Top 5 stories for Thursday, 15 August 2013

We know you might have been busy and missed the headlines of the day.

Here are five stories you need to know:

About 300 dead in Egypt clashes

Egypt declared a state of emergency after security forces stormed the Cairo protest camps supporting ousted president Mohamed Morsi. Gory photographs have surfaced on the net as world leaders condemned the violence of security forces. Officials say the clashes have claimed about 300 lives.

The authorities are hot on the heels of a gun salesman who has been offering an arsenal of weapons for sale on …
M’sia authorities on the hunt for Facebook gun salesman
An anonymous man has been offering an arsenal of weapons for sale on Facebook. These weapons include a range of guns and ammunition, including an AK-47 rifle, each item costing between S$1,550 and S$5,800. The Facebook page was taken down after a police report was lodged.

File photo of traffic on a central expressway in Singapore. A Singapore bus driver has been fired after he was …
SMRT bus driver fired for clipping nails
An SMRT bus driver was fired after he was caught on video trimming his nails while driving along an expressway. The bus was travelling from Changi Airport, when the driver started trimming his nails, even lifting his hand off the steering wheel momentarily to examine the trimmed nails.

Stray cats deserve a warm and loving home. (Yahoo! photo)
COMMENT: Why strays deserve your love too
Do stray dogs and cats deserve to be loved? Our blogger shares her experience of caring for a stray kitten and the difficulties in finding a foster home for it.

Coroners found a huge bruise on Dinesh's cheek. (Photo courtesy of Dinesh's sister)
Family of dead inmate requesting completion of Coroner’s Inquiry
The family of Dinesh Raman s/o Chinnaiah, who died in Changi prison in 2010, is requesting the Attorney General Chambers to direct the coroner to complete the Coroner’s Inquiry into his death. Although Dinesh was determined to have died from “positional asphyxiation” due to a “fierce struggle” involving eight prison officers, the family is still unclear about his cause of death. Bruises and blood clots were found all over Dinesh’s body, with no clear indication on how these apparent injuries were sustained.

  • Photo of a very thin Lee Kuan Yew sparks concern
    Photo of a very thin Lee Kuan Yew sparks concern

    A new picture of Singapore's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, who is now 90 years old, has drawn concern from people on Singapore's internet space.

  • Waste oil collector struggles after STOMP posts, receives help from kind souls
    Waste oil collector struggles after STOMP posts, receives help from kind souls

    After being photographed at work in Jurong pooling used oil near coffee shops, 50-year-old Valerie Sim has been struggling to keep her family afloat. Web portals STOMP and The Real Singapore published pictures of her in February, triggering a witch hunt for others like her and comments from readers like “Who knows if they’ll use it as cooking oil?” Some readers also said they filed police reports against her and other people they believed were doing the same thing she was.

  • I tendered my resignation without securing the next job. Here’s why I don’t mind.
    I tendered my resignation without securing the next job. Here’s why I don’t mind.

    I have committed a taboo – I have tendered my resignation without securing the next job. The reactions to the announcement were varied but they all pretty much hint at a deep sense of disapproval. “Why did you do that?” It was as if I had renounced my faith. “What are you going to do from now on?” Almost as though a misfortune had incapacitated me. “What does your family have to say about it?” As if I had offered to cook for the next family dinner. I was, and still am, certain of my reasons and motivations for the resignation. However the response I received got me thinking about why people are so concerned about the gaps in their careers. The developed world evolved from an agricultural economy to an industrial economy to the service age, then to the knowledge economy in the late 1990s and 2000s marked by breakthroughs in technological innovations and competition for innovation with new products and processes that develop from the research community. According to The Work Foundation, the knowledge economy is driven by the demand for higher value added goods and services created by more sophisticated, more discerning, and better educated consumers and ... The post I tendered my resignation without securing the next job. Here’s why I don’t mind. appeared first on Vulcan Post.