February 2, 2009 / 1:43 AM / 10 years ago

PRESS DIGEST - Singapore newspapers - Feb 2

SINGAPORE, Feb 2 (Reuters) - The following are stories from Singapore newspapers on Monday. Reuters has not verified these stories.

THE STRAITS TIMES - The government has vowed that people who need help during the economic downturn such as poor pupils, needy families and retrenched workers will get help, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said.

- Golfers at a top country club got into a fight with a group of youths who they accused of trepassing on the green. Eight youths were arrested and one golfer hospitalised.


- The organisers of Singapore’s Formula One race plan to raise ticket prices for 2009’s event, despite expectations of lower prices amid the economic downturn, according to details provided to corporate clients.

- Office demand shrank in the fourth quarter last year, the first fall in nearly five years, as financial institutions and other businesses began to downsize their operations, according to government figures.

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