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Just imagine: You create a product worth millions of dollars, and take steps to make sure you’re the legal owner of the product’s design. Now, the army wants that shiny new gadget, but doesn’t want to pay you for it. So it takes your design, makes its own product, and after that demands you give up all ownership of it. And to add insult to injury, the army asks you to pay for its...

Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing has written a scathing letter to the Huffington Post about Chee Soon Juan claiming that he was a nobody in Singapore politics. Chan is offended that the Huffington post published two of Dr Chee’s letters which were critical of Singapore. He tried to make the paper understand that it shouldn’t continue publishing Dr Chee’s letters. Chan...

Frequent flyers hoping for months that plummeting oil prices could extend to air travel finally have something to cheer about – some global carriers have started to cut fuel surcharges. But while the likes of Japan Airlines (JAL), Qatar Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways and Virgin Atlantic have announced reductions, others, including local carriers Singapore Airlines (SIA) and SilkAir, are not...

Canadian national Jason Blair Unger has been charged in court for mischief, after for throwing his bike on another motorists’ car in a road rage incident. The incident happend in October last year. Mr Woo Wing Onn had been driving along Selegie when a taxi had attempted to cut in front of him from the left lane. Mr Woo honked at the taxi, but Blair, who was cycling in front of him thought that Mr...

The tripartite alliance for fair and progress employment practices (TAFEP) is investigating a case of a Singaporean Indian woman being discriminated against at a frozen yoghurt shop because she couldn’t speak mandarin. The incident involving Llao Llao happened at West Shop Mall last week and Ms Karish Kaur complained on Facebook about the issue. Ms Kaur had gone for a walk-in interview but was told...

Rogue PR Yang Yin has filed court papers saying that the S$1.13 million cash in his 4 OCBC bank accounts belonged to him. He claims the money was a gift from Mdm Chung Khin Chun in December 2010. Yang Yin had filed papers in court stating that he was merely holding on to the money for Mdm Chung. He explain that he was doing this now and not earlier because he was “not proficient in English.” Yang’s...

Passengers travelling on the East-West Line from Joo Koon to Dover suffered long waiting times today, with some even having to detrain, because of jewelry caught in a train carriage door. No notices were put up at stations and no announcements were made at platforms. Meanwhile, SMRT failed to update its social media to explain what was going on until after the crowds had already cleared. SMRT Corporate...

Petrol prices in Singapore have crashed back to 2009 prices when crude oil was sold at less than US$50 per barrel. Since last Thursday (8Jan), SPC & Caltex implemented price reductions and soon Shell and Esso followed to match the competition. Prices were adjusted downwards by 4 cents per litre while diesel price was cut by 3 cents per litre. The most commonly used grade of petrol, RON 95, is...

For their heroic efforts at coaxing a cat down from a tree, these policemen received the highest praise from the public. They were even showered with accolades in local Chinese media. Can you believe they even made it out alive? We’re still wiping the tears from our eyes at this touching tale. On 24 November 2014, Woodlands East Neighbourhood Police Centre officers Staff Sergeant (SSgt) Benjamin...

Speaking to 600 public servants today (13Jan), Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called for tougher measures to tackle corruption. He urged public servants to maintain the integrity of the civil service. PM Lee said that the government is reviewing the laws on corruption in Singapore and will increase the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau’s (CPIB) manpower by more than 20 per cent. He added...

The Workers’ Party has apparently sent lawyer letters to some residents in Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council to push them to pay the S&CC fees which they owe the town council. Close to 30% of residents there have not paid their S&CC fees. Some residents say they have received the letters, in which is written that further legal action will be taken against them if they still...

This is an excerpt from Roy Ngerng’s original article, which was published on Sunday, 11Jan. Here, Roy questions why the Prime Minister has taken issue with an additional 9 of his articles: Why does the prime minister want to keep stopping me from talking? Am I such a threat or have what I said truly posed so much threat to him? Or is it because of what I have said about the CPF? In the latest...

Singapore blogger and social activist Roy Ngerng attended a summary judgment closed-door hearing today, as the court determined the damages and legal fees which he would have to pay Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. It was ruled that Ngerng will have to pay US$20,000 (S$29,000) for PM Lee’s legal fees. Originally, PM Lee’s lawyers had asked for a sum of between S$40,000 to S$50,000. The...

Looks like there’s no end to Singapore’s rat infestation problem. The latest news to hatch – 10 baby rats were found in a nest made of shredded plastic and paper at Clementi Hawker centre. The nest was discovered last Tuesday (4Jan). It was found on top of an exhaust pipe located above one of the stalls. The stall owner said that he disposed of the rats immediately and cleared nest. Patrick...