The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) explained that they have concluded their investigations into the death of the 174 sheep which were coming to Singapore from Australia for Korban. They explained that the sheep died of heat stress due to a faulty air-conditioning unit on the SIA cargo plane used to transport them. The sheep were among a shipment of over 2,200 sheep from Perth, Australia which were going to be used for Korban.
- Dear TRS, there is a serious rats infestation problem in Bukit Panjang
- Han Hui Hui’s lawyer writes to Police demanding they return her notebook
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- PAP, Address Singaporeans Now and Sack Alvin Yeo!
- The silence of the sheep
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The National Parks Board issued a joint statement with the Police today explaining that they have cancelled blogger Ms Han Hui Hui’s permit to hold another protest at Hong Lim Park this Saturday pending police investigations into last month’s protest. Ms Han had earlier applied for and been approved a permit to use Hong Lim Park this Saturday (October 25) for the fifth ReturnOurCPF Protest which has been a monthly affair.
As much as LKY wanted him to be a communist, he could never prove LCS as one, conclusively. Even if he was one, he would never publicly admit to be a member of the Communist Party of Malaya as that would land him in jail. The CPM was an outlawed organisation. Similarly, a gangster would never admit to be a member of a secret society. And because criminal cases against prominent gangsters are so hard to clinch, we often find that these people are held in detention without trial under the CLTP, or what is commonly known as "Section 55" - albeit less controversially as compared to the ISA although technically they are similar.
According to a survey by local automaker Alife Air Automobiles, three out of every four motorcyclists have been in an accident before and most of them admitted that it was their own fault. The survey took responses from 472 riders with online and face to face interviews between July and September this year. The motorcyclists who had been in accidents explained most often that it was because they had been tailgating or had cut off another vehicle.
The government is going to be enhancing the support given to Singaporeans who marry foreigners as the number of Singaporean-foreigner marriages increases in Singapore. Now, transnational marriages make up nearly 40% of all the marriages in Singapore and such couples often face complex issues that Singaporean-Singaporean couples do not face.
A university degree may no longer be the golden ticket to an ideal job in Singapore amid a growing pool of degree holders and fast-changing economy. Singapore's unemployment rate stood at 2 percent in the April-June period, well below the 6 percent global average for 2013 as calculated by the International Labor Organization, but recent statistics show rising underemployment in the Southeast Asian city-state.
According to the latest Asia-Pacific Wealth Report 2014, the number of high net worth individuals (HNWI) in Singapore grew by 4.5% to 105,000 people in 2013. At the same time, the total wealth of these HNWIs grew 6.8% to US$523 billion. HNWIs are people who have investable assets of over US$1 million. This is wealth excluding their primary residence, collectibles and consumables.
In my response [link], I referred to recently declassified British Government documents relating to Operation Coldstore which revealed that Lord Selkirk, the UK Commissioner to Singapore at that time, reported to Duncan Sandys, secretary of state for the colonies, that 'there is no important new evidence of subversive activity on which arrests at this juncture can be justified. We could not substantiate a charge that they are planning to use violence. In the absence of specific evidence of subversion the arrests would be construed as an attempt by HMG to stifle legitimate opposition.' (Geoff Wade)