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Foreigners beat S’pore Civil Defence Force to Ang Mo Kio fire rescue

Foreigners beat S’pore Civil Defence Force to Ang Mo Kio fire rescue

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No reactions online from Singaporeans who dislike foreigners regarding this deed.


A group of Bangladeshi cleaners saved the lives of at least two elderly folks from a fire that broke out in a second-floor HDB flat in Ang Mo Kio at 8 a.m. yesterday.

As smoke and fire engulfed the apartment, the only escape was through the kitchen window. The two who were trapped in the flat were elderly people, aged 50 and 72.

Quick-thinking cleaners from Bangladesh quickly used a ladder to coax them to safety.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) arrived on the scene slightly after 8 a.m. and put out the blaze.

One of two pet dogs died as a result of the blaze.

However, the brave and quick-thinking actions of the Bangladeshi workers have only been met with silence — their deed is not recognised by Singaporeans in the Internets.

One Singaporean, Wa Tng Lang, said: “When stupid ang mohs anyhow cycle bicycle on the road, everybody will suffer from righteous indignation, go online kao peh kao bu. But when Bangladeshis save Singaporeans from tragedy, not even a word of thanks on the Internet.”

“This is also a form of racism.”

“But thank you Bangladeshi workers.”





MinCRAP: ‘Sexual corruption case is once-in-50-years event’

MinCRAP: ‘Sexual corruption case is once-in-50-years event’

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Benefits of high salaries to deter monetary corruption of public servants lauded.

Ex-SCDF chief, Peter Lim, is proof that high salaries prevent monetary corruption.

The high-profile sexual corruption case involving the ex-Singapore Civil Defence Force Chief, Peter Lim, serves as a timely reminder that Singapore has done very well in keeping corruption levels at a non-existent level.

Hen You Qian, a spokesman from the Ministry of Corruption Reduction And Prevention (MinCRAP), reiterated that obtaining sexual favours is the best proof that public servants are no longer moved by money anymore.

Hen said: “High salaries for public servants has worked and will continue to work to retain talent and prevent rampant monetary corruption.”

He added: “Sexual corruption, when it happens, is then a rare, once-in-50-years event.”

Shrugged off as a freak occurrence, the ex-SCDF commissioner was in court yesterday to face multiple charges of obtaining sexual gratification from three women in exchange for business deals.

While paid a lot of money every month to remain upright only in terms of principles, Lim managed to do so in other ways that did not pertain to principles.

Between May 2010 and November 2011, he had sexy times with three different women at different times at secluded car parks, in an apartment and even in France.

Clamp down on sexual corruption

But it now appears that obtaining illicit sexy times is going to be tougher in the future.

To demonstrate it is keen on cracking down on sexual corruption, the government is working closely with MinCRAP.

An elite Anti-Sex Squad (ASS) has been assembled to do inspections of all car parks in secluded areas to suss out any potential infringements.

Starting this weekend, any public servant caught in a car park without a valid reason will be immediately taken into custody and brought to Sim Lim Tower.

They will then have to take out their personal exercise book, which will be issued to all public servants in a few days’ time to be carried around during and after office hours, and made to copy the lines seen on the Sim Lim Tower billboard 500 times.

Sim Lim Tower

This will be done while kneeling down.

Anyone not from the public service but caught by ASS will be prevented from becoming a public servant in the future. This is to weed out potential wrongdoers.

They will then be issued an exercise book and made to copy the Sim Lim Tower lines 300 times.

The public-at-large is also counted on to do their part.

Public servants fingered by the public will be subsequently probed by the authorities.

Other measures MinCRAP is exploring include preventing public servants from going to France and chemical castration.

Who’s the mystery woman involved with ex-chiefs of SCDF, CNB?

Who’s the mystery woman involved with ex-chiefs of SCDF, CNB?

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A lesson in Expectation vs Reality.

The mystery woman involved with the ex-chiefs of Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) has everyone guessing about how she looks like.

What AsiaOne thinks:

Average MILF. 4.5/ 10. Brownie points for trying hard in heels.


What Lianhe Wanbao thinks:

High level MILF. 9.5/ 10. Heels + shredded dress tails + ample assets = FTW


What New Nation thinks:

Super MILF. More desirable than Helen of Troy. 17/ 10. Can start a battle between love rivals as epic as the Trojan War with her acrobatics. Moves like Jagger. On a pole.


What she’s really like:

Chinese tabloid Lianhe Wanbao the unlikeliest hero?

Chinese tabloid Lianhe Wanbao the unlikeliest hero?

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How did Lianhe Wanbao get their hands on what could be the story of the year?

Although news media in Singapore tend to be dull and not very stimulating most of the time, they do throw up some oddities once in a while.

Take the recent high-profile arrests of the ex-chiefs of the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) under the Prevention of Corruption Act:

Anyone familiar with Lianhe Wanbao, the technicolour Chinese evening tabloid filled with exploding fonts, scandalicious headlines and pixelated eyes, will know that a typical front page looks something like this:

Or like this:

So it comes as quite a big surprise that Lianhe Wanbao is the first newspaper to break the news on Tuesday regarding an uber-newsworthy scandal involving senior civil servants that should have been right up The Straits Times’ alley.

In other words, shame on The Straits Times for getting owned by a Chinese tabloid!

So, here’s just four questions that can be asked about this incident:

1. How did Lianhe Wanbao even get wind of this story in the first place?

2. Considering that one arrest was made in mid-December and the other in early January, why was the Ministry of Home Affairs sitting on this news for three weeks? Because they are awaiting General Election 2016?

3. As far as industry people are concerned, there has always been some kind of semi-friendly competition going on between all the major newspapers in Singapore. So, if this story was let out of the bag for bragging rights by Lianhe Wanbao, can The Straits Times still claim to be the Gold Standard in journalism?

4. Should this piece of news serve to show that there really isn’t a well-coordinated effort within Singapore’s news rooms to keep anything too scandalous involving civil servants under wraps?