Joanne Peh & Qi Yuwu in wedding shocker

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Mum charged with murder

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Car crash kills K-pop starlets

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Six charged for disrupting charity event

With 2014 coming to an end, The New Paper on Sunday looks back at the biggest news stories in the past year. Today, we look at the stories that shook the month of September

HONG LIM PARK: #ReturnOurCPF protesters in front of the YMCA Proms @ The Park stage.
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Rooney: I'm playing like scholes

United star revelling in attacking midfield role

SHADES OF SCHOLES: Wayne Rooney (right) is timing his runs to perfection and finishing his chances with aplomb, just like former United midfielder Paul Scholes (left).
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Lewis appointed Delta Ambassador

NEWLY-APPOINTED: (From left) Director of Police PAD AC Melvin Yong, chairman of NCPC Tan Kian Hoon, Lionel Lewis, Commissioner of Police Ng Joo Hee, vice-chairman of NCPC Gerald Singham. 

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James leads Cavaliers over Magic

LeBron James.
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Stricker has back surgery

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Blushes for Rory

Rory McIlroy.
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When Mardan almost gave up golf

Manila Masters victory was turnaround for Singapore No. 1

"I was feeling disappointed and dejected. Thoughts of packing it in often came to my mind. But when I put the pieces together and registered a comfortable win in Manila, I rediscovered myself, a week after thinking of chucking it all up." — Mardan Mamat (left)

He was contemplating giving up the game last month after going through a bad spell in golf tournaments, especially on the Asian Tour.

At 47, and having been a professional for 20 years, Mardan Mamat thought that he did not have it in him any more to continue on the challenging Tours and go through a rigorous training schedule.

But he found a new lease of life after the victory in the Resorts World Manila Masters, which also boosted his earnings by US$180,000 ($234,000) and finally settled him on 12th spot on the Asian Tour Order of Merit.

“I was really having a tough time,” said Mardan, who returned from holidaying in Dubai on Friday.

“If one aspect of my game worked, another would give way.

“I was feeling disappointed and dejected. Thoughts of packing it in often came to my mind.

“But when I put the pieces together and registered a comfortable win in Manila, I rediscovered myself, a week after thinking of chucking it all up."

Read the full report in our print edition on Dec 28.

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