Do not penalise all drinkers because of a few troublemakers

Golden Mile Complex, for example, does not have such problems and Thai workers have been here for years to help build our roads and buildings. Foreign workers like to have a drink and have nowhere else to go, so why restrict or ban them, and others, from drinking in public? It is the job of the police to ensure safety here.

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Germany’s progressive prostitution law backfired and turned it into the bordello of Europe.

BERLIN — Bordellos with flat rates, all-you-can-screw package deals, everyone-at-once gangbangs, and airport quickies. This is just a tiny sampling of the erotic specialties on offer these days in Germany, where prostitution has boomed so dramatically since its legalization in 2002 that opponents -- ranging from radical feminists to Christian conservatives -- carp that it's now the "bordello of Europe."

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Khaw: We had to issue summons

With the Lunar New Year approaching, shops in HDB heartlands have come abuzz as residents patronise them to stock up for family gatherings. Shopkeepers would display their goods along public pathways to pull in the crowd. HDB and the local town councils have supported this by designating spaces for the Outdoor Display Areas (ODA) marked by yellow boxes.

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The Sheng Siong vs Five Star Tour Treatment by Law

I had my brush with dishonest local companies and talked to CASE before. CASE is an NGO association which have limited powers when it comes to these situations, they can only draft a letter on your behalf to the company and the company can still choose not to respond. If you look carefully in the fine prints of the contract whenever you purchase something like the case of Five Star Tours, they should be protected by several terms and conditions which states that they are not liable for any lost should there be situations like this occurring.

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STAYERS OR QUITTERS? PM's poser gets people pondering

For some, the answer was crystal clear. As tour leader Zubaida Mohammad Salleh, 52, put it: 'Why should I run elsewhere? I'm a Singaporean. My family are all here and even though I've travelled to many places, I've never thought of living elsewhere.' Undergraduate Mervyn Sek, 23, agreed. 'Quitting has never crossed my mind. This is home, where you grew up, where you establish your first friendships, your first relationships.

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Singapore Inc. and the brain drain

If you could leave Singapore, would you? For many Singaporeans, especially from the younger generations, the answer apparently is yes, in large numbers. This doesn’t seem sustainable, not least because the brightest individuals with the most to contribute will inevitably find emigration overseas easiest. While the negative effects of a so-called brain drain on Singapore’s economic strength will take years to manifest, the bad news is that this trend has already been going on for years. We may be suffering the results already.

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On a collision course in Thailand

Monday’s “Bangkok shutdown” is the climax of an anti-government campaign over more than two months led by Mr Suthep Thaugsuban, a political insider of 30 years turned scourge of the status quo. He wants to block main road intersections around the capital and surround official buildings to stop the government from working. Past protests suggest that the chances of chaos are high: At least eight people have died in a wave of demonstrations that have, at times, turned violent.

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Do you still watch TV & Mediacorp Productions?

Before the days of the remote control, my grandpa used to send me scuttling to the television and back to manually change the channels and adjust the volume. We’d sit, three generations all told, and watch Gao Xiao Xing Dong (‘Comedy Night’) – the Chinese variety TV show with Jack Neo playing Liang Po Po, the little old woman version of Mr. Bean.

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