NO NEED FOR M+S TO PAY DEVELOPMENT CHARGE ON THREE PARCELS OF FORMER RAILWAY LAND, SAYS ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL

An international Arbitral Tribunal has decided that the Malaysia-Singapore joint venture company, M+S, need not pay a development charge on three parcels of former railway land, bringing to a close a dispute between the two countries over the tax. The Foreign Affairs ministries of Singapore and Malaysia announced the news of the award – delivered by the tribunal on Thursday – in a joint statement on Friday.

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YOUNG MAN ATTEMPTS RAPE, BUT STOPS AFTER SEEING GIRL'S FACE

Wang X grabbed a kitchen knife and a mop from his kitchen, and proceeded to Young Yin’s room. He hit Young Yin’s head with the mop handle with the intent of knocking her unconscious before raping her. However, not only did Wang X fail to knock her out, he instead woke her up, whereupon Wang X used the kitchen knife to threaten Young Yin to not scream, and grabbed her by the throat. Once the girl quieted down, Wang X released his hold on her.

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ICA DETAINED MY SISTER FOR 6 HRS WITHOUT GIVING FOOD & WATER

I would like to share an incident happened on 28th October 2014 at Terminal 1 Changi Airport. It is regarding to the visit of my sister, a passenger who is holding Vietnamese Citizenship, arrived on Jetstar Asia flight 3K556 from Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore at about 12.05PM on 28/10/2014. I am a local Singaporean, and for this my family members are still in overseas and would come for visit on and off.

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WILLIAM CHENG: A LIFE OF A FORMER SPY

I was nearly killed by the communist underground. That was I think in early ’53 or ’54. Now, you know […] next door to Raffles Hotel the Beach Road side, there was a small petrol kiosk. I used to go to that petrol kiosk to get my petrol..

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NSMAN WHO SKIP IPPT TO BE CONFINED IN CAMP & FORCED TO EXERCISE

Confinement, the bane of conscripted soldiers here, will continue to haunt reservists who skip the mandatory military fitness test three times in a row. Instead of a $100 fine - the usual penalty currently - citizen soldiers will soon be locked up in camp, "forced" to exercise and still pay a monetary penalty. The new regime starts in January, with a five-day boot camp aimed at getting operationally ready national servicemen (NSmen) fit, said the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF).

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SDP TEO SOH LUNG: I AM DISAPPOINTED WITH THE OPPOSITION PARTIES IN SINGAPORE

But in Singapore, where are the opposition parties? Do they exist? Do they speak up when civil society is under attack. Where was the opposition when lawyer Ravi had problems with the professional body that was supposed to assist him and not persecute him? Where was the opposition parties when Roy spoke up for the thousands on CPF and got into trouble with the prime minister? Where was the opposition when Han Hui Hui, Roy and their supporters were harassed and interrogated for hours by the police? Where was the opposition when bloggers like Alex Au was charged for contempt? Did they speak up in parliament? Did they utter a word in support? Did they extend a hand to them?

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APPLE CEO TIM COOK: I'M PROUD TO BE GAY

Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook on Thursday became the most prominent American corporate leader to come out as being gay, saying he was trading off his closely guarded privacy for the chance to help move forward civil rights. The Alabama native, who has spoken out against discrimination of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, declared his sexual orientation in a magazine editorial, confirming a fact widely known in the close-knit Silicon Valley tech community but rarely discussed.

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22-YEAR OLD MAN PLACED ON PROBATION FOR UNDERAGE SEX WITH 14-YEAR OLD BOY

Their communication quickly turned sexual and after a few months of chatting, they met at a fast food restaurant in Causeway Point Shopping Centre sometime in March last year. Mohammad Ramdhan led the boy to a male toilet cubicle at the nearby community centre, where they had oral and anal sex. They broke off contact after that, but Mohammad Ramdhan was found out after the boy's school teacher noticed he was behaving differently and asked if he had any problems. The boy, now 15, made a police report on July 16 last year.

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LGBT GROUPS: WE DISAGREE WITH THE COURT'S INSISTENCE ON MAKING GAY SEX A CRIME

Community groups representing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community on Thursday (Oct 30) called the ruling by the Court of Appeal on Section 377A of the Penal Code "a narrow interpretation" and "unacceptable". This comes a day after the nation's highest court ruled that a law which criminalises sex between men is constitutional, and did not infringe on the rights of the people who filed two separate appeal - Kenneth Chee Mun-Leon, Gary Lim Meng Suang, and Tan Eng Hong.

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4 YR OLD BOY DIES AFTER EATING CONTAMINATED FOOD AT NORTHPOINT KOPITIAM FOODCOURT

A four-year-old boy died four days after eating contaminated food bought from a nasi padang stall at a food court, a coroner's court heard. Shayne Sujith Balasubraamaniam, together with his mother and two-year-old sister, came down with food poisoning on Jan 19 this year, a day after his mother had bought food, including tahu goreng and curry chicken, from a nasi padang stall at Kopitiam food court at Northpoint Shopping Centre.

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