He proved HDB critics wrong

Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew always said he could not have created a miracle called Singapore without his team. In our weekly series on our founding fathers, we feature former Cabinet Minister Lim Kim San

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WHAT YOU DIDN'T KNOW

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FAST FACTS

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Music just for mum

MAGICAL: More than 2,500 people attended the special Mother’s Day concert at Gardens by the Bay.
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They bring the dark to light: Shadow puppets tell sad tale

Fourteen awards are up for grabs at the National Youth Film Awards (NYFA). Tania Valensia (taniav@sph.com.sg) speaks with two film-makers whose works are in the running

SILHOUETTES: Mr Mark Wee’s animation film The Animals is a twist on the 1980 movie The Elephant Man, about a severely deformed man.
SILHOUETTES: Mr Mark Wee’s (above) animation film The Animals is a twist on the 1980 movie The Elephant Man, about a severely deformed man.
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Personal story that hits home

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ABOUT THE AWARDS

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Giving young people a way to give back

OPPORTUNITY: *Scape executive director Christopher Pragasam (extreme right) wants to help youths who want to contribute more to the local community.
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Bone problems, but her spirit is strong

Plucky woman with rare disease lives alone, works and is determined to be independent

RESOLUTE: Ms Noor Faezah Abdullah, who suffers from a rare bone-related disease, clocking in at work at Bizlink Centre where she has been working as a data entry clerk for the last 12 years.

Fate has been unkind to Ms Noor Faezah Abdullah.

The 37-year-old is deaf. Her bones are growing abnormally because of a rare disease called Camurati-Engelmann.

Medical experts believe that only about 300 people worldwide suffer from this illness.

Already made deaf by the disease and faced with the daily prospect of enduring pain in her limbs and joints, Ms Noor now fears she could lose her eyesight.

Despite an uncertain future, she maintains her dignity and insists on leading and independent life, working to support herself.

Read the full report in our print edition on May 11.

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ONLY ONE CASE ON RECORD HERE, IN THE 1970S

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