BRITISH EXPAT CONDEMNS SINGAPORE

However, the backlash here has been COMPLETELY over the top and actually pretty sinister. Death threats (allegedly, but I can believe it based on death threats a mate received for something completely unrelated), some pretty hideous and unwarranted abuse of his son and wife, people cancelling their HSBC accounts because that's where Casey works(ed), someone reporting him to the police for sedition! Today, we've even had a senior politician jumping on board telling everyone how upset the comments made him. There's also been a deluge of anti-Caucasian and British comments posted online, including some nasty racist stuff.

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Review: Revolution Coffee at Portsdown

Coffee lovers now have a reason to head west. Located at Infinite Studios, Media Circle—not far from Temasek Club, Portsdown Road—two-month old specialty coffee cafe Revolution Coffee serves up a smooth and mellow house blend of Single Origin Roasters from Sydney, which you can often expect Indonesian-born owner Ajie Permana himself preparing.

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KIM JONG UN'S BROTHER IS STAYING IN SINGAPORE?

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's elder half-brother, who disappeared from the radar since the execution of former eminence grise Jang Song-taek, has been spotted in Malaysia. The Yomiuri Shimbun on Tuesday quoted sources as saying Kim Jong-nam left his home in Singapore earlier this month and was spotted in a Korean restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. Until December of 2011, when his father, former leader Kim Jong-il was alive, Kim Jong-nam shuttled back and forth between Beijing and Macau, where his first and second wives lived. He also travelled to Thailand, Austria and Russia and stopped in Pyongyang once in a while.

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ANTON CASEY PUT SINGAPORE ON WORLD MAP WITH MUCH LESS COST

True to character, it was Lee Kuan Yew who volunteered his unsolicited opinion, "But remember, the problems that need to be overcome are very complex. Even if you put in your best effort, in these five years, you will probably be able to resolve about 30 to 40 per cent only." Makes you wonder what advice he gave his own son when the Dragon Prince ascended the throne in 2004. He has had double the time afforded to Dr Yudhoyono, and has the cheek to want to be around for another 20 years. Thanks to his cultivation of the high net worth individuals, we have the Anton problem.

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GEORGE YOUNG CONFIRMS HE'S DATING JANET HSIEH

“Yeah, it’s me.” George Young casually admitted when asked if the mystery man Janet Hsieh was gushing about to Taiwanese media was indeed him. The pair has been best friends for ten years, but it wasn’t until earlier this month, on New Year’s Day, that they both started to “see each other differently”. In his first time addressing the rumour since it broke yesterday, George shared with us over a phone interview this afternoon that he was in Taiwan to visit friends and was staying with Janet (their relationship was still purely platonic at that point) when he fell sick – or rather, lovesick.

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SMRT CEO Desmond Kuek: SMRT gets a B-rating for reliability and availability

SMRT's chief executive Desmond Kuek gave his company a B-rating for reliability and availability compared to other rail operators, adding that his goal was to hit a A or A* rating. He said this Thursday afternoon during his first sit-down with members of the media where he spoke about the the company's strategic aims. Mr Kuek, who took over the reins of the company in October from interim CEO Tan Ek Kia

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TRANSPORT MINISTER LUI TUCK YEW DISAPPOINTED WITH SMRT

Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew has asked rail operator SMRT to provide by next week an update on its investigations into a recent spate of incidents on its rail network. Mr Lui met SMRT chief executive Desmond Kuek and senior management on Thursday to convey his concern and disappointment over the delays - the most recent of which was an hour-long disruption on the East-West Line on Wednesday evening. The incident was caused by a train driver who bypassed a signal point on the track without authorisation.

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Heroic boy dies after saving 6 relatives from fire in US

An eight-year-old boy who saved the lives of six family members by warning them their trailer was on fire died after going back in to try to rescue his disabled uncle, authorities in western New York state said yesterday (Jan 22). A burning blanket woke Tyler Doohan as the blaze tore through the burning mobile home. He got up and woke his family up, and they made it outside.

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FORMER SECRET POLICE CHIEF PANG KIN KEONG REFLECTS ON MAS SELAMAT'S ESCAPE

He was the director of the Internal Security Department (ISD) when former Jemaah Islamiyah leader Mas Selamat bin Kastari escaped from detention in February 2008. Now the Permanent Secretary for Transport, Mr Pang Kin Keong, has finally come out to talk about the event that sparked a massive manhunt for a fugitive wanted on both sides of the Causeway, and the lessons he learnt.

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MALAYSIAN WRITER: SINGAPORE DRIVERS MUST ABIDE TO OUR LAWS

OF late, there has been a series of road accidents involving Singapore-registered vehicles on Malaysian roads. The disregard for our traffic laws by some drivers from the neighbouring country is cause for concern. Just yesterday, I saw a Singapore-registered vehicle speeding in the right lane on the North South Expressway near Sungai Buloh.

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