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ALL SINGAPORE STUDENTS SHOULD LEARN MALAY LANGUAGE

With Malay being a common language used by our neighbours such as Malaysia and Indonesia, and with many Singaporeans travelling to these countries for short trips, perhaps it would be useful to offer lessons in conversational Malay to students. In my school, everyone had to learn conversational Malay for two years. During that time, we had the chance to taste Malay cuisine and experience eating using our hands.

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MORE THAN 1,000 POSITIONS ON OFFER AT JOB FAIR FOR TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS SECTOR

Some 1,100 positions were on offer at a job fair for the transport and logistics industry on Wednesday. Organiser the Chinese Development Assistance Council said 450 visitors attended the event, which also featured career talks and registration for skills workshops. By the end of the day, six people had been employed on the spot, while 121 were shortlisted for a second interview.

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LEE HSIEN LOONG’S LAWYER BAGS REGIONAL LEGAL PRIZE

SENIOR Counsel Davinder Singh was named Disputes Lawyer of the Year for South-east Asia and Indiain inaugural awards by a top law magazine last night.. This included representing the Brunei Attorney-General in prosecuting a US$2.5 million (S$3.2 million) corruption case there and representing Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a defamation suit against blogger Roy Ngerng.

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SPH EDITOR: HOW CAN THE PAP RULE US FOR ANOTHER 50 YEARS?

Mr Han Fook Kwang, SPH’s Editor-At-Large, wrote an article today (‘PAP in decline? But what if…’, 9 Nov) speculating under what scenarios PAP can continue to remain in power for the next 50 years. He started by asking, “What is it about Singapore that when people talk about its future, it is almost always about whether the ruling party will remain in power?” Specifically, he mentioned the recent public talks given by Ho Kwon Ping and former Minister George Yeo.

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NO NEED FOR M+S TO PAY DEVELOPMENT CHARGE ON THREE PARCELS OF FORMER RAILWAY LAND, SAYS ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL

An international Arbitral Tribunal has decided that the Malaysia-Singapore joint venture company, M+S, need not pay a development charge on three parcels of former railway land, bringing to a close a dispute between the two countries over the tax. The Foreign Affairs ministries of Singapore and Malaysia announced the news of the award – delivered by the tribunal on Thursday – in a joint statement on Friday.

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22-YEAR OLD MAN PLACED ON PROBATION FOR UNDERAGE SEX WITH 14-YEAR OLD BOY

Their communication quickly turned sexual and after a few months of chatting, they met at a fast food restaurant in Causeway Point Shopping Centre sometime in March last year. Mohammad Ramdhan led the boy to a male toilet cubicle at the nearby community centre, where they had oral and anal sex. They broke off contact after that, but Mohammad Ramdhan was found out after the boy's school teacher noticed he was behaving differently and asked if he had any problems. The boy, now 15, made a police report on July 16 last year.

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SINGAPORE PLANE FLIES HOME AFTER INDONESIAN DETENTION

A SINGAPORE aircraft with a pilot instructor and two trainees on board landed safely at Seletar Airport at 7.18pm yesterday, about 30 hours after it was intercepted by Indonesian fighter jets on Tuesday. The C90GTi King Air plane owned by Singapore Technologies (ST) Aerospace and operated by its pilot training arm, Pacific Flight Services, left Pontianak in West Kalimantan at about 5.30pm Singapore time.

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