Straits Times 24 Oct 2014

SEVERAL HUNDRED REFUNDS ISSUED FOR JAY CHOU'S CONCERT AFTER POSTPONEMENT

Come Dec 27, might Taiwanese pop superstar Jay Chou have to perform to empty seats at a concert in Singapore? His show here this year at the National Stadium, originally scheduled for Nov 8, was sold out, with more than 30,000 tickets snapped by local and regional fans. Since it was postponed to Dec 27 over concerns about the condition of the pitch for a later football tournament, the concert organiser Multimedia Entertainment said "several hundred" refunds have been issued.

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66-YEAR OLD WITH HISTORY OF MOLESTING BOYS COMMITTED OBSCENE ACTS ON 13-YEAR OLD SPECIAL NEEDS GIRL

The court heard that around 4pm that day, the then-manager at a maid agency had led his victim to the second basement level of Singapore Post Centre, next to Paya Lebar MRT. The girl, who has moderate mental retardation, remained still in fear as he committed the obscene acts.

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SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO ASSIST PALESTINE

SINGAPORE will continue to help the Palestinians in their nation-building efforts by training their officials in such areas as public finance and administration. About 150 Palestinian officials have been trained in Singapore since 1996 and the numbers are set to rise in the next four years, Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs Masagos Zulkifli told reporters on Wednesday.

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SMRT DEFENDS STAFF'S ACTIONS DURING LAKESIDE MRT STATION OVERCROWDING INCIDENT

Train operator SMRT has defended its staff's actions on Tuesday when the Lakeside MRT station platform on the East West Line was overcrowded due to train delays. A commuter had taken a video of people pouring onto the packed platform and jostling others when they came up on the escalator. The commuter said announcements had been made about train delays on the line but claimed SMRT ground staff did not tell people to stop using the escalator.

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