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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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154 REPORT ON MRT TRIES TO CONFUSE WITH IRRELEVANT STATISTICS

I refer to the article “Reliability of North-South and Circle MRT Lines improves; East-West Line maintains same standard” (Straits Times, Apr 24). It states that “In the year ending Q1, the NSL clocked an average of 180,000km before a delay lasting more than 5 mins, bettering the 156,000km registered in the year ending Q4, 2016.”

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FILIPINO MAIDS CHASED OUT IN MIDDLE OF MEAL BY RACIST AUNTIES

According to the Filipino worker, she and her companions were having a meal at a table near Laurels shop, Block 1 Pandan Valley Condominium, when 2 Chinese women approached them and told them to leave the table. When asked for a reason, they told the maids that they (the aunties) would be having a meeting at that spot and would like to use the table.

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