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57 min ago | The Straits Times

How Singapore's presidents have been honoured

A new mosque, a leading think-tank and a professorship will be named after Singapore's first president Yusof Ishak to honour his contributions to the country, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said at his National Day Rally on Sunday.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Lee Hsien Loong

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Reuters

Book Talk: Chen pushes boundaries in Singapore, one play at a time

Two central themes of Loretta Chen's "Woman on Top" - sexuality and censorship - come at a timely moment for her home country of Singapore.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Gay/Lesbian, Lee Hsien Loong

TechNet Blogs

Blog Post: Singaporean Lawyer at Work with Assistive Technology

Since being diagnosed with peroneal muscular atrophy at age 15, corporate lawyer and newly appointed Nominated Member of Parliament Chia Yong Yong's nervous and muscular disorder has degenerated, causing her to rely on a wheelchair and other forms of support.

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Malaysia Chronicle

Dramatic Progress by Malay-Muslim community in S'pore - Hsien Loong

THE Malay/Muslim community has "progressed dramatically" in the 50 years since Mr Yusof Ishak was president, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said yesterday, as he expressed confidence that it would continue moving ahead through education and training.

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The Straits Times

Making vocational ladder on par with the academic

The Prime Minister's National Day Rally speech on Sunday was not an annual report delivered by the chief executive officer of some commercial entity.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Lee Hsien Loong, Opinion

Business Times

More payment delays in Q2,...

Local companies were less prompt with their bill payments in the second quarter, with the construction sector being the most tardy 'Every second quarter, payment delays seem to be on the uptrend ... Anyway, it's only two quarters - hardly a trend.

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DNA India

Nodal trade office to attract investment to be set up in Singapore: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today announced setting up of a nodal office here to promote global investments into West Bengal.

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The Straits Times

RSAF sends 300 personnel and 16 aircraft to air combat exercise in Australia

The Republic of Singapore Air Force has deployed 300 personnel and 16 aircraft to a large-scale multilateral air combat exercise in Darwin, Australia.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, US News, US Military, US Air Force, Australia, Civil Aircraft, Gulfstream 550, Aircraft, Gulfstream Aircraft

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

Utusan Melayu's late founder: Meritocracy, multiracialism, modernism

As President of a newly-independent Singapore, Mr Yusof Ishak went down to the ground to reassure citizens stunned by their sudden ejection from Malaysia, rallying them to forge an inclusive multiracial society as part of their new national identity.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, Lee Hsien Loong, Malaysia

Business Times

Jurong Lake area to be new draw...

Developers are expected to take a keener interest in future state land tenders in Jurong Lake District - whether for residential, commercial or hotel projects [SINGAPORE] Developers are expected to take a keener interest in future state land tenders in Jurong Lake District - whether for residential, commercial or hotel projects.

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The Straits Times

Adding a first pillar to old-age income support

The Silver Support scheme will strengthen the country's social safety net, but care should be taken in establishing the appropriate level for the payout so as not to increase moral hazard or dissuade family members from assisting in the financial support of their elderly parents, say the writers.

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Pension, Lee Hsien Loong, Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Opinion

Channelnewsasia.com

Religious Rehabilitation Group 'invaluable' in maintaining harmony: PM Lee

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the group's role is especially vital with the ongoing conflict in Syria and Iraq drawing foreign fighters from all over the world.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Cultural shift in way people are valued 'long overdue'

MPs and observers are unanimous in asking Public Service to take the lead, saying it has much room for improvement.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Nigel Bennett, Lee Hsien Loong

The Indian Express

Mamata's Singapore trip begins on - fruitful' note, finance minister meets GIC team

The Chief Minister will be the Guest of Honour and deliver a keynote address at the West Bengal Business Forum on August 20. Seeking foreign investment in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrived in Singapore Monday, her first overseas visit after taking office.

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Related Topix: Travel, Southeast Asia, Asia Travel, Singapore, Malaysia Travel, World News, Malaysia Travel, Lee Hsien Loong

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Civil servants on lower job grades hopeful of change

During his National Day Rally speech, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the Public Service will place greater weight on job performance and relevant skills instead of just qualifications.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Idea that only graduates are well-paid needs to change: Shanmugam

The Law and Foreign Affairs Minister also touched on the HDB Lease Buyback scheme when speaking at a special forum about the National Day Rally.

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Channelnewsasia.com

CPF scheme refinements could have positive spillovers on economy: Analysts

SINGAPORE: The Government's decision to give retirees the option to withdraw part of their CPF savings in a lump sum - one of the changes announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the National Day Rally on Sunday night - could have some positive spillovers on the economy, analysts said.

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Channelnewsasia.com

The fishball stick-ing point and the new Municipal Services Office

At the National Day Rally on Sunday , the Prime Minister announced a Municipal Services Office to coordinate the work of various Government agencies to better serve residents.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Lee Hsien Loong

The Straits Times

PM sings xinyao classic: What is xinyao and which are the memorable songs?

Music lovers who came of age in the 1980s clap, sway and sing along to Singapore-style campus songs on July 6, 2014, at the central atrium of Bras Basah Complex.

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The Straits Times

Life and times of Yusof Ishak, Singapore's first president

Mr Yusof Ishak being sworn in as the Yang di-Pertuan Negara on Dec 3, 1959. To his right is Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Lee Hsien Loong, Malaysia, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

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