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TRUE FITNESS IN SINGAPORE STILL VIABLE AFTER THAILAND AND MALAYSIAN CLOSURES?

Will they or won't they? I am a member of the True Fitness chain, having just signed up in March this year. With news that True Fitness have closed all of their outlets in Thailand and Malaysia, but also announced an aggressive expansion plans in China. Now, I am worried that these expansion plans were only rolled out to assure Singaporean members like myself that True Fitness are ok. But look at them. The reality is, they abruptly closed in Thailand and Malaysia. Isn't this signs of a company in financial trouble?

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SINGAPORE STILL TRYING TO GET BANK ROBBER AND HIS LOOT TO RETURN FROM THAILAND

Singapore authorities have moved to assure Singaporeans that they are still in touch with the Thai authorities with regards to the request to return the Canadian man who robbed a Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore last year. The man, David Roach, was sentenced to 14 months in a Thai jail for violating money laundering and Customs laws by bringing the loot into the country. He was the first man in more than a decade to have successfully robbed a bank here, walking out with $30,000 with little more than a threatening note. He then subsequently fled to Thailand before he could be arrested here, but have spent the rest of his time in a jail in Bangkok. Media reports in Thailand quoted Roach's lawyer as saying that the Canadian admitted only to smuggling currency to Thailand, but not to the Singapore robbery.

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