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Daily Archives: 2017-03-03

Former PAP politician as deputy Attorney General compared with examples from USA, UK & Australia?

I refer to the article “Indranee: ‘Perfectly acceptable’ for Attorney-Generals to be politicians in some countries” (Yahoo News, Mar 3). It states that “Many countries see it as “perfectly proper” to have an Attorney-General (AG) who is a politician, said Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Law, Indranee Rajah on Friday (3 March). Indranee was responding …

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Hard Talk with the Prime Minister: Singapore loses the plot

By Vernon Chan Did Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong "did us proud" on Wednesday, or did he stutter, freeze, and turn all defensive? It is unlikely that PM Lee thought his BBC HARDTalk interview with Stephen Sackur would be a walk in the park, much less a fireside chat. His father had appeared on the same show several years ago …

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Ng Eng Hen: Singapore to build $900m Safti-city for military training

A military training facility will be built southwest of Lim Chu Kang, to build up training realism for soldiers, Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen announced in Parliament on Friday (3 March). The 88-ha Singapore Armed Forces Training Institute (SAFTI) City will spread more than 200 buildings including dense clusters of shop houses to low-rise residences, and extensive networks of roads …

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Shanmugam: Online drug trade users increased in 2016

201 people were arrested in 2016 for buying drugs and drug-related paraphernalia online, compared to only six people in 2014, said Minister for Home Affairs K Shanmugam. Most of those arrested last year for online drug trading were male and between the ages of 20 to 39 years old. Chinese and Malays made up about 50 percent and 30 percent …

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Netizens enraged by “light” sentence for 39-yr-old foreigner who sexually assaulted and filmed two teenage girls

The Singapore court on Thursday (2 Mar) sentenced 39-year-old Joshua Robinson to four years jail for sexually assaulting two teenage girls and filming the assaults. Channel NewsAsia (CNA) reported, Robinson pleaded guilty to nine charges: Three for sexually assaulting two 15-year-old girls, five for obscene films and one for showing an obscene film to a six-year-old girl. He was caught …

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Khaw: No evidence of security breach for doll found on train tracks

In the case of a doll placed on the ledge of the MRT tracks at Dhoby Ghaut station, the Land Transport Authority and the police did not find evidence of a security breach.Khaw Boon Wan the Transport Minister said in Parliament on Thursday (2 March). This was said by the Transport Minister, Khaw Boon Wan in Parliament on Thursday (2 …

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Water has been fully priced all along

By Colin I refer to the 1 Mar 2017 Channel News Asia article “water must be priced in full to reflect its true scarcity, says Masagos”. Mr Masagos was reported to have said that water must be fully priced. Except for the last few years, the government has been making money selling water to the people since day one. In …

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