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THE STRAITS TIMES SINCE 1845 SA TURD A Y J UNE 2 201 $1.00 A Singapore Press Holdings publication MICA (P) 002/02/2012

ON TARGET FOR CHARITY [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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ON TARGET FOR CHARITY SPORTS PAGE C20 Liverpool star Craig Bellamy kicking balls from the Fullerton Hotel onto a bumboat 30m away on the Singapore River yesterday. The striker was in town to launch the Reds’ new home jersey. His efforts were enough to see Scafe, whose ecofriendly fabric was

Sharp fall in global production [ARTICLE]

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Sharp fall in global production Many economies, including China, faltering or shrinking, surveys show BLOOMBERG AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE REUTERS LONDON A slew of figures released yesterday presented a grim reading on the state of the world’s economy, with surveys showing many major economies, including several in Asia, faltering or shrinking. Declines

Crowded out [ARTICLE]

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Crowded out MOST Singaporeans believe the country needs foreigners, but mainly to do the jobs that locals do not want. They are less welcoming of foreigners at other levels. A Straits Times survey to gauge locals’ feelings towards foreigners finds that top causes of friction include over-crowding and competition for

Formula One puts the brakes on IPO [ARTICLE]

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Formula One puts the brakes on IPO By ALVIN FOO alfoo@sph.com.sg THE brakes have been put on Formula One’s (F1) proposed share listing in Singapore the fifth major Asian public offering to be delayed or pulled in a week. Sources said the initial public offering (IPO), set to raise as

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2,000 protesters blockade Thailand’s Parliament [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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2,000 protesters blockade Thailand’s Parliament They force MPs to delay debate on Bill allowing Thaksin to return By NIRMAL GHOSH THAILAND CORRESPONDENT nirmal@sph.com.sg www.facebook.com/ST.Nirmal BANGKOK That Thailand remains politically volatile was underlined yesterday when protesters forced the ruling party to postpone a parliamentary debate on legislation that would pave the

Yudhoyono: Asia must work towards ‘win-win’ relationships [ARTICLE]

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Yudhoyono: Asia must work towards ‘win-win’ relationships SHANGRI-LA DIALOGUE By BEN NADARAJAN ASSISTANT FOREIGN EDITOR benjamin@sph.com.sg REGIONALISM is tricky business and not something that is easy to achieve. Still, Asia would need to work towards “win-win” relationships in order to forge peace and stability in the region. Indonesian President Susilo

‘Yes, in my backyard’ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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‘Yes, in my backyard’ Group of 500 residents want Govt to stick to plans to build rehab centres By ROBIN CHAN chanckr@sph.com.sg A GROUP of 500 residents in Mountbatten are fighting back against their neighbours’ opposition to plans for rehabilitation centres for the elderly to be built in their estate.

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Broader impact of India’s slowdown [ARTICLE]

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Broader impact of India’s slowdown OPINION WHILE India’s growth of over 6 per cent is handsome compared to the anaemia of the West, it represents a considerable drop measured against previous performance and general market expectation. Policy paralysis deserves the blame, and nothing will change until the major political parties

Bolt leaves rivals trailing [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Bolt leaves rivals trailing SPORT JAMAICA’S Usain Bolt clocked the season’s best 100m time of 9.76sec at a meet in Rome on Thursday to signal that he is peaking nicely for July’s London Olympics. The reigning 100m and 200m Olympic champion beat compatriot Asafa Powell (9.91sec) and France’s Christopher Lemaitre

It’s possible to raise TFR [ARTICLE]

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It’s possible to raise TFR SATURDAY LAURENCE Lien, this week’s By Invitation writer, thinks that it is possible to raise our Total Fertility Rate from 1.2 to 1.5. He also says the effects of Singapore’s ageing population will not be that bad. PAGE D8

Most welcome foreigners but want slowdown [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Most welcome foreigners but want slowdown ST survey shows citizens’ main gripes are over-crowding and jobs By RACHEL CHANG, CHERYL ONG rchang@sph.com.sg ongyiern@sph.com.sg MORE than eight in 10 Singaporeans feel the country needs foreigners, but mostly to do jobs that Singaporeans do not want to do. At the same time,

Myanmar sitting on a ‘time bomb’ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Myanmar sitting on a ‘time bomb’ By NIRMAL GHOSH THAILAND CORRESPONDENT nirmal@sph.com.sg www.facebook.com/ST.Nirmal BANGKOK Myanmar urgently needs training schemes and investments to create jobs to ward off youth unemployment, Ms Aung San Suu Kyi told the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Bangkok. “The proportion of young people unemployed in Burma

Suu Kyi contrasts Bangkok’s bright lights with Yangon blackouts [ARTICLE]

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Suu Kyi contrasts Bangkok’s bright lights with Yangon blackouts ASSOCIATED PRESS BANGKOK Ms Aung San Suu Kyi delighted the World Economic Forum (WEF) delegates by sharing an anecdote about her arrival in Bangkok after 24 years of isolation in Myanmar. The captain of her Thai Airways flight was “so very

President Thein Sein cancels visit to Thailand [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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President Thein Sein cancels visit to Thailand NIRMAL GHOSH BANGKOK Myanmar President Thein Sein (right) has cancelled his state visit to Thailand scheduled for Monday and Tuesday. The President’s website said the visit had been postponed due to some inconveniences. “The trip will be arranged lat- er at a time

Don’t miss ST’s birthday bash [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Don’t miss ST’s birthday bash Tickets for July 15 extravaganza go on sale from Monday By LEE XIN EN xinen@sph.com.sg GET ready to celebrate in a big way with The Straits Times on July 15. Your newspaper will mark its 167th birthday with a mega bash at the Gardens by

Widow fails in appeal for share of husband’s $13m estate [ARTICLE]

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Widow fails in appeal for share of husband’s $13m estate By K.C. VIJAYAN vijayan@sph.com.sg A WOMAN has failed in her appeal to get a share of her husband’s $13 million estate which he had willed to their grandson. Her 56-year-old husband died in 2006 after they were granted a divorce

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Crackdown on illegal Filipino maids [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Crackdown on illegal Filipino maids China’s move comes amid spat over disputed shoal By HO AI LI CHINA CORRESPONDENT hoaili@sph.com.sg BEIJING Like many Filipino maids in China, Rita tries not to go out these days if she can help it. Although she is a Catholic, she even skips church on

ASIA

China state-owned firms ‘indispensable’ [ARTICLE]

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China state-owned firms ‘indispensable’ They will remain ‘mainstay’ of the economy, says top official newspaper REUTERS BEIJING China’s top official newspaper has defended the dominance of state-owned companies, signalling they will remain bulwarks of economic policy despite a series of moves to spur private investment. Chinese policymakers have pledged in

STREETS OF OLD BEIJING COME ALIVE [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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STREETS OF OLD BEIJING COME ALIVE A digitised panorama measuring 228m by 3m, depicting animated scenes of Beijing during the 1930s, takes centre stage at the first China International Fair for Trade in Services held in Beijing’s National Convention Centre for five days, starting from last Monday. It features thousands

Beijing nod for nuclear safety plan [ARTICLE]

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Beijing nod for nuclear safety plan BLOOMBERG BEIJING China has approved a nuclear safety framework, suggesting an impending end to a moratorium on approving new atomic plants in the wake of last year’s Fukushima disaster. The State Council, or Cabinet, approved “in principle” on Thursday the proposed plan for governing

China ‘arrests suspected US spy’ [ARTICLE]

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China ‘arrests suspected US spy’ Aide to security vice-minister worked for CIA, say sources REUTERS HONG KONG A Chinese state security official has been arrested on suspicion of spying for the United States, sources said, in a case that could represent China’s worst known breach of state intelligence in two

Tsang sorry for ‘tarnishing HK civil service’ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Tsang sorry for ‘tarnishing HK civil service’ REUTERS HONG KONG Outgoing leader Donald Tsang apologised tearfully for his part in one of a series of corruption scandals that have embarrassed the Chinese city, a day after an independent report called for him to be held more accountable. Mr Tsang, 67,

China filters: New Google alert on search terms [ARTICLE]

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China filters: New Google alert on search terms ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING Google has added a feature that alerts users in China who enter search keywords that might give blocked results, and suggests they try other terms. Google’s announcement on Thursday made no mention of Beijing’s extensive Internet controls. But it

Hardline groups growing bolder [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Hardline groups growing bolder Indonesia failing to control vigilantes, allowing them to set moral tone: Analysts By ZUBAIDAH NAZEER INDONESIA CORRESPONDENT zubaidah@sph.com.sg JAKARTA Emboldened by their success in getting a Lady Gaga concert that was supposed to be held here tomorrow cancelled, hardline groups such as the Islamic Defenders Front

PAS rallies supporters for next election [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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PAS rallies supporters for next election At massive Kedah rally, it declares coming polls as best chance to win power By CAROLYN HONG MALAYSIA BUREAU CHIEF carolynh@sph.com.sg ALOR STAR The opposition declared the next general election its “best chance” to win federal power, as thousands of loyalists turned up at

Less support for Najib, especially among Chinese [ARTICLE]

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Less support for Najib, especially among Chinese By LESTER KONG MALAYSIA CORRESPONDENT lestkong@sph.com.sg KUALA LUMPUR Prime Minister Najib Razak’s approval rating is slipping, particularly among Malaysia’s Chinese minority, whom he had been assiduously wooing, a factor that might weigh on his calculations on when to call a general election. The

Cops nabbed for framing tourist on drug charges [ARTICLE]

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Cops nabbed for framing tourist on drug charges Indian investigators believe the six are part of racket targeting foreigners in Goa PANAJI (India) Indian investigators have said they believe six policemen accused of planting drugs on an Israeli tourist in Goa are part of a larger racket framing foreigners in

Shanmugam visits north and east Sri Lanka [ARTICLE]

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Shanmugam visits north and east Sri Lanka FOREIGN Minister K. Shanmugam visited the eastern and northern provinces of Sri Lanka as part of his first official visit to the island nation on Wednesday and Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said. On Wednesday, he visited Trincomalee, a port city

‘Russian inaction may mean Syrian war’ [ARTICLE]

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‘Russian inaction may mean Syrian war’ Clinton pushing Moscow and Beijing to act decisively to stem violence NEW YORK TIMES, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, ASSOCIATED PRESS COPENHAGEN US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pressed Russia and China to back decisive action against the Syrian president before the violence draws neighbouring countries into

US student allegedly ‘killed, ate roommate’ [ARTICLE]

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US student allegedly ‘killed, ate roommate’ AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON A college student has told police he killed his roommate, cut up the body and ate part of the victim’s brain and his whole heart, media reports in the United States said. Alexander Kinyua of Baltimore, Maryland, was arrested

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Body parts: Victim identified [ARTICLE]

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Body parts: Victim identified AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE OTTAWA Montreal police said yesterday the victim of a Canadian porn star suspected of filming the dismemberment of his boyfriend and mailing his body parts was a Chinese student. The victim “was a Chinese national studying in Montreal”, Montreal police commander Ian Lafreniere told

Verdict on ex-senator mixed [ARTICLE]

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Verdict on ex-senator mixed WASHINGTON POST GREENSBORO (North Carolina) Mr John Edwards, a lawyer who made use of his good looks and inspiring personal history to affect a quick political rise in the United States, was acquitted of one count of political corruption, with the judge declaring a mistrial on

Mubarak sentencing ‘live’ [ARTICLE]

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Mubarak sentencing ‘live’ AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE CAIRO Egyptian state television will broadcast live the verdict and sentencing today of former president Hosni Mubarak, his sons and security chiefs in a murder and corruption trial, official media reported. State television will charge foreign media between US$7,000 (S$8,800) and US$10,000 to buy the

Cancer cases set to surge 75% worldwide by 2030 [ARTICLE]

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Cancer cases set to surge 75% worldwide by 2030 Unhealthy ‘Westernised’ diet, lifestyles in poor nations causing sharp rises AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE REUTERS PARIS The number of people with cancer is set to surge more than 75 per cent worldwide by 2030, with unhealthy “Westernised” lifestyles being adopted in poor countries

Dark chocs ‘help cut heart attack risks’ [ARTICLE]

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Dark chocs ‘help cut heart attack risks’ AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE SYDNEY Dark chocolate has “significant” benefits for high-risk cardiac patients and could prevent heart attacks and strokes, Australian researchers say. Eating 100g of chocolate with a 70 per cent or higher cocoa content every day was an effective risk reduction measure,

THE RETURN OF THE DRAGON [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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THE RETURN OF THE DRAGON The unmanned SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, the first commercial space cargo carrier in the world, on a boat after parachuting back to Earth and landing in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday, bringing back old equipment. Its return marked the end of a revolutionary International Space Station

SERBIAN FOREIGN MINISTER VUK JEREMIC Europe’s ‘Kid’ puts youth to good use [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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SERBIAN FOREIGN MINISTER VUK JEREMIC Europe’s ‘Kid’ puts youth to good use Given key govt portfolio at age 31, he now sets his sights on UN post By BEN NADARAJAN ASSISTANT FOREIGN EDITOR benjamin@sph.com.sg FIVE years ago, he was Europe’s “Kid” a surprise pick as Serbia’s new foreign minister at

Stocks fall as investors seek security [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Stocks fall as investors seek security World bourses drop to year-lows on fears over China growth, Spain woes REUTERS ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON US Treasury yields hit their lowest in hundreds of years and world stocks dropped towards year-lows, as investors scrambled for lifelines on worries about Spain’s parlous finances and

US job creation figures for May lowest in a year [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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US job creation figures for May lowest in a year REUTERS ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON The latest US job figures the weakest in a year suggest the economic recovery is faltering. On a slightly brighter note, consumer spending in the United States edged up modestly in April. However, personal income growth

Victory in Ireland offers EU little relief [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Victory in Ireland offers EU little relief Govt claims victory in referendum on Europe’s fiscal pact, but woes remain REUTERS DUBLIN Ireland’s government declared victory in a referendum on Europe’s new fiscal treaty yesterday, but saw little reason to celebrate as problems across the euro zone continued to weigh on

Euro zone ‘runs significant risk of breaking up’ [ARTICLE]

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Euro zone ‘runs significant risk of breaking up’ BLOOMBERG REUTERS HELSINKI The 17-nation euro zone is in real danger of disintegrating unless it revamps its fiscal and economic ties, the European Union Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner has said. “The way things are going and under the current structures, the

China, Japan begin currency swap [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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China, Japan begin currency swap Direct yuan-yen trading will help promote Chinese unit’s use globally AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE SHANGHAI China and Japan started direct currency trading yesterday as Beijing marked another stage in its journey to foster the yuan’s use internationally in line with its growing economic clout. Market participants can

Growth worry rises as India govt blasted for dismal data [ARTICLE]

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Growth worry rises as India govt blasted for dismal data AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE NEW DELHI India’s central bank has warned that economic growth could slow further after its worst quarterly figures in nine years, as business leaders and newspapers blasted the government for the slump. Data for the January-March quarter, released

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Macau casino revenue up 7.3% [ARTICLE]

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Macau casino revenue up 7.3% BLOOMBERG MACAU Gambling revenue in Macau’s casinos rose 7.3 per cent last month, the slowest pace since July 2009, matching estimates. Revenue for the six casino operators rose to 26.1 billion patacas (S$4.2 billion).

Rogue trader’s appeal next week [ARTICLE]

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Rogue trader’s appeal next week AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE PARIS Rogue trader Jerome Kerviel’s appeals trial begins on Monday against a 2010 conviction for wild gambles that led to losses of ¤5 billion (S$8 billion) and almost brought Societe Generale down. Kerviel has always argued that his superiors knew what he was

Nomura raises pay as profit falls [ARTICLE]

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Nomura raises pay as profit falls BLOOMBERG TOKYO Nomura Holdings, Japan’s largest brokerage, raised pay for top executives by 79 per cent last fiscal year, even as its earnings slid 60 per cent.

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Getting India to shine again [ARTICLE]

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Getting India to shine again TO NO surprise, news that India’s growth rate slipped to an indolent 5.3 per cent in the first quarter, its slowest performance in nine years, compounded general anxieties about the economy. The gross domestic product (GDP) growth was 9.2 per cent in the same quarter

The perils of heavy multitasking [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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The perils of heavy multitasking Listening to music, firing off an SMS, tweeting and doing work at the same time? You may think that’s productive, but recent research shows such heavy multitasking slows your brain down, and worse, hinders your learning and judgment EYE ON SCIENCE By ANDY HO SENIOR

Forging bonds of brotherhood [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Forging bonds of brotherhood NATIONAL SERVICE FOR PERMANENT RESIDENTS By WILLIAM CHOONG SENIOR WRITER williamc@sph.com.sg AN INTERESTING statistic popped up from a recent Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) survey of local- and foreign-born citizens. Sixty-nine per cent of the locals polled said having a male child who has completed National

NS: Priceless privilege [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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NS: Priceless privilege By JERMYN CHOW DEFENCE CORRESPONDENT jermync@sph.com.sg WHENSingaporebecame suddenly independent in 1965, its defence assets consisted of two untested infantry battalions, two lightly armed patrol boats and no air force to speak of. Singapore was a new state in a tumultuous region, with an uncertain future. Then Prime

Toast to the Queen [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Toast to the Queen By TERESA LIM LONDON EYE ENGLAND is as prepared as it can be and not just for the collapse of the euro when emergency immigration controls will spring up to thwart an expected invasion by Greeks, Spanish, Portuguese and the Irish. That is still somewhere in

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COE prices are unlikely to fall: Experts [ARTICLE]

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COE prices are unlikely to fall: Experts WE NOTE that consumers in general are expecting a decline in premiums of certificates of entitlement (COEs) following the Land Transport Authority’s announcement that it will pull back on its drive to crimp the growth of the vehicle population here (“Government answers call

Stadium station ill-equipped to handle big concert crowd? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Stadium station ill-equipped to handle big concert crowd? Lee Jinting (Ms) WHILE I am all praise for the way the Singapore Indoor Stadium managed the crowd at Thursday’s concert featuring Lady Gaga, I can hardly say the same about the SMRT staff and the poor way they handled the commuters.

Unstamped entry scare at Causeway [ARTICLE]

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Unstamped entry scare at Causeway Steve Choo PERHAPS visitors to Malaysia can learn from my experience on Tuesday, when I drove to Johor with a friend, via the Causeway (“KL to scrap arrival cards for foreigners”; May 19). My friend’s passport had a Malaysia Automated Clearance System (Macs) tag, which

Knee-jerk fee hike? [ARTICLE]

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Knee-jerk fee hike? MYPOINT Chua Mei Ling (Ms) I READ with consternation Wednesday’s report (“Waste collection fees to rise in Pasir Ris, Tampines, Bedok”). Will the increase in number of recycling bins work, or will the bins end up being filled with non-recyclable items, with residents having to foot the

FORUM ONLINE [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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FORUM ONLINE More letters on www.straitstimes.com 1. MR NATHAN GOH: What are the objectives of parent volunteer scheme? 2. MS GEOW WEI LING: Volunteer scheme shouldn’t be about priority places. 3. MR ALVIN SIM: Yes, co-opt parents’ perspectives in education policy. 4. MR LEONG HOE NAM: No substitute for parents

Not being first isn’t necessarily bad [ARTICLE]

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Not being first isn’t necessarily bad Dr Ooi Can Seng ACCORDING to the International Institute for Management Development World Competitiveness Report, Singapore has become less competitive. We are ranked fourth, down one place, but this may not be a bad thing. L One, the ranking is based on a particular

Keep the community spaces at the new Bidadari [ARTICLE]

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Keep the community spaces at the new Bidadari Liew Kai Khiun HAVING lived near Bidadari Cemetery for my entire 40 years, I am saddened by its upcoming redevelopment (“Bidadari works begin by year end”; Tuesday). While the cemetery’s cultural heritage has been removed with the exhumation of the graves and

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WRITE IN: Letters should be meant for exclusive publication in The Straits Times. They should be no longer than 400 words and must include the writer’s full name, address and phone numbers. The Forum editor reserves the right to edit a letter. For women, please indicate Miss, Ms, Mrs or

No tenants with land sales sites [ARTICLE]

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No tenants with land sales sites Lee Seng Lai Director Land Operations (Private) Division Singapore Land Authority THE quote in the second paragraph of Tuesday’s report (“Some govt land sales sites still have tenants”) suggests that the Government delivers land with tenants to buyers of Government Land Sales sites. This

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Church lift ‘was faulty previously’ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Church lift ‘was faulty previously’ In 2008, couple were trapped in the shaft with lift car parked above them By AMELIA TAN, AMELIA TAN HUI FANG ameltan@sph.com.sg ametan@sph.com.sg THE church lift which descended and killed a maid two weeks ago apparently has a history of malfunctioning going back to at

Church lift the first BCA has seen that is unregistered [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Church lift the first BCA has seen that is unregistered AMELIA TAN THE lift in the Church of St Michael that came down on a maid and killed her is the first unregistered lift the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) here has come across. The BCA said this week that

More taxis soon with data sharing? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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More taxis soon with data sharing? Proposed system allows companies to pair up available cabs and drivers By JANICE TAI jantai@sph.com.sg MORE taxis may be on the road if a new data-sharing computer system among taxi companies is put in place. The system is being discussed by a tripartite committee

82-year-old rescued from burning flat dies in hospital [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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82-year-old rescued from burning flat dies in hospital By CHERIE THIO, AMELIA TAN HUI FANG cthio@sph.com.sg ametan@sph.com.sg THE aged woman who was rescued with her daughter from their burning flat three days ago has died. The 82-year-old, who lived in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 with her 56-year-old daughter, died

More change at the top in public sector [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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More change at the top in public sector EDB head goes to Ministry of Law in the latest round of appointments By GOH CHIN LIAN chinlian@sph.com.sg THE managing director of the Economic Development Board (EDB), Dr Beh Swan Gin, will be made Permanent Secretary (Law) in the latest round of

PUB to review water sports insurance rule [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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PUB to review water sports insurance rule By AMELIA TAN HUI FANG, JALELAH ABU BAKER ametan@sph.com.sg jalmsab@sph.com.sg NATIONAL water agency PUB is reviewing a new rule that requires public liability insurance for operators and organisers of water activities in its reservoirs. Any amendments to the rule, introduced last month, may

1,390 people didn’t vote [ARTICLE]

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1,390 people didn’t vote GOH CHIN LIAN THE 1,390 Hougang residents who were eligible to vote in last Saturday’s by-election but did not, have had their names expunged from electors’ registers. They can apply to have their names restored, the Elections Department (ELD) said yesterday. Those who do not will

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Abandoned, injured dogs’ best friends 5 women set out to rehabilitate, give dogs that have lost limbs good homes People is a weekly series that shines the spotlight on people in the news and around your neighbourhood. If you know of anyone whose story is worth telling, let us know

How about ping pong at new Springleaf Park? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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How about ping pong at new Springleaf Park? Drinks kiosks, meeting areas among other amenities on residents’ wish list By SIAU MING EN siaume@sph.com.sg A NEW community park in Upper Thomson Road’s Springleaf private estate will have not only a carpark, but a table-tennis table and drinks kiosks, if Ms

It’s swipe to order and pay at more eateries [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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It’s swipe to order and pay at more eateries Mobile devices cut waiting time for customers and tracks orders electronically By JESSICA LIM limjess@sph.com.sg A 20-MINUTE wait for food at a downtown Han’s outlet has been cut to eight minutes since staff started using a mobile system to take orders

Research centre a boost for Nan Chiau Primary [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Research centre a boost for Nan Chiau Primary STACEY CHIA FOR Chinese language teacher Quek Guan Hui, one of the challenges for him lies in how to use technology creatively to add more zip to his lessons. “Sometimes, you’re not 100 per cent sure that you’re doing it the right

Uproar on Net over ‘trolley service’ on bus [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Uproar on Net over ‘trolley service’ on bus ComfortDelGro disciplines driver after Stomp post by irate passenger goes viral By BRYNA SIM brynasim@sph.com.sg THE shuttle bus was already packed with passengers, but it took one more a supermarket trolley. Nearly spilling with packed groceries, it was carried onboard by a

Petition to weed out unlicensed tour guides [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Petition to weed out unlicensed tour guides Over 100 signatures garnered so far, urging Govt to take tougher action By JESSICA LIM, MIRANDA YEO limjess@sph.com.sg ymiranda@sph.com.sg LICENSED tour guides trying to protect their rice bowl have urged the Government to do something about their illegal counterparts. A petition making the

Void-deck food centre shuts down [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Void-deck food centre shuts down Operators say they can’t put off closure, citing losses of over $50,000 By TEO WAN GEK wangekt@sph.com.sg AN INTERIM food centre located at the void deck of Block 930, Hougang Street 91, closed on Thursday after it incurred losses of more than $50,000. Mr Ricky

By-election case: Hougang resident wants PM Lee to take the stand [ARTICLE]

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By-election case: Hougang resident wants PM Lee to take the stand By ANDREA ONG andreao@sph.com.sg THE Hougang resident fighting a court case on the Prime Minister’s discretionary powers in calling by-elections wants PM Lee Hsien Loong to testify in court. Madam Vellama Marie Muthu’s lawyer M. Ravi yesterday filed a

Firm that sued bailiff and landlord loses claim [ARTICLE]

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Firm that sued bailiff and landlord loses claim Case clarifies duties regarding writ of seizure and sale against debtor By K. C. VIJAYAN LAW CORRESPONDENT vijayan@sph.com.sg THE High Court threw out a $1.17 million claim by a tenant who had sued a landlord and court bailiff for seizing and selling

Ex-manager charged over education breaches [ARTICLE]

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Ex-manager charged over education breaches KEZIA TOH A FORMER manager of the now-defunct School of Applied Studies was charged in court yesterday with contravening the Private Education Act. The Council for Private Education said Jeremy Low, 30, was charged with failing to perform a manager’s duties in keeping proper records,

SPH and foundation give $400k to charity [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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SPH and foundation give $400k to charity By JENNANI DURAI jennanid@sph.com.sg SINGAPORE Press Holdings (SPH) and its charity arm have donated $400,000 to help 20 good causes. Top executives from The Straits Times’ parent company and its philanthropic wing, the SPH Foundation, presented a cheque to the Community Chest at

Call to ‘stand up against anti-foreigner tirades’ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Call to ‘stand up against anti-foreigner tirades’ Balakrishnan urges Sinda youth leaders to ‘keep Singapore open’ By CHERIE THIO cthio@sph.com.sg ANTI-FOREIGNER sentiments expressed on the Internet are disappointing and youth leaders need to stand up against such tirades. This was the view expressed by Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for the

Celebrate Indian food on board ‘fishing trawler’ [ARTICLE]

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Celebrate Indian food on board ‘fishing trawler’ By CAROLYN KHEW kcarolyn@sph.com.sg DINERS at this year’s Little India food festival may find themselves eating at an unusual venue a specially constructed fishing trawler. Called the Spice Village, the 37m by 12m vessel is actually a bazaar that will feature stalls run

Midwives who deliver more than just babies [ARTICLE]

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Midwives who deliver more than just babies Demand up for those who help mums through pregnancy, post-birth as well By POON CHIAN HUI chpoon@sph.com.sg TWO hospitals have extended the role of their midwives to include helping expectant mums through their pregnancy and after the baby arrives. These trained nurses work

Mum was better prepared for giving birth [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Mum was better prepared for giving birth POON CHIAN HUI WHEN housewife Siti Maisarah first got pregnant at age 20, her grandmother advised her to engage a midwife. But Ms Siti, now 22 and a mum twice over, said her idea of a midwife was that of someone who ran

Mystery stickers press on at pedestrian crossings [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Mystery stickers press on at pedestrian crossings By GOH SHI TING stgoh@sph.com.sg HUMOROUS stickers pasted on the buttons of traffic lights at pedestrian crossings made a comeback, to the amusement of Singaporeans. Stickers reading “Press until shiok” and “Press to time travel” were found plastered diagonally opposite the 112 Katong

US SENATORS CALL ON PM LEE [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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US SENATORS CALL ON PM LEE Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong welcoming Mr Joseph Lieberman (left), chairman of the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, at the Istana yesterday, as Mr John McCain, ranking member of the US Senate Committee on Armed Services, looked on. During their

Deal for RSAF pilot training signed [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Deal for RSAF pilot training signed Pact allows S’pore helicopter pilots to train at Aussie base till 2027 By JERMYN CHOW DEFENCE CORRESPONDENT jermync@sph.com.sg SINGAPORE and Australia signed a deal yesterday to allow the Republic’s helicopter pi-lot-trainees to fly in Queensland for another 15 years until 2027. Pilots from the

Handler jailed for baggage thefts at Changi Airport [ARTICLE]

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Handler jailed for baggage thefts at Changi Airport By ELENA CHONG elena@sph.com.sg AN AIRPORT baggage handler who stole a pair of earrings from a passenger’s unlocked luggage was sentenced to 10 months’ jail yesterday. Between 2010 and last year, Jufri Jaffar, 33, was involved in a spate of baggage thefts

Jail, fine for MD who took bribe [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Jail, fine for MD who took bribe He also abetted employee to alter invoices to cheat firm of $2m KHUSHWANT SINGH A MANAGING director accepted a bribe in return for favouring certain companies for ship charters. Willy Teo See Khiang, 59, also abetted a manager at his firm to alter

93 nabbed, drugs worth $54k seized in island-wide raids [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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93 nabbed, drugs worth $54k seized in island-wide raids ANTI-NARCOTICS officers have arrested 93 suspects after an island-wide sweep which started on Wednesday and ended yesterday. Drugs worth more than $53,880 were seized during the operation. They included heroin, Ice, Erimin-5, Ecstasy, ketamin and cannabis. Officers from the Central Narcotics

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Manager jailed for hurting cabby [ARTICLE]

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Manager jailed for hurting cabby A BUSINESS development manager was jailed five weeks yesterday for punching and kicking a cabby over a fare dispute. Andrew Tan Soo Kiat, 36, had jumped on the taxi’s bonnet after the cab driver had taken him and a friend to their destination at the

Assisted illegal gambling cafes [ARTICLE]

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Assisted illegal gambling cafes A FREELANCE IT technician was jailed for two weeks and fined $10,000 yesterday for helping to manage a venue used as an illegal Internet gambling cafe. Teo Choon Hock, 44, admitted to two counts of assisting in the management of the cafes in Bedok and Tampines

Social enterprise award nominations now open [ARTICLE]

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Social enterprise award nominations now open NOMINATIONS for the inaugural President’s Challenge Social Enterprise Awards are now open. First announced in March, the awards recognise successful and sustainable social enterprises which have made a significant social impact in Singapore. Honours will be given out in three categories: Social Enterprise Start-

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Room with a view? Not always New projects may spring up next to existing ones, obstructing the breeze and panoramic views By ESTHER TEO PROPERTY REPORTER esthert@sph.com.sg VIEWS from the top are often coveted and many buyers are willing to pay a premium to secure high-floor apartments. But these prized

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M&C to open hotel in Georgia [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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M&C to open hotel in Georgia 220-room five-star hotel in Tbilisi targeted to open by mid-2014 By ESTHER TEO PROPERTY REPORTER esthert@sph.com.sg CITY Developments’ subsidiary Millennium Copthorne Hotels (M&C) will open its first hotel in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, in a region sandwiched between western Asia and eastern Europe.

THIS IS A WEEKLY TABLE, FEATURING HOME SALES IN DIFFERENT AREAS OF SINGAPORE. [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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91 Pasir Ris EC units sold on first day of booking [ARTICLE]

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91 Pasir Ris EC units sold on first day of booking AMANDA TAN MORE than 90 units have been sold at executive condominium (EC) Watercolours on its first day of booking. The 99-year leasehold project in Pasir Ris opened for booking at noon yesterday and will close at 9pm today.

Changing face of Pasir Ris [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Changing face of Pasir Ris Experts say upcoming projects may cause congestion but transport links, affordability make area a good buy By AMANDA TAN tamanda@sph.com.sg PASIR Ris is easily dismissed as a sleepy outpost at the end of the East-West MRT line, but property experts say home hunters could do

Big Three not unduly upset by euro turmoil [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Big Three not unduly upset by euro turmoil Investors fleeing to safety likely to park funds in local banks PLAY OF THE WEEK By GOH ENG YEOW SENIOR CORRESPONDENT engyeow@sph.com.sg THE big surprise this week was the relatively muted impact on local banks from the latest flare-up in the euro

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Little buzz over plan to link up SGX and Bursa [ARTICLE]

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Little buzz over plan to link up SGX and Bursa Marketing drive needs cranking up, issues ironed out to draw investors By ANITA GABRIEL SENIOR CORRESPONDENT anitag@sph.com.sg KEEN to plump up your investment portfolio with Malaysian shares to ride the upside potential offered by battered blue-chip stocks across the Causeway?

17% of Singapore households are millionaires [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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17% of Singapore households are millionaires By MELISSA TAN melissat@sph.com.sg SINGAPORE leads the world in terms of the proportion of households classed as millionaires after the ranks of the wealthy swelled again last year. A new study has found that the number of households with investable assets of US$1 million

Rules on ownership caps not finalised yet, says Bank Indonesia [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Rules on ownership caps not finalised yet, says Bank Indonesia By ZAKIR HUSSAIN INDONESIA CORRESPONDENT zakirh@sph.com.sg INDONESIA’S central bank says it has yet to finalise rules on ownership caps for the country’s banks, amid reports that new investors can hold a maximum stake of only 40 per cent. Bank Indonesia

Start-ups in licensing deal with A*Star [ARTICLE]

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Start-ups in licensing deal with A*Star Agreement will help five firms take their products to the marketplace By LESTER HIO lesterh@sph.com.sg FIVE start-ups are a step closer to getting their products into the marketplace. The five signed licensing agreements yesterday with Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd (ETPL), the commercialisation arm of

Minister, NUS president on MAS board [ARTICLE]

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Minister, NUS president on MAS board TRADE and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang has been reappointed to the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) board of directors as deputy chairman for another two years. This took effect yesterday,the MAS announced. Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, president of the National University of Singapore,

An ACE idea for entrepreneurship learning [ARTICLE]

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An ACE idea for entrepreneurship learning By MAGDALEN NG songyuan@sph.com.sg MORE education is needed to encourage entrepreneurship from an early age, said Minister of State for Trade and Industry Teo Ser Luck. That is why the Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE), which Mr Teo chairs, has set up an Entrepreneurship

SingTel to hire behavioural experts [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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SingTel to hire behavioural experts It wants to understand customers better to offer right digital content By GRACE CHNG SENIOR CORRESPONDENT chngkeg@sph.com.sg SINGTEL has started a global hiring campaign for a new kind of professional not usually associated with a technology outfit. The telco is looking for behavioural experts as

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Keppel unit snags $720m deal to build third rig for Maersk [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Keppel unit snags $720m deal to build third rig for Maersk By YUNITA ONG yunitaso@sph.com.sg A UNIT of Keppel Corp has secured a US$560 million (S$720 million) contract to build a repeat jackup rig for a unit of AP Moller Maersk. Demand for rigs is still strong even though oil

Khazanah, Fortis to vie for investors with IPOs [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Khazanah, Fortis to vie for investors with IPOs Latest bout will see the two firms release share offerings around the same time NEWS ANALYSIS By ANITA GABRIEL SENIOR CORRESPONDENT anitag@sph.com.sg TWO years after a bitter takeover battle for Singapore’s Parkway Holdings, rivals Malaysia’s Khazanah Nasional and India’s Fortis Group are

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Asian markets start month on stormy note [ARTICLE]

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Asian markets start month on stormy note STI falls to lowest level in nearly six months on Europe fears, dismal data BULLS AND BEARS By ALVIN FOO alfoo@sph.com.sg THE start of a new month did not bring much-needed reprieve to ailing Asian markets yesterday. After a carnage-filled May, with record

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POOL WITH BELLS, WHISTLES Reds star Bellamy tips new manager Rodgers to deliver attractive football By SANJAY NAIR nsanjay@sph.com.sg THE size of the task awaiting new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been laid bare by one of his very own players. A whole different ball game awaits at Anfield, Reds

Mourinho to visit S’pore [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Mourinho to visit S’pore By FABIUS CHEN fabiusc@sph.com.sg THE Special One is coming to town. Jose Mourinho, manager of newly-crowned La Liga champions Real Madrid, will be in Singapore on June 14, The Straits Times understands. His visit is believed to be in conjunction with the Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim

SPURS’ STREAK STOPPED [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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SPURS’ STREAK STOPPED Durant, Sefolosha help Thunder end San Antonio’s winning run at 20 ASSOCIATED PRESS OKLAHOMA CITY The streak is over. The series may only be beginning. Kevin Durant scored 22 points, Thabo Sefolosha set play-off career-bests with 19 points and six steals, and the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped

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NEXT 48 HOURS Today Basketball NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 3: Boston v Miami (Live, StarHub Ch202, 8.30am). Women’s National C’ship (Singapore Basketball Centre, 5.30pm). ABL S-final 1: Malaysia Dragons v San Miguel Beermen (Live, mio TV Ch114, 4pm). Bowling Singapore International Open: Grand Step-Ladder Finals (Orchid Bowl, 4.30pm. Live,

SCORES [ARTICLE]

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SCORES Football International friendlies Mexico 2 Bosnia-Herzegovina 1, Armenia 0 Greece 1, Germany 2 Israel 0, France 2 Serbia 0. World Cup qualifiers, Oceania: Samoa 1 Tahiti 10, Vanuatu 2 New Caledonia 5. Golf Memorial tournament In Dublin, Ohio, 1st rd (USA unless noted): 66 Scott Stallings. 67 Spencer Levin,

Tiger satisfied after opening with a 70 [ARTICLE]

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Tiger satisfied after opening with a 70 REUTERS DUBLIN (Ohio) Tiger Woods, without playing at his best, moved into contention at the Memorial golf tournament on Thursday, while fellow American Scott Stallings made a welcome return to form by charging into a one-shot lead. Four-time champion Woods birdied three of

3RD SEED OUT IN 3RD ROUND [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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3RD SEED OUT IN 3RD ROUND 2009 champion Kuznetsova stuns Radwanska AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE ASSOCIATED PRESS REUTERS PARIS Former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova made a mockery of the seedings by outclassing third seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 6-2 in the third round of the French Open yesterday. Radwanska is the highest

Mathieu outlasts Isner [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Mathieu outlasts Isner ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS This time, it turned out differently after all that effort. This time, John Isner lost to an unseeded Frenchman at a Grand Slam tournament with the fifth-set score deep, though not nearly as deep, into double digits. This time, with red clay underneath his

Murray rebuts ‘drama queen’ label [ARTICLE]

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Murray rebuts ‘drama queen’ label PARIS British tennis star Andy Murray has hit back at claims that he is a “drama queen”. Commentating on television, the 66-year-old Virginia Wade, Britain’s last Wimbledon champion, was less than impressed with Murray’s antics in Thursday’s 1-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 win over Finland’s Jarkko

Let’s accept athletes for what they are [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Let’s accept athletes for what they are IN GOOD CONSCIENCE By ROB HUGHES stsports@sph.com.sg AS THE host nation, Britain has a funny way of appreciating its tiny handful of potential golden Olympians. The newspapers, TV and the so-called social media have been dressing them up to dress down the allegations

Grip on tyre strategy key [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Grip on tyre strategy key IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT By STEVE SLATER stsports@sph.com.sg THREE-time world champion Jackie Stewart once said that the true art of winning a grand prix is to do it as slowly as possible. Last weekend, Mark Webber gave an exhibition of how to do just that.

BOLT IN 9.76 SEC [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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BOLT IN 9.76 SEC Sprinter attributes year’s fastest 100-metre time to sleeping early REUTERS AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE ROME Usain Bolt is not one of the world’s great worriers. So, as the rest of the world spoke of his impending doom, he rolled back the years and reduced the best of the

UNFANCIED CHAN LEADS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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UNFANCIED CHAN LEADS Undergraduate tops big names after 10 games of Open Masters final By LESTER WONG qnwong@sph.com.sg SOME of bowling’s biggest names were in action at the $150,000 Singapore International Open yesterday, including former world champion Remy Ong, triple Asian Games gold medallist Choi Bok Eum and defending champion

Korean kegler aims to pin down glory [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Korean kegler aims to pin down glory LESTER WONG IN A nation whose biggest sports stars come from football, swimming and golf, South Korea’s bowlers know that 2014 could be their year to shine. That is when the Asian Games comes to Incheon, and having won eight out of the

Chinese stars pull out [ARTICLE]

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Chinese stars pull out THE Li-Ning Singapore Open has lost its star attractions from China less than three weeks before the badminton tournament begins. The organisers announced yesterday that men’s world No. 3 Chen Long and women’s world No. 2 Wang Xin, who is the defending champion, have withdrawn from

Feng looks to paint a winning picture [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Feng looks to paint a winning picture By FABIUS CHEN fabiusc@sph.com.sg AS FENG Tianwei slipped two rungs in the world rankings to No. 10 yesterday, the national paddler vowed to put an end to her slide at the London Olympics. “We don’t want to let Singapore down,” she said, after

DEBUTANTS IMPRESS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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DEBUTANTS IMPRESS Coach Avramovic upbeat despite Lions’ away defeat by Hong Kong Hong Kong 1 Singapore 0 By FABIUS CHEN on Friday. fabiusc@sph.com.sg HE SAID in the lead up to the match that the result did not really matter and, last night, Raddy Avramovic was true to his word. Despite

Officials dismiss racism fears [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Officials dismiss racism fears ASSOCIATED PRESS KIEV Ukrainian officials are denying that football fans of African and Asian origin will be the targets of violence by racist hooligans at the European Championship, and a top tournament organiser says stewards and not police will be the most visible security at stadiums.

Swiss football under fixing spotlight [ARTICLE]

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Swiss football under fixing spotlight ASSOCIATED PRESS GENEVA Swiss football authorities suspect four second-tier matches could be linked to the widespread Italian match-fixing probe. Switzerland’s federal prosecution office says the national football federation has filed a complaint against “unknown persons”. Swiss daily Tages-Anzeiger says the matches include a second division

England soft in the middle [ARTICLE]

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England soft in the middle THE TIMES, LONDON LONDON The sense of crisis surrounding England’s midfield has deepened amid growing concerns about Scott Parker, after Frank Lampard followed Gareth Barry in being ruled out of the European Championship. The loss of the two veteran midfielders leaves a thin squad looking

France midfielder M’Vila injured [ARTICLE]

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France midfielder M’Vila injured ASSOCIATED PRESS REIMS France, England’s opening Group D opponents at Euro 2012, suffered an injury setback of their own when Yann M’Vila hobbled out of Thursday’s 2-0 warm-up win against Serbia in tears. The 21-year-old defensive midfielder from Rennes was almost certain to start against Roy

Italy prepared to pull out of Euros, says coach [ARTICLE]

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Italy prepared to pull out of Euros, says coach REUTERS AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE ROME Italy would quit the European Championship if they were asked to do so, coach Cesare Prandelli claimed yesterday, after match-fixing allegations again tarnished the Azzurri’s image. “If they would say to us that for the good of

S’pore grab both water polo titles [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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S’pore grab both water polo titles By SANJAY NAIR nsanjay@sph.com.sg SINGAPORE’S men and women’s water polo teams were given an almighty scare by Indonesia, but prevailed to lift both titles at the South-east Asia Swimming Championships yesterday. A raucous crowd of around 250 at the Toa Payoh Swimming Complex witnessed

TITLES? RODGERS THAT [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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TITLES? RODGERS THAT New Liverpool manager promises to lead Reds to Premier League glory ASSOCIATED PRESS AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE REUTERS LONDON Brendan Rodgers, the 39-year-old with just 12 Premier League victories, has vowed to bring the glory days back to Liverpool after becoming the club’s new manager yesterday. In the 22

Hulk heading to Chelsea in £38m deal [ARTICLE]

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Hulk heading to Chelsea in £38m deal LONDON Chelsea are on the verge of agreeing a £38 million (S$75 million) deal for Hulk, the Porto striker. Coming just days after capturing playmaker Eden Hazard from Lille for £32 million, the latest splurge is not just a display of owner Roman

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S’pore paddlers to greet fans [ARTICLE]

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S’pore paddlers to greet fans SINGAPORE’S Olympics-bound paddlers will be meeting their fans today for an autograph session from 2.30pm to 4pm at Velocity Novena Square. The team, consisting of Wang Yuegu, Feng Tianwei, Li Jiawei, Gao Ning, Yang Zi and Zhan Jian will also be donning the jerseys that

Athletics coach arrested [ARTICLE]

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Athletics coach arrested ASSOCIATED PRESS MINSK (Belarus) The head coach of the Belarus Olympic track and field team, Anatoly Baduyev, has been arrested on suspicion of corruption. The arrest follows a report in the independent sports weekly Pressball that said “a powerful man” in the athletics federation offered athletes who

Olympics with a purple patch [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Olympics with a purple patch ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON Forget gold, silver and bronze. The dominant colour at the Olympic podium ceremonies will be purple. Olympic authorities yesterday revealed the elements of the 805 ceremonies that will take place in more than 30 venues and released photographs of the costumes that

Lambert set to be Villa boss [ARTICLE]

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Lambert set to be Villa boss ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON English Premier League club Aston Villa remain confident of announcing Paul Lambert as their new manager within the next 24 hours, despite Norwich having rejected his resignation. Lambert, who guided Norwich to a 12th-place finish in the Premier League this year,

‘Japanese will back Games bid’ [ARTICLE]

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‘Japanese will back Games bid’ ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara says low support for the city’s bid to host the 2020 Olympics is an idiosyncrasy of Japanese people and that enthusiasm for the bid will grow with time. He was responding to comments he made on Tuesday that

Team jitters over Twitter [ARTICLE]

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Team jitters over Twitter REUTERS LONDON England have warned their footballers to be careful when using Twitter at Euro 2102. Meanwhile, Spain and Denmark have banned their squads from using the social networking site, fearing that off-the-cuff remarks could cause problems.

Ronaldinho sues club [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Ronaldinho sues club ASSOCIATED PRESS SAO PAULO Ronaldinho’s stint with Brazil’s most popular football club is over, after the player decided to sue Flamengo for reportedly US$20 million (S$25 million) for his unpaid salary and delayed payments. His lawyer Gislaine Nunes said on Thursday that a judge ruled in favour

United to play in Shanghai after Chevrolet deal [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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United to play in Shanghai after Chevrolet deal Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs (left, top) and former United captain Bryan Robson (centre) posing with Chinese students during a media event involving the English football club and Chevrolet in Shanghai on Thursday. United have confirmed that they will play a friendly

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Foreigners are frenemies? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Foreigners are frenemies? Cheryl Ong unravel the complex relationship between “us” and “them” in the Singaporean-foreigner divide. WHAT SINGAPOREANS THINK Rachel Chang Cheryl Ong rchang@sph.com.sg ongyiern@sph.com.sg IT BEGAN with a German woman. Until she became his boss, trading consultant Samuel Pang, 40, barely noticed the foreigners working in his industry.

Free clinics dispense more than health care to migrant workers [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Free clinics dispense more than health care to migrant workers CHERYL ONG FROM a ragtag crew of three doctors renting an office space in red-light district Geylang, free clinic HealthServe has grown into a recognised charity group with more than 60 volunteers. One of its founders, Dr Goh Wei-Leong, said

Online video company values diversity in multinational workforce [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Online video company values diversity in multinational workforce CHERYL ONG AT ONLINE video company ViKi, the only shared language is in computer programming. Currently, fewer than half of the employees in the 40-strong company are Singaporeans, even though its head office is based in Singapore, on the second storey of

Hostility comes from a small minority [ARTICLE]

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Hostility comes from a small minority WHAT FOREIGNERS THINK By CHERYL ONG, RACHEL CHANG ongyiern@sph.com.sg rchang@sph.com.sg HE IS far from home, his job as a cook is tough and the hours long. So when Singaporeans turn unfriendly, Chinese national Jiang Kang Ning, 42, finds it difficult to swallow. That happened

Reacting to the foreign influx [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Reacting to the foreign influx More people are crossing borders to live and work in another country. While they might help plug gaps in their host countries’ labour force, their presence in large numbers can also be a strain on public resources and trigger local resentment. Governments have responded in

LOCALS VERSUS FOREIGNERS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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LOCALS VERSUS FOREIGNERS The Straits Times looks at how host territories differentiate their policies in three areas: housing, education and health care Britain L Population: 62 million people, of whom about seven million are non-British. Of these, two million are permanent residents (PRs) and one million European Union (EU) nationals.

Altruism, the antidote to rising Nimbyism [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Altruism, the antidote to rising Nimbyism A case for motivating citizens to look out for others POLITICS 360 By ELGIN TOH elgintoh@sph.com.sg THE rejection by residents this week of a nursing home in Bishan is the latest in a series of citizen actions motivated by not-in-my-backyard concerns. Forty residents submitted

Nursing home? ‘Anywhere but here’ [ARTICLE]

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Nursing home? ‘Anywhere but here’ TRENDING A look at the talk of the week By LESLIE KOH ASSISTANT POLITICAL EDITOR What it’s all about A GROUP of Bishan residents are protesting against the Government’s plan to build a nursing home in their neighbourhood along Bishan Street 13. At a dialogue

Witty teens [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Witty teens TAGGED MATTHIAS CHEW THEY may be too young to vote, but teens this week showed that they knew a thing or two about politics. When Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean asked students at a pre-university seminar at Nanyang Technological University what they would pledge to do better,

Understanding the Nimby syndrome [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Understanding the Nimby syndrome CHATROOM|LIM BIOW CHUAN AND ELLEN LEE MR LIM Biow Chuan (Mountbatten) and Ms Ellen Lee (Sembawang GRC) are among MPs who have received petitions from residents opposing the building of elderly facilities in their neighbourhood. L What do you think of the recent spate of not-in-my-backyard

Babies & ageing [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Babies ageing S’PORE WELL-EQUIPPED TO COPE BY INVITATION A total fertility rate of at least 1.5 is possible. As for Singapore’s ageing population, its effects won’t be that bad, says contrarian Laurence Lien Laurence Lien The writer is a Nominated Member of Parliament who is the chief executive of the

‘Don’t give up on any of your identities’ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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‘Don’t give up on any of your identities’ Sheikh Dr Mustafa Cedric, the Grand Mufti of Bosnia-Herzegovina, was the distinguished speaker at the annual Muis Lecture Series last October. His speech and the transcript of a question-and-answer session have been published in a booklet titled The Challenge Of Diversity In

What makes S’pore different [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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What makes S’pore different It’s a quality city that has harnessed the hub concept to its advantage By JOERGEN OERSTROEM MOELLER Prof Joergen Oerstroem Moeller is a visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, an Adjunct Professor at the Singapore Management University and Copenhagen Business School,

US-China-India summit: There’s much to gain [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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US-China-India summit: There’s much to gain Geopolitical opportunity to build a community of trust among the 3 powers By KISHORE MAHBUBANI WHEN she was in India this month, United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton proposed a new dialogue between China, India and America, a group dubbed as CIA. Some

A place for drug addicts to get well [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A place for drug addicts to get well Not enough rehab centres in Indonesia, yet those that exist are underused By BRUCE GALE SENIOR WRITER bruceg@sph.com.sg “I JUST want to be well”. Twenty-five-year-old David (not his real name), sat with me on the large verandah of a Christian drug rehabilitation

Are marathons bad for the heart? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Are marathons bad for the heart? Scientists have been trying to find out why some people die of cardiac problems during or immediately after a long-distance run By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS NEW YORK TIMES WHEN word circulates that a runner has died of a heart attack, as the inexhaustible ultramarathoner Micah

THE PEOPLE OF BUKIT BROWN [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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THE PEOPLE OF BUKIT BROWN LIM WUI LIANG MEET Mr Lee Cheng Hoe, who grew up in Bukit Brown Cemetery. The 49-year-old used to live in a kampung known as Kheam Hock Village, on the fringes of the cemetery. There were at least four such kampung settlements bordering or within

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Cushy gigs at home Fans can rock out in comfort as more shows, both local and foreign, are now streamed live on the Internet Eddino Abdul Hadi Music Correspondent dinohadi@sph.com.sg If you cannot get tickets to that hot music festival that features your favourite bands, do not fret. Just go

Potter twins’ singular goal [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Potter twins’ singular goal Oliver and James Phelps of Harry Potter fame want to assert their individuality in showbiz Yip Wai Yee very yipwy@sph.com.sg In almost every way, identical twin brothers Oliver and James Phelps appear to have come far from the days when they played gangly pranksters Fred and

A reporter for royalty [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A reporter for royalty When covering the royal family Max Foster focuses on their impact on the world, not gossip Yip Wai Yee yipwy@sph.com.sg Do not ask CNN royal correspondent Max Foster to give away any salacious gossip on the royal family. The British journalist is more focused on looking

Queen on screen [ARTICLE]

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Queen on screen Other than the live coverage of the Diamond Jubilee, there are special shows related to the British royal family that will help celebrate the event: L THE DIAMOND QUEEN A three-part documentary series presenting a definitive analysis of Queen Elizabeth II’s 60-year reign. When: First episode airs

Ai’s new pavilion unveiled [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Ai’s new pavilion unveiled The temporary structure was designed by the Chinese dissident artist and architects Herzog de Meuron Reuters Bloomberg London/Beijing Embedded in the pristine front lawn of London’s Serpentine Gallery lies its latest creation, a large circular structure made of muted steel and earth-coloured cork. The pavilion is