Tag Archives: Straits Times 2 Oct 2014

SINGAPORE MAY RUE FALL IN FOREIGN STUDENT NUMBERS

In a knowledge economy, cities and countries which have a critical mass of talented, hardworking people with diverse talents will thrive. As foreign student numbers dip in Singapore, some local students and parents may cheer, but we have to ask ourselves - is Singapore losing out long term in the war for bright young talent?

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VIGIL AT HONG LIM PARK TO BACK PROTESTERS

Their candlelight vigil started at 7.30pm, with the crowd spontaneously singing Under A Vast Sky, a Cantonese song by Hong Kong rock band Beyond that has become the protest's unofficial anthem. Event organisers Jolovan Wham, 34, and Rachel Zeng, 31, said they wanted to stand in solidarity with the Hong Kong people who have taken to the streets to push for universal suffrage.

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SMRT AND LTA NOT AT FAULT: COURT OF APPEAL

A THAI teenager who lost her legs in a train accident has lost an appeal against an earlier court decision that found rail operator SMRT and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) not at fault for her injuries. Yesterday, the Court of Appeal dismissed 18-year-old Nitcharee Peneakchanasak's claim that SMRT and LTA had been negligent for failing to ensure the safety of commuters at Ang Mo Kio MRT station, where a train had run over the teen's legs after she fell onto the track in 2011.

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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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