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SMRT caves after online backlash, promises to update safety measures after gruesome commuter death

Following outrage online after SMRT’s senior VP’s testimony that SMRT has “no plans” to update safety measures at the coroner’s inquiry into the gruesome death of Malaysian Ang Boon Tong, SMRT has released a statement that it will revise its safety protocol and better publicise safety measures. Ang had died after 2 driverless LRTs ran […] http://bit.ly/2vLYjf6

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14-year-old could be left permanently disfigured after being hit by Uber

A 14-year-old cyclist could be left permanently disfigured after an Uber vehicle crashed into him along the junction of East Coast Park and Still Road around 5pm yesterday. The boy had been cycling to meet his friend in Eunos to eat Hokkien Mee. Heavily bandaged, he told the Chinese daily: “I was cycling on the road. Suddenly […] http://bit.ly/2i7wmv0

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Halimah Yacob has faith that voters will “look beyond the tudung and race” in reserved PE2017

In what appears to be starkly ironic comments, presidential hopeful Halimah Yacob has asserted that she has “great faith and confidence” in voters’ fair-mindedness “to look beyond the tudung, to look beyond race” as they elect the next head of state in an election that has been specifically reserved for the Malay race. In a full page […] http://bit.ly/2x7jt6Q

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NUH cancels stage 4 cancer patient’s crucial PET scan for failing to pay deposit; good samaritan comes to the rescue

National University Hospital (NUH) reportedly cancelled a crucial PET scan for stage 4 cancer patient, Ridwan Bin Aman, after he was unable to pay the $600 deposit in time. The 53-year-old needed the scan before a bone marrow transplant surgery could be arranged. Local activist Gilbert Goh publicised Ridwan’s plight on Facebook and wrote that […] http://bit.ly/2v4dqic

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Myanmar Football Team rewarded with S$68,250 bonus for beating Singapore Team at SEA games

The Myanmar Under-22 football team is believed to have received a US$50,000 or S$68,250 bonus after winning the SEA Games opener against Singapore’s Young Lions on Monday. The team which won a victory of 2-0 was rewarded handsomely by KBZ Bank, which gave the team US$30,000, and Myanmar Football Federation president U Zaw Zaw and former Yangon United […] http://bit.ly/2fMF2WS