Archive for 八月, 2018

Rohingya exodus: 132 Asean MPs seek probe

More than 130 Members of Parliament from Asean nations, including two from Singapore, have demanded that Myanmar be investigated by the International Criminal Court (ICC), the most united condemnation from the region since the violence began against the Rohingya a year ago.

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前工程师坐轮椅送温暖 跑全岛当义工

林永庆开斋节随同义工团队派发羊肉汤给380名贫困居民。(取自面簿)

林永庆五年前因工作时发生的一场意外,脑部神经受损,除了影响了行走能力,也造成了脑部功能提早衰退,以及身体虚弱容易发冷。

发生意外后,林永庆被迫放弃事业,如今只能做兼职工,分派传单等,以维持生计。此外,他也是一名义工,坐着轮椅跑遍全岛协助有需要的人。

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Opening their home to young people with nowhere to go

The Thongs (standing) serving a meal to guests, who included residents of their home, volunteers and friends.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Unlike most newly-weds who look forward to the privacy of their own homes, the Thongs went in the opposite direction when they married in 2007. They rented a three-room flat in Toa Payoh and threw open their doors to complete strangers to live with them for free.

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无臂女冲浪骑马开飞机 上天下海样样行

25岁的洁西卡考得执照,成为全球首位无臂飞行员。

美国亚利桑那州女子洁西卡·考克斯由于先天的缺陷,没有双手手臂,她8岁开始学跆拳道,14岁时完全不使用义肢,潜水、冲浪、攀岩、骑马样样都行。2008年,25岁的洁西卡考得执照,成为全球首位无臂飞行员。

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Singaporean grad who ditched his corporate dreams because of a glue-sniffer in Thailand

Mr Daryl Tay.

While volunteering in a village in northern Thailand, undergraduate Daryl Tay came across a boy who was high on glue and roaming the streets. Asked why he chose to sniff glue, the 15-year-old gave an answer that disturbed the Singaporean.

“He told us, ‘If you had just 20 baht (S$0.82), would you use it to buy a bowl of noodles – it should keep you full for a few hours – or would you spend it on a bag of glue that would keep you full for days?’” recalled Mr Tay.

“His reply shocked us to the core.”

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富商受女佣启发卖房卖酒店 菲律宾开孤儿院

黄坤冠和孤儿院里的孩童互动。(档案照)

年轻时曾当卜基赚钱,七旬富商被女佣返乡后的善行打动,卖酒店、卖车卖房,和她在菲律宾开孤儿院照顾38名孤儿,还替他们缴付至高中的学费。

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乳癌妇奇迹生下健康女宝宝

武吉巴督区议员穆仁理(左一)于日前进行家访,聆听了梅佳特一家激励人心的故事。 (取自穆仁理面簿)

44岁妇女四度患乳癌三度进行乳房切除手术,医生已断定她无法生育,结果她化疗后感觉肚子有“动静”,检查下发现已怀孕6个月,3个月后即生下健康宝宝,而如今她还在接受治疗。

44岁的梅佳特(Megat)太太于2014年被医生诊断出患第二期乳癌。她受访时透露,当年40岁的她发现左边的乳房有硬块:“医生说,在进行化疗之后,我就无法再生育。”

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