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Outcry seen as reflecting passion for nature, process lapse concerns: Observers

Straits Times 26 Feb 2021
SINGAPORE - The outcry over the premature clearance of swathes of Kranji woodland reflects a greater community appreciation of nature as well as concerns over possible lapses in due process, say observers. Said Associate Professor Leong Chan-Hoong from the Singapore University of Social Sciences' Centre for Applied Research.
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GST hike needed for rising health, social safety spending

Straits Times 26 Feb 2021
Raising the GST is the responsible thing to do, given how there have been structural increases in Singapore's recurrent spending, stressed Mr Heng ... Mr Heng rejected as baseless Non-Constituency MP Leong Mun Wai's observation that his Progress Singapore Party does not see Singapore facing any shortage of fiscal revenues in the foreseeable future.
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Japan fears pandemic will herald shift in power balance

Straits Times 25 Feb 2021
At a separate panel discussion, former Singapore ambassador Bilahari Kausikan observed that while no country will ever shun China, Beijing's behaviour has fanned anxieties that have led to a "nascent, informal global coalition of countries with concerns about China".
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Has Myanmar coup sparked rethinking on non-interference among ASEAN countries?

Malaysia Today 24 Feb 2021
And while many observers have highlighted that Singapore’s rhetoric on Myanmar’s coup seemed unusually aggressive, history shows Singapore has taken a consistent, principled stance premised on the rule of law and national responsibility for internal issues.
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Spot's RAMPAGE: Pranksters have mounted a paintball GUN on Boston Dynamics’ $75,000 robot dog and ...

The Daily Mail 23 Feb 2021
In late 2019, for example, the Massachusetts State Police broke ground by using Spot units as a 'mobile remote observation device' in hazardous situations. And last year authorities in Singapore tasked Spot robots with patrolling parks amid the COVID-19 pandemic, broadcasting a message reminding pedestrians to keep their distance from each other ... .
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ST News Night: Are 'vaccination passports' the future of air travel?

Straits Times 22 Feb 2021
SINGAPORE - Get the latest news and updates on The Straits Times' News Night ... Industry observers dub the scheme a "vaccination passport". It comes after Singapore Airlines became the first in the world to set up a digital ...
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Britain’s ‘Moment of Ultimate Humiliation’ in Iraq

The Atlantic 20 Feb 2021
And as the British army in Basra, southern Iraq, experienced what some observers would later describe as the greatest British military disaster since Suez in 1956, or the fall of Singapore in 1942—though others dispute the drama of those comparisons—the institution itself would, ...
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Monitoring for adverse effects from vaccine will continue: Gan Kim Yong

Straits Times 19 Feb 2021
SINGAPORE - The Government will continue to observe and monitor vaccinated patients to look out for those with side effects, collect this data and refine the criteria for vaccination ... After the vaccination, everyone will be observed for 30 minutes ... "So I want to assure Singaporeans that we do take this very seriously," Mr Gan said ... More on this topic.
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S'pore will continue to monitor for adverse effects from Covid-19 vaccine: Gan Kim Yong

Straits Times 19 Feb 2021
SINGAPORE - The Government will continue to observe and monitor vaccinated patients to look out for those with side effects, collect this data and refine the criteria for vaccination ... After the vaccination, everyone will be observed for 30 minutes ... "So I want to assure Singaporeans that we do take this very seriously," Mr Gan said ... More on this topic.
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Significant progress made against Covid-19, but challenges ahead no less daunting: Chan Chun Sing

Straits Times 14 Feb 2021
SINGAPORE - Singaporeans should not let their guard down even though the country has achieved much in the fight against the disease in the past months, Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said on Sunday (Feb 14) ... The progress that Singapore has made is in no small part due to the resilience and cohesion of its people, he said.
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Lunar New Year 2021: Seven lucky foods eaten in celebration, from spring rolls to dumplings

The Independent 12 Feb 2021
Lantern festival marks last day of Chinese New Year. A man takes a photo of colorful lights with his smartphone at a lantern fair in Beijing. AFP/Getty Images. Lantern festival marks last day of Chinese New Year ... AFP/Getty Images ... Roughly a sixth of the world will observe Chinese New Year, with celebrations in Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia ... REUTERS ... 1 ... 2.
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