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STRAITS TIMES REPORTING OF LEE FAMILY FEUD IS DISMAL, IGNORES DAMAGING POINTS TO LHL

Notice that the article starts out with LHL's point of view, with much of the article filled with quotes from LHL's short five-paragraph response. Curiously, less space is dedicated to his sibling's longer five-page statement, and ST leaves out some pretty important points of the statement. ST's framing of the statement is that it "centres around the long-running dispute over the demolition of their father's house," instead of what the statement is really about: concerns with LHL's alleged misuse of power; the dispute over the house is merely an example that his siblings use to illustrate that point. The allegation that LHL misused his power and the subsequent elaboration have both been reduced...

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STRAITS TIMES' POINTLESS VIDEO OF FAJAR LRT BECOMES #2 MOST TRENDING ON YOUTUBE

The Straits Times is causing a stir with its super exciting video of an LRT train leaving Fajar LRT station... but the reasons for the viral spread of the video remain unclear. According to a reader who alerted us to the video, ST shared a link to a video showing an LRT train closing its doors and leaving Fajar station for its next destination.

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HAN FOOK KWANG: MINIMUM DEBATE WILL GO ON

Nobel laureate in economics Paul Krugman wrote in the New York Times last month: "When it comes to the minimum wage, we have a number of cases in which a state raised its own minimum wage while a neighbouring state did not. If there were anything to the notion that minimum wage increases have negative effects on employment, that result should show up in state-to-state comparisons. It doesn't."

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CEMENT-MIXER DRIVER MUNIR MOHD NAIM JAILED FOR TAMPINES FATAL ACCIDENT

Munir Mohd Naim will also be banned from driving all vehicles for five years upon his release. The 57-year-old, who is now doing odd jobs, pleaded guilty to causing the death of Nigel Yap Yew Cheong, 13, and his seven-year-old brother, Donavan, who was a pillion rider, while they were cycling along Tampines Street 45 at 5.43pm on Jan 28 last year.

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300 PEOPLE TURNED UP TO SPLASH WATER ON LUI TUCK YEW EFFIGY

A plan to burn an effigy of Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew in protest of the fare hike was shelved after the police told the organisers on Friday night that it is illegal to do so and they would be arrested if they do proceeed with the plan, said Mr Goh. A few of the protesters ended up splashing water on the effigy instead

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THAI TEENAGER IN TRAIN STATION ACCIDENT BACK IN COURT AGAIN TO CLAIM $3.4 MILLION AGAINST SMRT

Thai teenager Nitcharee Peneakchanasak, who lost both her legs in a train accident, will be appealing against a High Court decision which ruled that rail operator SMRT and the Land Transport Authority were not at fault for the accident. Lawyer Peter Cuthbert Low confirmed with The Straits Times that a notice of appeal was filed in the Courts on Friday.

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CHEAPER HDBs COMING YOUR WAY?

The softening resale HDB flat prices is good news for home buyers but it has not yet reached a "steady state" said National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan. However, HDB's fourth quarter resale housing data does suggests that "we have finally turned the corner" with the balance between sellers and buyers is becoming more neutral, said Mr Khaw in a blog-post on Saturday.

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HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER M RAVI GETS INTO SCUFFLE

POLICE were called to People's Park Centre yesterday morning after a dispute broke out between two lawyers on the opposite sides of an ongoing High Court case. A police spokesman, when contacted, said that both lawyers, Mr M. Ravi and Mr Joseph Chen, were advised accordingly and "no further assistance was required". The dispute occurred on the fourth floor along the corridor outside Mr Chen's office at about 10.50am.

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ANTON CASEY: WE HOPE TO RETURN WHEN WE FEEL SAFE

Briton Anton Casey, who sparked a furore by calling public transport users "poor people", left Singapore for Perth yesterday because of threats made against his family. The 39-year-old, who took along his wife - former Singapore beauty queen Bernice Wong - and five-year-old son to Western Australia state, also apologised again for his remarks, this time offering to do community work.

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WE SINGAPOREANS LACK EMPATHY TOWARDS ANTON CASEY

Anton Casey might have been rather "atas" (Malay for upstairs and used colloquially to refer to an arrogant person); or he was simply being thoughtless and careless - but should his home address have been revealed online to an angry mob? Amy Cheong might indeed have been racist (or was simply tired and careless), but did she deserve to be hounded online to the point of leaving the country?

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