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S'PORE BOAT CAPTAIN REUNITED WITH FAMILY AFTER 1.5 YRS DETENTION IN INDONESIA

Boat captain Mr Shoo Chiau Huat has finally returned to Singapore after being detained in Indonesia for illegal fishing. He experienced jail, paying fines and "house arrest" before the court dismissed his illegal sailing charge in May. Altogether, he spent close to 1.5 years away from home and is happy to be reunited with his family once more.

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S'POREANS SHOULD STICK TOGETHER IN DEFIANCE OF CHINA'S BULLYING TACTICS

Singapore should not kowtow to China whenever it is unhappy about issues that Singapore puts forward in its own interests, says a prominent netizen, Andrew Loh. Instead of turning on each other every time the Asian giant rants on its news mouthpiece, The Global Times, Singaporeans should band together instead and stand behind the government when it comes to international disputes.

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VIVIAN BALAKRISHNAN CRITICISE SUPERPOWER, ANOTHER TERREX SAGA COMING OUR WAY?

He was obviously referring to China. He even said that no one can control the agenda of the superpower. He is very right in that count. No one can control China, least of all a Minister well known in Singapore for not being able to control the Youth Olympic budget. Now he target China in his speech, although in the capacity of an ASEAN Ministerial meeting.

The last time a Singapore Minister, Prime Minister no less, said something challenging China's authority, our Terrexes were impounded. Big mouth Minister Vivian had opened his mouth, what next will be impounded now.

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PAP MINISTERS TELL CHINA TO NOT MEGAPHONE DIPLOMACY BUT OWNSELF CAN?

Speaking in Parliament today, PAP Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said that the seizure of the Terrex vehicles by HK authorities should not be politicised and that S'pore did not see the need to engage in "megaphone diplomacy" to resolve the issue. Isn't it strange that at that time, Vivian and his master Lee Hsien Loong didn't see the wisdom of not engaging in such "megaphone" diplomacy in respect of China but try to persuade it quietly behind the scenes as a "neutral" friend?

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WOMENS RIGHTS GRP UPSET AFTER PAP MINISTER USE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN TO JUSTIFY DEATH PENALTY

Recent comments from the Minister for Foreign Affairs, using the issue of violence against women to justify the death penalty. Street assaults by strangers may be relatively uncommon here, but they are certainly not unheard of, as shown by the steady flow of media reports of public transport assault and upskirting cases. What women and girls who face violence need is usually not a system of extreme punishments, but more awareness and support from others around them, as well as more robust and sensitive procedures for enabling and encouraging reporting and intervention.

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VIVIAN BALAKRISHNAN COOLING DAY COCKUP, SABO-ED BY TWITTER GLITCH?

Aiyoh! Last GE Kate Spade already kena jialat jialat for posting on cooling day then this time Vivian Balakrishnan go and post on his Twitter this morning at 1:52am. See liao right, I notice something funny leh. Seems like that particular tweet keep repeating itself randomly on his twitter over the past 5 days! I think it is more like twitter got some glitch or what because the original tweet appears on 6 Sep but then keep repeating 7 more times after that. Vivi why you never ownself check ownself??

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