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Authorities should study dangers of glaring headlights

These bright lights are very glaring for other road users, especially when viewed from rear or side mirrors. Drivers affected by this glare can be blindsided by approaching motorcyclists from their left or right, thus making it very dangerous when changing lanes.

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Inventor says HDB infringed patent for clothes-drying rack

A 54-year-old inventor is suing the Housing and Development Board (HDB) for infringing his patent for a clothes-drying rack, but the statutory board rejects the claim and is seeking to revoke the patent granted to him in 2004. Mr Yiap Hang Boon, who set up a company that has since closed down called Sunpole Engineering and Trading, is claiming that the external clothes-drying racks of some HDB flats in Toa Payoh Central, Queenstown and Sengkang have infringed his patent.

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IVY SINGH-LIM: SEND OUR POLICEMEN TO OTHER COUNTRIES TO CONTROL RIOTS

I would propose that we send our police officers to neighbouring countries to assist in controlling their protests instead. This achieves the purpose of practical training without the downsides of protests: Economic and social disruption as well as a fall in productivity. In the absence of public protests here, real-life experience in other countries could give officers opportunities to improve their knowledge. This would increase our forces’ readiness to do their jobs as protectors, instead of waiting for a big attack from an enemy.

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Police ‘looking into’ case of man who displayed Palestinian flag

Mr Gulam also posted photos and videos of the conflict on his personal Facebook page, and has donated money to a donation drive in Malaysia aimed at helping Palestine victims. “(The conflict) should be important to every human being. If normal citizens can help out this way, world leaders should be taking action, too,” he added.

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MANY PARENTS HAPPY WITH NATIONAL LIBRARY BOARD DECISION

Many Singaporean parents are happy with and support the NLB’s decision. Imparting values to children comes under their responsibility and care. Children’s books featuring alternative lifestyles should not be freely accessible to unsupervised children in a public library. If parents want to impart such knowledge to their children, by all means they can do it in their own space and with their own money. These books are available for purchase in Singapore.

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No shots or blanks fired during Bukit Batok drug bust: CNB

A 26-year-old suspect, caught in dramatic fashion on the roads of Bukit Batok during a Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) drug bust, has been charged with drug trafficking. He was arrested nearly a fortnight ago on July 2, but a YouTube video of the incident by user “channel” has only recently gone viral, chalking up more than 215,000 views as of today (July 14). It also made tongues wag on social media — with some saying they thought it was the aftermath of a car accident, or the filming of a drama series.

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LIBRARY BOOKS SHOULD NOT ONLY REFLECT VALUES OF ONLY ONE GROUP

Their withdrawal on this basis should be a cause for concern. It goes against the values of tolerance and the embracing of diversity — which we should strive to impart to children — while also imposing the values of a particular group on the masses. Given that the books are pitched at a young audience with adult supervision to be expected, instead of withdrawing them, parents should be allowed to choose whether their children have access to them or not.

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