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LI SHENGWU LEFT SINGAPORE EARLIER, FEARED HE'LL BE DETAINED

In a Reuters interview, Li Shengwu said he left Singapore for the US more than a week earlier as planned as his friends were worried that he may be detained or interrogated due to his contempt of court case. Prime Minister's Press Secretary Chang Li Lin was quick to defend the legal system by saying it is inaccurate to make such statements because it is only part of legal procedures and laws.

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US & AUSTRALIA WARN OF TERROR ATTACK AT POPULAR M'SIAN HAWKER STREET

According to statements issued by the US and Australian embassies in Malaysia, terrorists may be planning an attack at popular hawker destination Alor Street in Kuala Lumpur. The US and Australian embassies have warned its citizens to stay away from the street, located in a shopping belt in KL's city center, and its surrounding areas. They say that terrorist organizations in the past had planned attacks to coincide with significant dates, but gave no further details.

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A TERRORIST ATTACK THAT ALMOST HAPPENED IN SINGAPORE

In 2002 the John C. Stennis battle group was steaming towards the Middle East. We stopped in Changi Naval Base Singapore for a few days of port call. My duty day was the last day. That morning when I reported to watch I pulled bus rider for 8 hours. My watch was to ensure that everybody riding the bus from downtown Singapore had military ID and the proper sticker on their ID Card. I could only get off the bus at the Naval base and had to stay on for the entire ride into town. I did however get to wear civilian clothes (khaki pants with a polo shirt tucked in wearing a belt, lucky!!!)

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PINOY FT SPRINTERS WORE PHILIPPINES FLAG UPSIDE DOWN, PINOYS UPSET

Despite winning men's and women's 100m races on Tuesday, celebrations for the Philippines' 2 foreign sprinters was short-lived. To Filipino fans in the stadium, it became glaringly obvious that Eric Cray and Kayla Richardson both wore the Philippines flag upside down, with the red rather than the blue on top. According to Filipino websites, the country flag is only inverted when it is officially at war. No one has stepped forward to claim responsibility for the embarassing episode.

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US MEDIA: AMOS YEE WILL BRIGHTEN UP SINGAPORE'S FUTURE

If anything, Yee has all the hallmarks of a green and thriving mind; he is exactly the kind of person you would one day want reviewing your books, making your movies, maybe even running your country. Americans, who enjoy the benefits of free media, have a responsibility to take him more seriously than they take the government that has tried to quiet him for thinking freely in the public sphere. And those of us in the Fourth Estate have a duty to spread word of his ridiculous charges. If people like Amos Yee end up the custodians of our profession, the future of countries like Singapore can be brighter than their past.

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OBAMA: LEE KUAN YEW IS A LEGENDARY FIGURE WHO HELPED TRIGGER ASIAN ECONOMIC MIRACLE!

Lee is one of the legendary figures of Asia in the 20th and 21st centuries. He is somebody who helped to trigger the Asian economic miracle. Singapore has been an outstanding friend and ally of the United States for many, many years, and so I am very much looking forward to the opportunity to hearing from the Minister Mentor his views on the evolving situation in Asia, as I prepare for my upcoming trip both to Singapore and to other key nations in the region.

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