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    Default RSAF takes part in Australian Airshow

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    Mar 1, 2011

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    F-16C Fighting Falcon performing aerial acrobatics at the Avalon Airshow 2011. -- PHOTO: RSAF




    THE Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) is participating in the 10th Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition, also known as the Avalon Airshow.

    This year's airshow also celebrates the 90th anniversary of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

    Held at Avalon Airport in Victoria, Australia, from Mar 1 - 6 2011, two Super Puma helicopters and one F-16 fighter aircraft will participate in the static display. Another F-16 fighter aircraft will be performing daily solo aerial display for the first time at the Avalon Airshow, executing manoeuvres such as the S-Climb, Quadruple Roll and Hi-G Turn.

    Previously, the RAAF had participated with its aerobatics team and F-111 aircraft for the static and flying displays at the Singapore Airshow in 2008 and 2010 respectively.

    The excellent defence ties between both air forces are also evident through the RSAF?s participation in Exercise Pitch Black, a multilateral exercise hosted by the RAAF

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    Default Move to return $4b to national reserves lauded

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    Mar 2, 2011

    PARLIAMENT BUDGET DEBATE

    By Elgin Toh




    In the past two days, the Government has received praise all round for its decision to return the $4 billion it had taken from the national reserves in 2009, to help people and companies cope with the global financial crisis. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM


    IN THE past two days, the Government has received praise all round for its decision to return the $4 billion it had taken from the national reserves in 2009, to help people and companies cope with the global financial crisis.

    Madam Cynthia Phua (Aljunied GRC) expressed the sentiment of many members in the House when she said: 'The Government has shown itself as a government run by a team of very responsible leaders who will not hesitate to opt for prudence and not extravagance when it involves spending from our reserves, even when it is a general election year.'

    Agreeing, Mr Ong Kian Min (Tampines GRC) added that the move 'will strengthen our position to cope with future uncertainties and vulnerabilities'.

    'We must save and set aside money for rainy days, especially in view of the volatile economic turns we have almost come to expect as normal these days.'

    The duo were among at least 22 members of the House, including opposition MP Low Thia Khiang (Hougang), who gave the Government a pat on the back.

    Mr Liang Eng Hwa (Holland-Bukit Timah GRC) noted that there was no legal obligation to put the money back, but the Government's move was a 'very good precedent' for future governments

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    Default Airline chiefs to meet here instead of Cairo

    Mar 2, 2011

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    GLOBAL airline chiefs, who were due to meet in the Egyptian city of Cairo in June, will gather here instead.

    The ongoing political unrest in the Middle East has forced the International Air Transport Association (Iata) to move the venue for its 67th Annual General Meeting from Egypt to Singapore.

    Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Straits Times.

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    Default Productivity drive off to good start

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    Mar 2, 2011

    PARLIAMENT BUDGET DEBATE
    DPM Teo cites maker of 'super noodles' that has seen a jump in orders

    By Aaron Low



    SINGAPORE-MADE Hokkien noodles are making their way to Dubai in the Middle East and may soon be found in India and Europe as well.

    With these strands of new ventures across the oceans - made possible by new methods that prolong the noodles' shelf life - Tan Seng Kee Foods can expect its revenue to jump by more than 50 per cent. The potential success of this home-grown company underscores the value of innovation and improving productivity, a key message in a speech given by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean in Parliament on Tuesday.

    It was the second day of the Budget debate, during which MPs also spoke of their concerns about the reduced likelihood of social mobility for the less well-off and the need for the poor to be more self-reliant and depend less on handouts.

    Mr Teo's speech dwelt at length on the initial achievements of the current national drive to lift productivity across the various economic sectors as well as the many schemes available to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

    He disclosed that almost $500 million of the new National Productivity Fund is now available to give companies a hand in this new effort.

    The Deputy Prime Minister made these points in response to MPs' call for a progress report on the national drive and their concerns about the availability of help for SMEs.

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    Default Sports left behind in Budget 2011

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    Mar 2, 2011

    PARLIAMENT BUDGET DEBATE


    By Yen Feng


    In comments during the Budget debate, Ms Yeo drew on her experience as a sports participant and spectator. -- ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN


    IN THE race for a slice of the Budget, sports was left far behind.

    On Tuesday, its absence from the Budget statement prompted two members of the House to point out its benefits and its role in bringing citizens together.

    The two who spoke up were veterans of the sporting sector - one was swim queen and Nominated MP Joscelin Yeo; the other was Singapore Table Tennis Association president Lee Bee Wah, an MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC.

    In comments during the Budget debate, Ms Yeo drew on her experience as a sports participant and spectator.

    The swim champion spoke of the rush that came from being part of the cheering crowd when Singapore's football team won the Malaysia Cup in 1994.

    'We were high-fiving people we didn't know and hugging random strangers out of elation regardless of the backgrounds we came from.'
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    Default Government picks up 51% of hospital bills: Khaw

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    Mar 2, 2011

    PARLIAMENT BUDGET DEBATE




    Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan revealed that the 3Ms account for 23 per cent of costs incurred by citizens and permanent residents who were warded in both public and private hospitals. -- ST PHOTO: LIM WUI LIANG


    SINGAPORE'S basic healthcare model of Medisave, MediShield and Medifund paid for almost one-quarter of the total cost of hospital stay in 2009, according to latest figures.

    Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan gave the figure on Monday saying it referred to costs incurred by citizens and permanent residents warded in both public and private hospitals.

    The Government picked up 51 per cent of it in the form of subsidies, while employers and patients paid the remaining 27 per cent, he said in a written reply to a parliamentary question from Non-Constituency MP Sylvia Lim.

    The Health Ministry subsidises 55 drugs for treating cancer, and reviews its list of subsidised drugs regularly.

    The most recent additions include paclitaxel for breast and ovarian cancer, and oxaliplatin for colorectal cancer, Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan said in a written reply to Non-Constituency MP Sylvia Lim on Monday.

    Another 17 drugs which are used for supportive or palliative cancer therapy are also subsidised, he added.

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    Default Singapore F1 tickets to go on sale from Thursday

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    By Mustafa Shafawi | Posted: 01 March 2011 1638 hrs


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    SINGAPORE: Tickets for this year's SingTel Singapore Grand Prix in September will go on sale from Thursday.

    Some 65,000 general admission tickets will be available.

    Race Promoter Singapore GP has introduced a number of new ticketing initiatives for the event.

    In addition to the usual popular early bird ticket prices, it is offering race-goers a Group Booking Special so that those who buy in bulk can benefit from greater savings.

    The scheme is for the three largest grandstands - the Bay, Padang and Pit Grandstands.

    The Group Booking Special offers savings of up to 16 per cent for fans who purchase eight or more tickets in one booking.

    There are also increased discounts for early bird grandstand buyers, offering up to 17 per cent savings on regular priced tickets.

    By combining the early-bird discounts with the Group Booking Special, fans can enjoy up to 30 per cent off a regular priced individual ticket in selected grandstands.

    For example, fans who purchase eight Bay Grandstand tickets during the early bird phase will pay S$208 each, instead of S$298 at regular single ticket pricing.

    The race promoter also revealed that multi award-winning band Linkin Park has been confirmed as the headlining act on race day, September 25 at the Padang main stage.

    Full details of the complete S$5 million entertainment line-up will be announced in the coming months.

    Tickets will be available online, through the ticketing hotline and via all SISTIC outlets.

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    Default SingTel renews partnership for Singapore Grand Prix

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    By Mustafa Shafawi | Posted: 01 March 2011 1440 hrs




    SINGAPORE: Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) said it will continue to be the Title Sponsor for the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix for two more years in 2011 and 2012.

    SingTel Group CEO, Chua Sock Koong, said there will also be several 'firsts.' this year.

    Among them is the introduction of a multi-platform viewing experience.

    Available across anthree ESPN Star Sports platforms and exclusive to SingTel, Formula One fans will be able to catch the race action anywhere - whether it is "live" on mio TV, online, or with their mobile devices.

    In addition, this is the first year Formula 1 will be shown in true HD.

    The announcement was welcomed by Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

    Singaporeans of all ages can look forward to being part of a series of exciting activities leading up to the Singapore Grand Prix which will be held from September 23-25

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    Default New online research portal on issues affecting S'pore

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    By Alvina Soh | Posted: 01 March 2011 1944 hrs


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    SINGAPORE : The National University of Singapore (NUS) has launched a new online research portal on issues affecting Singapore.

    The Singapore Research Nexus is a showcase of past and current research.

    Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, was at the launch on Tuesday.

    He said the portal, with its strong research evidence base, will be critical for policy development.

    It will help policymakers understand social phenomena, anticipate social challenges and review policies.


    The portal currently has about 7,000 publications on Singapore.

    It plans to include creative works, such as novels and short films.

    NUS said that as Singapore grows in world stature, local research findings have also wider global implications. It added that the research will also encourage more collaboration between researchers.

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    Default Lim Hng Kiang to attend IABF meet in New Delhi

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    By Mustafa Shafawi/S Ramesh | Posted: 01 March 2011 1818 hrs


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    SINGAPORE: Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang will attend an inaugural conference in New Delhi that aims to strengthen economic ties between India and ASEAN.

    The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) said the India-ASEAN Business Fair & Business Conclave (IABF) will offer a platform for businesses to converge and develop possible business interests. The event is organised by India's Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

    It is an initiative arising from the signing of the ASEAN-India Trade in Goods Agreement at the 41st ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting in August 2009.

    Participants include government officials and business leaders from various industries.

    During his two-day visit, starting on Tuesday, Mr Lim will also meet his Indian counterpart, Anand Sharma.

    The MTI said economic relations between India and Singapore are strong.

    In 2010, Singapore's total trade with India hit a record high of S$30.7 billion, making India Singapore's 11th largest trading partner.

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    Default Go online and change the world

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    By Leong Wai Kit, channelnewsasia.com | Posted: 01 March 2011 1959 hrs





    SINGAPORE: UN Women Singapore is looking to the virtual world in its bid to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls around the world.

    It announced on Tuesday, ahead of the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, that it has joined hands with MasterCard to launch a year-long social media-driven campaign entitled "Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World".

    The initiative aims to invite youths aged 18 and 35 in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, to share life-changing ideas and their visions of a better world, through a five-minute video.

    Shortlisted finalists would be required to convince a global voting audience, and present their ideas live in Singapore in August to a panel of experts.

    The winner would be awarded US$25,000 to materialise his or her idea.

    Interested participants can log on to www.5minutestochangetheworld.org to submit, as individuals or in groups of three, a five-minute video on how they would use the grant to implement their life-changing idea.

    Participants may submit a written proposal in areas with limited access to technology.

    Entries open on March 8, International Women's Day and close on June 30, 2011.

    "Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World" is jointly organised by UN Women Singapore and MasterCard, and supported by INSEAD, Bain & Company and Channel NewsAsia.

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    Default Budget more than makes up for price rises

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    Mar 3, 2011

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    By Li Xueying, Political Correspondent




    Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam (above) said that the Budget more than makes up for the rising cost of living. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE


    A RETIRED couple living in a three-room HDB flat may see their costs rise by $400 this year because of inflation.

    But they will receive $2,750 from the Budget's Grow and Share package. Higher up the income ladder, a three-generation household may see their expenses rise by $1,850. They will get $3,300.

    Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam cited these figures yesterday to show how the giveaways in this year's Budget would more than cushion the pain of inflation, a key concern of many MPs.

    'We're providing more than required to offset the increases in cost of living for lower and middle-income households this year,' he said. In the long term, he added, the best way to tackle inflation would be to raise incomes across the board, something the Government has pledged to do.

    These were sensible and sustainable ways to tackle inflation head on, Mr Tharman said, flatly dismissing alternative solutions presented by the opposition.

    Workers' Party chief Low Thia Khiang, in particular, had called for the goods and services tax (GST) to be cut from 7 per cent to 5 per cent. But Mr Tharman said that was a 'wrong solution' because it would benefit the wealthy more.

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    Default 3 MPs offer suggestions to boost birth rate

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    By Rachel Chang


    This finding emerged from a straw poll conducted by MP Zaqy Mohamad (Hong Kah GRC), who argued in Parliament on Wednesday that such 'in-your-face, upfront and simple' cash incentives would go further in convincing women to have more children. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND LIM


    WHEN dangled a baby bonus in cash of $500,000 per child, with no strings attached, some childless women would change their minds.

    This finding emerged from a straw poll conducted by MP Zaqy Mohamad (Hong Kah GRC), who argued in Parliament on Wednesday that such 'in-your-face, upfront and simple' cash incentives would go further in convincing women to have more children.

    'There is a tipping point, a price,' he said. 'Just that the Government hasn't found it, or is finding the price too tough to swallow.'

    Mr Mohamad was one of three MPs to offer suggestions on how to boost the abysmal birth rate during the debate on the budget for the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in Parliament on Wednesday.

    The other two were Nominated MPs Viswa Sadasivan and Paulin Tay Straughan. All three argued that the current array of subsidies and tax relief under the Government's $1.6 billion 'Marriage and Parenthood Package' are insufficient in convincing Singaporeans to have more children.

    However, Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng, who heads the National Talent and Population Division under the PMO, said that more time was needed to assess the impact of the package, last enhanced in 2008.

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    Default New inter-agency office to develop urban solutions for elderly

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    By Hoe Yeen Nie | Posted: 02 March 2011 1941 hrs




    New inter-agency office to develop urban solutions for elderly


    SINGAPORE: The government is setting up an inter-agency office to develop urban solutions for the elderly.

    Called the "City for All Ages Project Office", it will look at improving physical infrastructure to make it more elderly-friendly, while supporting services that cater to this growing group.

    The agencies involved are: the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS), Ministry of National Development (MND), Housing & Development Board (HDB), Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), Economic Development Board (EDB) and SPRING Singapore.

    The office will report to the Minister in charge of ageing issues, Mr Lim Boon Heng.

    Singapore is one of the fastest ageing societies in the world, with one million citizens born between 1947 and 1965.

    The rate of ageing is also expected to rise from four percent per annum in 2000-2011 to six percent per annum from 2012-2020.

    And the challenge is to build a city that is both affordable and liveable.

    "Let me explain what we mean by 'liveability'. It goes beyond being barrier free. It goes beyond universal design. 'Liveability' takes into account the socio-psychological needs of older people, including the need for familiarity, sense of place, sense of safety and convenience," said Mr Lim.

    The new agency will take on four key roles as it builds on current efforts to prepare for an ageing society.

    Firstly, it will coordinate research. Next, it will create more social spaces and integrate community-based care into existing neighbourhoods. Thirdly, it will encourage new products and services for the silver-haired. Finally, it will develop Singapore as a leader in the field.

    From raising the re-employment age from 62 to 65 next year to building more housing options for the elderly such as the Golden Jasmine studio apartment block in Bishan that comes with its own seniors centre, Singapore has been preparing for an ageing society for years.

    The aim is to have people grow old in their own homes.

    Aside from organising social activities for residents, the health and wellness centre at Golden Jasmine also provides physiotherapy services and treatments in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

    The MCYS has already called for tenders for similar centre at three other studio apartment sites. The ministry is also expanding the number of seniors activity centres, from 28 today to 55 in five years' time. Nine have already been built in the last two years.

    Separately, the government is also conducting a pilot study in Marine Parade to assess what is needed to serve an ageing population at the town level. Marine Parade was chosen as 20 percent of its residents are already above 65 years old.

    The government is also piloting a communal housing project for those who are single, poor and have minimal family support.

    MediaCorp understands the project will start with about 15 seniors, who will stay in rental units and who will be watched over by a caretaker. The site for the project has not been identified, but it will be located within a housing estate.

    Responding to queries from MediaCorp, an MCYS spokesperson said that the target group for the project includes those who do not require institutionalised round-the-clock care provided in nursing homes but who are already beginning to face difficulties living alone.

    She added that they will not be treated "as though they are in a sheltered or institutional home. Seniors live as independently as possible whilst providing mutual support for one another".

    The pilot will also rope in the Centre for Enabled Living and NTUC Eldercare. The caretaker will also coordinate services with nearby seniors activity centres.

    Meanwhile, in Parliament on Wednesday, MPs drew attention to the financial burden of growing old.

    Ms Irene Ng, MP for Tampines GRC, asked for a review of income criteria for social assistance for seniors. She said that the use of monthly per capita family income in means testings does not reflect the amount of money available to meet the needs of the elderly.

    "This issue is compounded by the unwillingness of family members to disclose their incomes, especially in estranged families. In such instances, the elderly usually suffer as they would rather withdraw from eldercare than be the cause of family discord," she said.

    Others, like MPs Penny Low and Lawrence Wee, asked for an allowance for caregivers.

    In response, Mr Lim Boon Heng said the government preferred to provide training and support for caregivers as an allowance "may unwittingly monetise family obligation and love".

    Mr Lim also stressed that the new S$1 billion Silver Community Trust should not be seen as a subsidy for long-term care.

    Instead, he said, it should be targeted at helping welfare organisations develop long-term programmes and train their staff.
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    Default Orchard road malls going for frequent facelifts

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    By Julie Quek | Posted: 02 March 2011 2157 hrs

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    SINGAPORE: Shopping malls along Orchard Road are going for facelifts even though they are relatively new, due to rising competition from brand-new shopping centres - which are forcing the existing ones to spruce up their act.

    Instead of refurbishing a shopping centre after a decade or two, mall owners are tweaking the look and feel of even relatively new buildings.

    Analysts say this is because the ownership of many shopping centres has changed hands, and the new landlords are real-estate investment trusts that want to earn high rental incomes to keep their investors satisfied.

    Head of research for Jones Lang Laselle (SEA), Dr Chua Yang Liang says the arrival of real-estate investment trusts (REITs) have made mall operators more aggressive.

    "Because at the end of the day, you have your major shareholders, it's about income returns on the asset itself, so there is motivation to make sure their assets are viable and continue to attract the tenants", said Dr Chua.

    Wisma Atria shopping mall on Orchard Road will be getting a facelift by the third quarter of next year.

    It is owned by Starhill Global REIT, which plans to enhance the mall's positioning by redeveloping its frontage.

    Meanwhile, CapitaMall Trust has announced asset enhancements initiatives in Atrium@Orchard.

    Analysts say the trend is likely to continue.

    "So there is that change in structure, and definitely going forward, I think you may see the retail scene, especially along Orchard Road changing along towards that direction", said Dr Chua.

    "Where the lifespan of the building becomes shorter, and the need to upgrade becomes more pressing."

    Following the launch of several new malls along Orchard Road over the last two years - such as the Knightsbridge at Grand Park Orchard hotel, Ion Orchard, Orchard Central and 313@Somerset - analysts expect the premier shopping belt to see less new addition of retail space next year.

    "There is already a fair amount of malls and that have already cropped up. So after this round of refurbishment, the situation will probably stabilize over the next couple of years", said Mr Wong Sui Jau, general manager of Fundsupermart.

    Currently, the monthly gross rent in the Orchard Road area is between S$20 and S$40 per square foot.

    According to Jones Lang LaSalle, prime rents have risen 1 per cent over the past one year.

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    Default SAF forensic team to help in Christchurch quake aftermath

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    By Mustafa Shafawi | Posted: 02 March 2011 1542 hrs


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    SINGAPORE: A five-member forensic team from Singapore arrived in Christchurch, New Zealand Wednesday morning to assist in identifying the victims killed in the earthquake last week.

    The Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team is led by the Commander of the SAF Military Medicine Institute Dr Tan Peng Hui, an experienced forensic dentist.

    Singapore's Defence Ministry says in support of ongoing relief operations, the SAF team continues to assist their New Zealand counterparts with cordon operations.

    Since Tuesday, five combat engineers from the SAF team were deployed to the Christchurch suburbs where they assisted local authorities in removing debris and carrying minor repair works to the buildings affected by the earthquake.

    A Republic of Singapore Air Force C-130 military aircraft was also dispatched to assist in the airlift of supplies from Auckland into Christchurch Wednesday morning

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    Default Cancer research lab launched

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    By Mustafa Shafawi | Posted: 02 March 2011 1055 hrs


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    SINGAPORE: The Italian FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology (IFOM) and the Agency for Science and Technology of Singapore (A*STAR) have launched a Joint Research Laboratory for cancer research in Singapore.

    The lab will focus on new targeted therapies against cancer.

    Milan-based IFOM said it strongly believes the future of cancer research relies on the establishment of international cooperative agreements to achieve the necessary synergies and benefits resulting from shared technologies, human resources and cross-fertilisation of ideas.

    The lab will be led by Dr Cheok Chit Fang, a Singaporean scientist and A*STAR scholar.

    The facility is the first fruit from a broad Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2009 aimed at establishing synergies between A*STAR and three Italian research institutes.

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