CABBY AND INDIAN PASSENGER CURSED EACH OTHER OVER 5 CENTS CHANGE
Putin warns USA that while the economic sanctions against North Korea will force the North Korean civilians to "eat grass" (hokkien : jiak cao), Kim Jong Un will never give up his nuclear arsenal.
â€œWe asked ourselves â€“ PM, do we need to do this now? Because we had anticipated it would be a hard journey to convince people and we would pay the political price, at least in the short term,â€� said Mr Chan. â€œPM Leeâ€™s answer will forever be etched in my mind, and that distinguished a politician from a political leader.
â€œPM Lee said â€˜Yes, we are likely to pay a political price. Yes, we may not have a problem here and now, but what if we have a problem 20 or 30 years from now? Will the fourth, fifth or sixth generation of leaders have the liberty, and the luxury of time and space for them to put in place a system?â€™â€� said Mr Chan.
PM Lee Hsien Loong, he added, had taken it upon himself to put in place a system to pre-empt potential issues from arising in the future. â€œNot for himself, not for his political capital, but always thinking about what this country needs,â€� he said. â€œWe are prepared to pay the political price, because we think the future of our country is much more important than any political capital that we may have.â€�
Greg commented : So Barack Obama takes a "well deserved vacation" while Connor McGregor is "blowing through his payday." Note - I don't particularly like either one of those individuals.....but I really dislike media hypocrisy.
If you don't dare to ask a friend, one Japanese start-up might have the answer with a new robot dog that will sniff your feet and give you a pitilessly honest verdict -- even fainting if the stink is especially strong.
Malodorous feet can be socially awkward in Japan where shoes are removed at the entrance to every home.
Hana-chan -- a play on the Japanese word for "nose" and a common girl's nickname -- is a helpful little robot mutt who will bark if she detects moderately whiffy toes, but will keel over if the pong is particularly pungent.
The 15-centimetre (6-inch) dog, equipped with an odour detection sensor for a nose, also sprays air freshener to resolve the situation if the aroma is unbearable.
Dr Norshahril felt sentiments on the ground today require Malays to be Muslims â€“ a point other academics felt to be potentially contentious. â€œSo, a person who has an Indian father and a Malay mother is more Malay than a whole-hearted Malay who happens to be a Christian?â€� mused Dr Kevin Tan, an adjunct professor at the National University of Singaporeâ€™s law faculty. If the Community Committee requires the candidate to be a practising Muslim to consider him or her Malay, that â€œposes a lot of problems, simply because it infringes a personâ€™s right to religious freedomâ€� â€“ which is also a constitutional provision, said Singapore Management University law don Eugene Tan.