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36 min ago | The Straits Times

PM Lee, Khaw urge new citizens to integrate and Singaporeans to help newcomers settle in

PM Lee Hsien Loong gives his opening address during the Ang Mo Kio GRC and Sengkang West SMS Citizenship Ceremony held on Aug 30, 2014.

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36 min ago | The Straits Times

PM Lee presents 160 Pioneer Generation cards to elderly constituents in Teck Ghee

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong mingle with residents, who is also the MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC, presenting pioneer generation packages to 200 pioneers.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

China State Councillor Yang Jiechi visits Singapore

Mr Yang met Singapore's Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Emeritus Senior Minister and Foreign Minister on Friday .

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PM Lee responds to blogger's affidavit

The Prime Minister said that parts of Roy Ngerng's affidavit are "inadmissible, irrelevant" and "designed to advance political agenda".

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USA-based XCOR Space Expeditions and...

Do you have US$100,000 to spare? Then you could be the first Singaporean to travel into space.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Straits Times

Time to relook Singapore's private pension plans

To provide more state support for lower- and middle-income groups, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced an annual bonus for the poorest old folk and extended the Lease Buyback scheme to owners of four-room Housing Board flats.

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

Malaysian National News Agency

PM Lee Returns Favour To Najib For Being Great Host

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong treated his Malaysian counterpart Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak with great hospitality in return for the latter's treatment when they met in Putrajaya last April.

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The Straits Times

Pulling together to pick up sticks

A humble fishball stick made political history in Singapore when it helped prompt the setting up of the new Municipal Services Office .

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Channelnewsasia.com

Kazakhstan's Foreign Affairs Minister meets PM Lee

The leaders affirmed the warm bilateral relations between the two countries and welcomed closer business links and people-to-people exchanges.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Straits Times

PM Lee Hsien Loong and PM Najib Razak jointly open Agrobazaar outlet

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak at the opening of the Agrobazaar Malaysia outlet at Sultan Gate on Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014.

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The Straits Times

Hail the king of fruit - 10 types of durians from Malaysia

Fruits from Malaysia are on showcase at the new Agrobazaar Malaysia, which will be opened officially by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and the Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak on Aug 27. The 5,100 sq ft outlet in Sultan Gate off Beach Road will promote the fresh fruit and agro-based produce of Malaysia.

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Blowin' In The Wind

A case for the arts

There will be more training and career opportunities for Institute of Technical Education and polytechnic graduates, the Straits Times reported yesterday.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Launch Of Agrobazaar, Najib's Visit Underscore Excellent Singapore, Malaysia Relations

By Tengku Noor Shamsiah Tengku Abdullah SINGAPORE, Aug 27 -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak's visit to Singapore and the launch of Agrobazaar underscore the excellent state of bilateral relations between Singapore and Malaysia, says the Ministry of Foreign Affairs .

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The Straits Times

Small island, but we can dream big

Jurong's remodelling plan, which the Prime Minister sketched at the National Day Rally, will raise greatly the capital value of the district's real estate over the next decade.

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Local firms more open to hiring non-degree-holders: SHRI

This could be due to the fact that local bosses face the challenge of recruiting talent and believe in on-the-job training more than paper qualifications, said the Singapore Human Resources Institute.

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Fundraising for Yusof Ishak Professorship to be led by Malay/Muslim community

The SG50 coordination committee will drive the national fundraising initiative, Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Dr Yaacob Ibrahim says.

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Bangkok Post

Singapore ups security after hack

Information minister Yaacob Ibrahim said the government is upgrading its Cyber-Watch Centre, allowing it to track malicious activities and respond swiftly when there are security breaches.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Asia News Network

SINGAPORE: Decision on S'pore-M'sia railway land tax to be out soon

A dispute between Singapore and Malaysia over a tax levied on parcels of former railway land will be resolved soon, with a decision by a London arbitration panel expected in a "few months".

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U.S. Naval Institute

Singapore Quietly Expanding Fighter Force

A Republic of Singapore Air Force Boeing F-15SG Eagle takes off from Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin, Australia during Exercise Pitch Black, August 2014 toting a practice GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munition .

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The Straits Times

Never too old for love

The number of people aged 60 and above getting married has tripled over the past decade but it is mainly older men tying the knot late in life.

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