Monthly Archives: May 2008

Cat serial killer on the loose

These are heartrending pictures indeed, as a STOMPer sent in these images of poor cats and kittens meeting an unfortunate and tragic end as they fell prey to a cat serial killer at Pasir Ris Park and Bukit Batok.

The most horrifying fact remains– that the culprit is still on out, on the loose, ready to strike at these hapless and helpless felines.

And the STOMPer who sent this alert asks a fundamental, humane question — just why are some people so cruel as to do this bestial act?

Says violentsuicidal xx , in an email to STOMP:

“The picture below shows the deaths of three cats found at Pasir Ris Town Park, within 50m of each other on 12 th May 2008, Monday.

“A fourth cat was found a distance away in the open field near Blk 536, Pasir Ris Dr. 1 with a fractured jaw.

“The picture below shows the killing of two cats and with serious injury to a third (which was euthanased due to extreme distress and possible brain damage) found near the bin centre at Blk 253 Pasir Ris St. 21 on Friday night, 2nd May 2008.

“This picture below shows the tragic death of a kitten found in front of a rubbish chute in Blk 211 Bukit Batok St. 21 on Sunday morning, 4th May 2008.

“The last picture (main) shows the tragic death of a kitten found behind Blk 403, Fajar Road (Bukit Panjang) on Sunday, 9th March 2008.

“The SPCA is willing to offer as much as $6, 000 for witnesses who witnessed the incidents of the dead cats. ”

The contributor ended off the email sent with a heartfelt plea:

“Stop animal abuse. Care for the animals instead.”

The SPCA says these pictures were taken from its website, and thanks the STOMPer for alerting the public this way.

In an email to STOMP, its Executive Officer, Deirdre Moss, says:

“The Stomper has posted these pictures from our website which we are grateful to them for taking the initiative in creating awareness for these cases, which to date remain unsolved.

“The pictures reflect a tragic loss of life, and we are offering a reward of $1,000 in each of these cases for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of the abuser/s.

“For more information on the reward money being offered in each case (only in one of the cases, is the reward $6,000 – details on our website as to who specifically has topped up SPCA”s initial offer of $1,000), readers can go direct to SPCA’s website www.spca.org.sg

extracted from http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singaporeseen/viewContent.jsp?id=23370

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BY2

was watching 棒棒堂 on thursday… saw these two gals appeared on the tv…

i remember i saw their news article about one month ago… they gave up their studies in spore to persue their career in taiwan…

kind of shocked by their performance… compared to when they first released their EP… they improved alot…

hope their effort and hard work paid off… the next shining stars from singapore…

keep it up BY2…

Official Website : http://by2.youyou.com/

Blog : http://blog.omy.sg/by2/

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PreCaution

received another email from a fren of mine…

something to share wif all the gals out there…

dun know how true it is…

but no harm taking precaution…

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For the benefit of those who don’t read Chinese – here is a rough translation.
A woman saw a kid crying in the street and went up to help, the kid seemed lost but he has a tag with his home address hang around his neck. That woman sent the kid home feeling glad she could help. When she pressed the door bell, she got shocked (electric) and got knocked out cold. When she woke up, she found herself in an empty hut naked with obscene photos of herself all over the place.
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The lesson to learn here is – the right thing to do in a situation like this is to bring the kid to the police.
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Subject: Very important, pls note~~~
When you see a little kid cries in the street…….
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主題:看到一個小孩子在哭(新犯罪手法)
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收到一封Email, 內容如下….敬希望大家(轉貼)出去, 等多D人睇到, 感謝!
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看到一個小孩子在哭–( 請通知你的女兒, 老婆,和身邊所有女性朋友)
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今天下班時,我聽我老婆講的一個新的犯罪手法,事情是發生在他們一個女同事的
身上。那位小姐下班後,在回家路上看到一個小孩子在哭,很可憐…就過去問那小朋
友怎麼了?小朋友就跟那個小姐說,我跟媽咪一起逛街…迷路了…可以請你帶我回家
嗎?然後指頸子上掛著一個名牌,說那是他家地址…這位小姐不疑有他的,就牽著小孩
子的小手一起回去,這是一般人都有的同情心…..找到那個小孩子的家以後,她按門
鈴,門鈴像是有高壓電般∼瞬間失去了知覺…..待醒來之後就發現……….
自己被全身脫光光的在山上一間
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空屋工寮裡面……屋裡連件可敝體的衣服都沒有,地上卻滿佈著……自己被扒光
衣服後各種不堪入目的裸體照……可憐的是…..自己卻連犯人長得啥樣子都沒看
見…….所以現在歹徒犯案都是利用同情心。下次萬一遇到這種事,千萬別就這樣
傻傻的帶他回去,就帶他到警察局去就好了,走丟小孩的放到警察局一定沒錯,
警察叔叔還會買玩具買麥當勞給他呀~~~~~~~
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請通知你的女兒,老婆,和身邊所有女性朋友。

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Interesting Email

something interesting to share… receive this email from a fren…

it may seems abit offensive but just for laugh…

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Domestic Maids, Mxx Sxxxxxx and Why WKS Should Be Fined

Pardon the slightly bizarre title of this post.

In a roundabout way, it was
inspired by the following article from Today:

2 years on, employers still skirt day-off clause
Should there be a law to get employers to comply?

Friday * April 25, 2008
NEWLY arrived, a maid asked her employer if she could get a rest day. Her
employer was incredulous.

“If I wanted to give my maid a day off, I would have hired one from another
country,” said the employer, who had signed her up on the assumption
that maids of some nationalities were more pliant than others.

Faced with an employment contract that requires them to either give their
maids a rest day, or compensate them accordingly for working, some
Singaporean employers have sought ways to get around the terms or
extract the most from their workers.

And this begs the question of how much has truly changed for the 170,000
foreign domestic workers in our midst – two years after the industry
association put together a standard contract requiring employers to give
maids at least one day off a month.

A Today straw poll of 50 employers found that only 62 per cent gave their
maids a rest day.

With some industry watchers criticising the rest-day clause as being too
flexible, should legislation be put in place to mandate the issue? ….

There are several simple reasons why many Singaporean employers are
reluctant to give their maids a day off.

You see, if the maid runs away, the government will fine the employer
$5,000. If the maid commits a crime such as shoplifting, the government
will fine the employer $5,000.

If the maid is caught having sex with someone, the government will fine the
employer $5,000. If the maid gets pregnant, the government will also fine
the employer $5,000.
(Oh, and you have to send your maid for a pregnancy test every six months).

If you didn’t know any of the above, then either you do not employ a maid,
or you didn’t read the small print of the Manpower Ministry’s work permit conditions.

Many employers are afraid that if their maid has a day off and gets into
trouble, the employer will not only have to solve the trouble, but also
have to fork out $5,000 as a free gift to the government.

(Not that the government will then help you solve the trouble. It’s just a
fine, plain & simple).

Intuitively, this smacks of gross unfairness. The employer gets punished
not for something he did, but for something that somebody else (the maid) did.

Furthermore, once the maid leaves the employer’s residence, the
employer has no way of monitoring where the maid goes and what she does
there.

To encourage employers to give their maids a day off, the government needs
to change these ridiculous rules.

I agree that employers should be fined and punished, if they fail to
perform their responsibilities as employers – for example, paying the
maid’s salary on time; providing adequate food and accommodation; and
ensuring a safe, secure working environment.

But employers should not be held responsible, for things that a maid may
do, of her own free will. When the maid goes out on her rest day, the
employer simply has no viable way to ensure that she will not do anything that
breaches her work permit conditions.

(Which, by the way, are quite extensive and onerous).

We may draw a curious parallel with Mxx Sxxxxxx’s escape, and PM Lxx’s
determined, if muddled, defence of Home Affairs Minister WKS in Parliament.

Mxx Sxxxxxx ran away. But PM Lxx said that WKS was not at fault
and should not be punished in any way. The reason being that WKS
personally did not do anything which allowed Mxx Sxxxxxx to escape.

Strangely, if your maid runs away, it IS your fault and you SHOULD be
punished. Even if you did not personally do anything to let her run away
(apart from giving her a day off).

Similarly, if your maid becomes pregnant, it IS your fault and you SHOULD
be punished. Even if you did not personally do anything to make her
pregnant.

Oh well. What can I say? Maids are not terrorists. But then you are not
WKS. So the rules remain stacked against you. WKS gets
off lightly, but you won’t. Even if his lapse has far greater, and graver,
implications than yours.

Your runaway maid wouldn’t blow up Changi Airport, would she?

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The Investment Banker and the Fisherman

An investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked.

Inside the small boat were several large yellow fin tuna. The banker complimented the fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.

The fisherman replied, ‘Only a little while.’

The banker then asked, ‘Why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more fish?’

The fisherman said, ‘With this I have more than enough to support my family’s needs.’

The banker then asked, ‘But what do you do with the rest of your time?’

The fisherman said, ‘I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, go for walks with my wife, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my friends. As you can see, I have a full and busy life.’

The banker scoffed, ‘I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You should spend more time fishing; and with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat! With the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats. Eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the processor, eventually opening your own cannery. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to the capital city. After that, who knows, maybe you could take on the world!¡±

The fisherman asked, ‘But, how long will this all take?’

To which the banker replied, ‘I say about 15 to 20 years.’

‘But what then?’ asked the fisherman.

The Banker laughed and said, ‘That’s the best part! When the time is right, you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions.’

‘Millions?…Then what?’ the fisherman continued prodding.

The banker said, ‘Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, go for romantic walks with your wife, and in the evenings you could sip wine, play guitar and sing songs with your friends!¡±

To which the fisherman mused, °Now isn’t that strange¡, Isn’t that what I’m doing now?

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