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‘Waiting for months and no reply’ — HDB resident stopped using toilet because of excess moisture issue on ceiling

 

Photo: FB screengrab/Complaint Singapore

A Housing and Development Board (HDB) resident aired her frustrations as she has been waiting for months for an update on the excess moisture issue in her toilet.

“Still waiting after months of no response. I guess the Chinese New Year going to be in this state again,” wrote the Facebook group Complaint Singapore member on Nov 22. The resident admitted she had already stopped using her common toilet due to the excess moisture buildup in the ceiling.

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Malaysia GE2022: Anwar Ibrahim sworn in as Malaysia’s 10th Prime Minister today

 

Picture Credit: BFM

Anwar Ibrahim, the leader of the Pakatan Harapan alliance is chosen to lead the new government in Malaysia. He will be sworn in today at 5 pm, Malaysian time.

Anwar, Malaysia’s prodigal son, has travelled a long road to freedom amid a massive political struggle that has lasted decades. Now he is finally at the gates of Putrajaya and has one last hurdle to overcome.

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Jamus Lim: PSLE results released today… But I have a story of why we shouldn’t take grades as be-all-and-end-all

 

Photo: FB screengrab/Jamus Lim

On the same day, Wednesday (Nov 23) that the results of this year’s Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) were released, Workers’ Party MP Jamus Lim shared a story over social media about why exam results should not become a “make-or-break moment, where the grades received will forever define one’s future”.

Assoc Prof Lim (Sengkang GRC) then shared that he had failed his macroeconomics comprehensives during the summer between the first and second year of grad school. And one of his professors in macroeconomics also failed the same comprehensive exam. However, his professor became a world-class macroeconomist and wrote one of the main texts used to teach the economics of central banking.

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Maid says her employer makes her buy her own flight ticket to go with them on holiday overseas to take care their kids & elderly

 

Photo: You Tube screengrab from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQbd2XZGyXg

A foreign domestic helper took to social media complaining about the treatment that a friend of hers – also a maid – was subject to.

In an anonymous post to Facebook group FDW in Singapore (working conditions forum), the maid wrote: “Good day I want to ask if the employer bring the helper go holiday did you ask ur helper to pay there own ticket?”

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Woman loses house key with Punggol home address written on keychain; man robs their home after finding key, S$10K worth of items lost in 17 minutes

 

Photo: Taken from canva.com/used for illustration purposes only

A man found a key with the address on the keychain and decided to break into the flat to steal items from the homeowners. The homeowners were outside their Punggol flat when the wife lost her bag containing their house keys.

Wang Bingshi, 48, then stumbled on the bag on May 6 this year, according to Chinese language newspaper Shin Min Daily News on Wednesday (Nov 23). Wang picked up the bag and checked what was inside. He saw the keys and a corresponding address is written on the keychain.

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