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DEAR TRS, I HOPE THE GOVT WILL PRESERVE THE HISTORIC TANJONG PAGAR RAILWAY STATION

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 October 2014 - 8:49pm

Dear TRS, I read your article that The Hague has decided that Malaysia is not liable to pay the S$1.4 billion development charges on three plots of ex-railway land that was officially handed over to Singapore in 2010. The three plots of land in Tanjong Pagar, Kranji and Woodlands used to be railway land which belonged to Malaysia.


PARLIAMENT SITS NOV 3: WHAT DOES THE GOVT THINK OF #RETURNOURCPF?

ROY 31 October 2014 - 8:39pm

Parliament sits this Monday November 3 at 1.30pm. The government will be providing its account on the #ReturnOurCPF event on September 27. Questions on Ebola, healthcare costs and the poor condition of the National Stadium pitch will also be addressed. Singaporeans who are interested to attend parliament sitting are able to do so. The proceedings of parliament are open to public.


WHAT IS THE REAL STORY OF HOMELESS REFUSED TO LEAVE HDB HUB?

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 October 2014 - 8:02pm

It states that “The Housing Board (HDB) has responded to a Facebook post by an applicant who claimed that her family’s request to buy a flat has been repeatedly turned down in the last five years with no explanation given. The flat applicant, who goes by the moniker “Rose Devilrose”, said in a Facebook post on Oct 15 that the HDB assumed her family did not have enough savings.


TUITION TEACHER JAILED FOR MOLESTING SCHOOL GIRLS

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 October 2014 - 7:50pm

A private tuition teacher who molested his student in 2011 was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Thursday (Oct 30). He pleaded guilty to two of the three offences committed on the 11-year-old girl, during their weekly mathematics tuition sessions, reported The Straits Times.


SMRT SEES 75.5% INCREASE IN Q2 PROFITS BUT COMPLAINS THAT FARE BUSINESS IS “CHALLENGING”

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 October 2014 - 7:46pm

SMRT released data today on their business performance and explained that they have seen a 75.5% increase in profits in Q2 compared to the same time last year. Their total profits after tax for Q2 were $25.3 million. Total operating profit also saw a 66.5% increase to become $33.3 million part of this was due to the increased profits that they received from their fare business. Total fare-related profits came in at $5.5 million.


2 BOYS SUE GOVERNMENT, MALAYSIA AIRLINES OVER FLIGHT 370

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 October 2014 - 4:33pm

Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago. Jee Kinson, 13, and Jee Kinland, 11, accused the civil aviation department of negligence for failing to try and contact the plane within a reasonable time after it disappeared from radar while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8 with 239 people on board.


HDB: 800 MORE FLATS FOR COUPLES TO RENT BEFORE BTO FLATS ARE READY

ROY 31 October 2014 - 4:28pm

Couples who are looking for a place to rent before their BTO flats are ready can look forward to another 800 flats announced by HDB. These flats will be ready next year. National Development Khaw Boon Wan also announced that couples can co-rent these flats which are bigger in size, to save costs.


PRC CHEAT YANG YIN CHARGED IN COURT WITH FALSIFICATION OF ACCOUNTS

THEREALSINGAPORE 31 October 2014 - 4:22pm

Former tour guide from China, Yang Yin, has been charged in court with 11 different charges related to falsifying the accounts of his company which he used to get an employment pass and eventually PR in Singapore. Yang is embroiled in a legal tussle over the assets of 87 year old widow, Mdm Chung Khin Chun, who’s assets are worth over $40 million. 


SIX S'POREANS CHARGED FOR SPEAKING UP ON CPF RAISED $8,000 OVER 6 DAYS

ROY 31 October 2014 - 3:48pm

The six Singaporeans who were charged in court earlier this week have raised $8203.10 as of yesterday. They were accused of "public nuisance" for speaking up on the CPF at the #ReturnOurCPF protest on September 27. Han Hui Hui and Roy Ngerng, who were also levied with another charge of demonstrating without a permit. TRS undrstands that lawyer M Ravi has asked for $30,000 in legal fees from the six.


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