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By the end of next year, all front-line policemen will be issued smartphones which give timely and relevant information about incidents to which they are responding, and will be secured for Singapore Police Force-specified apps.
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Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon will head a task force that will ensure key measures to address concerns over rising formula milk prices will be put in place by the year-end. Its focus will be on tightening labelling and advertising rules, increasing formula milk options, raising public awareness and encouraging good practices in hospitals.
A group of Singaporeans has been digging up dirt with hoes and machetes in a remote Sumatra village to help combat potential haze. The 13 volunteers from environmental group People's Movement to Stop Haze are working with the locals to make a canal block that would prevent peatland from drying out and burning more easily.
The Thai authorities are on alert after an explosion at a Bangkok military hospital wounded 21 people, one of them seriously. The blast at Phramongkutklao Hospital yesterday morning appeared to be caused by an improvised explosive device planted in a vase.
Next month's Shangri-La Dialogue takes place at a time when China's rise marks a massive shift in power distribution and the rise of a new strategic order in Asia, writes Professor Hugh White. The security forum is the place to discuss how to manage this change, he says.
An executive condominium in Yishun, One Canberra, had planned to have its first annual general meeting at a country club, but will now meet at a more modest community club after concerns were raised about the cost of the ballroom, said to be $19,000.
The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) issued a warning yesterday on Royal Expert Whitening Cream, which was found to contain more than 3,000 times the allowed amount of mercury. HSA advised those who have bought it to stop using it immediately.
OCBC has launched onshore private banking services in Indonesia, building up its wealth- management footprint in the growth market. OCBC NISP - its 85 per cent-owned Indonesia subsidiary - has received regulatory approval to establish a private banking unit there. The new unit will serve Indonesians with investible assets of more than US$1 million.
Jose Mourinho had little time for the media after Manchester United's final league game of the season, leaving the stadium 20 minutes after the final whistle. The manager was obviously still upset with the coverage as they struggled with injuries in the last few games, ahead of the Europa League final against Ajax tomorrow.
Author Catherine Lim, 75, no longer comments on politics. Instead, she has launched a new book titled An Equal Joy: Reflections On God, Death And Belonging. She tells The Straits Times she is "supremely happy", largely because her life has been laden with luck and good health.
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