Brazil and Japan's best national football teams in Singapore on Oct 14

LEADING LIGHTS: Brazil's Neymar (above) and Japan's 
Shinji Kagawa are likely to lead their respective countries when they do battle in Singapore on Oct 14. 


Expect the best from Brazil to trot out on the National Stadium pitch when the Selecao play Japan in an international friendly match in Singapore on Oct 14.

The New Paper had reported on July 22 that the five-time world champions will take on Japan at the  55,000-seater National Stadium.

Organisers World Sport Group (WSG) confirmed the fixture yesterday, adding that both teams are almost guaranteed to bring their strongest squads here.

Malcolm Thorpe, WSG’s vice-president for sports development and events, is not worried that both countries will bring under-strength teams as Brazil are slated to play a “Superclasico” exhibition match against Argentina in Beijing, China on Oct 11, three days before the Japan game in Singapore.

Read the full report in our print edition on Aug 8.

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S'pore team help train Cambodian midwives

TRAINING: (Above) Dr Kenneth Kwek, CEO of KKH, demonstrating how to handle a baby during breech delivery.
TRAINING: Despite a prolonged labour, senior midwife Darin successfully delivers a healthy 3.2kg baby (above).
Despite a prolonged labour, senior midwife Darin (above) successfully delivers a healthy 3.2kg baby.
AT A WORKSHOP: Ms Darin straps an oxygen mask on fellow midwife Som Maly during a practice session.

These nurses and doctors from Singapore have played a crucial role in helping to save babies and mothers in Cambodia, and their effectiveness lies not in fancy equipment.

It comes from teaching the locals.

Cambodian NGO Social Capital Venture Development collaborated with KK Women's and Children's Hospital to bring in a team of medical doctors and midwives to Kampong Chhnang Provincial Hospital for a four-day midwifery course last month.

It is the second time the course has been conducted in Cambodia.

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Vanity Fair’s 2014 best dressed list includes Bhutan’s king and, of course, Lupita Nyong’o

CLASSY: Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, receives a traditional Maori welcome in April from five-year-old Mataawhio Matahaere Vieint after she arrives in Dunedin, New Zealand, with husband Prince William.
BOLD: Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, 34, with his wife Jetsun Pema.
CHIC: Lupita Nyong’o, poses with her award for best supporting actress for her role in 12 Years a Slave at the 86th Academy Awards.
GLAM: Actress Cate Blanchett at the 86th Academy Awards in March.
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Four accuse creator of Facebook page that helps maids of seducing them

Mr "Mahal Jat".
TENSE: A text exchange between Mr Johare Mohamed and Mr 'Mahal Jat'.

A man who started a support group for troubled maids on Facebook is being accused of using it to get them to have sex with him.

At least four maids claimed they had sex with him and posted about it on the group's Facebook wall.

One of them, Filipina Angel Yash Reynoso, even claimed he made her pregnant and then insisted on her going for an abortion.

Instead, the 29-year-old decided to go back to the Philippines, where she gave birth to the baby boy in February.

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He comforted me, then we had sex in tent

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Serina Wee called for meeting to discuss City Harvest trial: Prosecutor

WORRIED: Serina Wee wanted to meet co-accused before the trial as she felt they were on a "different page" regarding their defence.

Serina Wee was worried. Following a meeting with co-accused Chew Eng Han before Feb 3 last year, she felt that they were on a "different page" with regard to their evidence ahead of their trial, which started in May 2013.

So she asked to meet with Chew again, along with two of the other accused, John Lam and Sharon Tan.

This exchange was revealed in an e-mail chain by the prosecution in court yesterday after Lam claimed he had never met with his co-accused to discuss what they should say during the trial.

Said Chief Prosecutor Mavis Chionh: "If you are an honest accused person who is going to go to court and tell the truth ... you would not be trying to meet up with your co-accused and worry that they are taking a different view from yours."

The four City Harvest Church (CHC) leaders, CHC founder Kong Hee and deputy senior pastor Tan Ye Peng are accused of misusing more than $50 million of church funds in sham bond investments.

The trial continues.

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Thug wanted to break woman's legs for $6,000

GUILTY: Elvin Khoo Boo Boon was sentenced to six years' jail and six strokes of the cane, fined $1,000 and disqualified from driving all classes of vehicles for three years.

It took the district judge about 10 minutes to read out his sentencing of Elvin Khoo Boo Boon, who had gone on a one-year crime spree.

His crimes included trying to break the legs of a woman, burning her flat's door and stealing her husband's car.

Khoo had also been involved in a roadside stabbing in September 2012. The victim survived.

Yesterday, Khoo was sentenced to six years' jail, six strokes of the cane, fined $1,000 and disqualified from driving all classes of vehicles for three years.

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