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First time that Ng Eng Hen apologised for training deaths of servicemen

“I am deeply sorry for the loss of four precious NSmen (national servicemen) in the last 17 months,” said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen in a ministerial statement addressing the deaths. “MINDEF and the SAF will hold ourselves accountable for every single NSman entrusted to us.” The most recent death of national serviceman Aloysius Pang sent shock waves across the island. …

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Hiring international academics serves to reinforce conservatism in Singapore, says scholar

The hiring of international academics at universities in Singapore could reinforce the country’s lack of academic freedom and “make the academy more conservative, said a scholar to Times higher Education (THE). While internationalisation has been hailed by some as a way for the West to contribute a positive influence on academia in authoritarian countries by improving teaching and research practices …

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Ng Eng Hen apologises for recent deaths of national servicemen

“I am deeply sorry for the loss of four precious NSmen (national servicemen) in the last 17 months,” said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen in a ministerial statement addressing the deaths. “MINDEF and the SAF will hold ourselves accountable for every single NSman entrusted to us.” The most recent death of national serviceman Aloysius Pang sent shock waves across the island. …

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Vietnam announced as location for second Trump-Kim Summit on 27-28 Feb

US President Trump announced in his State of the Union address that the second US-North Korea summit will be held in Vietnam on 27-28th February. A specific location has yet to be announced but the speculation is that either Hanoi or Danang would play host. The first historical summit between the two world leaders took place in June last year …

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Theatre for Seniors celebrates its 10th anniversary with It Takes All Kinds

The Necessary Stage’s Theatre For Seniors (TFS) has established itself as a professional theatre group with skilled senior actors in Singapore. For its 10th year anniversary, TFS is presenting a production jointly devised and performed by seniors called It Takes All Kinds. One of the hallmarks of TFS since its establishment in 2008 was the well-loved Encore series of short …

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International Living says Malaysia’s healthcare is best in the world for expat retirees

Malaysia has been ranked as the world’s best destination for healthcare according to the International Living (IL) Annual Global Retirement Index 2019. Scoring 95 out of 100, the healthcare service in Malaysia is described as ‘simply world class with up-to-date and sophisticated infrastructure’. According to IL, Malaysia’s 13 Joint Commission International (JCI) – the gold standard in healthcare assessment around …

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