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Daily Archives: 2016-01-01

Online and mainstream media should show care in reports: former school principal

The former principal of Shuqun Secondary School, where a "bullying incident" had taken place in September, has penned an online Facebook post urging the online and mainstream media to show greater care in their reports. Mr Chia Hai Siang, who was the principal of the school then, castigated the "deliberate and irresponsible decisions made by the media" in how it …

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Upbeat but cautious message from PM Lee

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s new year message is one of confidence and hope, but also caution. It is not an unexpected message, given the occasion – a nation celebrating the dawn of a new year – and Mr Lee being the leader of that nation. But his message is spot on – despite the tough challenges which lay ahead, …

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Grandpa Vivian

54-year old Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vivian Balakrishnan, is now a grandfather - and just as the old year of 2015 came to an end. Posting on his Facebook page just past midnight on Thursday morning, Dr Vivian announced the birth of his grandson, along with a photo of the infant. "Our newborn grandson wishes everyone a very Happy New …

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China cannot be absent: Xi Jinping, in new year message

"The world is so big, and the problems are so many," China's president, Xi Jinping, said in his new year message on Thursday. "The international community expects to hear China’s voice and see China’s plans. China cannot be absent." Mr Xi was referring to China's role in the international community and how it can contribute. "Chinese leaders have participated in …

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Position movements at STB in effect from 1 Jan 2017

Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) announced on 30 December in regards to several board changes at the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), including the appointment of a new Chairman, Mr Chaly Mah Chee Kheong. Mr Chaly, former Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Asia Pacific and Southeast Asia and former Chairman of Deloitte Singapore, will take over from Mr Chew Choon …

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Providing free herbs for the sick and needy

By Sharanya Pillai Losing a loved one to cancer is a painful experience, one that 63-year-old Ng Kim Chuan knows all too well. In 2001, Ng’s younger brother succumbed to lymphoma, a cancer affecting the immune system. While coping with his loss, Ng, then a technician at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), also realised that many cancer patients were struggling to …

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