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NLB, Government learning from removal of controversial book series: Yaacob

Scrutinising every piece of reading material on public library shelves would be “impossible” given the volume of books involved, Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim said yesterday. But he said the National Library Board (NLB) and the Government would learn from the episode involving the removal of a controversial series of Malay language books that was available for loan …

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13 nabbed in 16-hour anti-vice, drug raids in Yishun, Hougang, Sengkang and Punggol

Four men and nine women were arrested following a 16-hour joint enforcement operation on Tuesday and Wednesday, police said in a statement yesterday. Police and narcotics officers conducted checks at housing estates in Yishun, Hougang, Sengkang and Punggol, as well as at massage establishments in Ang Mo Kio. The operation was jointly led by officers from Ang Mo Kio Division …

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Two arrested for attempting to pawn fake gold bars

Two men have been arrested for trying to pawn gold bars believed to be fake. The two men, aged 17 and 25, are suspected of involvement in several cases of attempted cheating, police said on Thursday (April 6). Police received a report on March 30 that two men had tried to pawn two gold bars believed to be fake. Both …

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Gordon Ramsay ‘severs hand’ in front of horrified live audience

Gordon Ramsay is one of the most prominent celebrity chefs ever — so it is unlikely that he screws up or encounters a mishap in the kitchen. However, that is exactly what seemed to happen on the on The Nightly Show, presented by Frank Skinner. The 50-year-old master chef horrified audiences when he appeared to sever his hand when using a …

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Why 22-year-old embalmer chose a job many S’poreans die die won’t do

It is the hardest when it is someone you know. That has been the experience of Ms Nicole Chong, 22, one of Singapore’s youngest embalmers. To be more specific, she is an embalmer-in-training, as she has not been officially certified yet. But that has not stopped her from handling more than 500 bodies under the supervision of a more experienced …

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