DR VIVIAN BALAKRISHNAN'S GADGET BOXES

Kids can also learn programming skills from online communities and YouTube videos, he said. In a Cashew Constituency Edusave Awards Presentation Ceremony in January, he brought in techies who taught kids and parents how to make simple robots. He is also considering a Makers' Fair around mid-year to expose his constituency to made-in-Singapore technologies. "If I can learn to program, many out there can probably do it too. If we give our children the right tools, it will blow our minds as to what they can do."

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Ex-property agent who abused 2 maids sent to jail

On Nov 30 that year, Wong scolded Ms Rinonos for not looking after her son when he vomited. She hit her on the head twice with a plastic tub - using so much force that it broke the container. Wong then cut off some of the maid's hair and threatened to cut it all off if she made another mistake. On another occasion, she threw a child's chair at her for leaving it out of place.The beleaguered maids finally ran away from the flat on Dec 6 that year after Wong had humiliated Ms Rinonos by pulling down her underwear in front of the laughing children. The maids alerted the police.

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GAY MAN WITHDRAWS FROM HIGHCOURT

A GAY MAN has withdrawn his appeal to the High Court for it to make a declaration that the Singapore Constitution bans workplace discrimination of homosexual men. The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) revealed 41-year-old Wee Kim San Lawrence Bernard's decision yesterday. It also said he will have to pay costs to the Attorney-General for withdrawing the appeal as well as for one other court action. Three other people also withdrew applications to join Mr Wee in his bid for the declaration. He declined to comment yesterday. Mr Wee had originally sued his former employer, the department store Robinsons, for discrimination.

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Lawrence Khong 1 Singapore Polo Club 0

The Singapore Polo Club’s decision to suspend pastor Lawrence Khong’s membership in August last year violated the rules of “natural justice”, the High Court has said. The five members of the club’s disciplinary tribunal had been implicated in an e-mail sent by Mr Khong to club members and the Registrar of Societies, in which he questioned the conduct of the club’s 2013 committee in amending the results of a no-confidence vote against the previous year’s leadership.

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UK: 10 year old boy accused of raping male classmate after watching online porn

A boy of ten raped a classmate in the toilets of his primary school as he ‘acted out’ scenes from online pornography, a court was told. The jury heard that he approached a fellow pupil during an English lesson and asked if he wanted to have sex with him. Thinking he was joking, the other boy replied: ‘No way.’ But after the lesson the alleged victim went to the toilets and, as he went to leave, the defendant was said to have walked in and grabbed him.

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Angmoh kena ban from Sri Lanka because of Buddha tattoo

A British woman has been arrested and is facing deportation in Sri Lanka over a Buddha tattoo on her arm. Naomi Michelle Coleman, 37, was taken into custody at the airport in Colombo, after she arrived from India. Ms Coleman, who has a tattoo of a Buddha seated on a lotus flower on her right arm, was arrested for ‘hurting others' religious feelings,’ a police spokesman said.

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Sultan of Brunei visits SAF base and gets a feel of some of the hardware

Besides firing the Singapore Assault Rifle 21, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah also drove the upgraded Light Strike Vehicle Mark II as well as the Terrex Infantry Carrier Vehicle on the second of his three-day state visit to Singapore. The 67-year-old Sultan viewed live-firing demonstrations at the 50m indoor shooting range and urban operations range, as well as a static display of the SAF's military hardware.

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[YOUR LETTERS] PINOYS POLICE PRIME MINISTER

Do the Pinoys really think that they can do as they please in Singapore to the extent of disregarding our Public Order Act which stipulates that a permit is required for any type of public assembly or procession? And they even intend to draw a crowd of 10,000 when it illegal even for one person to protest outside of Hong Lim Park. If it is so easy to just organise a gathering in Singapore (outside of Hong Lim Park), then our opposition politicians like Chee Soon Juan and activists like Gilbert Goh will have a field day organising protests every single day already lah!

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Indonesian Warship Naming Row: Why Usman and Harun are not heroes

Nationalism is legitimate and peoples are fully entitled to resist foreign colonial rule. In contrast, the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state is a violation of international law, prohibited under Article 2(4) of the Charter. Konfrontasi was an entirely unprovoked attack against the territorial integrity of Singapore that had nothing to do with self-defence.

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