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THE STRAITS TIMES. MICA(P)108/11/2010 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 2011 A SINGAPORE PRESS HOLDINGS PUBLICATION ESTABLISHED 1845 90 CENTS

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FairPrice discount is back [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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FairPrice discount is back SUPERMARKET chain NTUC Fair Price is offering a 5 per cent discount on purchases of 500 items under its house brand. The discounts, which are estimated to cost the cooperative $2.3 million, will be given till the end of May to help consumers defray rising food

Motor sports hub stalled [ARTICLE]

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Motor sports hub stalled CONSTRUCTION work on the Changi Motorsports Hub has stopped after the consortium in charge of the project, SG Changi, reportedly missed a deadline for an instalment for $50 million of piling work. One of SG Changi’s directors, Mr Moto Sakuma, said they were securing funding from

V-Day cheers and fears [ARTICLE]

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V-Day cheers and fears IT WAS bittersweet for some couples around the world on Valentine’s Day. A number of Muslims were arrested in Malaysia for marking an occasion the Islamic authorities had banned. Iran and Saudi Arabia also banned Valentine’s Day celebrations, while Hindu radical groups demonstrated against it in

Exemption for the dyslexic [ARTICLE]

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Exemption for the dyslexic FOR at least six years, the Ministry of Education has granted students exemptions from classes on their mother tongue language if they have been diagnosed with dyslexia. About 0.8 per cent of each Primary 1 cohort of 40,000 pupils are given this dispensation, a figure which

Govt beefs up public transport security [ARTICLE]

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Govt beefs up public transport security SMRT fined $50,000 for security lapse in graffiti case BY CHRISTOPHER TAN SENIOR CORRESPONDENT christan@sph.com.sg THE Government has fined rail operator SMRT $50,000 for a security lapse that resulted in an MRT train being defaced last year, and spelt out measures to heighten public

HOW CHINA OVERTOOK JAPAN [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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HOW CHINA OVERTOOK JAPAN China’s growth is propelled by its 1.3 billion population. It is the factory of the world and domestic demand has surged. Japan’s exports have slowed due to the strong yen, its population is ageing and consumer demand is weak. SEE REPORTS IN PRIME PAGE A10 SOURCES:

Riot police fire tear gas at protesters in Iran [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Riot police fire tear gas at protesters in Iran ASSOCIATED PRESS REUTERS AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE MANAMA (Bahrain): The street revolt in Egypt continued to reverberate throughout the region yesterday, with protests in Iran, Bahrain and Yemen. Riot police fired tear gas and shot paintballs at thousands of protesters staging anti-government demonstrations

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Showing the real picture in that dream home [ARTICLE]

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Showing the real picture in that dream home WE SAY The URA’s announcement that it will review the law and rules to ensure that showflats look like the apartments that eventually get built so that buyers get what they pay for, is a welcome one, especially with the recent popularity

Working for a joint cause [ARTICLE]

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Working for a joint cause COLUMNS Following the revolution, a hybrid government which includes military and civilian elements may be Egypt’s best way forward, says Richard N. Haass. L REVIEW PAGE A21

Confucius resurrected [ARTICLE]

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Confucius resurrected Ching Cheong says China’s Confucian revival aims to fill a spiritual void in its society, while Goh Sui Noi says it is yet unknown if Confucianism will have a role in the nation’s growth. L REVIEW PAGE A22

Don’t be quick to judge [ARTICLE]

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Don’t be quick to judge OUR READER SAYS Eugene Tan says the PAP’s system of candidate selection makes it very hard for opportunists to be chosen; thus it is unfair to call anyone on the current Cabinet a non-conviction politician. L FORUM PAGE A23

ONLINE BLOGS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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ONLINE BLOGS www.straitstimes.com L Ravi Velloor, our South Asia Bureau chief, blogs on the latest political wrangling in Nepal.

Keep after-class hours free of classes, please [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Keep after-class hours free of classes, please MOE needs to take a firmer stand against unnecessary extra hours BY SANDRA DAVIE SENIOR WRITER sandra@sph.com.sg NOTHING gets parents as worked up as school issues, as evident from the numbers who wrote to or called me after a report in The Straits

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GEORGIA The World’s number 1 in fighting corruption. According to the 2010 Global Corruption Barometer by Transparency International, 78% of Georgians think that corruption has decreased overthe last3years-the best result across the 86 countries surveyed. According to the Tl survey, only 3% of Georgians who had contact with various public

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HDB scraps scheme for siblings to buy flats [ARTICLE]

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HDB scraps scheme for siblings to buy flats It’s not needed since subletting market has been liberalised: MND BY JESSICA CHEAM HOUSING CORRESPONDENT jcheam@sph.com.sg www.facebook.com/cheamjessica THE Government has moved quickly to scrap a scheme that allows siblings whose parents live overseas to buy HDB flats, af- ter unhappiness surfaced online

Woman whacks tiger with ladle to save husband [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Woman whacks tiger with ladle to save husband IPOH: A woman armed with nothing but a ladle confronted a tiger which was mauling her husband, and scared off the beast with a hard whack to its head. Said the grateful husband, Mr Tambun Gediu (right), 60: “It would have clawed

Singapore invited to attend G-20 summit in France [ARTICLE]

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Singapore invited to attend G-20 summit in France FRANCE wants to push ahead with the transition to a multi-currency global financial system, its Economy Minister said yesterday. Ms Christine Lagarde told a news conference in Paris ahead of a meeting of G-20 finance ministers this weekend that the world had

FairPrice cuts house brand prices by 5% [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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FairPrice cuts house brand prices by 5% $2.3m in discounts until May to help consumers handle rising food prices BY JESSICA LIM limjess@sph.com.sg SINGAPORE’s biggest supermarket chain FairPrice is bringing back its 5 per cent discount on 500 house-brand items. Yesterday, the cooperative said the discounts, estimated to cost it

Army captain turns loan-shark runner to settle casino debt [ARTICLE]

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Army captain turns loan-shark runner to settle casino debt BY KHUSHWANT SINGH AN ARMY captain who lost money gambling at the Resorts World Sentosa casino ended up becoming a loan shark’s runner, vandalising the homes of alleged debtors. Kheng Kok Keong, 34, who owed money to an illegal moneylender, was

Dispute in Law Society resolved [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Dispute in Law Society resolved Business class travel frozen till AGM; EGM called off BY K. C. VIJAYAN vijayan@sph.com.sg THE stand-off between the Law Society and 88 members over the issue of business class travel for its top officials is over. In a pact announced yesterday, the society agreed to

Incomes up across the board [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Incomes up across the board Growth faster for lower 50%, but income gap ‘increased marginally’ BY ZAKIR HUSSAIN POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT zakirh@sph.com.sg FAMILIES in all income groups saw their earnings rise last year on the back of strong economic growth and a tighter labour market, government figures released yesterday show. The

Easing the squeeze on those in the middle [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Easing the squeeze on those in the middle BUDGET PREVIEW SERIES This is the seventh of a special 10-part series in which The Straits Times explores some of the key issues expected to be tackled in the Budget on Feb 18 BY ZAKIR HUSSAIN POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT ON THE surface, Mr

Bollards and plates that pop up at interchanges [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Bollards and plates that pop up at interchanges CHRISTOPHER TAN A HIGH-TECH security system designed to stop car bomb attacks is being tested at SMRT Corp’s Woodlands bus interchange. The system makes use of heavy-duty metal bollards and spiked plates that pop up instantaneously from beneath the tarmac upon detection

Funds crunch puts brakes on motor sports hub [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Funds crunch puts brakes on motor sports hub Group is late with instalment payment for piling work BY LEONARD LIM limze@sph.com.sg CONSTRUCTION work on the Changi Motorsports Hub has stopped, after the consortium in charge of the project, SG Changi, failed to deliver an instalment for the $50 million piling

Facebook generation the new Arab leading force [ARTICLE]

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Facebook generation the new Arab leading force NEW YORK TIMES CAIRO: As protesters in Tahrir Square faced off against pro-government forces, they drew a lesson from their counterparts in Tunisia: “Advice to the youth of Egypt: Put vinegar or onion under your scarf for tear gas.” The exchange on Facebook

Focus in Egypt turns to Mubaraks’ ill-gotten gains [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Focus in Egypt turns to Mubaraks’ ill-gotten gains Ousted president, family may have corruptly amassed $90b fortune ASSOCIATED PRESS REUTERS CAIRO: As the mass protests of recent weeks begin to fade, the attention in Egypt has now turned to the difficult task of uncovering the Mubaraks’ purported wealth. A recent

New man at helm is 75, and no reformer [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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New man at helm is 75, and no reformer NEW YORK TIMES CAIRO: The military man now in temporary charge of Egypt was a long-time aide of former strongman Hosni Mubarak, derided by some as a Mubarak “poodle” and widely known to be resistant to change. And unlike the youthful

Avoid travel to Yemen: MFA [ARTICLE]

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Avoid travel to Yemen: MFA THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) yesterday advised Singaporeans to defer all non-essential travel to Yemen for the time being as anti-govern-ment protests continued for a fourth day yesterday. In the balance is Singapore’s first-round Olympic qualifying football tie with Yemen. The first leg of

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China now world’s No. 2 economy [ARTICLE]

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China now world’s No. 2 economy Japan loses spot after 42 years but its GDP per capita still 10 times that of China BY FIONA CHAN ASSISTANT MONEY EDITOR fiochan@sph.com.sg JAPAN has officially ceded its ranking as the world’s second-largest economy to China, ending its 42-year reign in the No.

Average incomes tell a different story [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Average incomes tell a different story BY GRACE NG CHINA CORRESPONDENT ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY LINA MIAO BEIJING: News that China had officially surpassed Japan as the world’s No. 2 economy was greeted with neither surprise nor much cheer by most Chinese people yesterday. It meant little to them that China’s

Japan can benefit from China’s rise [ARTICLE]

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Japan can benefit from China’s rise BY KWAN WENG KIN JAPAN CORRESPONDENT TOKYO: Japan yesterday confirmed that its economy has slipped to third place behind China but, for some Japanese, China’s ascendancy was seen as an opportunity to boost their moribund economy. China is a growing market for Japan, which

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Najib pushes for interfaith dialogue [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Najib pushes for interfaith dialogue Committee can solve issues via frank talks, he says BY HAZLIN HASSAN MALAYSIA CORRESPONDENT hazlinh@sph.com.sg KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Najib Razak met religious leaders from various faiths yesterday in an attempt to resurrect a sputtering dialogue between them. He told them an interfaith committee backed

Family’s fear of bias halts inquiry into aide’s death [ARTICLE]

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Family’s fear of bias halts inquiry into aide’s death TEO CHENG WEE KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the death of opposition political aide Teoh Beng Hock was dramatically stopped before it could start its work yesterday, as his family made an emotional appeal to the court.

WHAT’S ONLINE MOST READ, MOST COMMENTED ON AND MORE [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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WHAT’S ONLINE MOST READ, MOST COMMENTED ON AND MORE www.straitstimes.com MOST-READ ONLINE L Alleged boy assassin charged with four homicides L Six dead as plane crashes in fog in Ireland MOST COMMENTED ON L Couple lock lips for record in Thai kiss marathon. Says Farhan Rasheed: “If only there is

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100 couples nabbed in Valentine’s raid [ARTICLE]

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100 couples nabbed in Valentine’s raid Crackdown in Malaysia on Muslims defying ban on marking lovers’ day BY ELIZABETH LOOI MALAYSIA CORRESPONDENT elizlooi@sph.com.sg KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian religious authorities yesterday arrested more than 100 Muslim couples who defied a ban on any activities marking Valentine’s Day. The Islamic authorities in

.. .and they'll live.. happily ever after [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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.and they'll live.. happily ever after Barbie and Ken were reunited yesterday on Valentine’s Day after online voters urged the famous doll to take her beau back. The pair broke up in 2004 after more than 40 years of courtship. TEXT: FENG ZENGKUN Mattel introduces the Ken doll. Ken and

Valentine’s Day flowers for assassin [ARTICLE]

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Valentine’s Day flowers for assassin AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD: Pakistani students took Valentine’s Day cards and flowers yesterday to the jail where a detained selfconfessed killer of one of the country’s most liberal politicians is being held. “We admit it is not our tradition and it is wrong to

Nina Wang’s ex-lover loses $16.5b appeal [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Nina Wang’s ex-lover loses $16.5b appeal Fengshui master will now take case to highest court in HK ASSOCIATED PRESS REUTERS BLOOMBERG HONG KONG: A fengshui master pursued “a thoroughly dishonest case” in trying to claim late Hong Kong tycoon Nina Wang’s multibillion-dollar estate with a forged will, a court said

About the case [ARTICLE]

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About the case REUTERS MS NINA Wang was one of Asia’s wealthiest women. She died of cancer in 2007, aged 69. After her death, her former lover and feng shui master Tony Chan produced a 2006 will which bequeathed her entire HK$100 billion (S$16.5 billion) estate to him, contradicting a

Chinese moles ‘beavering away in Taiwan’ [ARTICLE]

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Chinese moles ‘beavering away in Taiwan’ AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE TAIPEI: At least 10 Chinese moles are believed to have penetrated Taiwan’s national security units, a retired agent told the media yesterday, as the island reels from its worst espionage case in half a century. The warning came after Taiwan arrested Major-General

Bashir ‘instigated robberies, murder’ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Bashir ‘instigated robberies, murder’ Cleric also in dock for raising funds for militants BY ZUBAIDAH NAZEER INDONESIA CORRESPONDENT zubaidah@sph.com.sg JAKARTA: Prosecutors yesterday read out a damning indictment of firebrand cleric Abu Bakar Bashir, accusing him of raising funds for a militant cell in Aceh and sanctioning armed robberies and murder

Syndicates target cargo in Malaysia [ARTICLE]

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Syndicates target cargo in Malaysia THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK PUTRAJAYA: Millions of dollars of computer chips and other valuable goods are stolen each year in Malaysia as well-organised syndicates carry out highway robberies and break into ports and airport terminals. Last year, almost RM70 million (S$29.4 million) worth of goods

Cambodia and Thailand take spat to UN [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Cambodia and Thailand take spat to UN Phnom Penh wants world body to secure ‘permament ceasefire’ AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE PHNOM PENH: Cambodia said it would ask the UN Security Council to help secure a “permanent ceasefire” with Thailand as both countries briefed the world body yesterday about a deadly border dispute.

Pakistani singer detained in India [ARTICLE]

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Pakistani singer detained in India AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI: A prominent Pakistani singer and two members of his entourage were detained and later released in India after they attempted to board a plane to Dubai with more than US$100,000 (S$128,000) in cash hidden in their bags, officials said

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British air force to axe quarter of trainee pilots [ARTICLE]

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British air force to axe quarter of trainee pilots Cost-cutting move may leave military short of airmen, say critics LONDON: A quarter of Britain’s air force trainee pilots will be axed in a costcutting drive that may leave the country’s defence forces short of airmen, The Daily Telegraph reported yesterday.

Careful, don't burst the bubble [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Careful, don't burst the bubble A woman putting her arms and head through one of the bubbles created by street performer Justin Maloney, who is also known as Mr Incredibubble, to entertain people at the Hyde Park in Sydney, Australia, yesterday. Mr Maloney uses several large bottles of dishwashing liquid

More Aussies blaming Aborigines for their own woes [ARTICLE]

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More Aussies blaming Aborigines for their own woes AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE SYDNEY: Australians are losing interest in the plight of Aborigines, a new survey showed yesterday, days after Prime Minister Julia Gillard urged the country’s indigenous people to take more control of their lives. The Australian Reconciliation Barometer survey, gauging relations

US troops battle deadly drug cocktails [ARTICLE]

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US troops battle deadly drug cocktails NEW YORK TIMES NEW YORK: In his last months alive, Senior Airman Anthony Mena rarely left home without a backpack filled with medications. He returned from his second deployment to Iraq complaining of back pain, insomnia, anxiety and nightmares. Doctors diagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder

Boeing to roll out bigger, better jumbo [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Boeing to roll out bigger, better jumbo US giant hopes jet will help it compete with Europe’s Airbus A-380 AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE WASHINGTON: US aerospace giant Boeing has unveiled its 747-8 Intercontinental, a longer and more fuel-efficient update of its emblematic jumbo jet, which it hopes will compete with the Airbus

How the new plane stacks up [ARTICLE]

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How the new plane stacks up Source: Bernama HOW the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental measures up to its predecessors: L “Sunrise” colours of red and orange will appear on the first Intercontinental 747-8. They were picked to honour key Asian customers for whom the colours are symbols of prosperity and good

Smaller, cheaper iPhones in the pipeline [ARTICLE]

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Smaller, cheaper iPhones in the pipeline AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE BLOOMBERG WASHINGTON: Apple is developing a new line of smaller and cheaper iPhones and overhauling its software to facilitate users’ access to entertainment, photos and videos. The new device code-named “N97” will be about half the size of the iPhone 4 and

Obama proposes big cuts, tax rises [ARTICLE]

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Obama proposes big cuts, tax rises Budget plan would trim US$90b from federal spending next year AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE REUTERS WASHINGTON: Faced with a projected US$1.65 trillion (S$2.12 trillion) budget shortfall this year an all-time high US President Barack Obama has proposed a raft of spending cuts and tax increases in

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Showing the real picture in that dream home [ARTICLE]

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Showing the real picture in that dream home THE Urban Redevelopment Authority’s (URA’s) recent announcement that it is reviewing its rules for developers to provide “more accurate and transparent information on housing projects” is indeed welcome. In particular, its review of the Housing Developers (Control Licensing) Act and Housing Developers

Reflections on the revolution in Egypt [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Reflections on the revolution in Egypt BY RICHARD N. HAASS The writer, formerly director of policy planning in the US State Department, is president of the Council on Foreign Relations. PROJECT SYNDICATE REVOLUTIONS happen for a reason. In the case of Egypt, there are several reasons: more than 30 years

Asean can mediate Cambodia-Thailand conflict [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Asean can mediate Cambodia-Thailand conflict BY K. KESAVAPANY The writer is the director of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. THE fighting that has taken place in the Thai-Cambodian border area violates both the letter of solemn agreements among Asean member-states as well as their spirit the spirit of the

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Jakarta walks a tightrope over the Ahmadis BY SALIM OSMAN SENIOR WRITER salim@sph.com.sg A FRENZIED Muslim mob went berserk last week, killing three followers of the Ahmadiyah faith and leaving Indonesia’s image as a moderate Muslimmajority nation in tatters. The attack at a village in Banten was captured in horrific

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Not mutually exclusive [ARTICLE]

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Not mutually exclusive CONVICTION AND CONSENSUS POLITICIANS Eugene Tan MS CATHERINE Lim has made what students of philosophy call a category mistake (“Conviction versus Consensus politicians”; last Saturday). Conviction and consensus are not mutually exclusive terms. Conviction has to do with the reason for going into politics or, for want

Unwise to criticise alternative medicine, says SMA [ARTICLE]

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Unwise to criticise alternative medicine, says SMA Dr Abdul Razakjr Omar Honorary Secretary Singapore Medical Association (SMA) DR ANDY Ho wrote that he was disappointed with the local medical profession for not warning the public about the dangers of chiropractic neck manipulation (“Perils of chiropractic neck manipulation”; Jan 21) and

En bloc interest: Law requires conflict of interest declaration [ARTICLE]

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En bloc interest: Law requires conflict of interest declaration Chong Wan Yieng (Ms) Director Corporate Communications Division Ministry of Law MS GRACE Francis suggested that those interested in running for office in an estate declare non-conflict of interest (“En bloc roadblocks”; last Thursday). With the amendments to the Land Titles

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FORUM ONLINE More letters on www.straitstimes.com 1 MS MAY TAN: FairPrice should fine trolley recalcitrants 2 MRS ALICE SIEW: Having grandchildren is a joy in itself too 3 MR DAVID KWOK: No shelter from the rain for primary school pupils 4 MS SERENE LEONG: Love is key to good parenting

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Dyslexic kids can be exempt from mother tongue About 0.8% of each Primary 1 cohort don’t have to take the subject BY LEOW SI WAN siwan@sph.com.sg ETHAN Wong, 11, and in Primary 5 in An-glo-Chinese Junior School, has been given the go-ahead to skip all his Chinese language classes in

WHAT’S ONLINE MOST READ, MOST COMMENTED ON AND MORE [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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WHAT’S ONLINE MOST READ, MOST COMMENTED ON AND MORE www.straitstimes.com MOST-READ ONLINE L Singapore women want rich husbands? L In pictures: Woman, fined in court, makes online waves L Bad breakfasts breed dumb kids MOST COMMENTED ON L Maids getting to choose their bosses. Says code22xx: “We should treat maids

Parents suing son over house ownership [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Parents suing son over house ownership They say son is holding property in trust; he says it was a gift to him BY SELINA LUM selinal@sph.com.sg A MARRIED couple are suing their younger son over a terrace house in Joo Chiat. Mr Ang Kim Sai and Madam Ang Gim Yen,

Digging up Adam Park’s war secrets [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Digging up Adam Park’s war secrets BY GRACE CHUA NO. 7 Adam Park now houses a Japanese restaurant but it was once the headquarters of a British regiment helping to defend Singapore in World War II. Indeed, few know that the 8ha Adam Park estate, at the junction of Adam

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MP calls for mandatory pro bono work [ARTICLE]

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MP calls for mandatory pro bono work Another suggests 12 hours of training a year in scheme for lawyers BY JEREMY AU YONG jeremyau@sph.com.sg TWO lawyer MPs yesterday suggested that a new Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Scheme for lawyers should include pro bono work and 12 hours of training a

Not feasible to have full-tunnel NSE [ARTICLE]

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Not feasible to have full-tunnel NSE BY ROYSTON SIM SEMI-TUNNEL sections of the planned North-South Expressway (NSE) will not be converted to closed tunnels. Transport Minister Raymond Lim told Parliament this was not feasible, because of the lack of land sites needed for ventilation buildings above such tunnels. The NSE

Bosses can’t penalise those with MCs [ARTICLE]

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Bosses can’t penalise those with MCs KOR KIAN BENG EMPLOYERS are committing an offence when they penalise their workers for taking sick leave, said Ministry of Manpower’s Senior Parliamentary Secretary Hawazi Daipi yesterday. And employees who feel they are not allowed to take sick leave or penalised unfairly for doing

Public will get access to SMS flood alert by mid-year [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Public will get access to SMS flood alert by mid-year BY AMRESH GUNASINGHAM AN SMS alert service warning of an impending flood will be made available to the public by the middle of this year. Announcing this yesterday, Environment and Water Resources Minister Yaacob Ibrahim said the service, which is

Blog’s gazetting not politically motivated [ARTICLE]

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Blog’s gazetting not politically motivated BY TESSA WONG LAW Minister K. Shanmugam yesterday dismissed the suggestion that the gazetting of the website The Online Citizen (TOC) as a political association was politically motivated. He said the reason for the move was that TOC fits the definition of a political association

Changes to tax on slot machines [ARTICLE]

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Changes to tax on slot machines BY RACHEL CHANG CHANGES in the way taxes are levied on slot machines in private clubs were passed without objection yesterday. But some private and S-League club operators are unhappy that the changes do not put them on an equal footing with the two

Subsidised drug list reviewed every year [ARTICLE]

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Subsidised drug list reviewed every year 1,000 of these drugs dispensed based on need and cost-effectiveness BY SALMA KHALIK HEALTH CORRESPONDENT salma@sph.com.sg www.facebook.com/ST.Salma THE list of subsidised medicine is reviewed every year by a panel of medical experts. The decision on what medicine to subsidise depends on whether they are

Call to raise income ceiling for childcare aid [ARTICLE]

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Call to raise income ceiling for childcare aid BY ELGIN TOH MP HALIMAH Yacob has called on the Government to raise the income ceiling of needy families seeking childcare and kindergarten financial aid. The MP for Jurong GRC wants the $1,800 monthly income cap to be increased to $2,500, arguing

Panel reviewing weight-loss TV show [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Panel reviewing weight-loss TV show REVIEWS ON SAFETY BY MELISSA PANG THE Health Ministry has set up a panel of medical experts to review the Lose To Win reality TV programme after a participant died last month. The panel is chaired by Professor Ng Han Seong, chairman of the medical

SAF’s vehicle safety system sound: DPM Teo [ARTICLE]

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SAF’s vehicle safety system sound: DPM Teo BY JERMYN CHOW VEHICLE safety procedures in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) are fundamentally sound, but cannot cover every specific condition that may arise, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said yesterday. Responding to questions on the deaths of two full-time national servicemen

New Bill passed to tighten safety of amusement rides [ARTICLE]

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New Bill passed to tighten safety of amusement rides BY CASSANDRA CHEW NEW rules to enhance the safety of people taking thrill rides in amusement parks and even the Singapore Flyer have been cheered by MPs, who say they are timely, comprehensive and appropriate. Mr Liang Eng Hwa (Holland-Bukit Timah

Court shown video of rape accused dancing [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Court shown video of rape accused dancing Defendant testifies that woman was dancing sexily, as if seducing him BY ELENA CHONG COURT CORRESPONDENT elena@sph.com.sg A MAN accused of rape was seen dancing with his alleged victim at a nightclub in video footage played in court yesterday. The woman put her

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S’pore tugboat attacked [ARTICLE]

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S’pore tugboat attacked A SINGAPORE-REGISTERED tugboat was attacked yesterday in the waters off Indonesia’s Pulau Nipa. Armed with parangs, the group of about 10 men climbed aboard the boat, which was towing a barge, and robbed the crew of their belongings. They escaped in their sampan, said the regional piracy

SCDF to sound sirens [ARTICLE]

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SCDF to sound sirens THE Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) will sound the “Important Message” signal through the islandwide network of Public Warning System (PWS) sirens in support of Total Defence Day today at 12.05pm. When the minute-long signal is sounded, the public can immediately tune in to any local

MBS taxi levy cancelled [ARTICLE]

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MBS taxi levy cancelled FROM Feb 21, some taxi firms like SMRT and Prime Taxi will remove the $3 location surcharge for trips starting from Marina Bay Sands (MBS). However, passengers will still have to pay an extra $3 if they take a taxi from there, as the Marina Bay

Great-granny, 96, dies after being hit by bus [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Great-granny, 96, dies after being hit by bus ELIZABETH SOH SHE was full of life, even at the age of 96. Every week, Madam Goh Ah Eng, a great-grandmother, would take an hour to walk the 2km home from her local Buddhist temple. Last Friday, she never made it back.

Three relatives jailed for assault [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Three relatives jailed for assault They beat up bank manager they mistook for loan-shark runner, seriously injuring him BY KHUSHWANT SINGH khush@sph.com.sg THREE members of a family who called the police after apprehending a man they mistook for a loan-shark runner were yesterday jailed for assault. The man they beat

Cleaning firm sues NParks for contract breach [ARTICLE]

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Cleaning firm sues NParks for contract breach SELINA LUM A CLEANING services company has sued the National Parks Board (NParks) for more than $270,000 over a contract dispute. Primech Services Engineering entered into a contract with NParks in November 2003 to provide cleaning and rubbish removal services for various parks

In a pickle over jams at Dunearn Road [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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In a pickle over jams at Dunearn Road Traffic slows to a crawl as cars queue to drop off, pick up schoolkids BY JENNANI DURAI, LEOW SI WAN jennanid@sph.com.sg siwan@sph.com.sg RESIDENTS in Dunearn Road and motorists will be familiar with the twice-daily traffic snarls there on school days. The cause:

S’pore ranked the greenest city in Asia [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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S’pore ranked the greenest city in Asia BY CHERYL ONG THE little red dot is green, too. An inaugural study commissioned by European technology company Siemens has found Singapore to be the greenest city in Asia. The Asian Green City Index, put together by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), ranked

Property agent jailed for cheating and forgery [ARTICLE]

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Property agent jailed for cheating and forgery BY KHUSHWANT SINGH BETWEEN November 2007 and February last year, property agent Anika Priyadharshini cheated clients and credit companies of nearly $292,000. Priyadharshini, 38, was jailed 41/2 years by a district court yesterday. The mother of three, who is twice divorced, pleaded guilty

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Jail, cane for gang killing [ARTICLE]

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Jail, cane for gang killing A GANG member who slashed to death the operator of an illegal gambling den two years ago was yesterday jailed for 12 years and ordered to be given 10 strokes of the cane. Mohamad Najiman Abdull Azis, 31, is the last of eight gang members

Charged with vice offence [ARTICLE]

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Charged with vice offence A PAKISTANI work permit holder was charged yesterday with knowingly living in part on the earnings of a prostitute. Rashid Kashif, 31, is said to have lived on the vice earnings of the 30-year-old woman from India between last Tuesday and Saturday. He was remanded for

British body ‘too late’ to reclaim lawyer fees [ARTICLE]

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British body ‘too late’ to reclaim lawyer fees No deliberate bid to defraud, judge says in case of overpayments BY K.C. VIJAYAN LAW CORRESPONDENT vijayan@sph.com.sg SIX years too late to pursue the claim. That was cited in the judgment grounds when the High Court in London ruled that Britain’s Legal

Eric Clapton wows sell-out crowd [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Eric Clapton wows sell-out crowd A sold-out crowd of more than 9,000 fans at the Singapore Indoor Stadium last night cheered British guitar icon Eric Clapton every time he launched into one of his extended solos. Clapton, who had performed here in 1990 and 2007, was backed by four musicians

Surgeon wants court to stop SMC hearing [ARTICLE]

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Surgeon wants court to stop SMC hearing SALMA KHALIK www.facebook.com/ST.Salma PROMINENT surgeon Susan Lim is asking the High Court to stop the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) from hearing a case against her for overcharging a foreign patient. Dr Lim, in her mid-50s, is challenging the council’s legal right to commence

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WHAT’S ONLINE MOST VIEWED, MOST COMMENTED ON AND MORE www.straitstimes.com MOST-READ ONLINE STORIES L Roberto Carlos threatened by fans for defeat L Webber, Massa show support for Kubica L Woods struggles in Dubai MOST COMMENTED ON L Brazil’s Ronaldo poised to quit: Report Says Darien Loh: “He should have called

Diallo leads Hougang to three points [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Diallo leads Hougang to three points LEE MIN KOK Hougang United 1 Woodlands Wellington 0 ONE conceded a penalty and earned a red card on his debut. The other subsequently blazed his spot-kick high over the bar last night. For all the pre-season buzz surrounding the signings of Scottish defender

LIONS QUIT PERSIB [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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LIONS QUIT PERSIB Shahril, Baihakki leave ISL club for rival league’s Medan Bintang BY LEE MIN KOK mklee@sph.com.sg SINGAPORE captain Shahril Ishak and national defender Baihakki Khaizan resigned from Indonesia Super League (ISL) club Persib Bandung yesterday. The Straits Times understands that both footballers are expected to make a switch

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BARE BONES SPURS UPBEAT Redknapp steeled for Euro clash against Milan despite stars’ absence REUTERS MILAN: No Gareth Bale, no chance? As it turned out, Tottenham Hotspur have more than the absence of their influential midfielder to worry about. The English Premier League side will start with only two fit

Moyes slams poor show by Everton [ARTICLE]

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Moyes slams poor show by Everton ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON: David Moyes has slammed his side’s performance after Everton slumped to a 0-2 defeat at Bolton. Sunday’s loss meant the Toffees now lie just three points off the English Premier League relegation zone in 13th place. Everton have 30 points, just

Ronaldo hangs up boots [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Ronaldo hangs up boots AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE SAO PAULO: Brazil legend Ronaldo, whose goals helped his country win two World Cups, has hauled his aching limbs onto the pitch for the last time. “I can’t take any more,” the 34-year-old star told the Brazilian Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper ahead of

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Kubica in intensive care until after op [ARTICLE]

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Kubica in intensive care until after op ASSOCIATED PRESS GENOA (Italy): Injured Formula One driver Robert Kubica is to remain in intensive care until after an operation on his elbow tomorrow. Doctors described the 26-year-old Pole’s condition as good, but decided to keep him in intensive care to avoid moving

Banned Pakistani trio axed by team [ARTICLE]

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Banned Pakistani trio axed by team ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLAMABAD: The three Pakistan cricketers banned by the International Cricket Council for spot-fixing have been sacked by their team, National Bank of Pakistan (NBP). Iqbal Qasim, a senior sports officer of the NBP, said the contracts of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and

Stefanie breezes past 10th seed [ARTICLE]

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Stefanie breezes past 10th seed AURANGABAD (India): Singapore’s top female tennis player Stefanie Tan romped to a 6-1, 6-2 win over 10th-seeded Indonesian Voni Darlina (world No. 840) in the first round of the Endurance-MSLTA ITF Futures tournament yesterday. Stefanie, 18, will play either sixth seed Anja Prislan of Slovenia

Argentina fail to make Olympics [ARTICLE]

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Argentina fail to make Olympics REUTERS BUENOS AIRES: Argentina will not defend their men’s Olympic football title next year in London after they were pipped to the two South American qualifying places by Brazil and Uruguay at the weekend. Brazil, who need the title to complete the full array of

HAULED UP FOR SPITTING [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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HAULED UP FOR SPITTING Woods to be fined for reaction to missed putt in final round in Dubai THE TIMES, LONDON DUBAI: Tiger Woods is to be fined for spitting during Sunday’s final round of the Dubai Desert Classic. The former world No. 1 was caught on television for his

Different but still thrilling [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Different but still thrilling SPORTINGLIFE BY ROHIT BRIJNATH rohitb@sph.com.sg IT IS Sunday evening, Tiger Woods can’t be found. When leader boards unscrolled once on TV, there he was. First page. Often first name. On Sunday, from the Dubai Desert Classic, the pictures were briefly unsettling. You’d wait for his name,

Klim drawn back to pool by Olympic lure [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Klim drawn back to pool by Olympic lure AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE SYDNEY: Australia’s former world record holder Michael Klim followed Ian Thorpe out of retirement by announcing yesterday that he hopes to swim at next year’s London Olympics. Klim, 33, confirmed his comeback following the recent return to the pool of

No gambling? Don’t bet on it [ARTICLE]

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No gambling? Don’t bet on it NEW DELHI: Indian police are on high alert for illegal betting when the cricket World Cup begins on Friday. Special police teams are being set up to prevent gambling on the game but bookmakers are dodging the long arm of the law to run

AIMING FOR FINE RUN [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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AIMING FOR FINE RUN After overhaul, Magic hope beating Lakers will give them added boost ASSOCIATED PRESS ORLANDO: This was a win that really meant something for Orlando. Dwight Howard had 31 points 19 in the second half and 13 rebounds as the Magic earned their first victory over a

Wanted: All-woman karting team for OCBC challenge [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Wanted: All-woman karting team for OCBC challenge BY LIN XINYI LADIES, start your engines. That can be said for the first time at Kartright Speedway on Feb 25, when its inaugural Ladies’ Night is held. The facility will be open only to women from 7pm to 9pm, in a bid

Next 72 hours [ARTICLE]

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Scorecard [ARTICLE]

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“If they don’t know the rules in tennis, they can go see soccer.” FERNANDO VERDASCO, upset that a fan yelled just as he was about to hit the ball in his tennis match against Milos Raonic on Sunday. Raonic became the first Canadian to win an ATP Tour title since

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ST Index rallies on Egyptian joy Buying spree by local investors helps bourse to gain of 0.88 per cent BULLS AND BEARS BY YASMINE YAHYA yasminey@sph.com.sg LOCAL investors celebrated the success of Egypt’s people power revolution by going on a shopping spree that helped the Straits Times Index (STI) recoup

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Stellar report card for ComfortDelGro Transport giant saw net profits rise 4.1 per cent in 2010 BY CHRISTOPHER TAN SENIOR CORRESPONDENT christan@sph.com.sg SOLID performances across the board helped send net profits up 4.1 per cent at transport giant ComfortDelGro Corp. Earnings hit $228.5 million for the 12 months to Dec

Olam’s second-quarter profit falls 8.4% [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Olam’s second-quarter profit falls 8.4% BY GABRIEL CHEN FINANCE CORRESPONDENT HIGHER costs and a decrease in one-time gains conspired to send second-quarter net profits down by 8.4 per cent at commodity firm Olam International. Earnings for the three months to Dec 31 came in at $145.4 million, yet revenue surged

GLP posts US$83m profit for 3rd quarter [ARTICLE]

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GLP posts US$83m profit for 3rd quarter BY JONATHAN KWOK GLOBAL Logistic Properties (GLP) has reversed a US$307.9 million (S$394.9 million) loss from a year earlier by posting a net profit of US$83.4 million for the third quarter. Revenue at the firm, which is a unit of the Government of

Dad’s long service at Keppel inspires son [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Dad’s long service at Keppel inspires son BY DHEVARAJAN DEVADAS NOT all bosses need to be confronted with the strong arm of legislation in order to retain older folk in the workforce. A new law next year will make it mandatory for companies to offer staff members re-employment after the

Ventures abroad face graft, anti-trust pitfalls [ARTICLE]

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Ventures abroad face graft, anti-trust pitfalls Singaporeans can get into trouble here too over practices abroad BY JONATHAN KWOK jonkwok@sph.com.sg SINGAPORE firms operate in a pretty wholesome environment here but they need to pay plenty of attention to anti-trust laws and corruption issues when they venture overseas. That is the

Trading in base metal futures begins today [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Trading in base metal futures begins today SGX-LME contracts to offer 5-tonne lots of 3 metals on local bourse BY YASMINE YAHYA yasminey@sph.com.sg INVESTORS will be able to trade base metal futures in Singapore from today. The Singapore Exchange (SGX) and London Metal Exchange (LME) have jointly launched three metal

China trade surplus shrinks after import surge [ARTICLE]

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China trade surplus shrinks after import surge REUTERS BEIJING: China’s trade surplus fell to its lowest level in nine months in January after imports surged, supporting its government’s case ahead of a G-20 meeting that it is doing enough to spur domestic demand without speeding up currency appreciation. The trade

Robust sales at new launches [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Robust sales at new launches 270 out of 384 units sold at Waterfront Isle; sales good at other projects too BY CHERYL LIM cherlim@sph.com.sg SALES have been robust at new property launches across the island, with buyers especially keen on Waterfront Isle near Bedok Reservoir. Of the 384 flats released

Julius Baer to raise S’pore headcount, expand office [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Julius Baer to raise S’pore headcount, expand office BY ROBIN CHAN IT IS becoming a familiar story Asia’s surging growth and increasing wealth are forcing private banks to rapidly increase their headcount in the continent. Swiss Bank Julius Baer is the latest to do so. Its chief executive Boris Collardi,

Plastics more pricey as cost of oil surges [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Plastics more pricey as cost of oil surges Rise in product costs as plastic firms unable to absorb increases fully BY AARON LOW aaronl@sph.com.sg LOCAL plastic manufacturers are struggling to keep costs in check in the wake of surging oil prices that are making their raw materials more expensive. Prices

Aviation industry gets ready for 3.3 billion fliers by 2014 [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Aviation industry gets ready for 3.3 billion fliers by 2014 BY KARAMJIT KAUR AVIATION CORRESPONDENT PARTICIPANTS at a weekend meeting to discuss the aviation industry have exchanged ideas on how to ensure the sustainability of a sector expected to grow by more than 30 per cent over a five-year period

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WHAT’S ONLINE MOST READ, MOST COMMENTED ON AND MORE www.straitstimes.com MOST-READ ONLINE L DBS shares fall despite strong quarterly earnings LFacebook staff might sell fortune in stock L Temasek pays S$2.2m Indonesia telecom fine MOST COMMENTED ON L Showflats: Is what you see what you get? Says kennyticks2010: “Advertisements are

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You can turn things around J UST the other day, I returned home from school feeling really lousy. I received a C on a piece of art that I worked very hard on. My classmates made fun of my new haircut. Then I lost my favourite pencil. To top it

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Dirty hotels [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Dirty hotels Feb 9 Two S’pore hotels named and shamed ACTIVITY BY SERENE GOH By Mavis Toh Goldkist Beach Resort and The Aspinals Hotel are ranked among the dirtiest hotels in Asia. Goldkist topped travel site TripAdvisor’s 2011 list of Top 10 dirtiest hotels in Asia last month. Last year,

Sudden death [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Sudden death ACTIVITY BY ANDREW DUFFY Jan 25 Man dies after exercise at weight-loss challenge By Mavis Toh Safety precautions surrounding weight-loss challenge Lose To Win are being reviewed after a father of two died shortly after a brisk walking session last Saturday. Mr Ong Joo Aun, 54, a human

More teens go under the knife [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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More teens go under the knife ACTIVITY BY ANDREW DUFFY ST, Jan 30 Plastic surgeons see 30 per cent increase over last five years, with more invasive procedures By Fiona Low, Melissa Lin PLASTIC surgery is no longer just for those who have lost the bloom of youth. More young

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Town on the green [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Town on the green Find out interesting facts and trivia about the neighbourhood you live in. This week, we visit Bishan in the central part of Singapore. By Eisen Teo By Eisen Teo 1 POPULATION: 91,300 as of 2010, or 24 out of every 1,000 Singaporeans, with Little Red Dot

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MONEY MATTERS The word “inflation” has been in the news lately. What does it mean? Inflation refers to the rising cost of goods and services. In small amounts, inflation can be a good thing. It means that economies are robust and people are buying goods and services. When there is

Skipping for a good cause [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Skipping for a good cause Students from Geylang Methodist earned gifts for the elderly by skipping. reports Matthew Hui KHOR Sheng Hou and Lee Wei Khiang were thrown a challenge they could not resist. Skip 300 times and earn a health product from 3M for a needy elderly person. The

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Korean women suffer from 'Holiday Syndrome' [ARTICLE]

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Korean women suffer from 'Holiday Syndrome' MANY women in South Korea suffer physical and mental illness during the Chinese New Year holidays because of the intense stress from the extra chores expected of them. WHY IT MATTERS In seven out of 10 families in South Korea, both spouses work. Yet,

Malaysia destroying forests 3 times faster than rest of Asia [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Malaysia destroying forests 3 times faster than rest of Asia Eileen Aung-Thwin brings you news bites from the region Eileen Aung-Thwin ANEW study has found that Malaysia is destroying 2 per cent of the rainforest in Sarawak every year and none will be left by the end of the decade.

China to invest $1.9 trillion in high-end tech [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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China to invest $1.9 trillion in high-end tech SOURCES say that the Asian giant plans to spend US$1.5 trillion (S$1.9 trillion) in seven key areas over the next five years. WHY IT MATTERS This ambitious plan is meant to help China change its economy so it is not just a

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Too much water [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Too much water Bangkok’s rivers have made city folks rich but annual floods can be devastating. By Ellen Whyte THAILAND’S capital Bangkok lies on the delta of the Chao Phraya river, about 40km from the Gulf of Thailand. As a result, there are dozens of khlong or canals that flow

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NEWS IN PHOTOS Do you know what has been happening around the world? How do you feel after reading about these incidents? Write in to stdot@sph.com.sg to tell us. By Kimiko Chan By Kimiko Chan ACTIVITY CRITICAL THINKING QUESTIONS 1. What are human rights? Why would secret prisons where prisoners

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When good is bad [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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When good is bad Junk food may taste great but it is bad for you. Kimiko Chan explains Kimiko Chan Sources: BBC Health Kidshealth.org AFP JUNK food is the name sometimes given to unhealthy food anything that is high in calories, sugar, fat or salt, but contains few of the

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Budding poets [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Budding poets Having A Pet Having a pet is so much fun, Running with your dog, in the sun. If you are a girl, you might love some rabbits, and if you’re not responsible for it, you must admit. A hamster on a wheel looks just fine, like when you’re

GET IN ACTION! [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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GET IN ACTION! Nature The sun shines in the cloudless blue sky, the moon gleams in the starry night, the birds chirp in the willow trees, as flowers drift in peace and harmony. Teo Kate-Lyn, 10, Raffles Girls’ Primary School What new co-curricular activities are you taking part in? Or

WRITE IN AND WIN! [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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WRITE IN AND WIN! Are you fascinated by marine creatures? Do you dream of exploring the depths of the sea? Write in to stdot@sph.com.sg and tell us, in not more than 30 words, what you like about the ocean and the creatures that live there. The two best entries will

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Writer JAILED for tall tale [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Writer JAILED for tall tale Book author lied to publisher he had access to reclusive billionaire and even faked his handwriting June 16, 1972, New York For a while, book author Clifford Irving had everyone fooled. He had written several fiction and non-fiction books but none had sold many copies.

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Family matters [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Family matters Join the librarians from the National Library Board as they check out books featuring families this month. Find out which are the public libraries you can borrow these books from at ACTIVITY Have you read any books about families and the relationships between family members recently? Write in

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Joining sentences [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Joining sentences Dec 11, 2010 Very popular but very different ACTIVITY Join each pair of sentences with “and” or “but”. 1. Running is inexpensive. Running can be done anywhere. Collect all 11 weeks of Big On English this term. T1-07 4. Running is suitable for stamina-building. Running can cause foot

Test your observation [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Test your observation Refer to the advertisement on the right and answer the questions that follow. ACTIVITY 1. What is the value of the Golden Rabbit? a) $78 b) $178 c) $888 2. Which word has the same meaning as “luck”? a) Fengshui b) Exclusive c) Fortune 3. What is

Contextual clues [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Contextual clues ACTIVITY ST, Dec 18, 2010 Lanterns shaped like iconic buildings for River Hongbao Giant illuminated lanterns shaped like iconic new Singapore buildings will take centre stage in next year’s River Hongbao celebrations. The icons, which include the Marina Barrage and public housing estate Pinnacle@ Duxton, will be mounted

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Let’s play it safe Refer to the advertisement on the right and answer the questions that follow. By Malini Nathan ACTIVITY 1. Eagles Safes’ tagline is “THE SAFE YOU CAN RELY ON”. What do you think it is trying to convey to its customers? safes? 3. What are some of

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How does a recorder make music? Most of you have probably played the recorder before. But do you know how the air you blow in creates music? TEXT TAY HUI CHIANG SOURCE FLUTE-A-BEC.COM Before we look at the recorder, we must first understand how sound is produced. We hear a

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Mysterious Albania [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Mysterious Albania Venture into the unknown in Albania and discover its scenic delights tan chung lee stlife@sph.com.sg The writer is a freelance travel writer. Albania is a bit of an enigma. Occupying an elongated strip of land that forms part of the Balkan Peninsula, it stretches along the Adriatic coast

Extra travel fairs cut [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Extra travel fairs cut Natas cancels two fairs added last year after feedback from travel agencies cheryl tan tcheryl@sph.com.sg Bargain hunters will have fewer travel fairs to suss out holiday deals this year. The National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (Natas) is doing away with the two additional fairs, Natas

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dr hols I plan to visit Malacca with my four-year-old child. Do you have any suggestions for our itinerary and hotel accommodation? David Chin See Malacca city on a bicycle with your child riding pillion. Melaka On Bike (www.melakaonbike.com) offers fami-ly-friendly cycling tours with bicycles for children and baby seats

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the concierge SCORE A DATE OVERSEAS Budget airline Jetstar has teamed up with local dating agency Lunch Actually to hold a Meet and Mingle in Mystical Guilin trip from March 2 to 5. Participants in this four-day-three-night holiday will tour Guilin, including its mountains and rivers, while getting to know

Bieber, the Grammy loser [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Bieber, the Grammy loser It was a night of upsets with Arcade Fire and Esperanza Spalding snagging unexpected wins eddino abdul hadi dinohadi@sph.com.sg Associated Press Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber walked away empty-handed from the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, held on Sunday in Los Angeles. Nominated for Best New Artist

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Go ahead quote me ‘You show me an actor doing a s*** movie, I’ll show you a guy with a bad divorce’ Actor Bill Murray (right) on how life can get in the way of film careers ‘Professionally, I’m not supposed to discuss any negotiations so I have to parse

Chopping spree [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Chopping spree Korean artists, who are in Singapore, chop things up to make new artwork akshita nanda akshitan@sph.com.sg Seoul-based sculptor and painter Yee Sookyung is constructing curvy towers out of discarded ceramics for London’s prominent Saatchi Gallery and hopes to enlist Singaporeans in a new art project. Yet up to

Return of The Little Nyonya [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Return of The Little Nyonya rachael boon The popular 2008 Channel 8 drama The Little Nyonya is back on television and this time, the titular character and everyone else in the show, speaks a lot more Peranakan words than just “nya nya” or mother. The entire drama has been dubbed

Attendance goes up [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Attendance goes up Eighty five per cent of tickets sold for 10-day festival Huayi Chinese Festival of Arts corrie tan corriet@sph.com.sg After nine years, the annual Huayi Chinese Festival of Arts has succeeded in reaching out to more people. Eighty-five per cent of tickets were sold this year and 180,000

Laidback gig with humour [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Laidback gig with humour reviewconcert IN::MUSIC RELAX-ONE Esplanade Recital Studio/Sunday boon chan Relax by name, relaxed by nature. The indie Taiwanese band released their debut album, I Want To Relax And Play, in 2005 and their follow-up, One More, came out last Friday. There was, aptly enough, a laidback vibe

Learning from Edward Lam [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Learning from Edward Lam HK director’s works may be flawed but one can learn from his savvy marketing, clever casting and grand vision viewpoint adeline chia arts correspondent chiahta@sph.com.sg Grand Expectations was the title of Edward Lam’s latest production at the Huayi Chinese Festival of Arts, and it could well

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The King’s Speech sweeps Bafta [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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The King’s Speech sweeps Bafta Agence France-Presse London The King’s Speech continued its regal progress through the awards season, winning the Best Film award at Britain’s Bafta awards, as Colin Firth, who plays its stammering monarch, picked up Best Actor. The dramatisation of the true-life relationship between King George VI

Wu returns as Guess host [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Wu returns as Guess host Taipei The wacky Jacky Wu (right) will be back to save the 15-year variety show, Guess, says the China Times. He had made the programme a hit in his 12 years on it but last year, amid soft ratings, he had to make way for

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