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morocco terrorists’ jailbreak

April 7, 2008

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Maybe Singapore won’t feel so bad now about the escape of a suspected terrorist chief from the island nation’s detention center, right under the noses of authorities who pride themselves on sophisticated security systems and well-run, incorruptible security forces. In late February, the Singapore government was forced to acknowledge the breakout of Mas Selamat bin […]

maintaining the mas selamat manhunt

March 1, 2008

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“How does a terrorist escape from such a detention facility? How is it even possible?” That sentiment is echoed not only by a large number of Singaporeans fascinated and anxious about the breakout from the high-security Singapore detention facilities of terrorist suspect Mas Selamat Kestari on Wednesday, these were also the questions discussed by analysts. […]

terror escape in singapore

February 28, 2008

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What an embarrassing breach of security it has been for Singapore to report that a top Islamist terror suspect held in one of the highly-policed state’s jails, had broken out. Mas Selamat Kastari, who was incarcerated in the island’s Whitley Road Detention Center, reportedly gave his captors the slip while going to the bathroom on […]

no sex please, we are singaporeans

November 2, 2007

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Before the Airbus 380 superjumbo actually carried any passengers, Singapore Airlines – the first to fly the plane – had furiously marketed its super luxurious first-class “suites” as the centerpieces of its new planes which would set new standards in air travel. Each private suite is enclosed with sliding doors and roller blinds for privacy. […]

next F1 pit stop – singapore

May 11, 2007

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Formula One racers will have a new race location next year, but is it one with a higher safety risk? After months of speculation and behind-the-scenes haggling over terms and conditions with F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone, Singapore’s finally clinched the deal to be the latest city added to the F1 circuit from next year. In […]

a dubious first

May 3, 2007

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“Slow down, you move too fast. You got to make the morning last. Just kicking down the cobble stones. Looking for fun and feelin’ groovy.” – Simon and Garfunkel Singaporeans are in a great hurry. They beat folks from 32 other cities to win the dubious honor of being the fastest walkers, outpacing those from […]