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MAN STEALS FROM SALVATION ARMY GETS EIGHT MONTHS JAIL

Tan Cheok Yen, 43, stole 311 items such as books, clothes, shoes and compact discs, worth $941, at the Salvation Army located on Bishan Street 22 on Aug 25 this year, despite there being signs proclaiming "The donated items here are the property of The Salvation Army. Stealing them is an offence punishable by law".

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FARE INCREASE CAN DO IMMEDIATELY, FARE REDUCTION MUST "DEFER" TO NEXT YEAR

I refer to the editorial “Track weakest link in rail operations“, the articles “SMRT gives staff a chance to admit lapses“, “WhyItMatters: Fare move to ease congestion” and the five letters (5 out of the 7 letters in the Forum Page were on the MRT) in the Forum Page of the Straits Times, (Nov 3).

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OFO BICYCLE PARKED IN MIDDLE OF HDB CARPARK, BLOCKS DRIVERS FROM PARKING UPSTAIRS

The words on the carpark says "SLOW". Wow, all cars must really drive and go slowly when driving through the carpark. All thanks to OFO bike user and the company. All the cars have to squeeze into other parking lots on other decks just to give all the parking lots to this OFO bike.

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ELDERLY WOMAN IN ICU AFTER TAKING TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

The HSA has warned the public not to buy or consume two products promoted in Malaysia as traditional Chinese medicine. This comes after two elderly women fell ill after taking them. One of the woman, who is in her 70s, was even warded in the ICU after experiencing severe breathing difficulty.

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CPF SYSTEM ONLY BENEFITS THE RICH?

“If a rich man contributes S$100 to his Central Provident Fund (CPF) account, he could get up to S$22 in income tax relief. In comparison, a person drawing S$3,000 a month would only get S$2 in relief."

Pointing out these extremes in potential savings by different income segments, Singapore University of Social Science economist Walter Theseira said in a forum on Oct 20 that the Republic’s CPF contribution tax relief policy should be reformed to troubleshoot the “regressive nature of CPF contributions”, where those who earn less contribute a greater fraction of their income to society than high earners.

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