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CAUGHT IN MONEYLENDERS’ WEB OF LATE FEES

WHEN cleaner Goh Chin Ann borrowed $400 from a licensed moneylender in August, the interest stated on the agreement worked out to just eight cents a day. Yet, Credit88's contract also stated that he had to pay back the entire loan the very next day, or face a $600 late-fee charge.

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16 SINGAPOREANS INJURED IN HOKKAIDO TOUR BUS ACCIDENT DISCHARGED FROM HOSPITAL

The 52-year-old driver of the bus was quoted by reports as saying: "I stepped on the brakes just before the T-junction, but the bus skidded." Police said the roads were icy because of intermittent snow all morning. Reports said the group of 16 included a four-year-old child, and that the oldest person was 68 years old. A Japanese tour guide was also injured in the crash.

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SGX DELAYS STOCK MARKET OPENING ON WEDNESDAY TO 12:30 PM

The Singapore Exchange announced at about 4am on Wednesday that it will delay the stock market opening on Wednesday to 12:30pm because of a software glitch. SGX said the delayed opening is to enable member firms to complete client position reconciliations, and rectify any errors in the end-of-day processing for Monday, December 1, 2014

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PAP MP HOSPITALISED FOR DENGUE FEVER

Tampines GRC MP Baey Yam Keng was hospitalised for dengue fever on Sunday night, just days before his charity play Like Me. I Like is set to open. In a post on his Facebook page on Monday evening, Mr Baey said he has been monitoring his platelet count since Friday, but it fell below the threshold on Sunday and he was warded.

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MAKE LEARNING MALAY FUN, TIED TO HISTORY AND CULTURE

As it is, Singaporeans already exhibit some understanding of the language, given that the island's indigenous inhabitants were of Malay origin, the Republic shares ties with Malaysia, and our National Anthem is in Bahasa Melayu. However, it is futile to make students learn the native language to better appreciate our history, if they are not interested in or aware of our history, just as how learning English does not necessarily lead one to learn more about the British.

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SINGAPORE OUT OF SUZUKI CUP AFTER LOSING 1-3 TO MALAYSIA

Singapore were eliminated from the AFF Suzuki Cup in dramatic fashion when they fell 3-1 to arch-rivals Malaysia on Saturday night. Needing only a point to progress from the group, defending champions Singapore conceded a last-minute penalty which Tigers midfielder Safiq Rahim converted in extra time to take the lead.

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