Instead of trying to scare your kids into submission, modern parents should probably capitalise on the fact that kids these days are much savvier thanks to the internet and all, and start explaining their options at an early age, perhaps giving them a realistic view of salary ranges in Singapore. There is this lady I know who takes her kids on first class flights and to stay at five star resorts during the school holidays.
Bersih 3.0 rally in Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: 28 April 2012
Police fire tear gas and water cannons at thousands of Malaysians who marched the streets of Kuala Lumpur on Saturday afternoon calling for cleaner and fairer elections.
- Lee Kuan Yew's condition 'largely unchanged'
- Indonesia rejects prisoner swap to save death row Australians
Indonesia on Thursday rejected the offer of a prisoner swap proposed by Canberra in an 11th-hour bid to save two Australian drug smugglers facing execution, saying it is determined to put to death those "who have poisoned our nation". Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the so-called "Bali Nine" drug trafficking gang, could be shot within days after being moved on Wednesday to the Indonesian island where they are due to face a firing squad. They are among a group of drug convicts, including foreigners from France, Brazil, the Philippines, Nigeria and Ghana, who are expected to be executed at the same time in the near future on the prison island. Authorities must give convicts 72 hours' notice before they are executed and in a last-ditch effort to save them Foreign Minister Julie Bishop proposed a prisoner swap.