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A divisional director from the Manpower ministry gave testimony last week at the Committee of Inquiry looking into the Little India riot. Based on a report in the ...

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    S$230,000 you never knew you had

    yawningbread.wordpress.com 16 Feb '15, 2am

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  • Khaw finds obedience school ‘meaningful’ |

    yawningbread.wordpress.com 15 Nov '14, 8am

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