Tag Archives: Straits Times 30 Sep 2014

PROTESTS FORCING SOME SINGAPORE BUSINESS TO SHUT TEMPORARILY

SOME Singapore firms with business in Hong Kong were forced to shut their outlets yesterday amid escalating protests. DBS Group Holdings and OCBC Bank temporarily halted operations at some bank branches while retailers closed shop for the day. The DBS branch at United Centre in the Admiralty district closed yesterday morning "due to instability" in the area, the lender said in a statement.

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POLICE WANT TO STOP SALES OF BOTTLED BEER AT TEKKA

Ms Rizwana Sahul Hameed, 25, who works at Coral Retreat and Holidays in Dunlop Street, said business has been up 60 per cent since the ban started. "There are more locals and families walking in and making reservations because it's quieter and not as crowded as before," she said.

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KIDS’ PARENTS DON’T WANT TO MEET ROY NGERNG

I've read his interpretation of the sequence of events on his blog, and I don't agree with some of his explanations," said Madam Aun, 55. The protesters, for one thing, did not move away upon realising the performers were on stage, she said. The performance had to be re-started when the children, shocked by the rowdy crowd, faltered before the protesters left. Mr Teo also apologised on Facebook to the YMCA: "The protesters were going after me but it affected the children and the event. For this I feel sorry and would apologise to YMCA and the children for this inconvenience caused because of my presence."

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