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Jurong will be transformed into a home for new towns, a second Central Business District and an innovation district when the 24-station Jurong Region Line opens from 2026. Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said the 24km above-ground line "marks a quantum leap" in the area's development.
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Two state-of-the-art proton beam systems for precision cancer treatment will be available in Singapore in 2021. Parkway Pantai group is buying one to be sited at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital. The National Cancer Centre Singapore had announced two years ago it is buying a system that allows treatment in five rooms.
North Korea released three American detainees and handed them over to United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday, clearing a major obstacle to an unprecedented summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Australia faces a series of by-elections after the High Court ruled yesterday that an 11th lawmaker must leave Parliament, in a test-case decision that prompted four more lawmakers to quit amid a widening citizenship crisis.
Setting aside specifics of national serviceman Dave Lee Han Xuan's death, there are related issues of how to ensure greater transparency and maintain public confidence in the military when such incidents occur, says senior correspondent Toh Yong Chuan.
A memorandum of understanding was signed between Singapore and the Lao People's Democratic Republic to fight climate change and enhance sustainable development. Singapore will provide assistance in areas such as water supply and demand management.
Come next month, Ms Florence Chua will take on the appointments of director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Investigations and Intelligence), making her the first female chief of CID.
As cost competition and demographic change put the squeeze on small and medium-sized enterprises, the regional value chain could drive growth for electronics manufacturers here. But to prosper, companies must tap both South-east Asia's value and "Industry 4.0" technology tools, said DBS senior economist Irvin Seah.
The Singapore Sports School announced that renowned Hungarian breaststroke coach Jozsef Nagy, 66, will join its staff full time in September. Nagy, who coached the Canadian team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, is credited with inventing the high-torso "wave technique". His proteges include Joseph Schooling's former coach, Sergio Lopez.
"I think the point to remember is perspective. The jokes come from an Asian American perspective," comedienne Margaret Cho said of her caricatures of Korean stereotypes. Cho, who will be in Singapore next week for her Fresh Off The Bloat stand-up comedy tour, adds that it is not a comedian's job to adopt a civil tone.
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