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  1. Not just you, both me and my wife also surrounded by PRs. My wife's side MOSTLY Malaysians and my end is CECAs and Malaysians.
  2. Yeah, I know some on blue IC for 30 years and still counting ; senior management 5 figure salary. Wah, x3 back home I'll also be very
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    China GDP grows 6.1% in 2019, slowest rate in 29 years

    Actually China's internal economy is self sufficient, they are being nice to the world
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    Sdp pofma case

    I have a feeling there will be zero opposition left or maybe Hougang will be the only one left
  5. Aiyo, poor dog....... Singaporeans too stressful.
  6. I thought now Malay wedding go Concorde Hotel?
  7. Static line injury https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/nsf-injured-joshua-quek-parachute-training-incident-what-we-know-12240308 INGAPORE: The incident that led to PTE Joshua Quek suffering a cervical spine injury during a static line parachute jump in Taiwan was the first such case resulting in serious injury, Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen said in a written parliamentary reply on Monday (Jan 6) to Workers' Party (WP) chief Pritam Singh. Mr Singh had asked for the facts and interim findings surrounding the Dec 18 incident in Taiwan involving the 21-year-old full-time national serviceman. In his reply, Dr Ng provided details of the incident: THE EXERCISE On Dec 18 2019, PTE Joshua Quek Shou Jie, a 21-year-old full-time national serviceman, was taking part in a night static line parachute jump as part of his Basic Airborne Course in Taiwan. This activity - which is part of standard airborne training conducted by militaries - sees jumpers’ parachutes attached to the aircraft by means of a cord called a ‘static line’. When they jump out of the aircraft, this static line becomes taut, causing the parachutes to deploy automatically. Such jumps are aimed at teaching servicemen the fundamentals of parachuting for combat deployment, Dr Ng said. The SAF conducts about 6,000 static line parachute jumps every year and since its inception in 1974, approximately 27,000 trainees have graduated, the minister said in his response. THE INCIDENT PTE Quek had completed the previous four static-line jumps successfully, Dr Ng said. It was during his fifth and final jump for the course that the incident occurred. According to the findings, as he exited the aircraft, PTE Quek faced "static line interference" where the static line swept across his neck. This is a known risk for such jumps and occurs when the line is too slack, resulting in interference with the jumper's exit. Preliminary findings suggest that the static line was not pulled taut as required and interfered with PTE Quek’s exit from the plane, resulting in the neck injury. Detailed investigations are still being conducted to determine why this occurred and if PTE Quek received adequate supervision during his jump. THE INJURY Though PTE Quek was able to successfully land within the designated landing area, he sustained injuries to the neck during the jump. He was attended to immediately by a Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) medical officer, before being evacuated by ambulance to the nearest tertiary hospital. At the hospital, a Magnetic Resource Imaging (MRI) showed a cervical spine injury. PTE Quek’s family was informed of the incident on the night of the incident and his mother was flown to the hospital the next day. His father and brother joined him a few days after. On Dec 19, PTE Quek went through a successful surgery to alleviate the pressure on his spine, with a second surgery two days later (Dec 21) to stabilise his cervical spine also completed without complications. He is still in the Intensive Care Unit for observations. His family was informed of the incident on the day it occurred, and his mother was flown to the hospital on Dec 19, Dr Ng said adding that his father and brother joined him a few days after. SAF personnel are at the hospital to provide PTE Quek and his family with support, including medical, counselling and logistical help. Dr Ng said the injury sustained by PTE Quek had caused neurological deficits, including weakness of his upper and lower limbs. While he has partially recovered some of his motor functions since the second surgery, PTE Quek requires continued rehabilitation and physiotherapy for long term recovery and to reduce the damage from the injury. "Currently, he is able to breathe on his own, conscious and alert and able to talk with his family," said Dr Ng. BOARD OF INQUIRY Dr Ng said in Parliament that a formal Board of Inquiry (BOI), supported by the SAF Inspector General’s Office (IGO), has been formed by the Army for a full investigation of this incident. All static line parachute jumps have been suspended pending the board's findings. The BOI is responsible for ascertaining the "detailed circumstances and possible contributory factors" for the incident. "It will examine all existing safety processes and procedures, whether they were adhered to and recommend areas for review and enhancement where needed," said Dr Ng, adding static line parachute jumps will only resume when its recommendations have been implemented. Source: CNA/az(mn)
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    Sugarbaby $3k range

    Look like a friend of mine except he is MALE
  9. I saw the video. I kind of like Chan Chun Sing but quite obviously (from his reaction) releasing the figures will affect election votes
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    FT discrimination agst locals

    I interviewed an Indian programmer before.........he can't even explain terms he wrote in this CV Too bad for him, I was a programmer for 4 years before floodgate open and kick all of us out of the sector.
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    Neighbours from hell...

    So moral of the story is live in HDB better because can have an affordable and legal means to deal with nonsense neighbors
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    How to enforce the law for PMDS?

    Saw a couple of PMDs today riding on pedestrian walkways.
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    How to enforce the law for PMDS?

    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-and-crime/article/3035418/burglars-exploiting-hong-kong-protests-target-homes Burglaries and break-ins soar as Hong Kong police are left short-handed battling anti-government protests, but crime down 7.2 per cent overall, force says Man, if I'm in HK police force, I'll apply to work in SG
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    Scam in SMS and Phone Call

    Just block all calls not in your contact list.
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    How to enforce the law for PMDS?

    How well the 'enforcement' after Dec 2019 is enforced may very well affect some degree of votes swing