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DRUG TRAFFICKERS ESCAPE DEATH SENTENCE

High Court judge Choo Han Teck said he was satisfied that Cheong’s involvement in the act was that of a courier. Justice Choo also noted that the prosecution had tendered documents certifying Cheong had “substantively assisted” the Central Narcotics Bureau in disrupting drug trafficking activities outside Singapore.

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COURT REJECT ADVERSE INFERENCE CLAIM AGAINST DRUG COURIER

Caught with an amount of drugs punishable with death, a drug trafficker’s defence was that he had a standing agreement with his supplier to never carry a quantity that invites the gallows. After his charge was downgraded, however, he decided against calling this supplier to the witness stand during the trial to prove his argument.

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GOVERNMENT'S GOAL IS TO BAN SMOKING IN PUBLIC PLACES!

Smoking is now prohibited in an estimated 32,000 premises, such as entertainment outlets, shopping centres, office premises, hospitals, schools, cinemas, bus stops, public corridors, covered walkways, lift lobbies, stairwells and entrances to buildings. The Government’s long-term goal is to prohibit smoking in all public areas, except designated smoking points, which we are actively working with community groups and stakeholders to implement at more neighbourhoods.

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GOOD NEWS - ELECTRICITY BILLS TO DECREASE IN 2015!

Electricity tariffs will decrease by an average of 8 per cent, or 1.99 cents per kWh for the period of 1 January to 31 March 2015, as compared to the previous quarter. The electricity tariff for households will decrease from 25.28 to 23.29 cents per kWh, meaning the average monthly electricity bill for families living in four-room HDB flats will decrease by S$7.93.

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PAP MP DAVID ONG KIM HUAT IGNORED STRAY DOG PROBLEMS IN BUKIT BATOK FOR MORE THAN TWO YEARS

The problem is exacerbated by outsiders with misplaced kindness coming in their cars to the mound to feed the dogs in the evenings. This brought about the rat problem. Attempts to remove the dogs riled animal activists, but these activists may not be residents here, so the stakeholders’ plight must be the first consideration to create a happy, harmonious environment.

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SINGAPOREANS IN SYDNEY SAFE, STAYED AWAY FROM SIEGE AREA

A Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) spokesman said as of noon yesterday, the ministry had not received any reports of Singaporeans affected by the hostage situation and that the Singapore High Commission in Canberra was in touch with the Australian authorities and contacting Singaporeans in Sydney who have e-registered with the MFA. “The MFA would like to advise Singaporeans in Sydney to take the necessary precautions for their personal safety, heed the advice of the local authorities and monitor the developments closely.

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