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12 hrs ago | The Straits Times

Without bilingual policy, Singapore might be only English-speaking today: PM Lee

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has addressed concerns that Mandarin standards are slipping, saying that it is not appropriate to compare today's social and linguistic environment with that in the 1950s.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Lee Hsien Loong

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Business Times

Ensuring MediShield Life's...

These were some of the points discussed when the MediShield Life Review Committee's recommendations was debated in Parliament over Tuesday and yesterday, which saw 24 members of parliament making suggestions or raising concerns in relation to the committee's recommendations.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Health Insurance, Health

Channelnewsasia.com

Singapore to independently assess impact of Johor reclamation projects

Malaysia has also provided some general information on the Johor reclamation projects, said Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Masagos Zulkifli.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Lee Hsien Loong, Environment, Science

Suria

Singaporeans among 12,000 foreigners...

Several Singaporeans are among the some 12,000 foreigners who've joined the conflict in Syria.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Terrorism

Tue Jul 08, 2014

DefenceTalk News

Singapore to Buy Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) Kits

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Singapore for Joint Direct Attack Munition kits and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $63 million.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, US Military, US Air Force, Mountain Home AFB, ID

The Straits Times

CPF needs a MediShield Life-style overhaul

One: The Ministry of Health and the MediShield Life Review Committee have done a spectacular job with MediShield Life reform, coming up with a string of proposals that are comprehensive, and which have won broad support from Singaporeans, in and out of the House.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Lee Hsien Loong, Social Security, Personal Finance, Retirement, Pension, Opinion

Singapore Alternatives

Chen Show Mao - Hope From a Distance

During last General Elections back in 2011, all hype was on the brightest star from Workers Party, Mr. Chen Show Mao .

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Related Topix: Hardcore, Distance, Lee Hsien Loong, Southeast Asia, World News

Malaysian National News Agency

RMN Chief Receives Visit From S'pore Counterpart

KUALA LUMPUR, July 8 -- Royal Malaysian Navy chief Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar today received a courtesy call from chief of the Republic of Singapore Navy , Rear Admiral Ng Chee Peng at the RMN headquarters at Wisma Pertahanan, here.

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Suria

MediShield Life goes beyond healthcare...

The concept of MediShield Life goes beyond healthcare and insurance. It is a reflection of the kind of society Singaporeans want to build.

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Reuters

UPDATE 1-Singapore state investor remains positive on China banks

Singapore sovereign investor Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd said on Tuesday it intends to keep investing in Chinese banks even as it reported a slowdown in its portfolio growth due to a drop in the value of some of its bank holdings.

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Suria

This year's NDP to have largest...

This year's National Day Parade Show will have the largest multimedia setup in NDP history.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

NDP show to celebrate Singaporeans' can-do spirit

This year's National Day Parade show will make use of the largest multimedia set-up in its history to celebrate the positive attitudes and traits of Singaporeans.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Nuclear-related offences criminalised

The amendment to the Radiation Protection Act will allow for the imposition of the death penalty for nuclear-related offences that cause fatalities, said Environment and Water Resources Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan.

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Channelnewsasia.com

PM Lee sends condolence letter following ex-journalist Ee Boon Lee's death

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has written a condolence letter to the wife of the late veteran journalist Ee Boon Lee.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Lee Hsien Loong, Southeast Asia, World News

The Straits Times

PM Lee sends condolence letter to widow of the late founding principal of NJC

Madam Fong Chen Phin , and son Lim Toon Wei , at the funeral wake on 6 July 2014 for her husband, Mr Lim Kim Woon, the founding principal of National Junior College , Singapore's first junior college.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Lee Hsien Loong

Sun Jul 06, 2014

The Straits Times

Roll back the GRC system

One has to admire the gumption of a small political party with no parliamentary presence that takes itself seriously enough to moot major national reforms.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, Opinion

Channelnewsasia.com

Stefanie Sun shines in first National Stadium gig

Singaporean singer Stefanie Sun held a dazzling concert at the newly-build National Stadium on Saturday that had her fans screaming for more.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics

The Star Online

Singapore PM: Changing language policy could jeopardise bilingualism

With more Singaporeans comfortable speaking Mandarin today, some in the Chinese community feel the country can afford to ease up on the use of dialect.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Lee Hsien Loong

The Straits Times

Needy residents in Pasir Ris-Punggol get 'WeCare' haze and dengue packs

About 600 households in rental flats and senior studio apartments in Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC received their haze and dengue preparation packs on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Lee Hsien Loong

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Hispanic Business

Three pull out of race to fly into space

At least three budding astronauts have dropped out of a private sector-led effort to send a Singaporean into space.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News

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