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The modern-day ‘knights’ who take the sword-fighting stuff that you see in movies and role-playing computer games very seriously.

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Underwater currents, strong winds and even heavy rain add uncertainty to commercial diving jobs.

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If you think it’s unsafe for your buddies, yourself, raise it up. If you think that someone is pushing beyond his means to physical harm, do so. I think that’s the way we maintain realistic training and give comfort to our parents.

Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen

Ng Eng Hen in Parliament on Feb 11, 2019
Singapore 'Anybody can stop unsafe training': Ng Eng Hen reassures parents sending sons to NS
MOH made a judgement call, balancing the various considerations. It is arguable that MOH should have made a different call. But I reject any allegation that MOH sought to cover up the incident.

Singapore Health Minister Gan Kim Yong

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Singapore HIV data leak: ‘I reject any allegation MOH sought to cover up incident,’ says Gan Kim Yong
My stance on the issue is that if it is a truly falsified document, I am principally against it as anyone should be. But I believe the explanation from Marzuki's side has already been given.

Malaysia's Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman on the controversy surrounding Deputy Foreign Minister Marzuki Yahya’s academic qualifications

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People think that we’re construction workers or that we’re having fun on the ropes. But everybody agrees that it’s dangerous.

Technician trainer Richard Seah

Mr Richard Seah, with 11 years of rope access experience, is a trainer and a safety officer.
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Asking a 5-year-old to move across Singapore by himself might be a stretch, but I hope it doesn't discourage Singaporean parents from embracing a more open mindset in general and allow their children to find themselves in new situations and learn from them.

Dr Foo Koong Hean, an adjunct senior lecturer at James Cook University

Charlotte's first task was to bring her brother’s jiu-jitsu belt to his class 470m away in Katong.
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I get a lot of very, very rude comments about my work, but it’s okay. … I think it's also okay to get bad comments, because in a way you get that spectrum of people who really dislike it and like it, then you generate interesting dialogue.

Qimmyshimmy, Singaporean artist Lim Qixuan

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