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Daily Archives: 2016-07-12

Interview with Broadway Beng / Sebastian Tan, star of Dream Academy’s BROADWAY BENG: 10TH Anniversary Concert

By Ng Yi-Sheng I’m a jaded old theatre critic, so it feels to me like only yesterday that Sebastian Tan began headlining his own Hokkien getai-cum-musical comedy revues. He’d come up with an inspired stage name—Broadway Beng—that combined “heartland” and “cosmopolitan” Singapore, showing that the two aren’t really that different after all. But in the blink of an eye, ten …

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Appraising the Apprentice

By Dan Koh What were you doing on 20 May, Friday morning? In the blue light of first dawn, crickets chirped steadily, a lone Asian koel bird hopefully called out and your neighbour stirred, hacking and hawking away in the toilet. Buses began running, newspapers dropped on doorsteps, building gates creaked open. A prisoner was loaded on to a van …

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Thai broadcaster, Nation TV releases first photo of bank robbery suspect

Thai broadcaster, Nation TV has released the image of the suspect, who is alleged to be involved in the bank robbery that took place on 7 July, that it obtained from the Royal Thai Police (RTP) this morning. Nation TV reports that the suspect, David James Roach, 26, a Canadian was arrested by the joint forces of Thai immigration police and Bangkok …

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A man stabbed outside a hostel at Jalan Besar

A 42 years old man was being stabbed outside the Trey Hostel adjacent to KSP pub and KTV along Jalan Besar on July 11. Police said that a call was made to the station to ask for their assistance at 11.19 am. They arrived at the scene in 10 minutes. They found the man laid motionless. Around 11.30, the victim …

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Suspect of Holland Village bank robbery arrested in Bangkok

The suspect of the bank robbery in Holland Village was wandering around the streets of Bangkok in just 6 hours after the crime. The suspect, who is a Canadian, was believed to walk towards Chip Bee Garden estate with $30,000 in cash and managed to escape from Singapore and flew to Bangkok and made it through the Immigration and Checkpoint …

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New bill on Contempt of Court proposes unusually harsh punishment

By Remy Choo The striking thing about the Administration of Justice (Protection) Bill is the potential punishment for Contempt of Court appear to be very harsh: a fine of up to S$100,000 or imprisonment of up to 3 years or both in the case of contempt jurisdiction exercised by the High Court. In what was described as the "worst case …

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Police to set up more cameras in hawker centres and other public areas

The Singapore Police Force has announced the completion of the installation of more than 62,000 cameras in 10,000 HDB blocks and multi-storey car parks. This installation was under the PolCam 1.0 rollout plan, which cost $142 million and started in April 2012. And now the police has expanded the program with PolCam 2.0, which will cover: public areas in town centres neighbourhood …

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US labour market surprise sends stocks higher

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets US equity markets have broken out a record high last night, thanks to the favorable non-farm payroll data. 287k new jobs were created in the US job market last month, higher than any survey expectations.  However, if we take into account the poor data from the previous month (38k), the average monthly jobs added over …

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