Stories you might’ve missed, March 31 – Singapore News

Maid naps 3 hours in afternoons because ‘she’s tired’ but then uses her phone till 2am; gives employer’s brother 3 doses of medication at one go


A Foreign domestic worker closes the curtains of her room (Photo by JOSEPH EID / AFP)

SINGAPORE: An employer of a maid took to social media asking where he could transfer her because she “is not really a good worker”.

In an anonymous post to a Facebook group for domestic helpers and employers, a man explained that his maid was found “Cutting corners, wakes up at 7 am and takes a 2 to 3 hour nap in the afternoon citing she is tired, but uses her phone till 1 to 2 am daily even though she retires in her room by 9pm. Last straw was when she overdosed my brother on medication, and her exvuse being it is easier to give him everything at one go as opposed to 3 times a day”.

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PM Lee shows his love for maths but remains mum on his mathematician nephew’s achievements


Photos: CCTV broadcast screencapture, Harvard University website

SINGAPORE: As Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke about his background in mathematics in a new interview that aired yesterday (24 Mar), some Singaporeans are asking why the head of government has yet to publicly acknowledge the many achievements of his mathematician nephew, Li Shengwu.

Mr Lee has had an interest in mathematics since he was a boy. At 19, he was awarded the President’s Scholarship and Singapore Armed Forces Overseas Scholarship in 1971 by the Public Service Commission (PSC) to study mathematics at Trinity College, University of Cambridge.

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Singaporeans react to video showcasing youth who are allegedly doubtful of being able to afford a house in Singapore


Image: FB screengrab / Wake Up, Singapore

SINGAPORE: Young Singaporeans who allegedly participated in a community video were reported to have been asked to stand on the right side of a staircase if they doubted that they would be able to afford a house in the future. According to the report, all of them moved to the right. Many are responding to the image.

An online news channel on Sunday (March 26) shared a screenshot of what was allegedly a sponsored Tiktok video showcasing five young Singaporeans standing on one side of a staircase. At the top of the video was the statement ” I think I can afford a house in the future.” As such, the screen was divided into two parts: The left side was labeled “Yes I can” while the right was labeled “I doubt it.”

Woman claims Singaporeans ‘forgot their roots’ and ‘don’t like to be called Chinese’


Photo: TikTok screengrab/whyliddatsg

SINGAPORE: In a TikTok video that has gotten traction, a woman opined that the Chinese in Singapore have “forgotten their roots” and that they “hate it when people say they are Chinese.”

The video, which was posted on the @whyliddatsg TikTok account on Thursday (Mar 30), has been viewed almost 30,000 times.

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Used tissue paper found in cup at hawker stall, customer suffers from diarrhoea after drinking from it


SINGAPORE: A wad of tissue paper was found in the bottom of a customer’s cup after she drank sugarcane juice at Balestier Market Hawker Centre on Sunday, 26th March.

The customer’s family member took to TikTok to share details of the incident four days ago when their mother was drinking sugarcane juice and noticed something at the bottom of the cup. Video link:

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