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CHINA OFFERS AIR DEFENCE SYSTEM TO MALAYSIA TO DETECT "TERRORISTS"

Ties between Singapore and Malaysia are set to become testy as China attempts to drive a wedge between the 2 neighbors with its actions in trade and defence. According to The Malaysian Insight, China has promised loans for the RM55 billion East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) that would link Port Klang to Kuantan and provide a rail bridge for goods from the Strait of Malacca to the South China Sea, effectively bypassing Singapore's busy sea port.

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S'POREAN TOURIST ATTACKED BY KOMODO DRAGON AFTER PROVOKING IT UNKNOWINGLY

A 50 year old Singaporean tourist got bitten badly by a komodo dragon in Indonesia's Komodo National Park because he provoked it by going past the designated safe zone for people to watch the animals. He wanted to go closer so that he can take better photos of them.

He approached the animals despite warnings by the villagers there, which was what provoked the Komodo dragon into attacking him and biting his left leg.

The villagers rushed to carry him as he was bleeding profusely. He was taken to a nearby hospital and even wanted to save on medical costs by staying in the villagers' homes for 3 days.

Do you think he was reckless? This is the first time in a long time that a tourist was attacked by a Komodo dragon.

Maybe he should invest in a better zoom lens.

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MAID DEPORTED AFTER AFFAIR WITH EMPLOYER, APPLIES TO WORK HERE AGAIN

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Dear all, please beware and DO NOT employ this maid if you happen to see her bio data or intend to employ her. This maid is from Indonesia Brebes. I have reported her case to MOM and MOM has put her under referral status should anyone intends to hire her but it is not compulsory for the potential employer to contact me.

The above maid came to work for me in End Oct 2015. I have deported her back to Indonesia on 13 March 2017. I found out she is having an affair with my husband. They have committed adultery and she has breached her employment contract with her conduct and breaking up my marriage and family.

She has applied to come back to Singapore to work again because I saw her bio data last week in Netmaid’s website under Assured Employment Services. She has fabricated her bio data by giving false information about her 2nd employment which I am the employer. This showed her dishonesty and dubious character. Her motive to come back to Singapore is very clear. She can continue her affair here and hurt more people.

I have written to the maid agency and told about this maid, they have removed her bio data in their website but I am sure they will show her bio data direct to potential employers instead of online. She can also apply through other agencies. Please take note NOT to hire her if you are going to employ any maid. I do not want more families destroyed by such FDW which is the black sheep of the herd.

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TWO SG BOAT CAPTAINS IN INDONESIAN JAIL FOR ALLEGED IMMIGRATION OFFENCES

Fishing boat captain Ricky Tan Poh Hui had pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six months probation and a 5 million rupiah fine. While he is now free to go, the process of letting him go free from detention from Indonesian authorities may still take a week. Wonder why that long to let him go free, even when their courts had sentenced him.

He was the second boat captain from Singapore to have been detained. Soo Chiau Huat was also detained n April last year, after his fishing vessel was caught in Indonesian waters. He had been cleared from illegal fishing by the authorities there, but is still languishing in jail for immigration offences.

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APPEALS JUDGE DOUBLES SENTENCE FOR MAID WHO ABUSED BEDRIDDEN BOY

Although Kusrini was instructed to only place the suction cap outside the boy's nose and lips, she placed the suction cap inside the boy's mouth, which caused it to get lodged in the boy's throat when it accidentally was detached from the tube. She tried to fish out the cap from his mouth, persisting for 8 minutes even though her hand was covered in his blood.

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POLLUTION IN SINGAPORE THE CAUSE OF THURSDAY'S HAZE

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has pointed to local pollution as the cause of Thursday morning's haze in a surprise move that absolves Indonesia from blame. Indonesia has faced years of ridicule for its forest burning agricultural tactics, which many experts have blamed for serious trans boundary air pollution in recent years.

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CAN SG SCHOOLS EVER MIX FOREIGNERS, LOCALS, ELEMENTARY AND SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS UNDER ONE ROOF?

There are 250 students, including 12 special needs children who are mixed with the overall student population. It has 58 teachers and 25 staff, which works out to a teachers to students ratio of about 2.3 : 10, and a staff to students ratio of about 1 : 10. The teachers’ salary range from 2.5 to 5.5 million rupiah (S$265 to S$582).

The school is licensed to operate by the Government and has been refusing to take certain government funding for many years, because of the conditions that come with such funding. Needy students also get scholarships to study free of charge. Of the about 250 students – about eight of them are foreigners. No distinction is made between Indonesian and foreign students.

Many graduates from the school keep coming back to be volunteers. I spoke to one who spoke in perfect English, who was full of praise for his experience as a student.

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HAZE INCREASES RISK OF HEART ATTACKS

A local study done to find out the effects of the haze on people indicated that breathing in the poor air quality is linked to an increased risk of cardiac arrests occurring outside of hospitals. The study was led by the Singapore General Hospital, and confirmed what many feared - haze is not just bad for asthma sufferers.

The most vulnerable group is men above the age of 65. So, to the Indonesian minister who said that Singapore should be thankful to Indonesia for giving 11 months of good quality air, should we also thank them for making cardiac arrest a high probability for men aged 65 and above during the hazy month?

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