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THE STRAITS TIMES CELEBRATING 170 YEARS, SINCE 1845 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015 98 PAGES IN FIVE PARTS TO SUBSCRIBE: 6388-3838 www.sphsubscription.com.sg 90 cents A Singapore Press Holdings publication MCI (P) 073/02/2014

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN... [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN... You know Chinese New Year is almost upon you when the bak kwa queues start to form, and this year is no exception. At Kim Peng Hiang’s Changi Road outlet, customers queued for hours yesterday for its pineapple bak kwa. Each buyer is limited

Obama seeks war powers to fight ISIS [ARTICLE]

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Obama seeks war powers to fight ISIS By JEREMY AU YONG US BUREAU CHIEF IN WASHINGTON jeremyau@sph.com.sg US PRESIDENT Barack Obama is asking Congress to approve the use of military force for the first time in his term, as the battle against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)

Buyers must get HDB loan letter earlier to book flat [ARTICLE]

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Buyers must get HDB loan letter earlier to book flat Requiring eligibility letter at point of booking helps them plan finances By JANICE HENG janiceh@sph.com.sg PUBLIC flat buyers who want a Housing Board loan now have to get their official loan eligibility letter at an earlier stage. This is to

Blogs balanced: Study [ARTICLE]

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Blogs balanced: Study CONTRARY to the image of the Internet as a vitriolic space, a study of political blogs found most tend to be more objective. L HOME B2

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LYDIA KO YOUNGEST NO. 1 GOLFER SPORT B15 CHINGAY PARADE NIGHT FIESTA IN ORCHARD TOP OF THE NEWS A2 LIM KAY TONG CAPTURING MR LEE’S ESSENCE LIFE! C6&7 From an interview with Associate Editor Ravi Velloor INTERVIEW OTHER REPORTS L TOP OF THE NEWS A6, WORLD A24 m ’m lovin’

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Chingay returns to Orchard Rd as interactive night fiesta [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Chingay returns to Orchard Rd as interactive night fiesta By MELISSA LIN mellinjm@sph.com.sg THE annual Chingay parade is returning to Orchard Road for the first time since 2007. But unlike previous occasions, spectators will not be confined to the seating gallery to watch the floats and performers pass by in

Tourist arrivals fall 3.1%; spending stable [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Tourist arrivals fall 3.1%; spending stable Those who came stayed longer and spent more than in previous year By JESSICA LIM CONSUMER CORRESPONDENT limjess@sph.com.sg THE number of tourists visiting Singapore fell for the first time since 2009 though those who did come last year stayed longer and spent more on

More room to shape landed homes [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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More room to shape landed homes Greater leeway to alter interiors, as well as change outside area By RENNIE WHANG wrennie@sph.com.sg OWNERS and developers of landed homes will have more flexibility when it comes to redevelopment, under new rules announced yesterday. The changes give greater leeway when it comes to

Contractors ‘claiming to be HDB officials’ nabbed [ARTICLE]

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Contractors ‘claiming to be HDB officials’ nabbed By JANICE HENG janiceh@sph.com.sg POLICE have arrested nine people from a renovation company who are suspected of having passed themselves off as government representatives to get business. The seven men and two women are believed to have entered homes by pretending to be

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HDB wants loan letter earlier [ARTICLE]

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HDB wants loan letter earlier PUBLIC flat buyers who want a Housing Board loan must now get their official loan eligibility letter at an earlier stage, the HDB said yesterday. The move aims to stop buyers booking a flat without being able to borrow enough money to pay for it.

Fewer tourists last year [ARTICLE]

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Fewer tourists last year THE number of tourist arrivals fell last year for the first time since 2009 though there was still room for optimism. Those who came stayed longer and spent more on average than in the previous year, the tourism board said. TOP OF THE NEWS A2

MAKING A SOUND RETIREMENT SCHEME BETTER [ARTICLE]

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MAKING A SOUND RETIREMENT SCHEME BETTER Even though life spans are rising, some CPF members cling to the notion of 55 as the appropriate withdrawal age. They should shift their focus to building up savings to ensure themselves a monthly payout for life. There must be no let-up in efforts

S’pore in Hollywood film [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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S’pore in Hollywood film THE upcoming Hollywood thriller Hitman: Agent 47 stars Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto, Rupert Friend and the sights of Singapore. The teaser poster and trailer of the movie were unveiled worldwide yesterday at 10pm, Singapore time. There is a glimpse of the MPH bookstore on Robinson

Obama’s request to Congress will face hurdles [ARTICLE]

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Obama’s request to Congress will face hurdles Republicans doubt his strategy while Democrats want stricter limitations 6 MELISSA SIM US CORRESPONDENT IN WASHINGTON simlinoi@sph.com.sg AFTER more than a decade of fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, United States President Barack Obama’s new request to Congress to back the war against the

Fight against ISIS could take decades, says US special envoy [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Fight against ISIS could take decades, says US special envoy By RAVI VELLOOR ASSOCIATE EDITOR velloor@sph.com.sg RISING battlefield successes notwithstanding, the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) could take decades and individual nations meanwhile have to take measures to defend their homeland, says United States President

Sydney police nab two men suspected of planning terror attack [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Sydney police nab two men suspected of planning terror attack BLOOMBERG AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE SYDNEY Australian police said they thwarted a terrorism plot after arresting two men in Sydney and seizing a machete, a knife and an Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) flag. The two men were yesterday charged

Belgium hands 12-year jail term to leader of Islamist group [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Belgium hands 12-year jail term to leader of Islamist group AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE REUTERS ANTWERP A Belgian court has sentenced the leader of an Islamist group that sent fighters to Syria to a 12-year jail term, while imprisoning several other members, in one of the largest cases of its kind in

Low will address town council issues in House [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Low will address town council issues in House By NUR ASYIQIN MOHAMAD SALLEH, THAM YUEN-C asyiqins@sph.com.sg yuenc@sph.com.sg WORKERS’ Party chief Low Thia Khiang said last night the eve of a Parliament sitting that will scrutinise major lapses in governance and compliance in his party’s town council financial statements that he

President Tan sees role for Singapore in drive to develop India [ARTICLE]

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President Tan sees role for Singapore in drive to develop India He identifies promising areas as he wraps up state visit By LIM YAN LIANG IN NEW DELHI yanliang@sph.com.sg A NEW momentum and drive to develop India is palpable, and visiting President Tony Tan Keng Yam wants Singapore and Singaporean

100-VEHICLE PILE-UP NEAR KOREA AIRPORT [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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100-VEHICLE PILE-UP NEAR KOREA AIRPORT AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Two people were killed and 63 injured yesterday in a massive 100-vehicle pile-up in heavy fog on the highway to South Korea’s largest international airport, police said. The multiple collision appeared to have been started when a limousine hit the back of a

Introducing Bash – biggest space to help grow start-ups [ARTICLE]

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Introducing Bash biggest space to help grow start-ups By GRACE CHNG SENIOR CORRESPONDENT chngkeg@sph.com.sg THE name is memorable Bash and so is the aim. Singapore’s largest space dedicated to start-ups was opened yesterday to bring investors and entrepreneurs together to build a strong pipeline of new businesses. Bash stands for

Talent-matching portal draws $475,000 in funding [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Talent-matching portal draws $475,000 in funding By CHERYL ONG ocheryl@sph.com.sg THREE young Singaporean techies secured $475,00 0 of seed money for their start-up yesterday. The enterprising trio Mr Oswald Yeo, Mr Seah Ying Cong and Mr Looi Qin En met when they were students at Hwa Chong Institution. They went

Anwar’s wife steps in to fill gap as PR alliance regroups [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Anwar’s wife steps in to fill gap as PR alliance regroups Wan Azizah to chair coalition at meeting of its top leaders By SHANNON TEOH MALAYSIA CORRESPONDENT IN KUALA LUMPUR shannont@sph.com.sg THE three-party Pakatan Rakyat (PR) alliance, bereft of leader Anwar Ibrahim, has swiftly reorganised itself, with his family taking

Malaysian media cast doubt on future of opposition coalition [ARTICLE]

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Malaysian media cast doubt on future of opposition coalition By TEO CHENG WEE REGIONAL CORRESPONDENT chengwee@sph.com.sg THE jailing of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim dominated the Malaysian media yesterday, with all the major papers featuring the Federal Court’s ruling on their front pages. Most of them reported on the trial, the

Malaysia’s 1MDB ‘risks default’ [ARTICLE]

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Malaysia’s 1MDB ‘risks default’ By REME AHMAD IN KUALA LUMPUR reme@sph.com.sg SEVERAL Malaysian banks could pull the plug on Malaysia’s state investment firm 1MDB unless it repays a RM2 billion (S$758 million) loan by the end of this month, reports say. These banks have already twice allowed 1 Malaysia Development

Spotlight falls on second daughter [ARTICLE]

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Spotlight falls on second daughter SHANNON TEOH WHEN Anwar Ibrahim was sacked as deputy prime minister in 1998 and subsequently jailed for abuse of power, his eldest daughter Nurul Izzah Anwar then a fresh-faced teenager who had just left school shot to prominence as the “Puteri Reformasi” (Princess of Reformation).

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High hopes for party to be viable alternative to BJP [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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High hopes for party to be viable alternative to BJP But new Indian party AAP must first prove itself to Delhi voters, say analysts By NIRMALA GANAPATHY INDIA CORRESPONDENT IN NEW DELHI gnirmala@sph.com.sg THE fledgling Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) decimation of its two established rivals in the Delhi state election

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Li Keqiang’s brother removed from post [ARTICLE]

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Li Keqiang’s brother removed from post He was among several people affected by broad reshuffle of tobacco monopoly REUTERS BEIJING China has removed Premier Li Keqiang’s brother as deputy head of a powerful tobacco monopoly, eliminating a potential conflict of interest as the world’s largest tobacco user battles a major

Taiwan airlines told to review safety [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Taiwan airlines told to review safety REUTERS AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE TAIPEI The Taiwan government has ordered all airlines to review safety protocols after more than half of the pilots trained to fly TransAsia’s ATR twin-engined aircraft were suspended following last week’s fatal crash in Taipei. Taiwan’s aviation regulator yesterday said 10

Singapore, China venture looks west [ARTICLE]

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Singapore, China venture looks west Three cities vying to be picked as location of third govt-to-govt project By KOR KIAN BENG CHINA BUREAU CHIEF IN BEIJING kianbeng@sph.com.sg HOW about a China-Singapore modern services demonstration zone in Chongqing? A joint international financial city in Chengdu? Or a Silk Road Economic Belt

A TALE OF THREE CITIES’ VISION [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A TALE OF THREE CITIES’ VISION KOR KIAN BENG Chongqing ONE of four municipalities under the direct control of China’s central government, Chongqing has 30 million people and a land area of 82,400 sq km. Its economy grew 12.3 per cent in 2013 to 1,265 billion yuan (S$275 billion) and

Thai agency defends mass cyber surveillance [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Thai agency defends mass cyber surveillance Country’s tradition is that criticism of monarchy is simply not allowed By NIRMAL GHOSH INDOCHINA BUREAU CHIEF IN BANGKOK nirmal@sph.com.sg THAILAND should not be compared with other countries, says Mr Takorn Tantasith, secretary-general of its powerful National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). Defending the

Minister ordered to clarify boycott call [ARTICLE]

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Minister ordered to clarify boycott call KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia’s Cabinet has ordered Agriculture Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob to issue an official clarification on his recent call for Malay consumers to boycott Chinese traders. The order was announced by Transport Minister and Malayan Chinese Association (MCA) president Liow Tiong Lai, who

‘Virginity test’ plan for students dropped [ARTICLE]

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‘Virginity test’ plan for students dropped AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE JAKARTA High-school girls in an Indonesian district will not be subjected to virginity tests in order to graduate, after a lawmaker sparked an outcry by proposing the move. Mr Kusen Andalas, deputy head of the district, insisted that the proposal would not

Thein Sein OKs referendum on Constitution this year [ARTICLE]

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Thein Sein OKs referendum on Constitution this year Vote may take place in May, could be political game-changer for Myanmar REUTERS YANGON Myanmar’s president has given the green light to hold a referendum this year on amendments to a military-draft-ed Constitution, two lawmakers said, in a vote that could be

First Mers case diagnosed in Manila [ARTICLE]

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First Mers case diagnosed in Manila By RAUL DANCEL PHILIPPINES CORRESPONDENT IN MANILA rdancel@sph.com.sg PHILIPPINE health officials have reported the first case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (Mers-CoV) to be diagnosed in the country. A 32-year-old nurse from Saudi Arabia contracted the deadly strain of the coronavirus last

HONOURING THE FATHER OF MODERN MYANMAR [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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HONOURING THE FATHER OF MODERN MYANMAR Visitors viewing pictures of General Aung San in the theatre hall in Myanmar’s Parliament in Naypyidaw. Tomorrow will mark a hundred years since the birth of Gen Aung San, Myanmar’s independence hero and father of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Gen Aung San

Indonesians asked to pick ‘police chief idol’ [ARTICLE]

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Indonesians asked to pick ‘police chief idol’ BLOOMBERG JAKARTA With Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s pick for police chief under a corruption cloud, the force’s advisory board is surveying the public on potential candidates for the job. “Who is your Indonesian Police Chief Idol?” asks a poll on the website of

HK’s yellow umbrellas go shopping [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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HK’s yellow umbrellas go shopping Occupy movement activists march through shops, driving away tourists BLOOMBERG HONG KONG In a novel twist to influencing politics through commerce, Hong Kong protesters are going shopping to spread their pro-democracy message. Carrying the bright yellow umbrellas symbolic of the movement, they are marching through

Obama flags cyber issues in phone call to Xi Jinping [ARTICLE]

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Obama flags cyber issues in phone call to Xi Jinping Plans also being laid for Chinese leader’s official US visit in September AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE REUTERS WASHINGTON United States President Barack Obama called for “swift work” by Beijing to narrow their differences on cyber issues, the White House said, as the

Hackers infiltrate Newsweek, Delta Air Lines and Twitter [ARTICLE]

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Hackers infiltrate Newsweek, Delta Air Lines and Twitter BLOOMBERG WASHINGTON Hackers have infiltrated the social media accounts of Newsweek, Delta Air Lines and Twitter’s chief financial officer, underscoring the risks of using Facebook and Twitter to bolster a company’s brand online. Newsweek’s Twitter account had fake messages posted threatening US

Protectionism in China a rising worry: US survey [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Protectionism in China a rising worry: US survey REUTERS BEIJING China’s regulators are targeting foreign firms, a majority of respondents said in a survey by an American business lobby, citing protectionism concerns in the world’s second largest economy. Fifty-seven per cent of the 477 respondents in an annual survey by

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Ex-IMF chief denies knowing women were prostitutes [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Ex-IMF chief denies knowing women were prostitutes Strauss-Kahn tells pimping trial it was ‘free and friendly’ libertinism AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE BLOOMBERG LILLE The former head of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss-Kahn yesterday took the stand for a second day to convince judges he was not at the heart of a

HANDS UP FOR SMART CARS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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HANDS UP FOR SMART CARS British Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills Vince Cable in a driverless “Lutz Pathfinder” pod vehicle in Greenwich, London. Mr Cable and Transport Minister Claire Perry (not pictured) unveiled the driverless vehicles yesterday.PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

Aid worker among those sought in failed rescue [ARTICLE]

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Aid worker among those sought in failed rescue BLOOMBERG WASHINGTON US aid worker Kayla Jean Mueller, whose death as a captive of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) extremists was confirmed on Tuesday, was among the hostages sought in a failed American rescue bid last year. President Barack Obama,

US Navy officers censured for scandal [ARTICLE]

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US Navy officers censured for scandal AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE REUTERS WASHINGTON The United States Navy has censured three Rear-Admirals over a bribery scandal centred on a Singa-pore-based contractor who admitted to showering officers with cash, gifts and prostitutes to further his firm’s interests. They are the highest-ranking officers to be punished

Violence escalates ahead of talks on Ukraine [ARTICLE]

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Violence escalates ahead of talks on Ukraine German, French leaders to discuss peace deal with Russian, Ukraine chiefs AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE BLOOMBERG REUTERS MINSK (Belarus) The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany were due to hold peace talks yesterday aimed at halting a 10-month crisis in Ukraine, despite the country’s

Migrant boats sink, over 300 missing [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Migrant boats sink, over 300 missing AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE REUTERS ROME More than 300 migrants were feared drowned after their overcrowded dinghies sank in the Mediterranean while attempting to reach Italy from Africa in stormy weather, international agencies said. Nine survivors were rescued by the coastguard and taken to the Italian

Greece headed for clash over EU bailout [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Greece headed for clash over EU bailout Euro zone ministers will hear Athen’s ideas, but warn that time running out REUTERS BRUSSELS Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis headed for a showdown with euro zone finance ministers yesterday after his new leftist-led government won a parliamentary confidence vote for its refusal

Samsung to unveil phone with ‘3-sided screen’ [ARTICLE]

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Samsung to unveil phone with ‘3-sided screen’ BLOOMBERG SEOUL Samsung plans to release two new versions of its top-tier Galaxy smartphone next month, including a model with a display covering three sides, according to sources. Both phones will have all-metal bodies and use Samsung’s most advanced processor chips, the sources

Incheon to woo Chinese gamblers [ARTICLE]

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Incheon to woo Chinese gamblers Seoul airport building casino-tourism project like Resorts World Sentosa BLOOMBERG SEOUL Incheon Airport, the gateway to the South Korean capital Seoul, is planning a tourism project to emulate Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore, aiming to lure Chinese with a new casino, shopping mall and hotels.

Apple is first US$700 billion company [ARTICLE]

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Apple is first US$700 billion company AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE NEW YORK Apple has become the first company to reach a market value of US$700 billion (S$950 billion) as shares vaulted amid upbeat news on the US tech giant’s gains in the smartphone market and soon-to-arrive smartwatch. Shares rose 1.9 per cent

With no export deals, India’s corn becomes chicken feed [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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With no export deals, India’s corn becomes chicken feed REUTERS MUMBAI Indian corn producers, after scoring virtually no major export deal for months, are counting on local chicken farms to absorb millions of tonnes of the grain as poultry output heads for yet another record year. India, a key exporter

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Making a sound retirement scheme better [ARTICLE]

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Making a sound retirement scheme better THE bequests of the nation’s retirement scheme represent mixed blessings. The Central Provident Fund’s legacy of time-tested reliability is an asset, while some conceptual legacies call for updating to reflect current realities. For example, successive rounds of CPF reforms have failed to scrub from

Pot of gold at the end of the rail line? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Pot of gold at the end of the rail line? EYE ON SINGAPORE Three sites Tuas West, Jurong East and city centre are in contention to be the terminus for the Singapore end of the planned high-speed rail link to Kuala Lumpur. A lot rides on the eventual choice. By

Japan's re-emergence and South-east Asia [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Japan's re-emergence and South-east Asia S.E.A. VIEW By RICHARD JAVAD HEYDARIAN FOR THE STRAITS TIMES stopinion@sph.com.sg The writer is a political science professor at De La Salle University in the Philippines. S.E.A. View is a weekly column on South-east Asian affairs. JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe kicked off the year

People must pay to slow climate change [ARTICLE]

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People must pay to slow climate change By CASS SUNSTEIN BLOOMBERG ARE Americans worried about climate change? Do they want their government to regulate greenhouse gases? A recent survey by Stanford University, The New York Times and Resources For The Future has found strong majorities saying “yes” to both questions.

China’s flawed war on Western values [ARTICLE]

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China’s flawed war on Western values By MINXIN PEI The writer is professor of government at Claremont McKenna College. PROJECT SYNDICATE THE news from China these days is mostly depressing, owing to the government’s escalating crackdown on its critics. But what few observers particularly economic analysts seem to understand is

FORUM

Underage sex: Tell teens they are worth the wait [ARTICLE]

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Underage sex: Tell teens they are worth the wait Shelen Ang (Mrs) Head, Research and Development Focus on the Family Singapore THE increase in underage sex is not an issue of sexual liberalisation or promiscuity (“Underage sex more common, say social workers”; Monday). The fall in teen births is not

Do Not Call Registry fees: Commission replies [ARTICLE]

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Do Not Call Registry fees: Commission replies Evelyn Goh (Ms) Director Communications, Planning and Policy Personal Data Protection Commission LAST Thursday’s article did not present a complete picture of the cost of checking the Do Not Call (DNC) Registry in Singapore (“Do Not Call Registry fees ‘too high’”). DNC Registry

Plan ahead for housing the dead [ARTICLE]

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Plan ahead for housing the dead George Wong Seow Choon (Dr) ON THE back of recent discussions on the siting of columbariums, the Government should plan ahead for accommodating the dead (“Putting concerns over columbarium to rest”; Tuesday). Nobody wants a columbarium at their doorstep as most find it unsettling.

Restore lunch break to rebuild confidence in local bourse [ARTICLE]

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Restore lunch break to rebuild confidence in local bourse Tng Kim Bock THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) and remisiers share a common objective in enhancing interest in the stock market. However, the SGX’s actions do not seem to meet this common objective. Take the introduction of continuous trading by removing the

Cut retail investors’ costs [ARTICLE]

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Cut retail investors’ costs Geoffrey Kung SENIOR correspondent Goh Eng Yeow has pointed out that the minimum brokerage fee which is high compared with the fee in the past and that in the US will disincentivise small retail investors from investing in the Singapore stock market (“Slash minimum fee to

Easier to replace travel concession pass [ARTICLE]

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Easier to replace travel concession pass Corrine Ng (Ms) Vice-President Corporate and Marketing Communications TransitLink WE APOLOGISE for the inconvenience Mrs K. Hannah experienced in replacing her concession card (“Difficult for disabled to replace concession pass”; last Friday). TransitLink is in the midst of extending the concession card replacement service

Don’t be complacent about our cost-effectiveness [ARTICLE]

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Don’t be complacent about our cost-effectiveness Jason Heng Lit How WE NEED to be careful not to get carried away thinking that Singapore is already a First World country and that cost-effectiveness is no longer an issue for our continued survival and prosperity. We also shouldn’t think that because of

FORUM ONLINE [ARTICLE]

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FORUM ONLINE More letters on www.straitstimes.com 1. MR LAI TUCK CHONG: Engineers are like bakers They create. 2. MR YAH JUN YANG: What are pre-schools’ guidelines on naps? 3. MR LEE YONG SE: Cleaners the weak link in recycling efforts. 4. MR HO KONG LOON: Happy with good service? Show

Supplements carry lower risk than drugs [ARTICLE]

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Supplements carry lower risk than drugs Raymond Chua (Assistant Professor) Group Director Health Products Regulation Group Health Sciences Authority WE THANK Mr Sia Cheong Yew for his comments (“Closer scrutiny needed on supplements”; last Saturday). The Health Sciences Authority’s (HSA) regulatory controls for health products are calibrated according to the

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Historic hilltop mosque set for upgrade Board members hope it can get preservation or conservation status By MELODY ZACCHEUS melodyz@sph.com.sg PERCHED on a hill at the edge of the Central Business District is a shrine where the remains of a beloved Muslim saint rest. Every day, up to 100 visitors

Singapore’s war machines on show [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Singapore’s war machines on show By JERMYN CHOW DEFENCE CORRESPONDENT jermync@sph.com.sg VISITORS will not only get to see Singapore’s war machines when celebrations to mark 50 years of the Singapore Armed Forces begin at VivoCity mall today. They will also get to shoot at mock targets, and take a tour

Study: Most political blogs are balanced [ARTICLE]

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Study: Most political blogs are balanced Only three in 10 completely one-sided, but researchers say study had limitations By WALTER SIM waltsim@sph.com.sg THE popular notion that the Internet is an irrational and vitriolic space has been debunked in a new study, which shows that most political blogs tend to be

Ravi makes a scene at Law Society office [ARTICLE]

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Ravi makes a scene at Law Society office By K.C. VIJAYAN SENIOR LAW CORRESPONDENT vijayan@sph.com.sg THE Law Society last night made clear that Mr M. Ravi’s suspension has nothing to do with his announcement to stand for election, his political views or the clients he represents. It came after a

Designer hot on heels of brands using red soles [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Designer hot on heels of brands using red soles He warns shops here not to sell such shoes, legal action possible By JESSICA LIM CONSUMER CORRESPONDENT limjess@sph.com.sg HIGH-END shoe designer Christian Louboutin, seeing red over other shoe brands with crimson soles, has warned shops here to stop selling them. The

FASTER, SMOOTHER, BETTER AT CHANGI AIRPORT [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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FASTER, SMOOTHER, BETTER AT CHANGI AIRPORT TEXT: K KARAMJIT KAUR Growing passenger trafc and a manpower crunch have pushed Changi Airport to devise new, more efcient ways of processing travellers, bags and cargo, and preparing aircraft for departure. Increasing reliance on technology and innovation promises a better travel experience overall

Changi wants better way to load bags [ARTICLE]

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Changi wants better way to load bags $17m set aside to find better baggage, cargo processes By KARAMJIT KAUR AVIATION CORRESPONDENT karam@sph.com.sg THERE must be a better way to load bags into a narrow-body plane than eight men doing the backbreaking work and Changi Airport is challenging the industry to

New lab for lighter satellites [ARTICLE]

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New lab for lighter satellites AUDREY TAN AN UPCOMING research laboratory at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) aims to build satellites that weigh less, but do more. Launched yesterday, the new lab is a joint venture between NTU, Europe’s largest satellite manufacturer Thales Alenia Space, and Thales teams in Singapore. It

Jail for raping girlfriend’s daughter, 12 [ARTICLE]

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Jail for raping girlfriend’s daughter, 12 Man jailed 15 years for 2009 rape, but is spared the cane due to his age By SELINA LUM selinal@sph.com.sg ALONE at home with his girlfriend’s 12-year-old daughter, a technician went to the girl’s room and asked if she wanted to go to bed

MEET NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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MEET NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK Zookeepers (from left) Rochelle Ho, 22; Mohammad Hanafi, 32; and Amy Chandra, 44, with three baby goats at the Singapore Zoo during a media preview yesterday. Visitors can get close to the goats, this year’s zodiac animal, come Chinese New Year. From Feb 18

MacPherson flats hot among BTO applicants [ARTICLE]

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MacPherson flats hot among BTO applicants JANICE HENG AMONG the 3,995 flats on offer in this month’s Build-to-Order exercise, those in the MacPherson Spring project are likely to be hottest, said experts. This is because the project is located in Geylang, a mature town, and is within walking distance of

‘False allegations can affect public confidence in Mindef’ [ARTICLE]

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‘False allegations can affect public confidence in Mindef’ JERMYN CHOW FALSE allegations can impinge on the Defence Ministry’s integrity and dent public confidence in the organisation and the Government, said the ministry yesterday. “As a government organisation, Mindef is held to a standard of conduct that has to be no

Man dies after row with son [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Man dies after row with son Son arrested for allegedly strangling father at home By PEARL LEE leepearl@sph.com.sg POLICE are investigating the death of a 67-year-old man, alleged to have been strangled by his son during a heated argument. Neighbours of the family, who lived with their maid in a

Six fined over attack on student in karaoke outlet [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Six fined over attack on student in karaoke outlet By IAN POH pohian@sph.com.sg A STUDENT was heading for a late-night karaoke session to celebrate a friend’s birthday but ended up being attacked by six women, one of whom was an alleged love rival. Ms Zheng Lu, 19, was left with

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JTC building its most integrated industrial space [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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JTC building its most integrated industrial space Tuas project will have a 1,300-bed workers’ dorm and amenity centre By ONG KAI XUAN ongkx@sph.com.sg SINGAPORE’S largest industrial landlord JTC Corporation’s latest development will be the most integrated factory project it has ever built. JTC Space Tuas on 6.4ha will comprise several

MAS plans to boost market oversight [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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MAS plans to boost market oversight Proposed rule changes cover short selling, market misconduct and derivatives By MELISSA TAN melissat@sph.com.sg RULES dealing with financial activity such as short selling, derivatives and market misconduct are set to be toughened up. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) released a consultation paper yesterday

Finance, tech firms to ramp up hiring: Survey [ARTICLE]

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Finance, tech firms to ramp up hiring: Survey By JACQUELINE WOO tsjwoo@sph.com.sg DEMAND for finance and technology professionals is hitting levels not seen in three years, according to a recent survey. More than half the companies polled in the Singapore Employment Report said they intend to increase their headcount in

Focus on 3 tasks can spur S’pore: DBS chief [ARTICLE]

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Focus on 3 tasks can spur S’pore: DBS chief Boost entrepreneurship, harness digital technology, create a more inclusive society By YASMINE YAHYA ASSISTANT MONEY EDITOR yasminey@sph.com.sg THE forces that have propelled Singapore to its current success will not be enough to take it forward over the next 50 years, DBS

Industry-led productivity council set up [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Industry-led productivity council set up By CHIA YAN MIN chiaym@sph.com.sg FINDING staff can be a headache for firms in the process, construction and maintenance (PCM) sector, which offer backup support services to the likes of large oil refineries on Jurong Island. Many workers are unwilling to travel that far, while

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Wellness firm CXA raises $10.8m to expand abroad [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Wellness firm CXA raises $10.8m to expand abroad TECHNOLOGY SINGAPORE insurance and wellness start-up CXA has raised US$8 million (S$10.8 million) to beef up its analytics operations and drive expansion overseas. The investors include local venture capital firm NSI Ventures and Singapore-based companies investment firm Bio Veda and fund manager

One-stop site to look for training courses [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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One-stop site to look for training courses A NEW local start-up is aiming to make it easier to find a training course to update your technical or managerial skills. IamThirsty has listed on its website, www.iamthirsty.com.sg, more than 8,800 courses offered by institutions here across 55 different areas of study,

Pawnbroker MoneyMax launches online platform [ARTICLE]

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Pawnbroker MoneyMax launches online platform SINGAPORE pawnbroking chain MoneyMax Financial Services has launched an online platform to shop for, sell and appraise valuables. Called MoneyMax Online, its key feature is the valuation function that appraises goods, said a statement this week. Users can snap a picture of the item and

Tips on MatchMove’s foray into finance [ARTICLE]

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Tips on MatchMove’s foray into finance GRACE CHNG MATCHMOVE Wallet is an e-wallet that lets you shop online using your mobile phone. Founder Shailesh Naik of MatchMove Global, which developed the e-wallet, will talk about his experience of moving into the financial technology at an event here later this month.

MONEY COMPANIES

OCBC loan quality ‘remains robust’ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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OCBC loan quality ‘remains robust’ It has little exposure to oil and gas sectors but is still keeping aside capital By WONG WEI HAN whwong@sph.com.sg THE quality of OCBC’s loan book remained strong in the fourth quarter, although the bank is setting aside capital in case problems arise, chief executive

ComfortDelGro posts sterling results with broad-based growth [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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ComfortDelGro posts sterling results with broad-based growth By CHRISTOPHER TAN SENIOR TRANSPORT CORRESPONDENT christan@sph.com.sg TRANSPORT giant ComfortDelGro Corp reported yet another record set of results yesterday for the year ended Dec 31, 2014. The home-grown, publicly listed global group posted a 7.7 per cent rise in net earnings to $283.5

Croesus Retail Trust gets a boost with mall buys [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Croesus Retail Trust gets a boost with mall buys By MICHELLE LEE mleeyy@sph.com.sg THREE mall acquisitions helped Croesus Retail Trust (Croesus) increase distributable income in the second quarter. The mall operator, whose entire portfolio is located in Japan, lifted revenue 51.7 per cent to 1.95 billion yen (S$22 million) from

SGX head of listings shifting to China to grow business [ARTICLE]

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SGX head of listings shifting to China to grow business By MELISSA TAN melissat@sph.com.sg THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) is relocating its head of listings to China in a bid to boost turnover there amid sluggish listing and trading activity here. Mr Lawrence Wong, who was named the head of the

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STI chalks up second straight day of gains Fund managers seen as the driving force, with retail participation weak BULLS AND BEARS By MOK FEI FEI feimok@sph.com.sg THE local stock market yesterday stacked up gains for a second straight day, helped again by increased interest in blue chips. The Straits

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ARMSTRONG NOT A ‘SCAPEGOAT’ FOR USADA [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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ARMSTRONG NOT A ‘SCAPEGOAT’ FOR USADA Tygart hopes disgraced cyclist can help athletes avoid the mistakes he made By JONATHAN WONG jonwong@sph.com.sg GONE are those dark days when cycling was overshadowed by rampant use of performance-enhanc-ing drugs as athletes willing to win at any cost jabbed themselves in a bid

Tygart lauds anti-drug efforts at S’pore SEA Games [ARTICLE]

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Tygart lauds anti-drug efforts at S’pore SEA Games JONATHAN WONG WITH sports in Asia being shrouded in controversy with the recent slew of high-profile doping scandals, United States Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) chief Travis Tygart believes more needs to be done to deter offenders. From Malaysian badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei

Rodriguez needs to go much further [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Rodriguez needs to go much further REUTERS ALEX Rodriguez needs to do more than just apologise to the New York Yankees if he really wants to atone for his behaviour during his highly-publicised doping case. United States Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) chief Travis Tygart said yesterday in Singapore that he welcomed

KO TAKES SHOT AT MAJOR FEAT [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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KO TAKES SHOT AT MAJOR FEAT 17-year-old can be youngest winner of a key event, at the ANA Inspiration in April By JONATHAN WONG jonwong@sph.com.sg AT THE tender age of 17, teenager Lydia Ko has already achieved one of her goals. Earlier this month, the South Ko-rea-born New Zealander took

OLD AND YOUNG TALENTS ON SHOW [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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OLD AND YOUNG TALENTS ON SHOW Former Singapore football internationals, including star striker Fandi Ahmad (front row, fourth from right), lacing up their boots once again against talented youngsters who make up the H-TWO-O/ITE Ultimate Dream Team for a friendly match at Jalan Besar Stadium yesterday evening. The Ultimate Dream

PLAY-OFFS ARE HAWKS’ REAL TEST [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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PLAY-OFFS ARE HAWKS’ REAL TEST Some doubt if high-fliers with no stars can keep amazing form By SANJAY NAIR IN NEW YORK nsanjay@sph.com.sg THEY are the feel-good story of this National Basketball Association (NBA) season a bunch of nobodies suddenly gelling into a formidable, title-challenging team. But even as the

SCORES [ARTICLE]

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SCORES Basketball NBA Charlotte 78 Detroit 106, Phoenix 118 Houston 127, Chicago 104 Sacramento 86, Memphis 95 Brooklyn 86, LA Lakers 96 Denver 106. Cricket World Cup warm-up games In Sydney: England 250-8. Pakistan 252-6 in 48.5 overs. Pakistan win by 4 wkts. In Christchurch: New Zealand 331-8. South Africa

Doctor goes to bat for Warner [ARTICLE]

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Doctor goes to bat for Warner AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE SYDNEY Daredevil Australian cricket opener David Warner has consulted a psychologist to prevent the “brain snaps” that have erupted throughout his playing career. The left-hander said yesterday that he had worked hard to eliminate rash strokes and impulsive decision-making ahead of his

Bolt aims to strike again [ARTICLE]

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Bolt aims to strike again REUTERS NEW YORK Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt is eager to reassert his supremacy, following an injury-plagued season in which American Justin Gatlin took over as the top-ranked sprinter. “I felt like I’d retired, the way people were talking about Justin Gatlin,” he said with

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Warriors out of Asian league [ARTICLE]

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Warriors out of Asian league DEFENDING S-League champions Warriors FC were knocked out of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League on Tuesday, after a 3-0 away defeat by Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F in the second play-off round. This means they will play in the AFC Cup, Asia’s

Indonesia in row over Games [ARTICLE]

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Indonesia in row over Games AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE JAKARTA Indonesia could lose the right to host the 2018 Asian Games unless its National Sports Committee (Koni) changes a logo that includes the Olympic rings. The International Olympic Committee has sent a warning letter to President Joko Widodo. But Koni deputy chief

S. Korea faces fine over F1 [ARTICLE]

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S. Korea faces fine over F1 AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE SEOUL The organisers of the axed South Korean Grand Prix are facing breach-of-contract demands from Formula One’s commercial operators. The organising committee failed to host the race last year and backed out of this year’s calendar citing financial problems. According to media

Real’s expansion plans halted [ARTICLE]

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Real’s expansion plans halted AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE MADRID Real Madrid’s plans for a multi-million euro redevelopment of their Santiago Bernabeu stadium have suffered a setback after an agreement with the city council was quashed by a Madrid court. The European football champions have ambitious plans for the iconic venue but Madrid’s

GREAT EASTERN GIVES BOOSTER SHOT [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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GREAT EASTERN GIVES BOOSTER SHOT Insurer extends co-title sponsorship of S-League for another two years By CHUA SIANG YEE siangyee@sph.com.sg THE S-League has taken a battering in recent months but ahead of its milestone 20th season, its chief executive Lim Chin remains optimistic that it will continue to be a

Drama as Balotelli ends goal drought [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Drama as Balotelli ends goal drought THE TIMES, LONDON, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE LONDON At the end of a day when rival broadcasters committed mind-boggling sums to future seasons of the Premier League soap opera, this was a truly compelling episode. “Unscripted drama” is how the league’s chief executive Richard Scudamore likes

Gravy train will run out of steam but not just yet [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Gravy train will run out of steam but not just yet THE TIMES, LONDON EVERYONE knew the figure would go up but not even the most rapacious owner, player or agent can have dared to dream the Premier League would be rich to the tune of £5.136 billion (S$10.6 billion).

Disgruntled fans seek cheaper tickets [ARTICLE]

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Disgruntled fans seek cheaper tickets AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE ENGLISH Premier League clubs risk losing a generation of supporters if their record-breaking new television rights deal does not translate into cheaper ticket prices, fan groups have warned. A spokesman for the Football Supporters Federation (FSF) said the situation had reached a “tipping

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Hawks face real test in play-offs B15 B16 Just 17, Ko eyes Major prize URBANREAD ALL ABOUT IT TOMORROW THE BAG PAGE What Manifesto boutique founder Walid Zaazaa carries in his bag

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Braugher goes from serious to funny [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Braugher goes from serious to funny The multiple Emmy-winning actor loves gritty drama but takes on goofball cop sitcom to have some fun Alison de Souza In Los Angeles stlife@sph.com.sg WhatisaStanford-educated,Juilliard-trained, multiple Emmywinning dramatic actor like Andre Braugher doing on the goofball cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine? “Slumming it?” suggests the

Jon Stewart leaving The Daily Show [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Jon Stewart leaving The Daily Show New York Times Reuters New York Jon Stewart, who turned Comedy Central’s The Daily Show into a sharp-edged commentary on current events, delivering the news in layers of silliness and mockery, said on Tuesday that he would step down after more than 16 years

IN LOVE AGAIN [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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IN LOVE AGAIN Growing Up parents Lim Kay Tong and Wee Soon Hui are back as a couple in the telemovie Sunset Gwendolyn Ng nggwen@sph.com.sg Played by actors Lim Kay Tong and Wee Soon Hui, Mr and Mrs Tay of Channel 5 series Growing Up were arguably the most iconic

Outgoing Sony Pictures chief to stay on coveted projects [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Outgoing Sony Pictures chief to stay on coveted projects New York Times Los Angeles Ms Amy Pascal may be giving up the Sony Pictures crown, but she is keeping the jewels. In a deal announced on Monday, she will join the producing team for Sony’s most important film property the

THE TAY CHILDREN ALL GROWN UP [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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THE TAY CHILDREN ALL GROWN UP Who: Andrew Seow (right), 42, played the rebellious eldest son Gary. His role earned him the Best Newcomer accolade at 1996’s Asian Television Awards. He starred in all six seasons of Growing Up. Life after Growing Up: After Seow left MediaCorp in 2007, he

Getting to the essence of Lee Kuan Yew [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Getting to the essence of Lee Kuan Yew Actor Lim Kay Tong has wrapped up filming for the movie 1965, in which he plays Singapore’s founding father and former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew. The movie is slated for release later this year to commemorate Singapore’s 50 years of independence.

DJ Mike Ellery loved Singapore [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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DJ Mike Ellery loved Singapore Melissa Kok Ask Mr David Ellery, son of local radio icon Mike Ellery, how he best remembers his father and he will tell you: “My dad was the angmoh voice of the 1960s and 1970s.” Speaking to Life! over the telephone from Vancouver, Canada, where

Scandalous plot twists and turns [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Scandalous plot twists and turns Scandal has over-the-top plot developments that are more implausible than The Walking Dead’s zombies Screen Test Alison de Souza stlife@sph.com.sg How does a successful television drama maintain its momentum without “jumping the shark”, or doing something shamefully over-the-top to boost its ratings? On paper, you

LIFE! Music

BELLE OF THE BALL [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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BELLE OF THE BALL Scottish band Belle and Sebastian have influenced many bands despite not scoring chart hits Eddino Abdul Hadi Music Correspondent dinohadi@sph.com.sg Scottish outfit Belle and Sebastian do not have a No. 1 album or single to their name and their releases barely crack the Top 10 on

Influence on home-grown band [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Influence on home-grown band Belle And Sebastian’s influence extends to the current crop of indie bands in the home-grown scene. The singer for indie outfit Pleasantry, Samantha Teng, 25, says her band were “overwhelmed with excitement” when they first heard they would be sharing the same stage as the Scottish

Belle and Sebastian’s offshoots [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Belle and Sebastian’s offshoots GOD HELP THE GIRL Stuart Murdoch had the idea to do Belle and Sebastian songs from a female perspective, so he came up with the God Help The Girl project, which comprises an album, singles and an EP, all released in 2009. While the band played

Sweet solo success [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Sweet solo success On his second album as Father John Misty, Josh Tillman ups the game and croons beautifully Yeow Kai Chai stlife@sph.com.sg Howtowalkawayfromsuccess and commit career harakiri: Josh Tillman did the unthinkable and quit drumming for indie-folk collective Fleet Foxes in 2012. Do I hear alarm bells going off

Go ahead QUOTE ME [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Go ahead QUOTE ME ‘In attempting to reduce the importance of one great talent over another, you make a mockery of all musicians and music from every genre, including your own. Grow up and stop throwing your toys around’ Garbage rocker Shirley Manson (right) on rapper Kanye West’s outburst about

Savour a taste of Europe [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Savour a taste of Europe Inaugural Salon Gourmet event offers wine-pairing dinners and menus from Michel in-starred chefs Eunice Quek euniceq@sph.com.sg The spotlight shines on European cuisine, wines and spirits at the new gourmet festival Salon Gourmet 2015. The event, which kicks off next month with a series of wine-pairing

Thurman’s new look stuns fans [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Thurman’s new look stuns fans The actress appears with “suspiciously smooth forehead and puffy face” Los Angeles Actress Uma Thurman has a new look that had the media abuzz after she appeared at the New York premiere of her new miniseries, The Slap, on Monday. “What has Uma done to

Electrician with 271 Picasso works on trial [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Electrician with 271 Picasso works on trial Agence France-Presse Grasse, France A former electrician and his wife, who kept 271 works of art by Picasso in their garage for close to 40 years, went on trial in France on Tuesday accused of possessing stolen goods. Pierre Le Guennec, now 75

Spot $162 painting in this museum [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Spot $162 painting in this museum Agence France-Presse London Visitors at Dulwich Picture Gallery peer at the Old Masters on the walls, trying to spot the US$120 (S$162) Chinese replica hung among paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens and Gainsborough on Tuesday. “I think it’s that one. It’s just looking so pristine,”

LIFE! Buzz

Singapore in Hitman movie [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Singapore in Hitman movie Boon Chan The upcoming Hollywood thriller Hitman: Agent 47 stars Zachary Quinto, Rupert Friend and the sights of Singapore. The two actors were spotted filming at locations such as Gardens by the Bay last May. And on the poster, The Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, the

Ziyi’s parents back her fiance up [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Ziyi’s parents back her fiance up Beijing Actress Zhang Ziyi’s parents have written a letter in support of their future son-in-law, rocker Wang Feng, and denounced online rumours that their son and daughter-in-law kicked up a row at the party where their daughter got engaged. On Tuesday, the rumours had

Bobbi’s case under criminal investigation [ARTICLE]

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Bobbi’s case under criminal investigation Reuters Atlanta The discovery of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of the late singer Whitney Houston, face down and unresponsive in a bathtub last month is being investigated as a criminal matter, the police in Georgia said on Tuesday. The authorities in Roswell, a

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Ed’s Note

Griping does make you happy [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Griping does make you happy POON CHIAN HUI Editor chpoon@sph.com.sg The other day, I was complaining to a friend about how a complaint which I had sent to an agency, regarding a refund it owed me, had been ignored for more than a month. Needless to say, it put me

Healthy Spaces

Time to engage in mind games [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Time to engage in mind games Games and puzzles that stimulate cognitive functions can help dementia sufferers, Joyce Teo finds out which types are suitable for the elderly Joyce Teo joyceteo@sph.com.sg Puzzles and board games are not just for young children. The elderly can find these and other games just

Fun and function [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Fun and function Here is a look at some games and activities that will benefit the elderly, particularly dementia patients: Mahjong Dr Ng Chong Jin, an associate consultant at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital’s department of geriatric medicine, recommends this game (to be played without monetary gain or loss) as “it

Ask The Experts

Blood and blood clots in urine [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Blood and blood clots in urine QI am a 57-year-old man and enjoy sports a lot. Lately, I have found that there is blood, as well as blood clots, in my urine after running, especially if I run more than three times a week. I usually run 4km to 5km

Lacking good sleep for more than 10 years [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Lacking good sleep for more than 10 years QI am 43 and have not been getting good-quality sleep for more than 10 years. Almost every night, I sleep well for only about two or three hours. When I try to fall asleep again, I experience involuntary “body shakes”, limb movements

Cover Story

Sitting too long can bring on killer blood clots [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Sitting too long can bring on killer blood clots Venous thromboembolism is on the rise in Singapore. However, this condition is treatable if detected early NG WAN CHING wanching@sph.com.sg The young woman in her 30s was in bad shape when she was taken to hospital. She had suffered a massive

Persistence pays off for frequent flyer [ARTICLE]

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Persistence pays off for frequent flyer Ng Wan Ching Deep vein thrombosis does not happen just to those who are elderly and who have medical conditions which put them at higher risk. It can also happen to young and fit people. Take Mr Jack Lim, 45, for example. When he

Herbal Help

Flowers for a healthy ticker [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Flowers for a healthy ticker Some types of roselle are used to promote cardiovascular health. Joan Chew reports Joan Chew Joanchew@sph.com.sg WHAT IS IT: Roselle is a species of hibiscus native to West Africa. In Iran, it is typically known as sour tea; in English-speaking countries, it is called red

Eat more fruit and vegetables to lower cholesterol levels [ARTICLE]

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Eat more fruit and vegetables to lower cholesterol levels WHAT MAINSTREAM MEDICINE SAYS High cholesterol levels could be the result of one’s lifestyle, genes or underlying conditions such as diabetes, said Dr Paul Chiam, consultant cardiologist at Mount Elizabeth Hospital. While it is impossible to change one’s genes, measures can

Doc Talk

Steer clear of complications [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Steer clear of complications DR LOW KANG YIH enquiries@nhgp.com.sg Dr Low is a family physician and associate consultant at the National Healthcare Group Polyclinics. More people here and around the world are succumbing to diabetes. Worldwide, the chronic disease is expected to affect 366 million people in 2030, more than

Feature

Hubby’s gift of a kidney [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Hubby’s gift of a kidney Joan Chew meets the couple behind NUH’s most challenging kidney transplant last year Joan Chew joanchew@sph.com.sg Security supervisor Mohamad Rafae Asral, 40, admits he is not a romantic man. He is not given to marking Valentine’s Day with gifts or special meals for his wife,

Eat To Live

Orange Cointreau jellies [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Orange Cointreau jellies RECIPE (Fills four to six small ramekins) INGREDIENTS Two Valencia oranges, peeled, pith removed and halved (or use mandarin segments) Jelly Juice from three mandarin (or Valencia) oranges and one lemon, to fill a cup (225 ml) 1 cup (225 ml) of water 1 10g packet of

Fans on making the most of extra oranges [ARTICLE]

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Fans on making the most of extra oranges facebook I usually use the extra mandarin oranges by mixing them together with other ingredients for yusheng. The best way to prevent wastage is to ensure we get only what we need. Never buy more than enough just because of a discount.

Golden dessert to beat the glut [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Golden dessert to beat the glut Bought too many mandarin oranges again? Just make pretty jellies with that extra fruit SYLVIA TAN wdspice@gmail.com Sylvia Tan is a freelance writer and cookbook author. Her previous recipes for Eat To Live can be found in two cookbooks, Eat To Live and Taste.

How to store oranges [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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How to store oranges KITCHEN Sylvia Tan My battle against mouldy oranges will begin soon, now that Chinese New Year is round the corner. There will be an abundance of mandarin oranges, an important part of the celebration, but how does one make them last the season? For a start,

Fit & Fab

Pumping iron at 67 [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Pumping iron at 67 Part-time gym instructor Sng Ah Beng tells Joyce Teo how he got started in weightlifting Joyce Teo joyceteo@sph.com.sg What do you do to keep fit? I go to the gym three times a week and each session lasts about 11/2hours. I concentrate more on my chest

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Tjandra Kusuma Age: 94 years old Passed away peacefully on 10th February, 2015 at Singapore General Hospital. The wake will be held at Rumah Duka RSPAD Gatot Subroto, Jakarta, Indonesia from 12th February until 15th February. The burial proceedings will be held from 1100-1300 on 16th February at San Diego

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HEALTH DIARY FRIDAY, FEB 13 Dealing with gastric pain Learn about the common causes of gastric pain, its red-flag signs and symptoms and how it is dealt with at outpatient specialised centres. The talk is titled Gastric Pain: When Is It A Red Alert And What Can You Do? National

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