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JOSEPH SCHOOLING IN FINAL OF 50M BUTTERFLY EVENT IN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Joseph Schooling has qualified for the final of the 50m butterfly event in the World Swimming Championships in Budapest. His time of 22.93s in the semi finals of the event last night puts him as fifth fastest qualifier for the final. The final will take place on Monday night. Singapore's other representative, Quah Zheng Wen, will also begin his first event, the 100m backstroke, on Monday. All the best for Singapore's swimming heroes!

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REMEMBERING LT ADNAN SAIDI & THE MALAY REGIMENT WHO DEFENDED S’PORE TILL THE END

14 Feb 1942 - On this day, Lt Adnan Saidi and many of comrades from the Malay regiment made the ultimate sacrifice of love - they gave their lives to defend their homeland. Lieutenant Adnan Saidi, commander of Platoon No. 7 of C Company, 1st Battalion, was one of those who perished during the Battle of Pasir Panjang. Although he was seriously wounded during the attack, Adnan and his troops refused to surrender, and fought the Japanese to the very end. When he was captured by the Japanese, Adnan was shot, bayoneted and his body hung by his legs from a tree.

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OFF DUTY FIRE OFFICER SAVES CHILD FROM LOCKED LORRY

Being a trained fire officer, Fique's father assessed the situation and came up with the best solution to tackle the problem while doing his best to minimize the damage to the lorry. He eventually managed to free the boy by prying open the door with the help of some passersby.

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FIREFIGHTER SAVES 9 LIVES FROM UBI INDUSTRIAL FIRE

Clouds of thick smoke clouded his vision as Senior Warrant Officer (SWO2) Ricominoroy Pornamah and his team dashed through the fiery inferno at Block 3019 Ubi Road. They were expecting to find office workers, but were shocked to find 2 women and a baby in the fire. They quickly evacuated the women and the child to safety, but Ricominoroy was not done yet. He and his team ran back into the building and rescued 6 other trapped survivors before heat exhaustion got to him. He was conveyed to Changi General Hospital for treatment.

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“ANG MOH” IS NOT A DEROGATORY TERM IN SINGAPORE

Ang Moh is a colloquial term used locally to refer to Caucasians. A large section of society uses the term and most of the time it is used without racist or malicious intent. It would be racist if an individual uses "Ang Moh" in conjunction with a descriptive word affixed at the front.

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FOREIGN WORKER WHO SAVED TODDLER’S LIFE IDENTIFIED AS SHANMUGANATHAN FROM CHENNAI

The foreign worker whose heroic act saved a three-year-old girl's life has been identified as Shanmuganathan. Reader Jona Pang told The Straits Times that she managed to chat and take pictures with the worker, whom she said "deserves more recognition for what he did for saving a life". Shanmuganathan, who is from Chennai, carried on with his work after the act and smiled shyly when Ms Pang thanked him.

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