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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Asia News Network

SINGAPORE: Singapore PM outlines Central Provident Fund options for retirement

Singapore's fast-rising number of elderly people can look forward to several changes aimed at ensuring they will have enough to live on during their retirement years.

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Related Topix: Southeast Asia, World News, Indonesia, Personal Finance, Retirement, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Lee Hsien Loong

The Indian Express

Mamata's maiden foreign tour to Singapore draws flak

Chief Minister on her way to Singapore at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International airport on Sunday.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Delay in opening of Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

Construction delays have pushed back the opening of Ng Teng Fong General Hospital in Jurong, revealed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the National Day Rally.

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Jurong Lake Gardens on the cards

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced plans to merge the Japanese Garden, Chinese Garden and Jurong Lake Park into the Jurong Lake Gardens, which could become a "people's garden" to rival parks like the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park.

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Singapore must build on pioneers' legacy: PM Lee

Singapore's pioneers have shown that Singaporeans can do anything if they set their minds to it, and Singapore must build on their legacy, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in his National Day Rally Speech on Sunday .

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Malaysian National News Agency

Singapore Pay Tribute To Former Late President

By Tengku Noor Shamsiah Tengku Abdullah SINGAPORE, Aug 17 -- Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that a new mosque, a professorship and a research centre would be named to honour the country's first president, the late Yusof Ishak.

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The Straits Times

Give Stefanie Sun a break, say other celebs

Singer Stefanie Sun's casual get-up at McDonald's causes a stir online, but celebs defend her right to dress down when not working Actress Janice Koh says manners and behaviour matter more than dressing well.

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