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After attacks by lee siblings, a pap split is on the cards

After the ferocious attacks launched by Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Wei Ling, the political strength of PM Lee Hsien Loong has been severely affected. In order to shore up his political support, he has asked various cabinet ministers to stand up and speak for him publicly. They include the two DPMs, Teo Chee Hean and Tharman. Minister Shanmugam had …

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Malaysia’s road death rate third highest in the world

MALAYSIA has the third highest road death rate in the world, a Bloomberg report says. The country registered a death rate of 23% per 100,000 population, according to World Health Organisation 2013 data, the report said. Thailand has the worst record with a death rate of 36.2% followed by South Africa with 25% per 100,000 population. Apart from Thailand, Malaysia also has …

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Minister wants killer bullies to be tried as adults

Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim today pleaded with authorities not to give any dispensation to the five teens who allegedly bullied T. Nhaveen to death. She said the group aged between 16 and 18 years’ old must be prosecuted as adults rather than young offenders, which would prevent them from facing the mandatory death penalty for murder. “I urge for …

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Malaysia is best retail market worldwide after China, India

KUALA LUMPUR: A global management consulting company has placed Malaysia in third position for retail investment worldwide for the second successive year. AT Kearney partner and head of South-East Asia, Soon Ghee Chua, said the firm’s 2017 Global Retail Development Index (GRDI) had placed Malaysia behind China and India, driven by an influx of tourists, higher disposable income and government …

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Hundreds allege Donald Trump doesn’t pay his bills

During the Atlantic City casino boom in the 1980s, Philadelphia cabinet-builder Edward Friel Jr. landed a $400,000 contract to build the bases for slot machines, registration desks, bars and other cabinets at Harrah’s at Trump Plaza. The family cabinetry business, founded in the 1940s by Edward’s father, finished its work in 1984 and submitted its final bill to the general …

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Fireman caught in taxi blast recovering from burns

Even Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has wished him well, praising him and his colleagues for constantly putting themselves in harm’s way to protect Singaporeans. The taxi and a car had been involved in an accident on Commonwealth Avenue, near Buona Vista MRT station, on Sunday at about 2.15pm. The taxi then caught fire. In video clips posted online, Mr …

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Couple in Toa Payoh hawker centre dispute arrested for causing public nuisance

Police have arrested a 46-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman for an offence of public nuisance after receiving reports about the couple allegedly using offensive language and force against a 76-year-old man. Loading... The incident took place on April 21 at Toa Payoh Lorong 8 Market & Hawker Centre, and the police received reports on April 23. Through follow-up investigations …

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