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REMEMBERING LEE KUAN YEW THE PRIME MINISTER, THE SON Channel 5, 8.30pm, 12am Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong reflects on the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, both in his role as father and as the nation’s founding leader. PHOTO: MEDIACORP AM 1.15 Working In Singapore (IE) 1.45 Money Smart

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50 Singapore plays in 5 weeks [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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50 Singapore plays in 5 weeks IN WHAT might be the Esplanade’s most ambitious retrospective yet, the national arts centre is surveying the landscape of modern Singapore English-language theatre, from the 1960s to the present. The Esplanade’s special season of The Studios: fifty features 50 Singapore plays in just five

Sale of CPF Building [ARTICLE]

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Sale of CPF Building THE CPF Board plans to sell its Robinson Road building this year but it has not decided if it will keep a customer service centre in the city centre. A spokesman said it was premature to commit at this stage. The board has five such centres

Jokowi rejects key Beijing claim to South China Sea [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Jokowi rejects key Beijing claim to South China Sea Nine-dash line has no basis in international law, says Indonesian leader REUTERS JAKARTA/TOKYO Indonesian President Joko Widodo says one of China’s main claims to the majority of the South China Sea has no legal basis in international law, but Jakarta wants

Noble sues ex-employee over ‘damaging claims’ [ARTICLE]

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Noble sues ex-employee over ‘damaging claims’ Former credit analyst said to have masterminded Iceberg Research blog By WONG WEI HAN whwong@sph.com.sg NOBLE Group is suing a former credit analyst said to have masterminded the Iceberg Research blog that made damaging claims against the commodities giant. The firm told the Singapore

Consumer prices fall for fourth straight month [ARTICLE]

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Consumer prices fall for fourth straight month By MARISSA LEE marilee@sph.com.sg INFLATION stayed in negative territory last month the fourth straight month of declining prices because of the soft rental market and lower transport costs. Consumer prices fell 0.3 per cent last month from the same period a year ago

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Pupils’ personal data leaked [ARTICLE]

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Pupils’ personal data leaked THE personal data of more than 1,900 pupils from Henry Park Primary School was mistakenly sent in an Excel spreadsheet to parents in a school event update on March 12. The file included names, birth certificate numbers and parents’ contact information. TOP OF THE NEWS A1

Who will be next pilot chief? [ARTICLE]

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Who will be next pilot chief? TWO Singapore Airlines captains are vying to be the next union chief for pilots. Battling it out are Mr P. James, a veteran who occupied the chair for two three-year terms until 2012, and Mr Ng Thim Fook, a relative newcomer. TOP OF THE

SOUND REASONS TO REGULATE DRONES [ARTICLE]

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SOUND REASONS TO REGULATE DRONES A review of the regulations governing drones is under way here, alongside similar efforts by the International Civil Aviation Organisation. Such rules cannot come soon enough to protect society from potential ills while offering sufficient runway for a new technology to take off. The Straits

2 in tussle to head SIA pilots’ union [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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2 in tussle to head SIA pilots’ union New chief must work on issues like rehiring terms By KARAMJIT KAUR AVIATION CORRESPONDENT karam@sph.com.sg TWO Singapore Airlines (SIA) captains are vying for the title of union chief, in a keenly contested fight to shape the future of pilots as the carrier

12 1/2 years’ jail for raping granddaughter [ARTICLE]

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12 1/2 years’ jail for raping granddaughter By SELINA LUM selinal@sph.com.sg A 59-YEAR-OLD man who raped his intellectually disabled granddaughter when she was nine was yesterday jailed for 121/2years. The machine operator pleaded guilty in the High Court to two charges of rape and one charge of committing an indecent

Johor Sultan crowned in grand ceremony [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Johor Sultan crowned in grand ceremony Residents gather to mark state’s first coronation in 55 years By AMIR HUSSAIN IN JOHOR BARU amirh@sph.com.sg JOHOR Baru came to a standstill yesterday as crowds tried to catch a glimpse of the Sultan of Johor after his coronation. It was the first coronation

Fiery Republican senator declares White House bid [ARTICLE]

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Fiery Republican senator declares White House bid By JEREMY AU YONG US BUREAU CHIEF IN WASHINGTON jeremyau@sph.com.sg OUTSPOKEN Republican Senator Ted Cruz has become the first official entrant for the 2016 United States presidential race, after he took to social media yesterday to declare his White House ambitions. “I’m running

From ‘wacko bird’ to presidential hopeful [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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From ‘wacko bird’ to presidential hopeful AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE WASHINGTON Once reviled by fellow Republicans as a “wacko bird” for leading the United States government to a 2013 shutdown, the resurgent Senator Ted Cruz has turned his C onstitution- above all conservatism into a Tea Party quest for the White House.

5 ‘ISIS recruiters’ held in Indonesia [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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5 ‘ISIS recruiters’ held in Indonesia They allegedly helped 16 people, mostly children, try to enter Syria AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK JAKARTA Indonesian anti-ter-ror police have arrested five men who allegedly arranged for a group of mostly women and children to try and enter Syria to join the

4 militant suspects from China on trial in Jakarta [ARTICLE]

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4 militant suspects from China on trial in Jakarta By WAHYUDI SOERIAATMADJA INDONESIA CORRESPONDENT IN JAKARTA wahyudis@sph.com.sg FOUR suspected militants believed to be ethnic Uighurs from China went on trial yesterday, after being caught in Poso in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province last September. The four, aged between 20 and 30,

Aussie ISIS bomber’s father blames himself [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Aussie ISIS bomber’s father blames himself AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE SYDNEY The heartbroken father of an Australian schoolboy believed to have died while carrying out a suicide bombing for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group said yesterday that he felt “totally responsible” for failing to see that his son

S’pore Everest team hopes to take SG50 bash to new heights [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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S’pore Everest team hopes to take SG50 bash to new heights By MIRANDA YEO miranday@sph.com.sg FOUR Singaporeans have set the bar high when it comes to celebrating Singapore’s 50th birthday more than 8,800m high in fact. Three men and a woman, all outdoor enthusiasts, have set their sights on conquering

Fresh terror attacks in France ‘inevitable’ [ARTICLE]

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Fresh terror attacks in France ‘inevitable’ AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE PARIS The threat of a militant attack in France has reached a level “without precedent” and new attacks are inevitable, according to top counter-terrorism officials. “The threat is permanent,” said one high-level official in the Defence Ministry, speaking on condition of anonymity.

WORLD

S. Korea caught in middle of China, US row [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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S. Korea caught in middle of China, US row US proposal for new missile shield in South riles Beijing BLOOMBERG NEW YORK The US and China are squaring off over the possible deployment of an anti-missile system in South Korea, the latest source of tension between the world’s two biggest

Access to Korean industrial zone blocked following fire [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Access to Korean industrial zone blocked following fire AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE SEOUL South and North Korea blocked access to their Kaesong joint industrial zone yesterday after a fire broke out near a cross-border road and spread across the closely guarded frontier, officials said. The blaze started on the North Korean side

S. Korean activists delay DVD balloon launch [ARTICLE]

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S. Korean activists delay DVD balloon launch AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE SEOUL South Korean activists yesterday postponed plans to send thousands of copies of the Hollywood movie The Interview into North Korea this week, following criticism from Seoul and dire warnings of military reprisals from Pyongyang. The activist behind the planned launch,

ASIA

Myanmar closer to ceasefire with rebels [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Myanmar closer to ceasefire with rebels Kachin leaders set aside differences to hammer out talks with govt NEWS ANALYSIS By NIRMAL GHOSH INDOCHINA BUREAU CHIEF IN YANGON nirmal@sph.com.sg HOPES for a nationwide ceasefire accord between the Myanmar government and 16 armed ethnic groups and alliances have brightened. The seventh round

Japan court fines Chinese skipper for coral poaching [ARTICLE]

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Japan court fines Chinese skipper for coral poaching AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE TOKYO A Japanese court yesterday slapped a Chinese skipper with a fine and suspended jail term for illegally poaching coral in Tokyo’s territorial waters. It is reportedly the first such ruling since the coast guard warned last year that the

China wants ‘stolen’ statue returned [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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China wants ‘stolen’ statue returned AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE BEIJING A Chinese province is seeking the return of a statue containing a 1,0 00-year-old mummified monk, saying it was stolen two decades ago before resurfacing at an exhibition in Hungary, where it was suddenly withdrawn. The Buddha statue with the monk’s remains

Okinawa governor orders halt to US airbase construction [ARTICLE]

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Okinawa governor orders halt to US airbase construction AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE TOKYO The governor of Okinawa yesterday ordered a halt to construction of a controversial United States military airbase, the latest twist in a saga that has riven southern Japan for decades. Setting up a new clash between the central government

KISS AND SNAP IN THE BLOOM [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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KISS AND SNAP IN THE BLOOM A couple posing under blooming cherry trees on Saturday in Wuhan, in Hubei province in central China. The cherry blossoms, now in full bloom, have attracted tens of thousands of visitors to the city, local media reported. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

China set for tax windfall from Alibaba staff [ARTICLE]

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China set for tax windfall from Alibaba staff REUTERS HONG KONG China could reap billions of dollars from taxing gains made by employees of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group who are free to sell their shares for the first time since its IPO, as the country tightens up its leaky mechanisms

DAP chief: Time for new coalition? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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DAP chief: Time for new coalition? It could comprise rival MPs who are against hudud, suggests Kit Siang THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK PETALING JAYA Ahead of a party meeting yesterday night to decide on whether the Democratic Action Party (DAP) should withdraw from Malaysia’s opposition Pakatan Rakyat coalition over the

Radio presenter apologises for criticising hudud Bill [ARTICLE]

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Radio presenter apologises for criticising hudud Bill KUALA LUMPUR A presenter of Malaysian business radio station BFM 89.9 who is under investigation by police over her appearance in a recent video criticising the tabling of hudud laws in Kelantan yesterday apologised for her tone and demeanour in questioning the enforcement

OUTCRY OVER LYNCHING IN KABUL [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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OUTCRY OVER LYNCHING IN KABUL Members of the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan, wearing masks showing the bloodied face of a woman lynched by a mob last Thursday, protesting against the attack in Kabul yesterday. Ms Farkhunda, 27, was beaten to death and set on fire for allegedly burning the Quran.

KL Cabinet opens door to taxi fare hike after all [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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KL Cabinet opens door to taxi fare hike after all KUALA LUMPUR The Malaysian government yesterday decided not to postpone a taxi fare hike after taxi drivers defied the Cabinet’s call to put off the increase to a later date. “In line with the Cabinet’s decision, the taxi fare revision

Beef ban shuts down abattoirs [ARTICLE]

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Beef ban shuts down abattoirs REUTERS MUMBAI A renewed thrust by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to protect cows, worshipped by majority Hindus, has closed abattoirs in Maharashtra, making it hard for farmers to sell their animals, and restrictions are spreading to other states. Even lions,

Show of might at Pakistan Day parade [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Show of might at Pakistan Day parade Military puts on display of strength amid its conflict with Taleban militants REUTERS ISLAMABAD Pakistan’s first Republic Day parade in seven years yesterday was full of flag-wav-ing pomp and aerial military expertise, a symbolic show of strength amid the war against the Taleban

Six arrested for vandalising church in India [ARTICLE]

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Six arrested for vandalising church in India AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE NEW DELHI Indian police said yesterday they have arrested six people after Hindu fundamentalists were captured on video vandalising a cathedral in central India, the latest attack on Christian establishments in the Hindu-majority country. CCTV footage showed a group of men

E-mails show Clinton on post-Benghazi trail [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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E-mails show Clinton on post-Benghazi trail No evidence she gave stand-down order to halt response of US forces NEW YORK TIMES WASHINGTON E-mails from Mrs Hillary Clinton’s private account show the then-Secretary of State and her aides closely monitoring the fallout from the attack on the US diplomatic compound in

Agency slams WHO for slow Ebola response [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Agency slams WHO for slow Ebola response AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE PARIS Aid agency Doctors Without Borders marked the first anniversary of Africa’s Ebola outbreak yesterday with a report slamming the international community’s slow response and detailing the “indescribable horror” faced by its staff. More than 10,000 people have been killed and

Saudi justice system puts checks on harsh punishments [ARTICLE]

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Saudi justice system puts checks on harsh punishments NEW YORK TIMES BURAIDA (Saudi Arabia) The murder that almost cost Bandar al-Yehiya his head started with an old debt to a close friend. Struggling to raise the cash, Yehiya invited the friend to his home and offered him a rifle as

WORLD BRIEFS

Tunis security chiefs fired [ARTICLE]

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Tunis security chiefs fired REUTERS TUNIS Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid has fired six police commanders, including the head of tourist security, after a militant attack on the national museum last week in which 20 tourists were killed. The six sacked yesterday also included an intelligence brigade chief, the Tunis

12 beached whales dead [ARTICLE]

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12 beached whales dead AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE SYDNEY Twelve whales died yesterday after stranding themselves against a rocky breakwater on Australia’s west coast, with experts working hard to save another four. The pod of long-finned pilot whales got into trouble in Bunbury harbour, 175km south of Perth, Western Australia’s Department of

Militia advance to south Yemen [ARTICLE]

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Militia advance to south Yemen AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE ADEN Yemen’s Houthi Shi’ite militia sent several thousands of troops south and clashed with local fighters as the United Nations warned of a civil war. Yesterday, security sources said the militiamen approached the main southern city of Aden, where President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi

Right-wing alliance takes lead in French vote [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Right-wing alliance takes lead in French vote Results put a dampener on far-right National Front’s recent successes AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE PARIS France’s right-wing parties, led by former president Nicolas Sarkozy, appeared to have edged out the far-right National Front (FN) to take first place in local elections on Sunday. A range

Norway fund eyes S’pore, Tokyo properties [ARTICLE]

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Norway fund eyes S’pore, Tokyo properties $1.2 trillion state fund with ‘no spending target’ keen on office spaces BLOOMBERG OSLO Norway’s sovereign wealth fund is making final preparations for its first Asian real estate investment as it builds a portfolio of properties in the world’s biggest cities. After scouring Asia

Chinese firm buys into Pirelli [ARTICLE]

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Chinese firm buys into Pirelli AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE SHANGHAI A Chinese state firm has agreed to buy just over a quarter of Italian tyre maker Pirelli, renowned for its Formula One equipment and racy calendars, in a deal that will lead to a takeover bid. Pirelli’s largest shareholder Camfin said that

Tsipras meeting Merkel amid growing debt fears [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Tsipras meeting Merkel amid growing debt fears BLOOMBERG BERLIN Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was set to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the second time in five days yesterday, at the start of a week that may prove decisive for Greece’s future in the euro area. The meeting in

Vietnam could become Asia’s next tiger economy [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Vietnam could become Asia’s next tiger economy BLOOMBERG HANOI Perched along one of the world’s most crucial shipping routes, and with a young and growing population, Vietnam is once again being tipped for economic lift-off after years of disappointment. Money pouring into the South-east Asian economy from the likes of

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Japan upgrades view on economy [ARTICLE]

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Japan upgrades view on economy REUTERS TOKYO Japan’s government upgraded its view on the overall economy for the first time in eight months, noting a moderate recovery trend as factory output is picking up on the back of improving corporate activity. In its monthly economic report, released yesterday, the government

Hon Hai, Tencent in car tie-up [ARTICLE]

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Hon Hai, Tencent in car tie-up REUTERS TAIPEI Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry said it has partnered Chinese social networker Tencent to develop opportunities related to electric vehicles, in the latest foray into “smart” cars. Yesterday, Hon Hai, which makes iPhones and has previously manufactured touch screens for US automaker

OPINION

Promise and peril of drone economy [ARTICLE]

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Promise and peril of drone economy EMERGING technologies, like unmanned aerial vehicles, can charm, baffle and vex all at once, in a classic tug-of-war between advocates of innovation and proponents of caution. Shorn of the hype, the performance of drones has yet to live up to expectations. External signals can

Riding the greenback uptrend [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Riding the greenback uptrend The US dollar continues to strengthen, benefiting some Asian exporting economies and putting pressure on those with high US dollar debt, although these are still largely manageable EYE ON THE ECONOMY By GRACE LEONG gleong@sph.com.sg THE greenback is rising at the fastest clip in decades against

New prize for fiction raises $20,000 question [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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New prize for fiction raises $20,000 question By AKSHITA NANDA ARTS CORRESPONDENT akshitan@sph.com.sg THE literary industry in Singapore turned a page this month as a local publisher announced the country’s richest prize for English fiction, unsupported by government grants or other sponsors. The $20,000 Epigram Books Fiction Prize is the

Traditional view of family likely to persist in S’pore [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Traditional view of family likely to persist in S’pore By MATHEW MATHEWS FOR THE STRAITS TIMES stopinion@sph.com.sg The writer is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies, National University of Singapore. THE recent public discussion on the Our Families forum organised by students at the National University

Why doctors dislike high-tech healthcare [ARTICLE]

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Why doctors dislike high-tech healthcare By ROBERT M. WACHTER The writer is a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and the author of The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, And Harm At The Dawn Of Medicine’s Computer Age. NEW YORK TIMES LAST year, I saw an ad

FORUM

Live the Lee Kuan Yew spirit [ARTICLE]

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Live the Lee Kuan Yew spirit Clinton Lim Eng Hiong WITH the death of former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore has lost her most precious son; and the world, a truly outstanding leader. It would be appropriate to honour this great man with the naming of public institutions, buildings,

Reminders to take us into the future [ARTICLE]

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Reminders to take us into the future Joshua Hoe (Dr) I AM reminded of the improbability of Singapore’s success 40 to 50 years ago history seems to take on an inevitable quality with hindsight, but the danger in doing so is that the future of Singapore may seem more certain

He lived the values key to Singapore’s success [ARTICLE]

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He lived the values key to Singapore’s success Paul Heng I AM proud to be a Singaporean. Having travelled to many countries in various continents, and having lived in Hong Kong for five years, I have no doubt that my country is a relatively better place to call “home”. Singapore,

A firm, forward-looking stewardship [ARTICLE]

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A firm, forward-looking stewardship Manoraj Rajathurai I HAVE great respect for former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew for what he did in growing this nation. His policies made it possible for me to go to London and pursue my studies in journalism. I am always grateful for that, and for

Erect statue to honour man of steel and heart [ARTICLE]

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Erect statue to honour man of steel and heart A. Thiyaga Raju I GREW up in a family that adored former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew. He touched so many lives and did so much good. And we remember and love this man for what he did for Singapore and

Honour him with title of ‘Father of Singapore’ [ARTICLE]

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Honour him with title of ‘Father of Singapore’ John Lymm (Associate Professor) I HAVE had the privilege of meeting Mr Lee Kuan Yew up close on various occasions, as he was the MP for Tanjong Pagar, where I grew up. He was a powerful and effective communicator. This attribute was

Lesson in pronunciation from mentor [ARTICLE]

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Lesson in pronunciation from mentor Ace Kindredzen Cheong I HAD the honour of meeting Mr Lee Kuan Yew on Sept 9, 1991, when he was senior minister, in Tanjong Pagar. I presented him with a caricature drawn of him and his Cabinet, and asked if I could pose with him

FORUM ONLINE [ARTICLE]

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FORUM ONLINE More letters on www.straitstimes.com 1. MR SOON KIM HOCK: A star has fallen. 2. MR FRANCIS CHENG: Family benefited from his vision. 3. MR V. BALU: He showed what perseverance, discipline can achieve. 4. MR JOLLY WEE: Singapore’s success didn’t happen by chance. 5. MR ISHWAR MAHTANI: He’s

Great leader who knew how to rally a team [ARTICLE]

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Great leader who knew how to rally a team Frankie Mao TRULY, Singapore and the world have lost an amazing individual who was not only an extraordinary visionary but also a leader of courage, conviction and compassion. Many remember Mr Lee Kuan Yew as a strong leader. His other important

Let’s rededicate ourselves to building a better nation [ARTICLE]

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Let’s rededicate ourselves to building a better nation William Tan Kian Meng (Dr) WHILE we are saddened by the loss of a great man, we should use this solemn occasion to reflect on Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s legacy as well: L Gratitude While we complain about the many challenges facing

HUGE DENT IN PEOPLE’S HEARTS [ARTICLE]

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HUGE DENT IN PEOPLE’S HEARTS Vivien Tan (Mrs) The death of Mr Lee Kuan Yew will make a huge dent in the hearts of the people who love him for what he has done for us. We, who lived during his lifetime, can only wish him peace in his eternal

CARRY ON HIS LEGACY [ARTICLE]

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CARRY ON HIS LEGACY Reuben Wong (Dr) Whatever our colour, stripes or beliefs, as Singaporeans, we all owe Mr Lee Kuan Yew a debt of gratitude. Let us honour his legacy in the best way possible, by continuing to build a safe, secure and successful Singapore.

‘FATHER’ TO A CANADIAN, TOO [ARTICLE]

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‘FATHER’ TO A CANADIAN, TOO Herman Kurapov Canada I am Canadian but I am crying too, over the death of Mr Lee Kuan Yew. He was my father too, because my wife was healed and my children were conceived in this wonderful city of Singapore a city created through his

KEY DATES AS PUBLIC HOLIDAYS [ARTICLE]

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KEY DATES AS PUBLIC HOLIDAYS Siow Tian Rui Singapore has lost its founding father, and the world a great man. Mr Lee Kuan Yew sacrificed so much for our country, and we are filled with unimaginable grief. We should set aside March 23 (the date of his death), and Sept

PERMANENT REMINDERS OF MR LEE’S CONTRIBUTIONS [ARTICLE]

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PERMANENT REMINDERS OF MR LEE’S CONTRIBUTIONS Ong Kim Huat As we mourn the death of a great leader, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, I appeal to the Government to consider, first, having a bronze bust of Mr Lee placed at a prominent location at Parliament House for public viewing, and, second,

STORY OF A MAN THAT BEARS RETELLING [ARTICLE]

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STORY OF A MAN THAT BEARS RETELLING Tristan Gwee Chen Teck My son, who is 11/2, and unborn daughter will grow up in a Singapore without Mr Lee Kuan Yew. They will not know and remember him as I have. But I want them to. I want them to remember

STAND UP FOR WHAT HE STOOD FOR [ARTICLE]

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STAND UP FOR WHAT HE STOOD FOR K. Sabehshan Singaporeans have awakened to a Singapore without Mr Lee Kuan Yew. It is indeed the end of an era. As a Singaporean from a minority ethnic group, I am indebted to our senior statesman for giving everyone a place under the

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CPF to sell its Robinson Road building [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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CPF to sell its Robinson Road building No decision yet on whether it will have a service centre in the CBD By TOH YONG CHUAN, AW CHENG WEI tohyc@sph.com.sg awcw@sph.com.sg THE Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board has been in the heart of Singapore’s business district for decades, but that could

Clampdown on suspect aesthetic treatments [ARTICLE]

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Clampdown on suspect aesthetic treatments MOH will no longer allow clinics to roll out offerings like whitening jabs By LINETTE LAI linettel@sph.com.sg CLINICS hoping to offer certain aesthetic treatments that the Ministry of Health (MOH) deems questionable will no longer be given the green light to perform them. In a

Making heritage snacks: For some, piece of cake! [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Making heritage snacks: For some, piece of cake! By KASH CHEONG kashc@sph.com.sg THERE is more to traditional snacks than meets the eye, as 20 young people discovered at a workshop. For instance, the tortoiseshell shape of the glutinous rice ang ku kueh snack is not just appealing in appearance, but

Car sharing service to restart after new insurance deal [ARTICLE]

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Car sharing service to restart after new insurance deal By ADRIAN LIM adrianl@sph.com.sg CAR sharing on the iCarsclub platform has been suspended since December. The platform, which facilitates peer-to-peer car sharing, has stopped all car rentals since the firm ended its insurance coverage with insurer DirectAsia.com. iCarsclub head of operations

Kitchen-less homes, sky bridges and viewing pods [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Kitchen-less homes, sky bridges and viewing pods Shared dining and laundry facilities among visions for Singapore 2065 By FENG ZENGKUN zengkun@sph.com.sg SINGAPOREANS will have communal kitchens as well as dining, laundry and reading rooms in 2065, freeing up space in homes and making them more affordable. Every park across the

Stirling Road flat gutted by fire, owner tells of explosion [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Stirling Road flat gutted by fire, owner tells of explosion ISAAC NEO A FIRE broke out at a ground-floor unit at Block 48 along Stirling Road on Sunday afternoon. The flat was completely burnt but no one was injured, though a man in his 70s was taken to Alexandra Hospital

NTU converting half of courses to online format [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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NTU converting half of courses to online format $70m project will give students more flexibility, says varsity By PEARL LEE leepearl@sph.com.sg NANYANG Technological University (NTU) is spending $70 million over the next four years to convert up to half of its courses to an interactive online format, giving students the

Students can get rewards for going greener via app [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Students can get rewards for going greener via app By SAMANTHA GOH samgohwy@sph.com.sg STUDENTS at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) can now claim rewards for making “greener” choices on campus. By using the university’s newly launched eco-app to record their environmentally friendly habits, students can earn points to redeem prizes such

Private bus driver gets jail, ban for causing death [ARTICLE]

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Private bus driver gets jail, ban for causing death ELENA CHONG A PRIVATE bus driver was jailed for one week and banned from driving for five years yesterday for causing the death of a motorcyclist in Tuas. Toh Kny Lam, 61, was making a right turn from Tuas Avenue 1

No victims, so there can’t be any CBT case: Defence [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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No victims, so there can’t be any CBT case: Defence Lawyer for accused argues ‘fatal failure’ of charge brought by prosecution CITY HARVEST TRIAL By HOE PEI SHAN hpeishan@sph.cam.so THERE is no case for alleging that City Harvest Church leaders had committed criminal breach of trust (CBT), simply because there

12 years’ preventive detention, 24 strokes for loanshark runner [ARTICLE]

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12 years’ preventive detention, 24 strokes for loanshark runner By ELENA CHONG COURT CORRESPONDENT elena@sph.com.sg A LOANSHARK runner harassed debtors by splashing paint on their doors and, in one instance, locking one family in their home with a bicycle lock. His crime spree the latest in a long list of

MONEY

More help for SMEs with new voucher scheme [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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More help for SMEs with new voucher scheme Besides consultants’ services, firms can use it for integrated systems By ONG KAI XUAN ongkx@sph.com.sg SMALLER firms will be able to tap on a range of 30 avenues of assistance through the expanded Innovation and Capability Voucher (ICV). The scheme was launched

GIC in $618m tie-up to buy EU logistics properties [ARTICLE]

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GIC in $618m tie-up to buy EU logistics properties Partnership to target units in key European distribution hubs By RENNIE WHANG wrennie@sph.com.sg SOVEREIGN wealth fund GIC has established a partnership with Exeter Property Group, an industrial real estate investment management specialist. The €300 million (S$618 million) partnership will invest in

GIC in Bangalore IT zone venture [ARTICLE]

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GIC in Bangalore IT zone venture RENNIE WHANG SOVEREIGN wealth fund GIC and Bangalore-based Brigade Group will jointly develop an information technology special economic zone (SEZ) of more than three million sq ft in Whitefield, Bangalore. They had obtained the site via the acquisition of Brooke Bond Real Estate, which

Downtown Line chief to retire early [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Downtown Line chief to retire early By CHRISTOPHER TAN SENIOR TRANSPORT CORRESPONDENT christan@sph.com.sg THE head of a new but somewhat problematic MRT line has decided to call it a day. Mr Wong Wai Keong, chief executive of SBS Transit’s Downtown Line division, will leave the company on March 31. SBS

MONEY COMPANIES

Electricity futures: Market making in April [ARTICLE]

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Electricity futures: Market making in April Six slots awarded; waiting list set up for other applications, says SGX By RACHAEL BOON rachaelb@sph.com.sg THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) will start market making in electricity futures from April 1. The move comes after the listing of Asia’s first electricity futures contract, in October

Port of Singapore gearing up for smarter operations [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Port of Singapore gearing up for smarter operations By JACQUELINE WOO tsjwoo@sph.com.sg NEW initiatives using mobile technology and wireless connections were rolled out yesterday as part of a campaign to make the port of Singapore a smarter operation. The moves, which include free Wi-Fi services at the Marina South Pier,

MARKETS MONEY

Singapore shares dip as regional bourses rise [ARTICLE]

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Singapore shares dip as regional bourses rise But analysts expect STI to stay resilient amid fears of Fed rate hike BULLS AND BEARS By GRACE LEONG gleong@sph.com.sg LOCAL shares bucked the regional trend yesterday and ended in the red on fresh worries about Greece and a sombre mood among traders

Untitled [OBITUARY]

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OBITUARIES With Deepest Sympathy Heartfelt Condolences to Our Managing Director Mr Nick Kang on the demise of his beloved Father Kang Chon Fong Departed on 22 March 2015 From: Management Staff of VIBRO TECHNOLOGIES ENGINEERING PTE LTD With Deepest Sympathy Heartfelt Condolences to The Family of The Late A/PROF VIJAYAN

SPORT

MY ‘BIGGEST GOAL’ FOR BARCA [ARTICLE]

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MY ‘BIGGEST GOAL’ FOR BARCA Suarez’s super strike puts team in driving seat but Real won’t give up chase AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE REUTERS BARCELONA Luis Suarez lauded his El Clasico winner as his biggest goal since moving to Barcelona, as the Catalan football giants moved four points clear of Real Madrid

Suarez’s wonder hit built of creative control [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Suarez’s wonder hit built of creative control SPORTING LIFE By ROHIT BRIJNATH rohitb@sph.com LUIS Suarez and I are 10,913km apart, we’re divided by an ocean, we’re separated by value systems (I haven’t bitten anyone in four decades) and we’re operating on different calendars. It’s March 23 here, but it’s still

What we learnt from the Clasico [ARTICLE]

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What we learnt from the Clasico AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE L Ronaldo wins the battle, Messi the war In the clash between the world’s two best footballers, Cristiano Ronaldo won 1-0 as his first-half equaliser moved him level with Real legend Raul Gonzalez as the third-highest scorer in El Clasico history. However,

SPURS SHAPE UP TO CLIP HAWKS’ WINGS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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SPURS SHAPE UP TO CLIP HAWKS’ WINGS NBA champs back to their best with six players scoring in double figures AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE REUTERS ATLANTA The San Antonio Spurs looked every inch the National Basketball Association champions on Sunday in a dominant 114-95 triumph over Eastern Conference leaders Atlanta Hawks. Five

Smith and James get Cavs going late in Milwaukee [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Smith and James get Cavs going late in Milwaukee REUTERS MILWAUKEE J.R. Smith was open wide open about as open as you can be in a National Basketball Association game, so when his three-point attempt his third in as many possessions went through, he just kind of shrugged his shoulders.

Djokovic made to sweat for victory over Federer [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Djokovic made to sweat for victory over Federer THE TIMES, LONDON NEW YORK TIMES INDIAN WELLS (California) Novak Djokovic may currently hold two Grand Slam titles and be tennis’ runaway world No. 1, but he was forced to dig deep into his reservoir of self-belief to underline his position and

SCORES [ARTICLE]

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SCORES Basketball NBA Milwaukee 90 Cleveland 108, Oklahoma 93 Miami 75, Atlanta 95 San Antonio 114, LA Clippers 107 New Orleans 100, Toronto 106 New York 89, Sacramento 109 Washington 86, Boston 97 Detroit 105 (OT), Orlando 100 Denver 119, Minnesota 98 Charlotte 109, Phoenix 98 Dallas 92, LA Lakers

SPORTS WORLD

Bartomeu faces 2 years in jail [ARTICLE]

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Bartomeu faces 2 years in jail AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE MADRID Spanish prosecutors are requesting a two-year prison sentence for Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu and seven for his predecessor, Sandro Rosell, over the so-called Neymar affair. The Madrid court is also calling for a fine of €22.2 million (S$32.8 million) against

Kim wins with late charge [ARTICLE]

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Kim wins with late charge AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE PHOENIX Kim Hyo Joo, fired up after a bogey at the 10th, birdied five of her last eight holes on Sunday to win golf’s LPGA Founders Cup by three strokes from Stacy Lewis (68). The 19-year-old South Korean had seven birdies in her

Platini assured of third term [ARTICLE]

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Platini assured of third term AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE VIENNA Michel Platini will today be elected to a third term as head of European football’s governing body Uefa, putting him on course to add master sports power broker to his status as a football legend. The 59-year-old, who led France to the

$1.9b payout for Champs League [ARTICLE]

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$1.9b payout for Champs League AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE VIENNA Champions League clubs will share a €1.25 billion (S$1.86 billion) handout from Uefa next season, a 25 per cent increase from this year, Europe’s football’s governing body announced yesterday. The Europa League will also see its prize money increased from €232 million

Tebow checks out Pac-Man [ARTICLE]

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Tebow checks out Pac-Man AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE LOS ANGELES Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao received a visit from Manila-born former National Football League quarter-back Tim Tebow for a weekend workout session, ahead of his May showdown with undefeated Floyd Mayweather. Tebow watched Pacquiao train for nearly three hours on Saturday, including

Ex-coach Hewitt guilty of rape [ARTICLE]

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Ex-coach Hewitt guilty of rape AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE JOHANNESBURG Australian-born former tennis Grand Slam champion Bob Hewitt was found guilty yesterday in South Africa of raping and assaulting young girls whom he was coaching in the early 1980s. The 75-year-old had pleaded not guilty to two charges of rape and one

ALONSO ALMOST READY TO RACE [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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ALONSO ALMOST READY TO RACE He’s cleared by Spanish, UK docs but has to sit FIA reaction test REUTERS THE TIMES, LONDON LONDON McLaren’s Fernando Alonso has been cleared to travel to Malaysia for the second race of the Formula One season after passing medical tests in England. Spanish sports

‘Slow’ Stenson loses by a shot, then lashes out [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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‘Slow’ Stenson loses by a shot, then lashes out THE GUARDIAN ORLANDO American Matt Every’s successful defence of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament on Sunday was immediately overshadowed by Henrik Stenson, who vented deep frustration at what he believed to be unnecessary influence from a PGA Tour rules official

EXPECT A CRACKER AT EDEN PARK [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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EXPECT A CRACKER AT EDEN PARK Resurgent Black Caps have upper hand over Proteas with home support AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE AUCKLAND Four years after it was meant to happen, two of the world’s most bitter sporting rivals New Zealand and South Africa –will face off in a World Cup semi-final at

India fans vow to give hosts a hard time at SCG [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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India fans vow to give hosts a hard time at SCG AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE SYDNEY India fans are likely to outnumber their Australian counterparts when the two teams clash in the cricket World Cup semi-finals in Sydney on Thursday much to the annoyance of the home captain. Australia skipper Michael Clarke

JOSE BELIEVES TITLE IS BLUES’ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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JOSE BELIEVES TITLE IS BLUES’ This, despite Chelsea’s wobbles over last few games THE TIMES, LONDON AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE LONDON During his first Premier League title run-in, Jose Mourinho felt confident enough to predict the date on which Chelsea would clinch the championship he was right as well but such boldness

Gerrard the villain in a van Gaal masterpiece [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Gerrard the villain in a van Gaal masterpiece EYE ON EPL By ALEKSANDAR DURIC stsports@sph.com.sg HE IS one of the best players ever to grace the English Premier League (EPL) but after Sunday, most people will remember Steven Gerrard mostly for his 40-sec-ond swan-song against Liverpool’s greatest rivals Manchester United.

United boss delights in ‘important’ win [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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United boss delights in ‘important’ win AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE LONDON Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal hailed his team’s 2-1 victory over Champions League qualification rivals Liverpool as “one of the most important in my career”. Juan Mata scored twice at Anfield in Sunday’s Premier League game, either side of a

Keeping watch on his title triumphs [ARTICLE]

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Keeping watch on his title triumphs THE GUARDIAN LONDON Jose Mourinho has celebrated each of the 21 trophies he has won as a football manager by removing his watch and keeping it as a memento. “When I win titles, the gifts are for my wife, daughter and son,” the Chelsea

Seminar slots still available [ARTICLE]

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Seminar slots still available SOME 50 slots at a photography seminar this weekend, held in the lead-up to the OCBC Cycle, have been reserved for readers of The Straits Times. Participants at the 31/2 -hour event can get tips and insights from action sports and lifestyle photographer Mark Teo as

Life!

LIFE! Arts

Creating but not seeing Beauty [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Creating but not seeing Beauty Beauty And The Beast composer is moved by fact that lyricist Howard Ashman died before the work was completed Corrie Tan corriet@sph.com.sg Dancing kitchenware, a charming candelabra, an adorable barking ottoman none of these characters from Disney’s beloved animated film Beauty And The Beast (1991)

Three up for Best Set Design award [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Three up for Best Set Design award Designers for Ten Thousand Tigers, The House Of Bernarda Alba and The Rise Fall Of Little Voice are in the running Nabilah Said nabilahs@sph.com.sg It is a three-way fight for the Best Set Design trophy at this year’s M1-The Straits Times Life! Theatre

50 YEARS OF THEATRE [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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50 YEARS OF THEATRE Line-up of 50 Singapore plays at the Esplanade’s special Studios season will cover recognisable works as well as lesser-known ones Corrie Tan corriet@sph.com.sg In what might be the Esplanade’s most ambitious retrospective yet, the national arts centre is surveying the landscape of modern Singapore English-language theatre,

What to catch [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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What to catch Dramatised readings Beginnings: Selected works from the 1960s and 1970s directed by Tan Shou Chen Plays: Mimi Fan (1962) by Lim Chor Pee; The Moon Is Less Bright (1964) by Goh Poh Seng; Are You There, Singapore? (1968) by Robert Yeo Tan Shou Chen, an actor by

Past winners of Life! Theatre Awards in the line-up [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Past winners of Life! Theatre Awards in the line-up Corrie Tan This year, the M1-The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards will be held in collaboration with Esplanade Theatres on the Bay and is also part of The Studios: fifty season. Here are some of the plays to be featured in

'Go ahead QUOTE ME [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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'Go ahead QUOTE ME ‘You’re sorry, but you’re not sorry because it happened and something else came of it. One thing happens and it opens the door to another thing’ Actress Lucy Liu (right) on making mixed-media art pieces inspired by her relationships ‘Don’t be afraid to see a doctor.

A walk to refresh the identity of a place [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A walk to refresh the identity of a place Spaces here are filled with the practical and familiar, but an art excursion injects new meanings to places such as Joo Chiat Culture Vulture Corrie Tan corriet@sph.com.sg I grew up by Singapore’s coast. Some of my earliest memories involve paddling, arms

Cinderella’s waistline under fire [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Cinderella’s waistline under fire The Guardian London It is perhaps the most famous fairy tale of them all, the rags-to-riches story of a persecuted young woman who escapes domestic abuse, thanks to some magic and the love of a royal scion of a conveniently nearby palace. What’s not to like

sph newspapers: special BON VOYAGE

Festival time in Tohoku [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Festival time in Tohoku captures a colourful slice of Japanese life in three vibrant celebrations Wu Swee Ong SUMMER in Japan is humid and hot, especially on the main island of Honshu, but it is during this season that there are tons of festivals, or matsuri, celebrated across the country.

Some like it haute [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Some like it haute Azure skies, picturesque seaside towns and plenty of glamour the French Riviera offers Ming E. Wong all this and more Ming E. Wong THE view as we drove was so stunning we stopped to take a picture azure seas crashing onto lush hillsides topped by colourful

Game to travel [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Game to travel Uma Venkatraman chases two loves sports and seeing the world AS A sports and travel lover, my dream holiday would be to combine both. Though it needs a tremendous amount of planning especially with tickets to world-class sporting events being so hard to get with some discipline

DOS AND DON’TS OF PLANNING A SPORTING HOLIDAY [ARTICLE]

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DOS AND DON’TS OF PLANNING A SPORTING HOLIDAY Do plan well in advance because tickets sell out very fast. To be kept informed about the availability of tickets, register at the official websites of the tournaments. Do plan your holiday around the event. Some, like football, will have nomatch days

Charming in Pink [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Charming in Pink By turns sexy and playful, the bubbly K-pop sextet sugar-dose their way into hearts of fans Review Concert APINK PINK PARADISE IN SINGAPORE 2015 Max Pavilion, Singapore Expo/Last Sunday Gwendolyn Ng nggwen@sph.com.sg Sugar, spice and everything nice. That is the formula of Apink’s saccharine sweet success. The

Animal reality show starts debate on animal rights [ARTICLE]

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Animal reality show starts debate on animal rights Xinhua Changsha China’s first animal reality show has sparked debate over whether appearing on television puts zoo animals in distress. Hunan TV’s Wonderful Friends, which has become one of the most watched weekend shows in China, features stars such as singer Li

Jobs’ story retold in new book [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Jobs’ story retold in new book New York Times New York Steve Jobs prized secrecy from his executives and employees during his tenure at Apple. Now his top lieutenants are speaking out to help shape his legacy. Through interviews and tweets, Apple brass, including chief executive Tim Cook, are throwing

LIFE! Buzz

Min Ho dating miss A’s Suzy [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Min Ho dating miss A’s Suzy Korea Herald/Asia News Network Seoul Actor Lee Min Ho and singer-actress Suzy of K-pop group miss A have been in a relationship for two months, a South Korean entertainment news outlet reported yesterday. According to Dispatch, the website that broke the news, Lee, 27,

Films for women top box office [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Films for women top box office New York Times Los Angeles Heading into the allimportant summer movie-going season, two converging box-office trends are startling studios: Women are driving ticket sales to a degree rarely, if ever, seen before, while young men long Hollywood’s most coveted audience are relatively AWOL. With

Fictional US presidents beat Obama in poll [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Fictional US presidents beat Obama in poll Reuters Washington Whether it is the earnest Josiah Bartlet from The West Wing or the manipulative Frank Underwood in House Of Cards, Americans prefer television presidents to their real-life POTUS, President Barack “No Drama” Obama. A Reuters-Ipsos poll taken this month found 54

LITTLE RED DOT THE STRAITS TIMES

IN MEMORY OF LEE KUAN YEW 1923-2015 [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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IN MEMORY OF LEE KUAN YEW 1923-2015 ANG YIYING Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s founding father and former prime minister, died early yesterday, at 3.18am, sending the nation into a seven-day period of mourning. He was 91. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addressed the nation in a live broadcast just

big at home

S’porean killed in snowboarding accident in US [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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S’porean killed in snowboarding accident in US ACTIVITY BY NURUL IIMAN SAID ST, March 13 S’porean dies after US snowboarding accident By Hoe Pei Shan After fighting for her life for almost a month following a snowboarding accident in the United States, 25-year-old Singaporean Davina Huang has succumbed to her

ITE security questioned after slashing [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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ITE security questioned after slashing ACTIVITY BY NURUL IIMAN SAID ST, March 13 Tighter security on ITE campus after slashing By Hoe Pei Shan The slashing of a teenager at ITE College West on Tuesday was an isolated incident, but security 1. patrols have been increased and measures are being

big spell

Delectable words to chew on [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Delectable words to chew on cooks up a storm of food words Debra Ann Francisco Sources: Oxford Learner’s Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary Read the following article about an interesting recipe for chicken with pomegranates. There are food-related words missing from the passage. See if you can spell the missing words.

big thing

Moving on to the zonals [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Moving on to the zonals 116 pupils from 42 primary schools have made it through to compete in the four school zones –North, South, East and West of the RHB-The Straits Times National Spelling Championship A total of 116 pupils from 42 primary schools have made it through to the

Do you want to win $5,000? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Do you want to win $5,000? Laremy Lee reminds you to put what you have learnt about community projects into action and apply to win cash grants Laremy Lee Over the last few weeks, Little Red Dot has taught you: 1. What a community is and why it is important

Having a ball of a time [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Having a ball of a time Yu Neng Primary School pupils write their wishes on table-tennis balls, which will form an art installation to mark the SEA Games countdown, reports Liu Liu Fangzhou Aspirations such as “I want to become a lawyer” and “I want to help the community”, were

big world

NEWS IN PHOTOS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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NEWS IN PHOTOS Here’s what happened around the world. How do you feel after reading about these incidents? Write in to stdot@sph.com.sg and tell us TEXT: LIU FANGZHOU SOURCES: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE. EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY, REUTERS, THE TELEGRAPH, XINHUA THIS MAP IS ILLUSTRATIVE AND NOT DRAWN TO SCALE ACTIVITY Pick two

big in asia

Flight MH370 still a mystery [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Flight MH370 still a mystery brings you news from the region Eileen Aung-Thwin One year after Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370 vanished, investigators still do not know why the plane disappeared. An international team of investigators said the behaviours of the pilots and cabin crew appeared normal before the flight.

Illegal wildlife traders nabbed [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Illegal wildlife traders nabbed Malaysian authorities have arrested seven people who traded in legally protected animals on social media. A total of 64 protected wild animals, including a baby sun bear, a baby leopard cat, a slow loris, a salt-water crocodile and eagles, have been rescued. The animals were worth

Wrong target bombed [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Wrong target bombed A bomb from a Myanmar aircraft fell in Chinese territory and killed four Chinese people on March 13. Nine people were also wounded when the bomb exploded in a sugarcane field in Yunnan. Myanmar has been fighting rebels near its border with China since last month. WHY

growing up

Never too late to bloom [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Never too late to bloom looks at what the news can teach you about being your best self Eileen Aung-Thwin IN THE NEWS WHO: Ms Bhavani Prakash, 45, is an environmentalist who founded Eco Walk the Talk, a website which aims to raise awareness of environmental issues. She also founded

big on english

When silence is golden [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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When silence is golden ACTIVITY BY JENNIFER CLAUDINE LOOI ACTIVITY Part 1: Comparison of adjectives and adverbs Adjectives and adverbs can exist in three degrees: positive, comparative and superlative. In the second frame of the comic strip above, the word “guiltier” is in the comparative form. Do you know what

White beauties [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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White beauties ACTIVITY BY JENNIFER CLAUDINE LOOI ACTIVITY Part 1: Vocabulary cloze Fill in the blanks with the correct words in the box on the right. harem introduced sniffing rare confident hail quarantine ageing basis habitat The Singapore Zoo is getting at least seven new big cats, including a pair

‘Still too much rote’ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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‘Still too much rote’ ACTIVITY BY JENNIFER CLAUDINE LOOI ACTIVITY Part 1: Comprehension cloze Fill in the blanks with the correct words. I disagree with Mr Ong Soon Leong’s view that the Singapore education system is among the best in the world (“Education system has seen significant transformation”; yesterday). The

big story

The King joins the US army [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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The King joins the US army American pop icon Elvis Presley is drafted for military service along with 12 others Tennessee, the United States, March 25, 1958 Text: Laremy Lee Sources: elvispresleymusic.com.au; US Army Centre Ot Military History You will not get to see Elvis Presley perform live for the

big read

Tribute to Terry Pratchett [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Tribute to Terry Pratchett The British author died recently at age 66, leaving behind a legacy of wit and humour Sources: The Guardian.com, NPR.com, Slate.com, Telegraph.co.uk, The New York Times Death, too, has a sense of humour.” The quote appeared in Terry Pratchett’s first iscworld novel The Colour Of Magic

Show off your talent [ARTICLE]

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Show off your talent Send us your poems, artwork, comic strips or photos of yourself doing something you enjoy for a chance to be featured in Little Red Dot. We also want to hear your opinions and ideas about Singapore and the world. This month: We look at caring and

off to work

A scent-sational occupation [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A scent-sational occupation speaks to a man who helps his customers find the right perfume Nur Syahiidah Zainal His job is nothing to sniff at. Mr Christopher Dawood is a fragrance profiler with luxury perfumery Penhaligon’s. The traditional British perfume house, which concocts and sells its own scents, was founded

SINGAPORE MOURNS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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SINGAPORE MOURNS LThousands pay tributeLFamily wake today, lying in state from tomorrowLState funeral on Sunday By WARREN FERNANDEZ EDITOR warren@sph.com.sg SINGAPORE entered the post-Lee Kuan Yew era yesterday, with the passing of founding father Lee Kuan Yew, 91. It was a day that had been widely anticipated, not least since

MILESTONES

Keeping Mr Lee’s legacy alive [ARTICLE]

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Keeping Mr Lee’s legacy alive EDITORIAL LEE KUAN YEW was many things to Singaporeans: father figure, visionary, social disciplinarian and sage. He was the man who played the decisive role in the creation of Singapore as the people know it today. “One day, this will be a metropolis. Never fear!”

ISTANA: FAMILY WAKE

His body rests near the Istana lawns he loved [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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His body rests near the Istana lawns he loved Visitors from ministers to nurses pay respects some stoic, some in tears By CHARISSA YONG charyong@sph.com.sg IT WAS a fitting resting place for the body of Singapore’s founding Prime Minister. Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s casket was laid out in a simple

Best way to honour Mr Lee? ‘Keep Singapore united and successful’ [ARTICLE]

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Best way to honour Mr Lee? ‘Keep Singapore united and successful’ By RACHEL CHANG ASSISTANT POLITICAL EDITOR rchang@sph.com.sg SINGAPORE’S current generation of leaders urged Singaporeans to honour Mr Lee Kuan Yew by keeping the country united, and successful. Building on what Mr Lee and his team put in place especially

‘Let us honour his spirit and life’s work’ [ARTICLE]

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‘Let us honour his spirit and life’s work’ Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addressed the nation on the death of former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew yesterday. In an emotional speech that was broadcast live from the Istana at 8am, he paid tribute to the elder Mr Lee in Malay,

TRIBUTES: A NATION GRIEVES

The day Singaporeans set aside differences to say ‘thank you’ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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The day Singaporeans set aside differences to say ‘thank you’ Tributes speak of a nation ready to face the future united and proud By IGNATIUS LOW MANAGING EDITOR ignatius@sph.com.sg THEY came dressed in black, some clutching white roses, carnations and lilies. There were mothers who had just picked up their

13,000 messages left by mourners at Istana [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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13,000 messages left by mourners at Istana By CHONG ZI LIANG ziliang@sph.com.sg IT WAS 5am, and security supervisor S. N. Pillai, 50, was two hours from the end of his shift when his sister called him, distressed. Mr Lee Kuan Yew has died, she said, crying. Mr Pillai turned on

Tearful residents pay respects to their MP [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Tearful residents pay respects to their MP Young and old, people in Mr Lee’s Tanjong Pagar GRC mourn his death By RACHEL AU-YONG rachelay@sph.com.sg AS A young man, Mr Seow Cheong Choon had little faith in Mr Lee Kuan Yew. “When we were kicked out of Malaysia, he said he

President: He was architect of our modern Republic [ARTICLE]

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President: He was architect of our modern Republic By WALTER SIM waltsim@sph.com.sg SINGAPORE was Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s passion, and he continued to serve the country until the last days of his life, wrote President Tony Tan Keng Yam in a condolence letter to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday.

ESM Goh: He gave us a country we can be proud of [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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ESM Goh: He gave us a country we can be proud of By LEE HUI CHIEH huichieh@sph.com.sg WHEN Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong heard that Mr Lee Kuan Yew, 91, had died yesterday, tears welled up in his eyes. Less than two hours later, he paid tribute to the

Mourning in uniquely Singaporean style [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Mourning in uniquely Singaporean style Thousands queue to pen tributes, many go online, while others buy 4D By CHUA MUI HOONG OPINION EDITOR muihoong@sph.com.sg Additional reporting by Chong Zi Liang MRS P. Pusparani had not slept well since Saturday. That was the day she rushed down to the Singapore General

Special assemblies at Mr Lee’s former schools [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Special assemblies at Mr Lee’s former schools By KASH CHEONG kashc@sph.com.sg SCHOOLS that Mr Lee Kuan Yew once attended mourned his death with special assemblies yesterday. In the school halls of Raffles Institution (RI) and Telok Kurau Primar y S c h oo l M r L ee s a

NTUC hails a dear brother and true fighter for workers [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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NTUC hails a dear brother and true fighter for workers It says Mr Lee’s lasting legacy is his championing of spirit of tripartism By TOH YONG CHUAN MANPOWER CORRESPONDENT tohyc@sph.com.sg MR LEE Kuan Yew was a “dear brother” and “true fighter” for workers, the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) said

Opposition pays tribute to man who ‘sacrificed much for us all’ [ARTICLE]

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Opposition pays tribute to man who ‘sacrificed much for us all’ By THAM YUEN-C ASSISTANT POLITICAL EDITOR yuenc@sph.com.sg POLITICAL party rivalry took a back seat yesterday as the Workers’ Party sent its condolences to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on the death of his father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew. In

Ethnic, religious groups pay tribute to Mr Lee’s role in building harmony [ARTICLE]

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Ethnic, religious groups pay tribute to Mr Lee’s role in building harmony By ZAKIR HUSSAIN DEPUTY POLITICAL EDITOR zakirh@sph.com.sg SINGAPORE’S main ethnic and religious communities yesterday paid tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew, with many highlighting his role in creating a harmonious multiracial and multi-religious society. “Without the wisdom and

Economic prospects ‘still look bright’ [ARTICLE]

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Economic prospects ‘still look bright’ Business community confident that S’pore on right track, says SBF chief By MOK FEI FEI feimok@sph.com.sg WHILE the Singapore skyline has lost some of its shine in the wake of Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s death, the country’s economic prospects still look bright, noted business leaders

18 places for public to pay their respects [ARTICLE]

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18 places for public to pay their respects EIGHTEEN community sites are being set up for the public to pay their last respects to Mr Lee Kuan Yew. The first six are ready. The other 12 will be ready tomorrow. The sites will be open from 10am to 8pm until

Long lines for ST special noon edition [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Long lines for ST special noon edition KOK XING HUI DISTANCE was no obstacle for 76-year-old Gurden Singh, who wanted a copy of the 24-page The Straits Times Special Edition on the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew. The retiree travelled from Ang Mo Kio to Dhoby Ghaut and City Hall

Mourning period [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Mourning period PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong has declared a seven-day period of national mourning, from yesterday to Sunday, to mark the death of Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Here are major events during this period: Today, March 24: L Second day of a private family wake at

Tributes pour in from corporate world [ARTICLE]

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Tributes pour in from corporate world By WONG WEI HAN whwong@sph.com.sg TRIBUTES to Mr Lee Kuan Yew poured in from the business community yesterday as corporate leaders reflected on the elder statesman’s contribution in developing the nation into an international business hub. Mr Lee engineered many of Singapore’s crowning achievements

Companies plan special tributes [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Companies plan special tributes By CHERYL ONG ocheryl@sph.com.sg COMPANIES large and small will mark Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s death with special tributes this week, and some will give staff time off to pay their last respects to Mr Lee at Parliament House. Singapore Airlines (SIA) will hold an internal memorial

WORLD TRIBUTES

‘Lion among leaders’ and ‘inspiration’ to Asians [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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‘Lion among leaders’ and ‘inspiration’ to Asians Past and present leaders of nations, global organisations praise Mr Lee By RAVI VELLOOR ASSOCIATE EDITOR velloor@sph.com.sg FROM Washington to Canberra, the world mourned the death of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, described as one of “the greatest leaders” of our times, a “lion

US presidents past and present laud friendship and advice [ARTICLE]

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US presidents past and present laud friendship and advice By JEREMY AU YONG U.S. BUREAU CHIEF IN WASHINGTON jeremyau@sph.com.sg Additional reporting by Melissa Sim RARELY has the passing of a leader of a small nation far away made such a splash here. But in a testament to Mr Lee Kuan

Grief and gratitude as leaders laud Mr Lee’s legacy [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Grief and gratitude as leaders laud Mr Lee’s legacy His role in China’s reform will be recorded in history, says Premier Li By KOR KIAN BENG IN BEIJING NIRMALA GANAPATHY IN NEW DELHI kianbeng@sph.com.sg gnirmala@sph.com.sg Additional reporting by Chang May Choon ASIA’S dominant powers reacted with sorrow at Mr Lee

Mr Lee crafted a modern island republic as his legacy, says Najib [ARTICLE]

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Mr Lee crafted a modern island republic as his legacy, says Najib By SHANNON TEOH MALAYSIA CORRESPONDENT IN KUALA LUMPUR shannont@sph.com.sg MALAYSIANS reacted with grief at the passing of the man who led their closest neighbour for more than three decades, with Prime Minister Najib Razak saying the founding father

‘Deep sorrow for loss of Indonesia’s close friend’ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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‘Deep sorrow for loss of Indonesia’s close friend’ By ZUBAIDAH NAZEER INDONESIA BUREAU CHIEF IN JAKARTA zubaidah@sph.com.sg Additional reporting by Additional reporting by Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja SOUTH-EAST Asia’s dominant nation mourned the death of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, a co-founder of Asean whose good ties with Indonesia’s second President, Mr Suharto,

In Mr Lee’s later years, the world turned to him as seer and sage [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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In Mr Lee’s later years, the world turned to him as seer and sage His insights led him to be regarded as the man who helped make history By RAVI VELLOOR ASSOCIATE EDITOR velloor@sph.com.sg PERHAPS this article should begin with Henry Kissinger, the guru of realpolitik who was secretary of

Embodiment of a new Asian dynamism [ARTICLE]

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Embodiment of a new Asian dynamism FINANCIAL TIMES LEE Kuan Yew, the founder and patriarch of modern Singapore who has died at the age of 91, was one of post-war Asia’s most revered and controversial politicians and one of its last remaining independence leaders. His greatest achievement was to promote

Global media on Mr Lee’s legacy [ARTICLE]

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Global media on Mr Lee’s legacy During his years in power, and even after he stepped down from national leadership, global media often had a difficult relationship with Lee Kuan Yew. In his death, though, the praise came pouring out. TIME MAGAZINE CREATOR OF ECONOMIC MIRACLE WHEN historians chronicle Asia’s

FOUNDING FATHER

Trusted friend and political comrade [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Trusted friend and political comrade THE LEE KUAN YEW I REMEMBER Othman Wok, 90, served in Cabinet as Social Affairs Minister from 1963 to 1977 MY FRIENDSHIP with Lee Kuan Yew began in 1952. He agreed to represent postal workers pro bono in their strike negotiations with the colonial government.

First among equals [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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First among equals Lee Kuan Yew led a tiny island nation from Third World to First. In the process, he had to strike a fine balance with the Japanese, British, leftists and communalists By ELGIN TOH FOR THE STRAITS TIMES THE midnight call from Mr S. Rajaratnam startled Mr Othman

MASTER POLITICIAN

Mr Lee receptive to new inputs [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Mr Lee receptive to new inputs THE LEE KUAN YEW I REMEMBER George Yeo, 60, chairman of Kerry Logistics Network, part of the Kerry Group that is owned by Malaysian tycoon Robert Kuok. He was an MP from 1988 to 2011 and a Cabinet minister from 1991 to 2011 MR

A life devoted entirely to Singapore [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A life devoted entirely to Singapore Lee Kuan Yew was obsessive about securing Singapore’s success, and compulsive in demanding every ounce of effort from himself and others in shaping its destiny By ZURAIDAH IBRAHIM, ANDREA ONG FOR THE STRAITS TIMES Additional reporting by Rachel Lin WHEN Singapore split from Malaysia,

A leader who’s ruthless in demanding honesty [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A leader who’s ruthless in demanding honesty S. Dhanabalan, 77, MP from 1976 to 1996, held various ministerial portfolios from 1980 to 1992, was chairman of Temasek Holdings from 1996 to Aug 1, 2013 TO CALL Lee Kuan Yew my friend would not be quite right. More accurately, we were

UNORTHODOX LEADER

Did Mr Lee create a Singapore in his own image? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Did Mr Lee create a Singapore in his own image? From cleaning up dirty rivers and city grounds, to reforming the language environment, Lee Kuan Yew nagged and cajoled a nation into improving its social habits. He even tried to tell them whom to marry. By CHUA MUI HOONG OPINION

Problem solver, master persuader [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Problem solver, master persuader THE LEE KUAN YEW I REMEMBER Liu Thai Ker, 77, is chairman of the Centre for Liveable Cities, former chief executive of the Housing Board, and former chief executive and chief planner of the Urban Redevelopment Authority MR LEE Kuan Yew was a worrier. But he

LEE KUAN YEW, MY FATHER

My father was a workaholic [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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My father was a workaholic MY PARENTS and I were in hospital waiting for my father to have a stent put in, but none of us said a word. THE LEE KUAN YEW I REMEMBER Lee Wei Ling, 60, is Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s only daughter and director of the

When you needed him, he was there [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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When you needed him, he was there Lee Hsien Loong, 63, is Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s eldest child. He has been Prime Minister of Singapore since August 2004 By ZURAIDAH IBRAHIM, ANDREA ONG FOR THE STRAITS TIMES PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong had a habit of tugging his shirt sleeves

Father gave advice but let us decide for ourselves [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Father gave advice but let us decide for ourselves Lee Hsien Yang, 57, is Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s younger son and chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore By CASSANDRA CHEW FOR THE STRAITS TIMES MR LEE Hsien Yang was the son who chose not to follow his father’s

FAMILY MAN

My wonderful Big Brother [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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My wonderful Big Brother THE LEE KUAN YEW I REMEMBER General practitioner Lee Suan Yew, 81, is Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s youngest brother WITHOUT my Big Brother, I would not have done well enough in school to become a doctor. As a teenager, I was more interested in watching boxing

Devoted husband and caring father [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Devoted husband and caring father Close-knit family and a small circle of friends these are the people who got to witness the tender, nurturing side of Lee Kuan Yew By ROBIN CHAN, SUMIKO TAN DEPUTY EDITOR chanckr@sph.com.sg sumiko@sph.com.sg LEE Kuan Yew was a man with few close friends. Those who

Wife’s death left a void in his life [ARTICLE]

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Wife’s death left a void in his life LIFE AFTER MRS LEE By CASSANDRA CHEW FOR THE STRAITS TIMES FOR a week after his wife died, Mr Lee Kuan Yew fussed over her photographs on the wall of the living room at their Oxley Road home. He placed pictures of

Brother used his wits to help family [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Brother used his wits to help family THE LEE KUAN YEW I REMEMBER Monica Lee, 85, is Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s only sister ONE of my mother’s favourite stories of LKY was about the time she taught him his ABCs. In those days, colourful alphabet toys were not available, so

Special CNY visit to Uncle Harry’s [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Special CNY visit to Uncle Harry’s Joan Hon, 72, is a retired teacher and daughter of the late finance minister Hon Sui Sen I HAVE visited Uncle Harry every Chinese New Year for as long as I can remember. But it was my visit in 2010 that I will never

Tender side that not many see [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Tender side that not many see Ng Kok Song, 67, is the former chief investment officer of Government of Singapore Investment Corporation WHEN my wife Patricia was diagnosed with stage four stomach cancer in July 2003, I saw a side of Mr Lee Kuan Yew that not many see. Two

THE MAN AND HIS IDEAS

The original big-idea leader [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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The original big-idea leader His enduring legacy was that he had powerful ideas for Singapore and the courage and commitment to turn them into reality By HAN FOOK KWANG EDITOR AT LARGE hanfk@sph.com.sg I HAVE done several books on Lee Kuan Yew but there was one which never saw the

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