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HONG KONG PROTEST: CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTER TELLS U.S THAT THEY ARE AN “INTERNAL AFFAIR”

Speaking to reporters side by side before entering the meeting at the State Department, Mr Kerry had voiced US support for the protesters only for Mr Wang to ask US to stay out of China's affairs. "The Chinese government has very firmly and clearly stated its position. Hong Kong affairs are China's internal affairs," Mr Wang said, adding that no country would put up with "illegal acts that violate the public order".

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INSTAGRAM REPORTEDLY BLOCKED IN CHINA AMID HONG KONG PROTESTS

The company did not immediately return requests for confirmation. The reports came amid pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, where many have posted photos and videos, including of Hong Kong police firing tear gas at demonstrators. Many of the photos were labeled with the hash tag "Occupy Central," a phrase that was blocked on Sunday on Weibo, China's version of Twitter. It had been allowed earlier in the day.

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PROTESTS FORCING SOME SINGAPORE BUSINESS TO SHUT TEMPORARILY

SOME Singapore firms with business in Hong Kong were forced to shut their outlets yesterday amid escalating protests. DBS Group Holdings and OCBC Bank temporarily halted operations at some bank branches while retailers closed shop for the day. The DBS branch at United Centre in the Admiralty district closed yesterday morning "due to instability" in the area, the lender said in a statement.

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HONG KONG STUDENTS BOYCOTTING CLASSES TO DEFY BEIJING

Hong Kong students are preparing for a showdown with Beijing over democratic reforms by boycotting classes today, as a restive younger generation challenges China's tightening grip. China's rejection of the demand by Hong Kong's democratic camp, to freely choose Hong Kong's next leader in 2017, has prompted threats by activists to shut down the Central financial district, to make Beijing capitulate.

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ABOLISH THE PERMANENT RESIDENCY SCHEME ONCE AND FOR ALL

In Singapore, a PR status is renewed every five years depending on whether a person has made significant economic contribution. The criteria is subjective. It is speculated that a PR residing overseas mostly can retain the status if he has volunteered CPF contribution, and if he happens to work for a Singapore enterprise outside Singapore. Lest we forget, like HK, Singapore PR status is for sale. As “little” as a few million, PR status can be bought for the whole family. It is a PR investor scheme administered by EDB.

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HONG KONG STAR BOUGHT MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HOME IN SINGAPORE

As Cecilia has halted her acting career, he has reportedly increased her living expenses and bought a HK$20 million (S$3,296,240) property in Singapore for her and their two boys. However, Cecilia had publicly stated in 2013 that she has never taken a cent of alimony from her ex-husband.

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DEMOCRACY IS DEAD IN HONG KONG; POLICE ARRESTED MORE THAN 500 PROTESTERS

Hong Kong police arrested more than 500 protesters at a sit-in early Wednesday following a huge pro-democracy rally that organisers said mobilised half a million people demanding the right to choose their next leader. The United States gave its support to voices calling for Hong Kong's voters to be given a say in who can run in 2017, while acknowledging that details of the election were still to be set in stone.

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DR CATHERINE LIM: I ADMIRE THE PAP GOVERNMENT

I share Singapore Consul-General in Hong Kong Jacky Foo's admiring acknowledgment of the many achievements of the People's Action Party (PAP) Government, especially its skilful handling of global-size problems such as the financial crises of 1997 and 2008 and the Sars epidemic. But I disagree with Mr Foo's argument that since the Government has achieved so much, since it has won every election and finally, since it meets the Edelman Trust Barometer benchmark, it surely has the people's trust.

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