Tag Archives: Straits Times 27 Aug 2014

PIONEER GURKHA: I AM READY TO DIE FOR SINGAPORE

"When Malays were beating Chinese, Malay policemen would let them continue," says Mr Gurung, 72, who served from 1961 to 1988. "When Chinese were beating Malays, Chinese policemen would do nothing." Racial tensions were so high that each three-man patrol needed a Gurkha to act as a neutral presence while his counterparts, one Chinese and one Malay, dealt with their own community. At the height of the violence, Mr Gurung often did not even have time for a meal.

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GOVERNMENT FORCES FIRMS TO INCREASE PAY FOR SECURITY GUARDS

Once the wage ladder is ready, the Government will make it a compulsory part of licensing conditions for security companies, National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) assistant secretary-general Zainal Sapari told a union event yesterday. He warned security firms: "If you do not pay your security officers salary based on the progressive wage model, then your licence won't be renewed."

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DENG-LEE MEETING DEPICTED IN CHINA TV SERIAL

It was his only official visit to Singapore, the last stop of a three-country tour that included Malaysia and Thailand. But only the Singapore leg is featured in the 48-part serial titled Deng Xiaoping At History's Crossroads, which was produced by state broadcaster China Central Television to mark his 110th birthday anniversary last Friday.

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O-LEVEL HOLDERS NOW SENIOR POLICE OFFICERS

DEPUTY Superintendents of Police (DSP) Roy Lim and Khamisah Talip never dreamt they would become senior police officers with just their O-level qualifications to their names. But after more than a dozen years on the force, DSP Lim made history through his investigation of three murders involving the discovery of body parts, while DSP Khamisah tackled the case of a white tiger at the Singapore Zoo which mauled a cleaner to death.

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FORMER FT SCHOLAR IS NOW WANTED BY INTERPOL

Interpol is on the hunt for sex blogger Alvin Tan to get him to return to Malaysia and face trial over several charges against him. Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said his officers were liaising with the international police to bring Tan back and surrender his passport to the court. "Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Tan should come forward immediately," he said on Tuesday.

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