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The WEATHER on MONDAY (24 Feb 2003): Generally fair, except for showers with thunder in the late afternoon over western and northern Singapore.  WEATHER OUTLOOK:  TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY: Occasionally windy conditions with afternoon showers expected.     WATER TIDES (this month)  High tide   3.52am  2.7m   5.26pm   2.2m  SUN Sunrise  7.16am    Sunset  7.21pm   MOON  Moonrise  1.07am   Moonset  1.29pm    PSI: 42 (good)   TEMPERATURE: 24-33 degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily before 8am Singapore time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel: (65) 6542 7788.

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In December 2002, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that it had decided to revise the list of recognised foreign universities and medical schools in the Schedule of the Medical Registration Act (MRA).

 A limited expansion of the Schedule would allow our medical institutions to recruit sufficient numbers of good foreign-trained doctors to meet their needs, while avoiding an oversupply of doctors in the future.

The Singapore Medical Council (SMC) was tasked to recommend to MOH which medical schools should be included in the revised Schedule. The SMC has now completed its review and MOH has accepted the SMC's recommendations for the revised Schedule.

The revised Schedule will come into effect from 14 March 2003 and will increase the number of medical schools recognised for registration by nearly 3-fold, from 24 to 71.

The 47 new additions include medical schools from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. The full list of medical schools in the revised Schedule is found at Annex A.

MOH has also accepted the SMC's recommendation that the current quota on the number of Singaporeans that can be admitted to the Faculties of Medicine in the Universities of Sydney and Melbourne should be lifted.

A set of answers to questions on the revised MRA Schedule is attached at Annex B.

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LegalConnect.org.sg   is a cyber platform, set up by the Ministry of Law, to keep Singapore's overseas lawyers informed of developments in the local legal scene, gather feedback on legal reform and developments in other countries and to assist the local legal fraternity to network with those working overseas.

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Results of 2002 Singapore-Cambridge GCE A Level Exams

The Majestic reopens

Revenue improvement for United Airlines with new business fares

French movies at the Alliance Française in March

Using the staring ploy to commit robbery

Comgraph 2003 - 4th Asia-Pacific Digital Art & Animation Competition

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Cultural Rediscovery at the National Library

Restructuring of HDB

PM GOH Chok Tong launches NEWater

SM LEE Kuan Yew speaks to university students on the future for their generation  

Singapore Crime Situation 2002

Wellness talk on liver cancer & hepatitis - In Mandarin

Comments by MFA spokesman on Mahathir's comments in Bernama report 14 Feb 2003

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Last year, 167 parents filed beyond parental control complaints - a 44 per cent increase on the previous year - and the problem coincides with rising juvenile crime. Statistics released by the police last week show that the number of youngsters 15 years old and under arrested in 2002 shot up by 55 per cent, compared to 2001. In 2002, 45 youngsters were sent to institutions, such as the Toa Payoh Girls' Home and the Singapore Boys' Home. (1)

Only nine shop units out of the 34 shop units in the Ten Mile Junction shoppping centre are occupied. Its landlord, the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) is planning to reposition the centre, which opened in 1999, as a one-stop learning centre. (4)

In 2002, the Central Narcotics Bureau's (CNB) haul of 13,000 Ecstasy pills was just a little over half the 24,000 pills seized in 2001. In the five years between 1996 and 2001, the number of known Ecstasy abusers here plunged from 661 to 151. (H3)

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