A Study conducted by the National University of Singapore found that gangs are increasingly turning to social media to recruit high-risk young individuals into their gangs. The study followed the social media activities of 36 juvenile delinquents aged between 15 and 18 and also surveyed youths involved in gang activities. The individuals chosen for the study all had criminal records for crimes such as theft, robbery, drugs and rioting.
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Dear The Real Singapore, Today I saw a PRC women allowing her son to shit publicly into a drain right beside Chinatown MRT station. This is very disturbing to me and I told her to bring her son to the toilet instead. However, she told me that I shouldn't tell her what to do and she say that there is nothing wrong for letting her son shit publicly into a drain.
I hope the hard-earned victories of our national shuttlers and paddlers have vindicated the decision of our national sports associations to bring foreign-born sports talent into our national teams (“Shuttlers pick themselves up to land unexpected bronze” and “S’pore glue on crown holds”; yesterday). Of course, we would love to have local-born athletes mount the victory podium.
Robbers attempting to blast open an ATM at a bank in the quiet town of Bukit Beruntung brought down the ceiling at its service area and damaged several other machines. And, they got nothing. A CCTV recording showed two men riding up to the bank on a motorcycle early yesterday morning. One alighted without removing his helmet and placed a homemade bomb at an ATM.
South Korean activists on Wednesday (July 30) launched balloons across the border with North Korea carrying thousands of Choco Pies -- a favoured chocolate snack that has become the target of a reported crackdown. Around 200 anti-Pyongyang activists released 50 large helium balloons carrying 350kg of snacks, including 10,000 Choco Pies from a park in the border city of Paju, organisers of the event said.
I went for a jog on the East Coast Parkway on the late afternoon of Hari Raya Puasa. Gosh for a moment I thought I was teleported to a beach in India. It was packed with groups of Indian nationals (in 10s, 20s, 30s) walking around, drinking and dancing on BBQ pits, on the sand, in tents… It was even hard to find space on the walking/jogging path as groups of Indians were walking abreast on the path.
Today is Hari Raya but not every family can celebrate this festive day, especially those elderly who stay alone. I went to visit this Malay grandpa at Beach Road today and was kind of upset when I saw his living condition. He is 78 years old, staying alone in a rented flat. He refused to accept any assistance from the government agency despite that they are so willing to help him. I feel that this Malay grandpa is quite selective toward the people that coming forward to him. He reminds me of the Marsiling Lane grandma with three grandchild as they are equally stubborn.
It is not unknown knowledge that there are differentiating criteria (income ceiling; citizenship vs non-citizenship; first time applicants vs second time applicants) with regards to public housing – because of its high demand yet limited supply. These differentiating criteria are there precisely to prevent abuse e.g. foreigners making quick profits at local’s expense; and to prioritize what the state wishes to promote. Marriage and a family nucleus made up of a father and mother is promoted, as it is in the interest of the state to provide the best child rearing environment for the well-being of a child.
But how much do Singaporeans have exactly inside our CPF? This question has been asked to the government several times but they have still refused to answer. However, over the past 2 months, the government has been forced to reveal and admit to many truths, which would finally allow us to have as close an estimate as possible. The clearest answer came from Mr Yee Ping Yi, CEO of the CPF Board, last week.