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STRAITS TIMES: RULE OF LAW MUST BE UPHELD BY ALL

Indonesia's decision to stick to the death penalty for convicted foreign drug offenders is fully within its sovereign rights. Also, given that Indonesian citizens are subject to the law, it is inconceivable that an exception could be made for others merely because they are foreigners.

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LTC (RET) SYED IBRAHIM ALMAHDALI: MORE MALAYS IN SAF, A GOOD STEP FORWARD

On Tuesday, a memorial to the victims of Konfrontasi and those who risked their lives defending the country will be unveiled at Dhoby Ghaut, near the site of the MacDonald House bombing, in which three people were killed and 33 injured. The March 10, 1965, bombing was the worst in a string of attacks by Indonesian saboteurs on Singapore soil during Konfrontasi, which lasted from 1963 to 1966 when Indonesia opposed the formation of Malaysia. Retired Lieutenant-Colonel Syed Ibrahim Almahdali, 72,....

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WATCH WATER USAGE, SAYS PUB

NATIONAL water agency PUB has urged Singaporeans to conserve water even as it keeps the country's water supply healthy during the ongoing dry weather. "PUB also urges people to do their part, for example, by taking one to two minutes less in the shower and running washing machines only on full load instead of half load," a spokesman said.

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154 MEDIA: MANY S’POREANS HOPE TO SEE LEE KUAN YEW GET WELL

A DAY after news broke that former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew was in intensive care at the Singapore General Hospital with severe pneumonia, residents and netizens continued to offer wishes for his quick recovery. Mr Lee's condition was a talking point for many, in particular residents of his Tanjong Pagar GRC and neighbouring Radin Mas constituency.

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THE S’PORE PRESS IS BIASED TOWARDS THE PAP

We all know what will happen if things cock-up at WP managed events and town councils. Just like the ceiling gate in 2013, the PAP made use of English press and Chinese vernacular press to launch an artillery barrage on WP.Those medium were relatively muted over the losses of Bukit Panjang Town Council sinking fund and AIM matter.

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AIDS PATIENTS WILL GET COVERAGE UNDER MEDISHIELD LIFE

WHEN it comes to health insurance, people with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) often find themselves in a dilemma. The uninsured find it hard to get coverage, while those who are already insured fear that their policies may be voided if they make a claim.

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[BREAKING NEWS] LEE HSIEN LOONG DIAGNOSED WITH PROSTATE CANCER

Lee Hsien Loong was diagnosed with prostate cancer in January after a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan showed suspicious lesions on his prostate. He will undergo surgery on Monday to remove his prostate gland and will be on medical leave for a week. He is expected to recover fully. Mr Lee was previously diagnosed with intermediate grade malignant lymphoma, a form of cancer, in 1992. He received treatment and was cleared of cancer cells in April 1993. This current diagnosis is unrelated to this earlier cancer.

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FOCUS ON THE FAMILY: TELL TEENS TO SAY NO TO UNDERAGED SEX

The increase in underage sex is not an issue of sexual liberalisation or promiscuity. The fall in teen births is not an issue of contraception or health education. The underlying issue here is how our teens see and value themselves. Explicitly or implicitly telling our youth that "they are going to have sex anyway, so we might as well teach them how to do it safely" can send them a disempowering message that they don't have the ability for self-control or delayed gratification.

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PREMARITAL SEX NOT DETRIMENTAL TO MATURE ADULTS

There is wide consensus that underage sex is wrong, mainly because younger people may not have the mental maturity to handle the consequences of sex, such as pregnancy. That is why a legal age for sex is instituted in most countries, including Singapore. While underage sex is clearly a problem, can the same be said for premarital sex? Sex is a sacred expression of love reserved for the confines of marriage. But what about older individuals who choose not to marry? Are they to be denied the freedom to have sex, even with their life partners?

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