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PMO website hacking case adjourned to February

Two brothers charged with hacking offences — including the alleged hacking of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) website — have had their cases adjourned to February. 27-year-old Mohammad Azhar Tahir faces 10 charges, including the alleged offence of modifying contents of the PMO website.

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Public bus fleet to expand 20% by end-2014

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said there will be a 20 per cent increase in the fleet of public buses by the end of this year. All 550 buses under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP) will hit the roads. From this figure, more than half are already in operation.

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Two honoured for rescuing victims from burning car

Two individuals were recognised today (Jan 6) for rescuing two accident victims trapped in a burning car last week. Mr Lim Hong Kai, 53, and Mr Yan Zhen Jun, 44, were honoured by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) with the Public Spiritedness Award for their bravery by Colonel Ling Young Ern, Commander of the 4th Civil Defence Division.

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Former MM Lee Kuan Yew conferred Russia’s Order of Honour

The President of the Russian Federation, Mr Vladimir Putin, has conferred the Order of Honour on Singapore’s former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew. The Order of Honour was presented by His Excellency Mr Leonid Moiseev, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Singapore, to Mr Lee today (Jan 6) at the Istana.

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Budget 2014: Catalyse growth holistically

In a fast-changing world, the Government must help firms in setting up environmental scanning and intelligence-gathering systems on a global basis. This would help them predict business trends, pre-empt opportunities, achieve first-mover advantages and move up the food chain.

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Provide affordable homes for elderly

When I heard about the prices for The Hillford, a retirement housing project for the elderly, I thought to myself that it is meant only for rich retirees. Even retirement housing does not come cheap.

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