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INDONESIANS PROTEST OUTSIDE S’PORE EMBASSY IN JAKARTA, THREATENS WAR IF NO APOLOGY TO RETIRED GENERAL

At around 11:00 am on Tuesday morning, a group of protestors from the Pemuda Panca Marga (PPM) held a demonstration outside the Singapore Embassy in Jakarta to protest the alleged mistreatment of Mr Suryo Prabowo, a retired 3 star general at Changi Airport on 17 August 2016. Protesters were dressed in military fatigues and held inflammatory banners, with some calling for an apology or face the threat of war.

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SEVERE HAZE TO RETURN IF INDONESIA FAILS TO PUT OUT FIRES IMMEDIATELY

Indonesia's weather agency has warned that the haze may return if tough actions were not taken immediately to put out existing forest fires in Riau province. Head of Pekanbaru branch of Meteorology Mr Sugarin said: "Currently, the wind tends to blow to the south-east. If smoke haze occurs, there is a significant chance it will be brought by the wind to our neighbouring countries"

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MHA WORKED CLOSELY WITH INDONESIAN POLICE TO ARREST 6 TERROR SUSPECTS

In response to media queries, MHA is aware that plans were being made by the six terror suspects arrested by the Indonesian Authorities. Our security agencies have been coordinating closely with the Indonesian authorities since the discovery of this attack plot, to monitor the activities of the group and to apprehend those involved. We are grateful for the good co-operation by the Indonesian authorities and their actions to apprehend the group.

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INDON MINISTER: WHAT HAS SG GOVT DONE TO STOP THE HAZE? STOP TALKING SO MUCH!

Indonesia's Minister of the Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya Bakar launched the latest salvo against Singapore and told the islandstate to focus on its own role in combatting the issue instead of “making so many comments”. “We have been consistent in sticking to our part of the bargain, especially by attempting to prevent the recurrence of land and forest fires and by consistently enforcing the law. So, my question is - what has the Singaporean government done? I feel that they should focus on their own role."

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INDONESIA EXPECTS DRIER THAN USUAL WEATHER, FOREST FIRES OUT OF CONTROL IN RIAU

Indonesia's weather agency BKMG declared that it expects drier than normal weather in fire-prone regions in western and central Indonesia for the months of March and April. This region is highly susceptible to haze during the dry season due to forest fires caused by slash and burn techniques used to clear land for palm oil plantations. Just last week, Riau's Governor declared a State of Emergency in Riau to combat the burning forest fires which are getting out of control.

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FOREST FIRES FLARE IN RIAU, INDONESIA

In a bid to prevent a repeat of the haze that occured in 2015, Indonesia's western province of Riau has declared a state of emergency over forest and land fires blazing on the island of Sumatra on 8 March 2016. About 500 military and police personnel and a water-bombing helicopter have been deployed to help fight the fires but the haze had not yet reached urban areas. The current wind conditions means that the haze will not affect Singapore for now. Records have shown that efforts by Indonesia and her neighbouring countries to put out the fires have been dismal. The 2015 forest fires ended only when the rainy season arrived.

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CHARACTERISTICS OF DOMESTIC MAIDS IN SINGAPORE

I just want to share some of the observations that I have made about maids in Singapore. Filippinos are mostly arrogant (hao lian), vain and tell alot of lies. They like to work for expat ah mohs. Look down on Singaporeans, middle class or lower. Indonesians always blur and tell lies type, must push them, not hardworking, not thorough in their jobs. Not so smart like Filippinos but more humble. Myanmar, mostly are of better character (at least 60% will not steal). English ok, some bad. They are also very rigid and "one sided" mind, stubborn.

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