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MALAY TEENAGERS CHARGED WITH ROBBING, ASSAULTING MALAY TAXI DRIVER

The teenagers, Muhammad Fauzi Fitri Kamaruzaman and Muhammad Aizan Abdullah, both 17, and Muhammad Istiqlal Hamdan, 16, allegedly took the cabby’s coin pouch which contained S$5. Muhammad Fauzi Fitri is accused of using his arms to grab the neck of cabby Abdul Latif from behind. The other two teenagers are accused of each punching Mr Abdul Latif three times in the face.

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Diesel-powered luxury cars may keep Cat A COE price high

A new range of diesel-powered, less powerful luxury cars is gaining traction with buyers amid a re-categorisation of the Certificates of Entitlement (COEs). The new range of cars run on cheaper diesel and maintenance, and are also entitled to low-emission rebates. But experts warn that the trend may defeat the purpose of the COE changes...

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Anton Casey did not commit sedition

Although Singapore has departed from this high standard and used sedition laws to regulate racially or religiously offensive speech, no court has gone as far as Mr Wang suggested. And if our courts were to apply his interpretation of sedition, many of those who commented about certain groups of people while criticising Mr Casey would have committed “sedition”. Such a wide interpretation would have serious implications for the right to freedom of speech.

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NO SINGAPOREANS WANT TO BE IN SERVICE JOBS

The situation has gotten so dire that employers surveyed by the MOM reported that they had difficulties finding Singaporeans to fill about nine out of 10 vacancies for service jobs such as waiters, security guards, cookers and cashiers. The acute shortage was also felt in other sectors as well, for a variety of jobs including delivery men, bus drivers, motor vehicle mechanics and cleaners.

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Commuter woes at Jurong East MRT station

Jurong East MRT station is getting more congested. I reach the station around 7.57am on workdays and can no longer board the first or second train. Track upgrading has also slowed down the journey.I have resorted to taking the train to Chinese Garden MRT station, where I can board the eastbound train without the human traffic. Still, this takes more time than before. As there are two North-South tracks at Jurong East, two or more trainloads of passengers may be transferring to an eastbound train. I wonder how this problem is being tackled.

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Didn’t Anton Casey commit sedition?

In “Act against threats to Casey family” (Jan 27), the writer stated that Mr Anton Casey did not commit a crime. Under the Sedition Act, any action or words that raise discontent or disaffection among citizens or residents, or that promote feelings of ill will and hostility between different races or classes of the population, have a seditious tendency.

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Mindset change needed to solve transport woes

This requires bold, innovative solutions and a focus on commuter convenience and experience, rather than on the profitability of the transport operators. For example, we could allow dedicated minibus services, operated by retirees during peak hours, to ferry residents from each public housing precinct to the MRT stations — similar to services provided by several condominiums. Second, we need to moderate the allocation of land for private housing around MRT stations and downtown. We should build dense public housing on these pieces of land instead.

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Singaporeans to have a say in nation’s 50th birthday celebrations

This was announced at the launch of the official SG50 today (Jan 24). “Having gone through 50 years together, what is it about our people, our values, and our achievements that we want to celebrate?” said Education Minister Heng Swee Keat, who is also chairman of the SG50 steering committee. “We are starting our celebrations by asking Singaporeans what and how they want to commemorate this occasion.”

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Public consultation on PDPA guidelines for real estate, telecommunication sectors launched

An enquiry about a property from a potential customer should not be seen as a real estate agent having an ongoing relationship with the individual. The same goes for a customer who had bought a property once from a real estate agent. This means that under the Do Not Call Registry exemption order, the agent should not be marketing other properties to such customers. Telco operators too, may need to abide by certain guidelines when handling personal data of pre-paid card customers.

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