Daily Archives: 2015-10-28

President rejects clemency plea of Malaysian in unique case

President Tony Tan has rejected the clemency appeal of Malaysian Kho Jabing to be spared the death sentence. The 31-year old from Sarawak, along with an accomplice, Galing Kujat, were arrested in 2008 for the murder of 40-year old Cao Ruyin. Mr Cao, a Chinese national, was bludgeoned to death by the two in Geylang during a robbery where he …

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Haze to lessen in November, says Indonesian weather agency

The haze which has affected the region is expected to lessen in November, said Andi Eka Sakya, the head of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) in Indonesia. The Jakarta Post cited him on Wednesday as having said that while hot spots could still be found in several regions in the country, the number has decreased. The newspaper says …

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Rats drop from ceiling in Bedok Mall

Mr William Lim was shopping with his wife in Bedok Mall when suddenly two big rats fell from the aircon duct in the ceiling. Mr Lim related what happened and posted a video of the incident on 18 October on his Facebook page. He said the rat shown in the video had fallen and broken its leg while another had …

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Quick Bites: Anantara Thai Food

As anyone who is a frequent traveller to Thailand should know, Thai food in Singapore is watered down, largely not to scare the (relatively) delicate Singaporean palate. Anantara is the rare store that doesn’t compromise, offering punchy and bold dishes that leave you sweating and tearing from the chilli. One of the standouts is the Larb ($5): a faithful reproduction …

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Problem too big, Indonesia may declare national emergency: reports

As the forest fires in Indonesia continue unabated, the country’s government says it is considering declaring a state of “national emergency” because of it. “The problem is too big,” Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla told Reuters on Tuesday. The worsening conditions have also prompted President Joko Widodo to cut short his trip to the United States (US) and to return …

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Tharman outlines 3 key thrusts in Public Service

The Public Service will need strategic vision, deep capabilities as well as close and continuous connections to the ground as it continues to serve the public in a more complex terrain, said Deputy Prime Minister, Tharman Shanmugaratnam. “We also have to stay open to ideas from others, and co-develop solutions with the community, the private sector and civil society and …

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