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A government-appointed panel reviewing the Central Provident Fund (CPF) is expected to recommend allowing people to make one partial lump sum withdrawal from their retirement account at age 65.

News

Ong Yu Yang, 15, from Nam Sieng Dragon and Lion Dance Activity Centre, holding up one of the troupe's 50 lions during the Chinatown Chinese New Year celebration official light-up ceremony yesterday.
Paris - The captain of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last December was out of his seat performing an unorthodox procedure when his co-pilot apparently lost control of the plane. By the time he returned it was too late to save the plane, two people familiar with the investigation said.
Abandoned by his father, and made fun of in school, Mr Muhammad Diroy Noordin never had it easy. The 22-year-old, who like his mother has dwarfism, sometimes wondered why he was not born ''normal''.

Invest

Investing in commodities is something of a high-wire act these days with risks pretty much everywhere you care to look, so it's no wonder analysts are advising caution.
There's no place like home, at least when it comes to the investment strategy for people here.
At the start of 2015, many of you may be reviewing and planning your investments. Last week, we asked for your views on which countries you would be interested to invest in and the timing of your investments.

Think

At a busy corner of Roxas Boulevard arcing Manila Bay, Dennis, only three years old but spunky, dashes for a jeepney - a repurposed passenger jeep - as it waits for the light to turn green.
It is revealing that Singaporeans remember the opening of the two casinos here in 2010, the Sars outbreak in 2003, and the MRT breakdowns in 2011 far better than they do the 1963 security crackdown Operation Coldstore, the 1987 Marxist conspiracy and the 1974 Laju ferry hijacking by terrorists.
Two events last week made me think that Singapore operates like a dual-track society sometimes.

Lifestyle

With Chinese New Year just round the corner, you can find pineapple tarts just about everywhere and every bakery that churns them out is claiming that its tarts are the best.
Where: 10 outlets, including 03-58/59 Jurong Point, and 01-05/6/7 Connexion@Farrer Park; open: various opening hours
Artificial-tasting pastry, weak pineapple flavour and a bizarre orange-tinted crust.

Sports

Sydney - Two poetic turns from Massimo Luongo and Tomi Juric, one which resulted in a rifled shot into the bottom corner and the other in a squared ball for James Troisi to score the winner with the very last kick in the first extra period, proved enough for Australia to lift their first Asian Cup on home soil yesterday.
There is little doubt that Safuwan Baharudin's loan to A-League football club Melbourne City has ripped a hole in the heart of the LionsXII's defence.
The two biggest stars in Jorge Mendes' stable are likely to have contrasting futures.