. “Here’s my mother, caught in action, sweeping away the ponding, handbag swinging, at midnight after a late Hari Raya visit,” Saleemah wrote. When asked why her mother has always done it for so many years, she said that she is afraid her …

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PM Lee: His visit and reception in Washington DC

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is currently having an official visit to Washington DC at the invitation of President Obama from 31 July to 5 August 2016. The visit affirms the close relationship between the two countries and it concurs the 50th anniversaries of the diplomatic relations. PM Lee landed at Dulles airport on 1 August and checked in at …

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Singapore may reach 35°C in the next two weeks

Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) has issued a forecast that the temperature in the country will range between 33°C and 34°C for the next fortnight and on a few days it could even reach 35°C and the weather is expected to be generally warmer and drier. Singapore is expected to see lesser rainfall as compared to the last two weeks and the …

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Belgian expatriate pleas guilty for causing death of his five-year-old son

Philippe Marcel Guy Graffart, a Belgian expatriate, pleaded guilty in High Court on Monday (1 August) to a charge of culpable homicide to causing the death of his five-year-old son last October. The 42-year-old man, an Executive Director at the Singapore arm of Nordea Investment Funds, admitted to having suffocated his son with a cushion, Keryan Gabriel Cedric Graffart, and prevented …

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NUS Student Union expresses concern towards the freshmen orientation

The Student Union of National University of Singapore has expressed its concerns towards the sexualized activities during the student-organised activities which happened in the AY2016/2017 on its Facebook page. In the first official statement by the NUS student union on 31 July, it said that the activities, which came to light after The News Paper brought the issue up, was held …

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NUS students disappointed with suspension of all student-organised orientation

G Spot, a group of student who promote diversity and inclusivity, has come together with Gender Collective, an inclusive social group for people of all gender and sexual identities, to sign a statement of concern regarding the suspension of all student-organised freshmen activities. The suspension was called by Provost of National University of Singapore (NUS), Professor Tan Eng Chye, on 29 July and …

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Government seeks views on Vulnerable Adult Bill 2016

After the infamous case of Yang Yin came to light, of how he allegedly misappropriated money from a wealthy widow and the public furor that followed, the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) is holding a public consultation to get feedbacks from members of public about the protection of the elderly, especially for those who are living alone. Singapore’s …

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