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Friday, May 5th, 2017

 

Pasir Ris to get 2,000 new HDB flats

  Pasir Ris Town Centre will be transformed into a vibrant hub with an integrated bus interchange, a new Heritage Garden and partly-sheltered Town Plaza. Under the Remaking Our Heartland (ROH) programme, residents of Pasir Ris can look forward to about 2,000 new HDB flats and a new mixed-use project at the town centre, revealed the Housing and Development Board (HDB) on Saturday (29 April). Situated next to Pasir Ris Park, the public housing developments are expected to be launched in the next three to five years and will comeRead More


NURSING HOMES: FANCY MEALS AND NEW EQUIPMENT BUT NURSES’ WAGES SEE NO INCREASE

I am a Singaporean working in the most underpaid and super unappreciated profession called Nurse/Care Associate in Nursing Homes. Our salaries are depressed because the homes hire so many foreign workers from Philippines, Myanmar, India, etc and they pay them so little (<$1.5K and for new hires as low as $400). And yet, we are overworked, don’t get much leave, must receive and handle shit (sometimes literally) from our patients and are SUPER UNDERPAID. We hire low quality foreigners that we have to train (even in basic hygiene) and mustRead More


STAFF GOSSIPS & SAYS SHE PLANS TO TAKE MC, ACCIDENTALLY EMAILS WHOLE POLICE FORCE

An employee with the Singapore Police Force has found herself the unwitting star of a new email saga in her workplace, all because she accidentally clicked the “Reply All” button in her response to a colleague’s email. According to a screenshot posted by a Reddit user, the netizen had mistakenly sent the not-so-discreet email to colleagues working in the SPF, SCDF, ICA, SCORE, CRA, CNB, MHA, HTA, acronyms which refer to Singapore government agencies that are found under the umbrella of the Ministry of Home Affairs. While such mistakes mightRead More


India convicts police, doctors in gangrape case during Gujarat riots when Modi was chief

MUMBAI (AFP) – An Indian court on Thursday (May 4) convicted five police officers and two doctors of tampering with evidence in the gang rape of a pregnant woman and the murder of her family during one of the worst incidents of religious unrest since independence. Ms Bilkis Bano was gang raped and seven of her relatives were killed during religious riots that broke out in the western state of Gujarat in 2002. At least 2,000 Muslims were hacked, beaten, shot or burnt to death in the violence, which eruptedRead More


Jitters over China projects with axing of Bandar Malaysia deal

Malaysia’s decision to scrap the sale of a 60 per cent stake in its signature Bandar Malaysia project to a Malaysia-China consortium came as a rude shock, with the fallout set to spread from the 197ha township earmarked to house a terminus for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail, to the rest of the economy. Optimism over the perceived impact of massive Chinese deals – RM144 billion (S$47 billion) of which was unveiled in November after Prime Minister Najib Razak’s visit to Beijing – was deflated overnight. The immediate effect wasRead More


Red Bull heir on the run from Thai authorities not in Singapore: Police

SINGAPORE РThe Thai Red Bull heir on the run after a warrant was issued for him over a fatal hit-and-run in 2012 is not in Singapore, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) told The Straits Times on Thursday (May 4). Reports previously said Vorayuth Yoovidhya had fled to Singapore on his private jet before the warrant was issued on April 28. The Nation on Tuesday cited Thai Immigration Police who said Vorayuth departed Thailand on April 25 for Singapore. However, SPF on Thursday clarified that the 32-year-old billionaire is not inRead More