Daily Archives: 2009-05-07

Breaking News: “Series of fires” at Marina Bay

Updates: Fire in Marina Bay has been put out. The fire was caused by 18 acetylene cylinders falling off a lorry moving along a road off Central. From Channelnewsasia: SINGAPORE : The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said there has been a series of fires in the Marina Bay area, where there are a number of construction sites.  Callers to …

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“The thrown chair could have killed somebody”

There is a clear line between being frustrated or disappointed and being violent. The thrown chair could have killed somebody. Mrs Lim Hwee Hua, in response to query on why she did not accept the handwritten letter of apology from the 17-year old boy who threw a chair against a window at an MPS. (Straits Times, 7 May)

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“I’m insulted”

I have never done anything against my conscience when I was Singapore’s coach. What exactly is wrong with my integrity and character? What they said is nonsense and extremely insulting. Table tennis coach, Liu Guodong, on being overlooked for the Coach of the Year nomination.

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Symmetrical minds

We hired people on the basis of their O- and A-level results… So you’ve got symmetrical minds, and the same thing happened with HDB flats, I looked at them, all the same shape and size. MM Lee Kuan Yew

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