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Technician jailed for engaging services of underaged prostitute

Source: Todayonline Apr 15, 2011 A quality control technician was yesterday jailed a year for engaging the services of a 14-year-old prostitute. Bhadrulzaman Hashim (picture), 29, met the girl in October 2008 through a mutual friend. The girl had lied

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Grass is greener on the other side? Suicide of mother and daughter from China

THE Shanghai-born housewife who fell to her death with her young daughter in Bukit Batok spoke rarely to neighbours but was a devoted mother. Former neighbours painted this picture of 46-year-old He Xuejing, who had fallen from the bedroom window of

Posted in Social Ills in Singapore

Social Net. What Social Net?

“One policy that shows no sign of reversing is Singapore’s antipathy towards public welfare. The state’s attitude can be simply put: being poor here is your own fault.” – The Economist in “The stingy nanny” “People are calling our hospitals a

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A unique Singapore anti-social behaviour: “choping” with tissue packs

[Editors’ Note:] The hogging anti-social behaviour are not confined to tissue packs, you can find it in libraries, Starbucks, school canteens, fast food outlets where people hogs using bags, books, papers, water bottles, umbrellas and god-knows-what. Why we do not

Posted in Ugly Singaporeans

Suicidal Situations In Singapore-Why Suicide?

“Among those aged above 50 who attempted suicide and were referred in the last financial year, a third of the 34 men struggled with health issues.” – Todayonline 25 Jul 2012   “LTA says that since 2006, 92 people have

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Holland V not for heartlanders?

…(Samantha, caller on 91.3 FM’s The Married Men show): “I live in Holland Village, and I just can’t understand why people from the heartlands want to come here. We people are cultured, and you heartlanders are definitely not cultured,” she

Posted in Ugly Singaporeans

Willing But Unemployed – Especially those above 40s!

“Native resentment is also growing against the influx of migrant workers: 35% of the workforce of 3m is now foreign. It is often cheaper for companies to import semi-skilled and unskilled workers—there were 680,000 at last count—than to hire locals,

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Wastage is a way of life in Singapore

“If you think of yourself, you will play the casino with the resources that others entrust to you to get a better bonus, and cause misery to yourself and others.” – Dr Matthieu Ricard, Dalai Lama’s French interpreter and a

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The downside of maid culture in Singapore

Askmelah’s Notes: Maids are affordable and easily available in Singapore. With more and more children being served by the maids, it may  spell the beginning of the downfall of Singapore with a whole new generation of softies. As of 2011,

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An Elitist’s View On Life

“Because they don’t know what life is, they’re quite happy. They wake up, they brush their teeth, then they’ll farm, and then they’ll sleep. But do you want it that way?” – Goh Chok Tong “As if being least emotional

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My favourite quote today

"I am afraid the cruise ship is over capacity limit, and it used to be a luxury cruise ship. The designer’s claim that it is not sinkable, the name is Titanic. There are not enough life boats, no preparation or provision for failure. Thank you Mr Goh for reminding us." - Low Thia Khiang

"Till today, I am still puzzled by why the PAP cannot fight a fair election without gerrymandering, abusing the GRC system, basically, making sure they enter into a boxing ring with an opponent who is expected to fight them with hands tied behind the back. There is a reason why bullies are not popular in schools. Why not be the school prefect?" - Alvinology

"The question to ask is what lies at the root of the discontent or the disengagement between the G and the people. I am going to stick my neck out and say that it is ministerial salaries. I consider it the root of all evil. Serious. It reduces what should be a social compact into a business contract. " - Bertha Henson