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Breaking News: INTERPOL issues global alert for suspected terror leader

From INTERPOL’s website. An urgent worldwide security alert, or Orange Notice, has been issued by INTERPOL after the escape of an alleged leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist group from a jail in Singapore. Mas Selamat bin Kastari escaped from the Whitley Road Detention Centre on Wednesday 27 February where he was being held following his deportation from Indonesia to …

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“Limping Terorist” escapes – 10 questions for Wong Kan Seng

Channel NewsAsia (CNA): “Home Affairs Minister Wong Kan Seng has cited a lapse in security at the Whitley Detention Centre on Wednesday as the cause for the escape of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) member Mas Selamat Kastari.” 1. Given that Mas Selamat Kastari was considered Singapore’s number one most wanted, how did such a “lapse” occur?

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5 Minutes With… Leong Sze Hian on rising inflation

5 Minutes With… is a new column on theonlinecitizen where we get a more immediate reaction to a news item of the day. In this first installment, TOC chats with Leong Sze Hian, the President of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, about TODAY’s report on rising inflation in Singapore titled: “Growth, not handouts, the answer”.

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Bloggers’ meeting : 4th Dec 2007

A government-linked body has embarked on a review of the regulatory framework over the internet. While the focus of the review seems to be “what to regulate and how to regulate”, there is a sense from those currently being consulted that the aim of this exercise is not liberalisation. So far, those being consulted appears to be the elite – …

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MDA head honchos rap on video to get Singapore “creative and connected”

Below is the video – with the lyrics – showing the senior management of the Media Development Authority (MDA) rapping while “selling its message to get Singapore creative and connected”, as reported by the Straits Times (“Rapping MDA officers cause mixed feelings over rapping video”). The original video can be found here on the MDA website. TOC will leave readers …

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Woman and boyfriend assaulted us, say students

This is taken from the blog Princess Michie. The account of the incident is solely her own, and does not represent the full sequence of events of the day. Notably missing is corroborating evidence of the punching she claims to have received from the caucasian man. What is this world coming to? We got hit cos we’re students? Students aren’t …

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