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Stories you might’ve missed, Aug 15

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62% maids surveyed say their employers allow them to use air-conditioning; others say they’re happy to have their own bed


(Photo by SAEED KHAN / AFP)

SINGAPORE: 62 per cent of maids surveyed on social media said their employers allowed them to turn on the air-conditioning at night.

In a support group for helpers and employers alike, one employer asked others: “If you have your own room, do your employer allow you to on aircon to sleep at night? Employer here asking genuine question”.

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Woman says stall refuses to cancel order when it takes too long, and then serves her ‘stinky, raw-looking fish’ to eat



SINGAPORE: A woman took to social media to complain when a stall would not cancel her order after waiting for a long time, and when she was finally served, she said the fish was “soft and raw.”

Facebook user Rossa Agnes wrote on the COMPLAINT SINGAPORE on Saturday night (Aug 13) that the stall that had saved her the food should not be patronized.

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Big turnout at The Workers’ Party’s National Day dinner in Hougang


Photo: FB screengrab/The Workers Party

SINGAPORE: By all accounts, The Workers’ Party’s National Day dinner this year was a big success. The crowd came out for the WP’s festivities at Hougang Neighbourhood Park on Saturday night (Aug 12).

Most of the WP MPs can be seen in the videos and photos of the event: Secretary-General and Leader of the Opposition Pritam Singh, party chair Sylvia Lim, their fellow Aljunied GRC MP Gerald Giam, Assoc Prof Jamus Lim and Louis Chua from Sengkang GRC, as well as Hougang SMC MP Dennis Tan.

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Presidential hopeful Tan Kin Lian raises concern over tight timeline


Photo credit: Khalis Rifhan

SINGAPORE — Tan Kin Lian has drawn attention to the demanding timeline of the presidential election process, which includes the issuance of the writ of election, the announcement of the certificate of eligibility, and nomination day.

Tan is the fourth and final contender to throw his name into the race for the presidency. The other three presidential hopefuls are; former senior minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, ex-GIC chief investment officer Ng Kok Song, and businessman George Goh.

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Chinese Foreign Minister quickly takes off his tie after seeing Vivian Balakrishnan wasn’t wearing one


Photo: TikTok screengrab/frontline_focus

SINGAPORE: The Chinese Foreign Minister, Mr Wang Yi, came to Singapore last Thursday (Aug 10), and his visit was hosted by Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs.

A video of the two men greeting each other has made the rounds online, getting shared on TikTok and Instagram. It shows Mr Wang alighting from a vehicle and then Dr Balakrishnan coming to meet him with an arm outstretched to shake his hand and then embrace Mr Wang.

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