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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Singapore Straits Times

SATURDAY AUGUST 6 2016
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SINGAPORE - The recent uncovering of terrorist plot to attack Singapore shows that people who want to do harm to Singapore are very serious about it, said Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam on Saturday (Aug 6).

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Batam terrorist plot shows how serious terrorism threat against Singapore is: Shanmugam
The recent uncovering of terrorist plot to attack Singapore shows that people who want to do harm to Singapore are very serious about it, said Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam on Saturday (Aug 6). http://str.sg/4TQG  
Taiwan's new rep to Singapore cancels flight amid drink driving row
Taiwan's new representative to Singapore, Mr Antonio Chiang, cancelled his Saturday afternoon (Aug 6) flight to the Republic, reported Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA). http://str.sg/4TQc PHOTO: FACEBOOK ACCOUNT OF CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY
Hong Kong independence calls a 'gimmick': China media
Chinese media on Saturday (Aug 6) dismissed Hong Kong's independence movement as a political "gimmick", following the city's first pro-independence rally that was attended by more than 2,000 people. http://str.sg/4TQ3  
Large water spout spotted off Singapore's East Coast
A large column of water was spotted off Singaporens East Coast on Saturday (Aug 6), prompting people across the island to share photos and videos of it on social media. It is likely a water spout, which occurs when a type of cloud, cumuliform, forms during thunderstorms, creating low-pressure pockets. http://str.sg/4TQw VIDEO COURTESY OF RICHARD CARRICK
Batam raises security after terror arrests
Security have been stepped in Batam following the arrest of six men on Friday who belonged to a terror cell based on the holiday and industrial island. Batam Pos newspaper reported on its website on Saturday (Aug 6) that security men with guns are patrolling the island's Hang Nadim airport. http://str.sg/4TQ4 PHOTO: EPA
China asks Singapore to "respect" its position on South China Sea ruling and Asean consensus
The Chinese government has asked Singapore to "respect" China's position on the outcome of a recent ruling by an international tribunal and the consensus it has reached with Asean. http://str.sg/4TME PHOTO: REUTERS
Philippines' Duterte vows to keep 'shoot-to-kill' order
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to maintain his "shoot-to-kill" order against drug dealers while in office and says he "does not care about human rights". http://str.sg/4TMt  PHOTO: EPA
Better ways to treat female victims in court needed: Shanmugam
There must be better ways to conduct investigations and trials where women are the alleged victims, without them being subjected to unacceptable cross-examination in court, Law Minister K. Shanmugam said in a Facebook post on Saturday (Aug 6). http://str.sg/4TML PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO
Police urge Pokemon Go players to place personal safety above 'catching 'em all'
The police released a lengthy advisory on the game, urging players to place their personal safety before "catching 'em all". http://str.sg/4TMr PHOTO: SPF/FACEBOOK
Measles behind Myanmar outbreak that has killed 30
Myanmar health officials have confirmed that a measles outbreak is behind the deaths of more than 30 people, mostly children, in a remote part of the country as authorities rush to treat victims. http://str.sg/4TM2  
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