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Newsbites – special birth cert for SG50 babies, vandalism and animal abuse

Special birth cert for SG50 babies

Babies born next year will be given a special birth certificate, among other things, as part of the SDG50 celebration of Singapore's 50 years of nationhood. Other items in the Jubilee Baby gift package that would be given away include a commemorative medallion and a baby sling. Ideas like a family photo frame, scrapbook and diaper bag were also short-listed.

 

"No definitely" to vandalism in Toa Payoh and SMRT cases: Indranee Rajah

Senior Minister of State for Law and Education Indranee Rajah had voiced out her displeasure about the two incidents of vandalism that happened last week. The first was an open insult to the People's Action Party at the top of a HDB flat in Toa Payoh, and the second was to a train at Bishan MRT depot. "“If you have a viewpoint that you wish to express, there are ways and means of expressing it. You do not have to damage property to do that,” Ms Rajah was reported as saying.

 

Tougher laws against animal abuse?

Minister of State for National Development Desmond Lee indicated that his Ministry is looking at strengthening laws against animal abuse. "How you treat animals - like many other things that you deal with in life - is a reflection of how as a society we are maturing, (how) we're advancing, and so it's important for us to look at this aspect as well," he was reported as saying.