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AIRASIA SHARES PLUNGES 11.6% ON OPENING AFTER PLANE GOES MISSING

Shares in AirAsia Bhd fell 11.6 per cent after one of its aircraft went missing in bad weather on Sunday on its way to Singapore from the Indonesian city of Surabaya. Shares of the Malaysia-based budget airline fell at the start of trade on Monday, after Indonesia resumed its search for the missing jetliner QZ8501 at first light on Monday.

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LESS SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE ALSO DESERVE RESPECT

ONE issue most modern capitalist economies face is an overly competitive society, with distinct winners and losers in the economic battle. Economic theory, founded on the principle of utilitarianism, states that society will eventually benefit from growth and creative destruction.

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SMRT AND SBS TRANSIT SUBMIT FARE REVIEW APPLICATIONS

Both public transport operators SMRT and SBS Transit have submitted their applications for fare adjustments to the Public Transport Council. (PTC) The council said on Friday that it had started its annual fare review exercise, and its decision on the applications will be announced in the first quarter of next year.

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SURPRISED TO SEE DR CHEE SOON JUAN’S LETTER PUBLISHED ON THE STRAITS TIMES

I am surprised to find Dr Chee Soon Juan’s letter published in The Straits Times (ST) newspaper today (18 December 2014). Dr Chee is the secretary general of Singapore Democratic Party, a liberal political party with several LGBT activists among its key supporters. The editors in ST group probably realised they do not have a choice as they are not the monopoly of information any longer thanks to the internet – Aspiring politicians are able to articulate their views to the public through their Facebook pages or affiliated social-media websites.

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Cloudy global outlook may dampen S’pore growth

THE volatile global outlook has prompted private sector economists to downgrade their forecasts for Singapore's growth this year and the next. They now expect the economy to expand just 3 per cent this year, down from an earlier forecast of 3.3 per cent. The reasons behind the gloomier mood have been making headlines for weeks - the crashing oil price that is driving some producers to despair, a slowdown in China and the faltering economies in Japan and Europe.

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ISLAMIC MILITANT GROUP MEMBERS BURN SCHOOL TEACHER ALIVE

"I saw six or seven people walking class-to-class and opening fire on children." "As soon as we hid under tables, they fired bullets at our legs and our heads and then they burned our madam. They burned our madam. The firing continued but we didn't move because whoever moved got shot at."

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