MORE BUSES FOR FEEDER ROUTES IN BEDOK, WOODLANDS, ANG MO KIO, BOON LAY

Commute Solutions and BT&Tan Transport will run service 912P, which will start from Woodlands Regional Interchange and ply Woodlands Avenue 5, Avenue 2, Avenue 1 and loop at Woodlands Street 41 before returning to Woodlands Regional Interchange. It will operate between 6am and 8am and between 5.15pm and 7.15pm. Tong Tar Transport Services will start Service 240P from Lakeside MRT Station, which will ply Boon Lay Way, Corporation Road, Boon Lay Drive, Boon Lay Place and Boon Lay Avenue, and make a loop at Jurong West Street 64 to connect to Boon Lay MRT Station, before returning to Lakeside MRT Station. It will operate between 6am and 7.30am and between 5pm and 6.30pm.

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11 men charged with rioting at worksite

Eleven men were charged yesterday with rioting at a construction site off Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3 last Sunday afternoon. Four Chinese nationals, aged between 25 and 46, are accused of punching and kicking seven Bangladeshi nationals on April 6 at about 3.15pm. They are Liu Zhiwen, 44, Sun Jia Hong, 46, Liu Baoqiang, 27, and Chong Hongbin, 25.

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Four year-old boy found dead in Toa Payoh

A four-year-old boy was found dead on Monday morning at a Toa Payoh Lorong 1 unit, while his 41-year-old father is believed to have been arrested separately for drug-related offences. Neighbours said the family usually kept to themselves but would smile when residents bumped into them. They also said the boy had either three or four siblings.

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It might be over for the Thorpedo

Former swimming superstar Ian Thorpe is in intensive care after being treated for a serious infection, and may not be able to swim competitvely again, according to his manager James Erskine. The 31-year-old is said to be in a Sydney hospital, having returned to Australia after contracting the infection following a series of shoulder surgeries at a hospital near his home in the Swiss town of Ronco sopra Ascona.

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S'pore's saddest trade, food vouchers sold at a discount

Needy residents, who are given vouchers to put food on the table, have been trading them at a discount for extra money in the pocket. Some do it to clear debt, others to buy cigarettes and alcohol, and many are just desperate for cash. Members of Parliament give out FairPrice vouchers during Meet-the-People sessions to enable needy residents to buy rice and noodles. Almost every MP that My Paper spoke to had heard of some form of abuse of this well-intentioned scheme.

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Singapore clerk cheated of $100,000 by guy who drove her around in expensive cars

According to a report in Shin Min, a financial clerk working at Orchard Road Ms. Cheng (23 years old) met her "boyfriend" on a mobile dating application. "A few days later, I agreed to go out with him. He was very sweet to me, and even told me he wanted to marry me." She said that for every date, he would drive a branded car to come and pick her up. The cars included a BMW, Lamborghini, Mini Cooper and Mercedes.

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City Harvest lawyers said case against church is 'piecemeal'

The prosecutors in the trial of six City Harvest Church leaders strung together email correspondence in piecemeal fashion, charging the accused with a “cut and paste” conspiracy to misappropriate church funds, said defence lawyers yesterday as they sought to show that their clients had no case to answer. They argued that evidence presented by the prosecution was insufficient to support charges against the accused. No losses have been incurred by the church and no prosecution witness called to the stand has been able to say what is, or is not, a sham investment, they added.

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Singapore is the world's most expensive place to buy a Toyota

It's no surprise Singapore is still the most expensive place to buy a Toyota Corolla, after all we've been the subject of other stories on our huge car prices. It's enough to buy you a lovely Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG 4MATIC, or half of an SLS AMG Coupe, in the cheapest market, the USA. Even the strongest contender, Cuba, which according to this Reuters report sees taxes of up to 400 percent on some goods, doesn't come close.

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REFORM PARTY: 10 REAL DIRTY TRICKS BY HDB AND CPF

Roy Ngerng of Heart Truths, today published an article to expose the raw deal Singaporeans get from HDB and CPF. He makes many valid points, most of which I have made before on www.sonofadud.com. Unfortunately in his overeagerness to convict the PAP of fraud he makes an elementary error and simply gets it quite wrong. Whilst the error does not invalidate the fundamental point about the raw deal it does allow the PAP IB Brigade to seize on it and draw us away from valid criticisms. Roy’s fundamental error also distracts from the fact that CPF amounts to a regressive tax on lower-income Singaporeans and that the government uses its control over land to ensure that we overpay for a wasting asset which should belong to us rather than them, once we’ve paid for it.

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