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Public calling for MINDEF to take responsibility over Aloysius Pang’s death

Following Aloysius Pang’s death, the public are calling for the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) to take responsibility of his death. Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Operationally Ready National Serviceman, Corporal First Class (National Service) [CFC (NS)] Pang Wei Chong, Aloysius passed away yesterday (23 January) in New Zealand after sustaining serious injuries while carrying out repair works inside the Singapore Self-Propelled …

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Are expectations too high for SAF officers in training, ask NS men

On 23 January, Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Operationally Ready National Serviceman, Corporal First Class (National Service) [CFC )NS)] Pang Wei Chong, Aloysius passed away at Waikato Hospital, New Zealand due to injuries sustained while carrying repair works in self-propelled howitzer. CFC (NS) Pang, along with two other SAF personnel, was said to be carrying repair works inside the Singapore Self-Propelled …

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“Choping is an individually rational act that is collectively irrational and inefficient for users as a whole”

We recently ran a story about a German exchange student from National University of Singapore (NUS) who noted that the ‘chope’ culture in Singapore is selfish, and shared their experience to confessional Facebook page NUSWhispers. The student found Singaporeans “cold and unfriendly”, and the habit of reserving seats using bags and laptops also comes as a culture shock. The confessor …

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Domestic maids should be treated fairly like regular humans

In recent years, cases of abuse or ill-treatment towards domestic servant have been on a rapid rise. As such, a concerned citizen named Neo Poh Goon penned a letter to the Straits Times (ST) highlighting how kids are badly treating their maids because they observed and earned it from their parents. He started his letter by referring to a previous …

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Malaysians are not too disturbed at Singaporean student who questioned Dr. Mahathir at Oxford Union

On 18 January, Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad was candidly questioned by a Singaporean student over the fractious diplomatic relations between the two countries. Darrion Mohan, a second-year history and politics undergraduate, uploaded a part of the debate with the elder statesman on his Facebook page.   He started by mentioning that Singapore and Malaysia were “again embroiled in …

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Singaporeans calmly explain ‘chope’ culture to shocked German exchange student and say such culture is found in Germany too

It’s no surprise for Singaporeans to encounter tissue paper placed on tables at hawker centres as it indicates that the tables are “reserved”. However, this culture might not be acceptable for people from other parts of the world. In fact, an exchange student from Germany found it rather selfish, and even shared their experience to confessional Facebook page NUSWhispers. The …

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