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PAPa knows best

Review by Marin Vengadesan.

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Manager jailed over threat letters

A Singaporean man was sentenced to four years in prison for sending death threat letters containing a white powder - which turned out to be coffee creamer - to two high-profile Cabinet ministers.

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Foreigners still needed for late shifts

WALK into any factory in Singapore today, and you will see only foreigners manning the graveyard shift.

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Proposed two-year CPF freeze puzzles unionists

THE proposed two-year delay in restoring the Central Provident Fund contribution rate to the full 40% has left some union leaders puzzled.

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Port operator to lay off workers

FOR the first time in two decades, port operator PSA Corp is laying off workers to keep its costs as low as possible and beat increasingly stiff competition.


S'pore seen dabbling with deficits

MOUNTING job losses, half-empty office buildings and falling tax revenues are an unusual backdrop for the Singapore government as it prepares to unveil a budget short on surprises and with a rare deficit.

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Housing authority to cut 900 jobs

SINGAPORE'S housing authority said yesterday it would trim at least 900 jobs as it slows construction of subsidised housing, making it the second government-linked agency in just over a week to announce job cuts.

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RM18bil for defence and security

SINGAPORE: Singapore will increase spending on defence and homeland security as the city-state prepares to battle rising terrorist threats in the region, Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said yesterday.


S’pore to revive economy with deficit budget

THE Singapore government unveiled yesterday a budget aimed at stimulating growth and cutting business costs, but lacking in major policy initiatives despite projecting an unprecedented third successive deficit.

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Singapore Budget geared to spur growth

SINGAPORE stepped out on the road to a new future on Friday, with a Budget aimed at getting there despite the winds of war and a cloudy economic horizon.