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A new Microsoft survey found that Internet users here seem complacent about security despite many getting stung in cyber attacks.

About 12 per cent said they had been victims of a phishing attack, losing on average US$158 (S$200).

Pertapis Children's Home faces allegations that children in the Home had been inappropriately punished. The Ministry of Social and Family Development said it received information from some of the Home's staff members. Police are investigating.

The crime rate is at a 30-year low, according to latest statistics released by the police.

Last year, it was 549 crime cases per 100,000 people. The total crime cases recorded last year fell 4.3 per cent to 29,668 cases from 31,015 cases in 2012.

Telcos SingTel and StarHub have still not secured a deal to broadcast the World Cup, though the football tournament in Brazil kicks off in less than four months.

Both firms said they were "still in discussions" with Fifa, the event's rights holder.

The Government will work with fish farmers affected by one of the biggest mass fish deaths in recent years to improve the system and prevent future incidents.

In all, 34 farms in the eastern Johor Straits and five in the western Johor Straits lost some 160 tonnes of fish.

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