Daily Archives: 2010-08-15

Gulfstream jet for YOG flame – at what price?

From Singapore Lighthouse blog: The original price tag of the Youth Olympic was S$122m and the new price tag is now S$387m. According to news report, the journey of the Flame alone will cost S$7m. The Chinese news portal Xinhua.net (good to have a strong ally with you after taking their excess citizens who will then remit their S$ back to …

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YOG: NSmen become spectators?

Leong Sze Hian – I was told that the mother of a Natonal Servicemen (NS Men) was griping about her son not being able to attend a family event because he had been ordered to attend the Youth Olympics Games as a spectator. He will be given an early dismissal from the army camp, to go home to change to …

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Shanmugam says he had been “misrepresented”

Report by Channel Newsasia: SINGAPORE: Law Minister K Shanmugam said Singapore’s constitutional provision for presidential pardons is similar to what’s practised in countries like the UK, Australia and Malaysia. He was responding to media queries on the case of convicted drug trafficker Yong Vui Kong. In 2008, the High Court sentenced Yong to the death penalty for trafficking around 47g …

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