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Published: Mon, 26 June 2017 04:46:53 +0800

 



Tianjin Eco-City masterplan to be reviewed: DPM Tharman

Sun, 25 June 2017 22:44:48 +0800

This comes as the city, which is a joint development project between Singapore and Tianjin, celebrates its tenth anniversary next year.



Choosing schools made easy with new school picking app

Sun, 25 June 2017 23:47:39 +0800

The School Picker app was developed by the team behind data.gov.sg, and makes use of information that is already publicly available.



SAF medic saves baby’s life at Somerset MRT

Sun, 25 June 2017 19:50:39 +0800

Mr Chua Sen Yan had responded to a call for medical assistance when he was about to board at train at Somerset MRT.



Traffic Police officer praised for going extra mile to help stranded biker

Sun, 25 June 2017 19:20:38 +0800

SINGAPORE: A Traffic Police officer has been praised online for going the extra mile to help a stranded biker on the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE). In a post on the Singapore Police Force’s Facebook page on Saturday (Jun 24), Muhammad Fithri commended the officer's actions after he used his police ...



Guilt, burnout and sacrifice: Dementia patients’ caregivers ask ‘have I done enough?'

Sun, 25 June 2017 16:04:12 +0800

How do you do enough for the person who needs your help, and leave enough for yourself too? Caregivers share what they go through - and how love keeps them at it.



Singaporeans should not be easily swayed by online influences: Yaacob Ibrahim

Sun, 25 June 2017 23:11:30 +0800

SINGAPORE: Singaporeans should not be easily swayed by online influences, reiterated Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim on Sunday (Jun 25), after attending the Eidulfitri prayers. In a press release by the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS), Dr Yaacob, who is ...



38 Oxley Road committee: Interest in Lee Kuan Yew's will confined to understanding his wishes, says Indranee

Sun, 25 June 2017 00:07:53 +0800

SINGAPORE: The interest of the 38 Oxley Road ministerial committee in the will of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew is confined to trying to understand his thinking on the house, said Senior Minister of State for Law Indranee Rajah on Saturday (Jun 24). In a Facebook post titled "4 Further Things You ...



Art exhibition launched to commemorate NS50

Sat, 24 June 2017 21:30:38 +0800

SINGAPORE: About 130 pieces of art capturing the spirit of National Service are on display on Saturday (Jun 24) at ION Orchard shopping mall, as part of the Singapore Art Society's efforts to mark 50 years of National Service.  To get inspiration, more than 50 artists visited about 20 army camps ...



Singapore cannot let up in fight against radical ideology: Yaacob

Sat, 24 June 2017 21:14:03 +0800

SINGAPORE: Singapore is not immune to the dangers of radical ideology and terrorism, and the country cannot let up in the fight against such threats, said Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim on Saturday (Jun 24). Delivering his Hari Raya message in Malay to the Muslim community, Dr ...



PM Lee sends Hari Raya greetings

Sat, 24 June 2017 19:50:38 +0800

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wishes all Muslims Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, a statement from the Prime Minister's Office said on Saturday (Jun 24). The festive occasion falls on Sunday, as declared by the Mufti of Singapore, Dr Mohamed Fatris Bakaram, according to the sighting of ...



DPM Tharman to visit Beijing, Tianjin, Dalian

Sat, 24 June 2017 19:40:38 +0800

SINGAPORE: Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam will be in China from Jun 25 to Jun 29, in a visit that will take him to Beijing, Tianjin and Dalian. Announcing the dates on Saturday (Jun 24), the Prime Minister's Office said Mr Tharman will attend the World Economic Forum's annual June ...



2 workers suffer burns in Tuas factory fire

Sat, 24 June 2017 20:27:57 +0800

SINGAPORE: Two people were injured in a fire which broke out at a factory in Tuas on Saturday afternoon (Jun 24). Video of the incident showed thick plumes of black smoke rising into the sky and multiple fire engines at the scene. The fire started at around 4pm and workers were reportedly ...



Beware of phishing emails from fake courier companies: SingCERT

Sat, 24 June 2017 19:11:27 +0800

SINGAPORE: It may look like a legitimate email from "DHL Express", but click on the attachment and a malicious code would be downloaded onto the recipient's device, infecting it with malware.  Reports of such phishing emails from fake logistics companies have been on the rise recently, the ...



Investors still looking at returns before considering risks: David Gerald, SIAS

Sat, 24 June 2017 14:40:38 +0800

SINGAPORE: David Gerald is a former magistrate, coroner, deputy public prosecutor and State Counsel in the Singapore Legal Service. Today, he is best-known as a champion of retail investors’ rights in his capacity as founder, president and CEO of the Securities Investors Association (Singapore), or ...



Instant meals: A hindrance to healthy eating?

Sat, 24 June 2017 16:05:11 +0800

Fancy a salted egg yolk pasta or seafood hor fun fresh out of a vending machine? More Singaporeans are turning to these increasingly sophisticated meal options to fulfil their hunger pangs, but over-consumption may be a stumbling block to eating healthy.



Ho Ching was ‘never authorised’ to remove Lee Kuan Yew’s belongings: Lee Hsien Yang

Sat, 24 June 2017 12:00:38 +0800

SINGAPORE: Mdm Ho Ching was “never authorised” to remove the personal belongings of Mr Lee Kuan Yew from his home, Mr Lee Hsien Yang said on Saturday (Jun 24). The youngest son of founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew was responding to a note on Facebook by Mdm Ho, the wife of his brother and ...



Dispute among Lee Kuan Yew's children: A timeline of events

Sat, 24 June 2017 00:31:39 +0800

SINGAPORE: Should founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew’s family home at 38 Oxley Road be demolished, or not? Despite his having stated his wish that it be torn down after his death, the house has become the centre of a very public spat among his three children. The dispute spilled into the public ...



On the job while fasting during Ramadan

Sat, 24 June 2017 00:18:26 +0800

SINGAPORE: Ahead of Hari Raya Puasa, which celebrates the end of a month of fasting for Ramadan, Channel NewsAsia spoke with six Muslims about what it is like to fast while on physically demanding jobs - and what keeps them going. Mohammed Rasel, 31, sweeper Despite the blazing sun beating ...



Multiple avenues for friends, family to report signs of radicalisation in loved ones: RRG

Sat, 24 June 2017 00:10:40 +0800

The vice-chairman of the Religious Rehabilitation Group says counselling and advice is available and can be given to those who want to remain anonymous.



Learning from nenek how to be a man for his family - in the kitchen

Sat, 24 June 2017 15:35:48 +0800

His grandmother showed him that cooking can keep a family together. Now he hopes to inspire other men to share the responsibility in the household.



Commentary: Does Singapore still need a national airline?

Fri, 23 June 2017 21:33:24 +0800

It recently rose in Skytrax rankings to be named second best airline in the world, but Singapore Airlines' performance in the last quarter has sparked a debate on whether the airline is sufficiently innovative.



Ho Ching responds to Lee Hsien Yang regarding Lee Kuan Yew's items loaned to NHB

Sat, 24 June 2017 01:37:21 +0800

SINGAPORE: Mdm Ho Ching on Friday (Jun 23) clarified the circumstances under which the belongings of Mr Lee Kuan Yew were loaned to the National Heritage Board (NHB) for a memorial exhibition on the founding Prime Minister. The late Mr Lee's youngest son, Mr Lee Hsien Yang, claimed on Thursday ...



Safety lapses at factory where worker died in forklift accident: State Coroner

Fri, 23 June 2017 19:16:50 +0800

It is up to MOM and the police to decide whether any action is taken against M. C. Packaging and forklift driver Subramaniam Suppaiyya, says State Coroner Marvin Bay.



Autonomous vehicle trials to be expanded beyond one-north: Khaw Boon Wan

Fri, 23 June 2017 23:50:30 +0800

Residential estates in Dover and Buona Vista will also be included as trial sites, says the Transport Minister.



PM Lee was given Deed of Gift in his official capacity: Lawrence Wong

Fri, 23 June 2017 20:12:48 +0800

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was given the Deed of Gift for Lee Kuan Yew's belongings in his official capacity, said Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong in a Facebook post on Friday (Jun 23). The Deed of Gift concerns items from the estate of the late founding prime ...



Lee Kuan Yew's will accepts that demolition of 38 Oxley Road may not take place: Indranee

Fri, 23 June 2017 18:28:38 +0800

SINGAPORE: The final will of late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew “specifically accepts and acknowledges that demolition may not take place”, said Senior Minister of State for Law Indranee Rajah. In a Facebook post on Friday (Jun 23) titled “4 Things You Should Know about the Oxley Dispute” ...



SEA Games: SNOC, SportSG take charge of athletics team's preparation amid infighting at Singapore Athletics

Fri, 23 June 2017 23:47:11 +0800

The Singapore National Olympic Council says the team will be managed by a major games preparation committee led by Chris Chan and Toh Boon Yi.



Vending machine cafe opens outlet at Lakeside MRT station

Sat, 24 June 2017 08:26:28 +0800

SINGAPORE: When hunger pangs strike, commuters at Lakeside MRT station now have another grab-and-go option with the launch of a new vending machine cafe at the station on Friday (Jun 23). The Chef-in-Box VendCafe at Lakeside is the third all-vending machine cafe to open in Singapore and the second ...



3 women arrested in Jurong West for alleged prostitution

Fri, 23 June 2017 15:50:38 +0800

SINGAPORE: Three foreign women have been arrested for allegedly being involved in vice-related activities, said the police in a news release on Friday (Jun 23).  The arrests took place on Wednesday when police raided a flat at Jurong West Street 65, during which condoms and lubricants were seized ...



Singapore Mint launches commemorative NS50 silver medallions

Fri, 23 June 2017 15:00:38 +0800

One features a glow-in-the-dark armed soldier, while the other shows a policeman and fireman in uniform.



More than 60 per cent of private-hire cars affixed with tamper-evident decals: LTA

Sat, 24 June 2017 00:39:05 +0800

SINGAPORE: About 27,000 private-hire cars have been affixed with tamper-evident decals, announced the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Friday (Jun 23), a week before new requirements kick in.  The number is more than 60 per cent of the 42,805 chauffeur-driven private-hire cars in Singapore ...



SUTD concludes 7-year partnership with MIT

Sat, 24 June 2017 00:03:00 +0800

Both institutions will continue to partner in research though.



3 suspected drug traffickers arrested at Joo Chiat apartment, 3.5kg of heroin seized

Fri, 23 June 2017 13:30:39 +0800

SINGAPORE: Three suspected drug traffickers were arrested on Thursday (Jun 22) after a raid conducted by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) at an apartment in Joo Chiat. CNB officers raided the apartment, located on Ceylon Road, and arrested three Singaporeans - two men aged 43 and 44, and a 39 ...



Singapore's inflation rate jumps to 1.4% in May

Fri, 23 June 2017 13:14:47 +0800

The increase was mainly due to a change in the timing of the disbursement of service and conservancy charges rebates, according to MTI and MAS.



Singapore's manufacturing output rises for 10th straight month in May

Fri, 23 June 2017 13:00:39 +0800

SINGAPORE: The manufacturing sector in Singapore extended its winning streak in May as output rose for the 10th straight month, although the pace of growth continued to ease. Industrial output increased 5 per cent last month on a year-on-year basis, according to figures released by the Economic ...



Free MRT rides in pre-peak hours extended as council reviews scheme

Fri, 23 June 2017 20:08:12 +0800

SINGAPORE: Free pre-peak travel and off-peak pass trials for Singapore's train network have been extended until the end of 2017 as the Public Transport Council (PTC) reviews the schemes, the Ministry of Transport (MOT) announced on Friday (Jun 23).  The free pre-peak travel and off-peak pass ...



Football: External consultant to help FAS revamp Singapore's league system

Fri, 23 June 2017 09:50:38 +0800

SINGAPORE: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will engage experts to help the Singapore football authorities revamp the country’s league system, its general secretary Dato’ Windsor John said on Thursday (Jun 22).  Dato’ Windsor, who was in Singapore to meet local officials, said: “We have a ...



Lee Hsien Yang sparks fresh dispute on items taken for Lee Kuan Yew memorial exhibition

Fri, 23 June 2017 22:30:24 +0800

SINGAPORE: A dispute between the children of late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew over his old home at Oxley Road has now widened to include items in his estate that were loaned to a memorial exhibition.  On Thursday (Jun 22), the late Mr Lee's youngest son Lee Hsien Yang claimed in a ...



Police investigating Facebook post defending radical preacher Rasul Dahri

Thu, 22 June 2017 22:18:08 +0800

SINGAPORE: The police are investigating a Facebook post defending radical Singaporean preacher Rasul Dahri, whose books were banned this week for containing extremist religious views.  Police said on Thursday (Jun 22) that a report was lodged and they are looking into the matter. Online Islamic ...



Bedok Reservoir double murder: Neighbours unaware elderly couple had maid, now missing

Thu, 22 June 2017 21:43:57 +0800

SINGAPORE: Neighbours of the elderly couple who was found murdered in their Bedok Reservoir Road flat were surprised to hear that they had employed a maid.  The 79-year-old man and his 78-year-old wife were found dead on Wednesday (Jun 21) afternoon in their second-floor flat Block 717 Bedok ...



Man arrested for throwing ofo bike from Upper Boon Keng Road HDB block

Thu, 22 June 2017 21:20:33 +0800

SINGAPORE: A 47-year-old man has been arrested for throwing a bicycle from the 15th floor of Blk 11, Upper Boon Keng Road. Police said they were alerted to the case at 5.38am on Thursday (Jun 22). Channel NewsAsia understands the bicycle belonged to the bicycle-sharing start-up ofo and that the ...



16-year-old arrested for alleged armed robbery at Yishun 7-Eleven

Thu, 22 June 2017 19:39:19 +0800

SINGAPORE: A 16-year-old has been arrested for allegedly robbing a shop at Yishun Avenue 5, said the police in a media release on Thursday (Jun 22).  The incident happened on Monday night at a 7-Eleven store. Police said they received a report at about 10.55pm of a man entering the store armed ...



Lee Hsien Yang says Ho Ching 'helped herself' to Lee Kuan Yew's papers; records show she was abroad

Fri, 23 June 2017 01:57:05 +0800

Mr Lee Hsien Yang says PM Lee's wife "helped herself" to Mr Lee Kuan Yew's papers on Feb 6, 2015, before she handed them to the National Heritage Board. However, Mdm Ho Ching was abroad at the time.



38 Oxley Road dispute: Special ministerial committees ensure national interest prevails, DPM Tharman says

Fri, 23 June 2017 01:56:24 +0800

SINGAPORE: The practice of setting up special ministerial committees, like the one set up to consider the future of the late Lee Kuan Yew's Oxley Road home, is how the Government ensures that important issues are given in-depth attention, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said on ...



Next chapter: ‘Golden staircase’ artist leaves golden books in public spaces

Fri, 23 June 2017 07:34:33 +0800

Artist Priyageetha Dia has created gold foil covers for The Substation’s new chapbook series and she’s dropping them off all over Singapore. She also looks back at the high-rise artwork that started it all and reveals her shock at the online vitriol that erupted.



Business email impersonation scams on the rise, police warn

Thu, 22 June 2017 17:20:39 +0800

SINGAPORE: Scams involving spoofed business email addresses are on the rise, with victims being deceived into transferring money to foreign bank accounts for business payments.  So far this year, more than 110 police reports have been made on business email impersonation scams, an increase of ...



2 retailers fined for selling illegally modified e-bikes

Fri, 23 June 2017 15:41:13 +0800

SINGAPORE: Two retailers were fined S$1,000 each for selling illegally modified electric bicycles, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Thursday (Jun 22).  The e-bikes were illegally modified with throttles that enabled the bikes to reach speeds exceeding 35km/h without the rider having to ...



Metro scion Ong Jenn to be sentenced on Jul 12 for drug possession charges

Thu, 22 June 2017 15:10:40 +0800

SINGAPORE: Prosecutors are seeking a three-year jail sentence for Ong Jenn, the grandson of the founder of Singapore’s iconic Metro department stores. He pleaded guilty in May for attempting to possess a block of cannabis and cannabis mixture to feed his longtime addiction. In court on Thursday ...



Istana to open to public on Hari Raya Puasa

Thu, 22 June 2017 15:00:39 +0800

SINGAPORE: The Istana grounds will be open to the public from 8.30am to 6pm on Hari Raya Puasa (Jun 25), the President’s Office announced on Thursday. Among the highlights of the open house are music performances by Novo Winds Symphony Band, Naval Base Secondary School Symphonic Band, Sembawang ...



Mechanic hit by CNG cylinder in freak accident at Ang Mo Kio car workshop

Thu, 22 June 2017 15:28:46 +0800

The mechanic, a man in his 40s, was conscious when he was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.



Red Dot Traffic Building renamed Maxwell Chambers Suites

Thu, 22 June 2017 21:41:15 +0800

Maxwell Chambers Suites will house about 50 new offices for international dispute resolution institutions, arbitration chambers, law firms and ancillary legal services.



New advisory panel to study ways to develop family-friendly transport in Singapore

Thu, 22 June 2017 23:43:14 +0800

SINGAPORE: A new advisory panel has been formed to make recommendations on making the public transport system more family friendly, Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min announced on Thursday (Jun 22).  In a Facebook post, Dr Lam said: "A family-friendly public transport system lies ...



Trade body to promote guidelines for private security agencies to identify radicalised individuals

Thu, 22 June 2017 11:30:40 +0800

SINGAPORE: The Security Association of Singapore on Thursday (Jun 22) said it will be promoting a set of guidelines and tell-tale signs for private security agencies to use to identify potentially radicalised individuals, in light of the recent action against two AETOS auxiliary police officers ...



Michelin's Bib Gourmand goes to 38 Singapore eateries this year

Fri, 23 June 2017 00:29:34 +0800

This year's list includes nine new Bib Gourmand entrants, including hawker stalls Ah Er Soup and Zai Shun Curry Fish Head.



Crowdfunding helps bring Singapore powerlifter Matthew Yap home after visa issues

Thu, 22 June 2017 15:22:09 +0800

A crowdfunding campaign was launched to help raise funds for Matthew and Marcus Yap so they can rebook their flights home, according to Powerlifting Singapore.



Singapore leaders offer condolences for victims of Portugal forest fires

Thu, 22 June 2017 00:40:39 +0800

SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written to Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and Prime Minister Antonio Costa respectively to convey their condolences for victims of the forest fires in central Portugal. More than 60 people have been ...



Woman fined for abandoning pet cat

Wed, 21 June 2017 21:30:38 +0800

SINGAPORE: A 23-year-old woman was on Wednesday (Jun 21) fined S$2,500 in court for abandoning her pet cat at a staircase landing. The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said in a media release that it was alerted to the incident on Jan 10 after a member of the public found the cat at a ...



Man jailed for trying to bribe driving test examiner with S$500

Wed, 21 June 2017 20:48:45 +0800

SINGAPORE: Li Qi Gang made several mistakes during his driving test on Dec 15 last year - and thought his chances of passing would be higher if he offered his examiner S$500.  Instead, Li , 24, was on Wednesday (Jun 21) sentenced to three weeks' jail for his attempt to bribe the examiner.  In a ...



Elderly couple found murdered in Bedok Reservoir flat

Wed, 21 June 2017 23:42:47 +0800

SINGAPORE: A 79-year-old man and a 78-year-old woman were found dead in a Bedok Reservoir flat on Wednesday (Jun 21). The case has been classified as murder. In a media release, police said they were alerted to the incident at about 3.40pm. The man and woman were found motionless when police ...



First commercial flights to use Changi Airport T4 in coming weeks

Wed, 21 June 2017 23:22:23 +0800

SINGAPORE: Changi Airport will see the first commercial flights arrive at and leave Terminal 4 in the coming weeks, as part of the final phases of trials ahead of the new terminal's official opening, Changi Airport Group (CAG) said on Wednesday (Jun 21). The trials will involve selected flights ...



61-year-old arrested for Toa Payoh void deck fire

Wed, 21 June 2017 20:30:38 +0800

SINGAPORE: A 61-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fire at the void deck of Block 14A, Toa Payoh Lorong 7 on Tuesday (Jun 20).  About 50 people were evacuated and a woman was taken to hospital in the incident, which occurred early on Tuesday morning.  In a media release on ...



Death of grandmother crushed to death by horse at Gallop Stable a ‘misadventure’: Coroner

Wed, 21 June 2017 19:50:40 +0800

SINGAPORE: The horse that crushed a 73-year-old grandmother to death at Gallop Stable Singapore’s Punggol ranch had not been fed its lunch, and could have been overworked, a coroner's inquiry heard. The woman, Madam Lim Ah Boey, had been at the ranch with her family on Nov 14, 2015, to celebrate ...



38 Oxley Road dispute: Govt of the day has to be responsible for decision on house, says DPM Teo

Thu, 22 June 2017 00:03:15 +0800

SINGAPORE: Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean on Wednesday (Jun 21) defended his decision to set up a ministerial committee to look into the options for Mr Lee Kuan Yew's family home on 38 Oxley Road, saying that the Government of the day "has to be responsible for making a decision on the ...



New Zika cluster at Kensington Park Drive

Wed, 21 June 2017 20:23:56 +0800

SINGAPORE: Two new cases of locally transmitted Zika have been confirmed at Kensington Park Drive at Serangoon Gardens, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said on Wednesday (Jun 21). Both cases involve residents in the vicinity. This new cluster was notified on Wednesday, and NEA has commenced ...



Singapore won't be rushed into extending F1 contract: MTI

Wed, 21 June 2017 17:50:43 +0800

SINGAPORE: Singapore will not be rushed into extending its contract with Formula One, the Ministry of Trade and Industry said Tuesday (Jun 20) as negotiations to continue the night race are underway. "Negotiations for the term renewal for F1 is ongoing and a decision has not been reached," a ...



More protection for consumers, higher fines among proposed changes to Travel Agents Act

Wed, 21 June 2017 23:34:49 +0800

SINGAPORE: More measures to protect consumers from errant travel agents and a tiered licensing scheme are among the proposed changes to the Travel Agents Act and Regulations, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) said. A public consultation will be held to gather public feedback on the proposed ...



Former HUDC estate Serangoon Ville up for en bloc sale

Wed, 21 June 2017 16:30:38 +0800

Each unit is expected to receive between S$1.6 million and S$1.7 million from the sale.



COE premiums close lower for all categories in latest bidding exercise

Wed, 21 June 2017 16:20:39 +0800

SINGAPORE: Certificate of Entitlement (COE) premiums ended lower for all categories in the latest bidding exercise on Wednesday (Jun 21).  Premiums for commercial vehicles, which include vans, trucks and buses, fell from S$38,501 to S$36,879.  Category A premiums - for cars up to 1,600cc and ...



New run category, more activities at SAFRA Bay Run to mark NS50

Thu, 22 June 2017 00:05:51 +0800

SINGAPORE: To commemorate 50 years of national service (NS50), a new run category and more activities will be introduced in this year’s SAFRA Singapore Bay Run and Army Half Marathon. The new additions aim to strengthen camaraderie between past and present national servicemen, as well as to ...



Sun Electric wins tender to install solar panels on JTC buildings

Wed, 21 June 2017 13:00:38 +0800

JTC CEO Png Cheong Boon says its SolarRoof initiative can "overcome" some of the challenges faced by the local solar market.



2 Arab Street restaurants fined S$12,300 for selling shisha

Wed, 21 June 2017 10:00:38 +0800

Both restaurants continued selling shisha even though their tobacco retail licences were revoked.



Commentary: Baby steps towards First World animal welfare in Singapore

Wed, 21 June 2017 07:40:39 +0800

The recently released code of conduct for pet owners not only educates them on expected standards of care, it also sets the right tone for animal welfare in Singapore, argues SOSD's Dr Siew Tuck Wah.



Manpower Ministry steps up checks on vehicular safety practices at workplaces

Fri, 23 June 2017 18:36:39 +0800

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is stepping up enforcement measures on vehicular safety at workplaces after 287 vehicular work injuries were recorded in the first five months of the year - six of which were fatal.  More than 250 inspections are planned over eight weeks, MOM said in a ...



AETOS officers taught to spot signs of radicalisation

Tue, 20 June 2017 22:50:39 +0800

SINGAPORE: All auxiliary police officers (APOs) with AETOS have to attend a mandatory briefing on spotting the tell-tale indicators of radicalisation, the security management firm said on Tuesday (Jun 20), in the wake of an announcement that two of its officers had been issued orders under the ...



Fruit seller arrested for assaulting NEA officers

Tue, 20 June 2017 23:19:42 +0800

SINGAPORE: A 60-year-old man has been arrested for assaulting and using abusive language against three National Environment Agency (NEA) enforcement officers.  In a media release on Tuesday (Jun 20), police said NEA officers were carrying out their rounds around Arumugam Road in Ubi on Monday when ...



'I don't know where I can move to': Lorong 3 Geylang homeowners express concerns as leases set to expire

Tue, 20 June 2017 23:41:20 +0800

SINGAPORE: They have lived in their two-storey houses in Lorong 3 Geylang for decades. Now, residents there are struggling to come to terms with the fact that they have to move out in about three years - with no compensation - when their 60-year leases expire. The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) ...



'Chilling': AETOS officers chose to endanger society they had been entrusted with protecting, Masagos says

Tue, 20 June 2017 22:00:38 +0800

SINGAPORE: The arrest of two auxiliary police officers under the Internal Security Act is all the more "chilling" as they had been entrusted with protecting Singapore's society but instead chose to endanger it, Mr Masagos Zulkifli said on Tuesday (Jun 20).  Muhammad Khairul Mohamed, a 24-year-old ...



Recent cases of radicalised Singaporeans 'strike close to home': PM Lee

Tue, 20 June 2017 23:56:51 +0800

SINGAPORE: The most recent cases of young self-radicalised Singaporeans – two auxiliary police officers and an infant-care assistant – "strike close to home", Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday (Jun 20), as he called on the Malay-Muslim community to stand together with the Government in ...



'No interaction' with DPM Teo in his capacity as chair of committee on 38 Oxley Road: Lee Hsien Yang

Tue, 20 June 2017 20:30:38 +0800

SINGAPORE: Mr Lee Hsien Yang has denied having any interaction with Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean in his capacity as chair of the ministerial committee set up to consider options for the 38 Oxley Road house.  Mr Teo had said last Saturday that he tasked relevant agencies to study a range of ...



Scoot to launch 5 new destinations in the next year

Tue, 20 June 2017 20:10:38 +0800

The five destinations will include a long-haul destination, as well as four short to mid-haul routes, its CEO Lee Lik Hsin said on Tuesday (Jun 20).



Man jailed for using forged SCDF document to land a job as paramedic

Tue, 20 June 2017 19:20:39 +0800

SINGAPORE: Not long after being released from prison and "desperate" to secure a decent job, 30-year-old Loh Wei Ming decided to use a forged Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) transcript, which stated he was a trained paramedic, to land a job at ambulance services company Royal Ambulance ...



Workers' Party concerned with allegations of abuse of power over 38 Oxley Road dispute

Fri, 23 June 2017 10:22:30 +0800

SINGAPORE: The Workers' Party said it is of the view that the crux of the dispute between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his siblings over the 38 Oxley Road home should be resolved by the family privately or in court. "We are only concerned with the allegations of abuse of power and the harm ...



Singapore leaders send condolences on Finsbury Park attack, Grenfell Tower fire

Tue, 20 June 2017 22:55:06 +0800

SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wrote to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Theresa May with their condolences on the attack at Finsbury Park and Grenfell Tower fire, Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday (Jun 20). Their ...



Singapore 'cannot take the threat of radicalisation lightly': Yaacob

Tue, 20 June 2017 21:47:25 +0800

SINGAPORE: Recent cases of self-radicalised Singaporeans show that Singapore "cannot take the threat of radicalisation lightly", Minister-in-charge of Muslim affairs Yaacob Ibrahim said on Tuesday (Jun 20), after it was announced that auxiliary police officer Muhammad Khairul Mohamed has been ...



6 bus services to be diverted for National Day Parade rehearsal

Tue, 20 June 2017 17:20:38 +0800

Some bus services will be diverted on Saturday (Jun 24) due to road closures for the National Day Parade 2017 rehearsal.



Social media 'not an appropriate platform' to receive religious guidance: MUIS

Wed, 21 June 2017 11:54:45 +0800

Its remarks followed the detention on Tuesday of auxiliary police officer Muhammad Khairul Mohamed under the Internal Security Act for planning to travel to Syria to take part in armed violence.



Govt bans 'extremist' publications by radical Singaporean preacher

Wed, 21 June 2017 00:01:37 +0800

The publications by Rasul Dahri contain extremist religious views which include denigrating remarks on religious groups, the Ministry of Communications and Information says.



Auxiliary police officers issued ISA orders a 'serious, but isolated' case: Shanmugam

Tue, 20 June 2017 17:01:37 +0800

SINGAPORE: The two Singaporean auxiliary police officers issued with orders under the Internal Security Act (ISA) is a serious, but isolated case, said Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday (Jun 20), Mr Shanmugam said that public confidence in the police is ...



Auxiliary police officer detained under ISA for planning to undertake armed violence in Syria

Thu, 22 June 2017 11:38:42 +0800

Singaporean Muhammad Khairul Mohamed, 24, an auxiliary police officer at the traffic enforcement division at Woodlands Checkpoint, was arrested in May and detained under the Internal Security Act.



SLA to take over land at Lorong 3 Geylang when lease expires in 2020

Wed, 21 June 2017 00:03:03 +0800

Every owner of the affected 191 terrace houses will be assigned a SLA officer, who will guide them through the lease expiry process.



4 teens arrested over incident of man throwing bicycle into canal near Punggol

Tue, 20 June 2017 17:55:10 +0800

The police said they received a report of a man throwing a bicycle into a canal and riding a bicycle in an MRT station and bus interchange last Friday.



Red Dot Design Museum Singapore to relocate to Marina Bay

Tue, 20 June 2017 12:49:35 +0800

SINGAPORE: The Red Dot Design Museum Singapore will relocate to Marina Bay towards the end of 2017, the museum said in a press release on Tuesday (Jun 20). The museum said  its lease of the Red Dot Traffic building ceased at the end of April this year and that it would relocate to the Marina Bay ...



Training while fasting: Team Singapore athletes powering through Ramadan

Thu, 22 June 2017 08:21:42 +0800

Despite having to deal with hunger and thirst during Ramadan, Team Singapore’s Mohamed Elyas and Nurul Shafiqah are both ramping up their training ahead of 2017 SEA Games in August.



Siblings never objected to PM Lee receiving equal share of estate: Lee Hsien Yang

Wed, 21 June 2017 12:07:02 +0800

The objections were to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's "flip-flopping about Lee Kuan Yew's demolition wish", his brother said in a Facebook post.



1 injured, 50 evacuated from Toa Payoh HDB block after fire at void deck

Tue, 20 June 2017 13:59:05 +0800

A woman in her 60s was sent to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, says SCDF.



99 women arrested for vice-related activities

Tue, 20 June 2017 09:10:38 +0800

SINGAPORE: The police have arrested 99 women, aged 22 to 43, for their suspected involvement in vice-related activities.  In a news release on Monday (Jun 19), the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said it arrested the women during a four-day operation that ended on Jun 15. During the operation ...



For some Bangladeshi workers, going home with big debts sour Singaporean dream

Tue, 20 June 2017 11:22:09 +0800

SINGAPORE/DHAKA: Mohammad Ashadul Islam placed all his hopes for a better life for his family in Bangladesh on getting a construction job in Singapore. He sold his father's land and fish farm and also borrowed money from banks and relatives to pay S$17,000 (US$12,000) in fees to multiple agencies ...



Two cars catch fire after accident on BKE

Tue, 20 June 2017 00:28:40 +0800

SINGAPORE: Two cars caught fire after a multi-vehicle accident on the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) on Monday (Jun 19) evening.  The accident, which involved at least three vehicles, took place on the BKE heading towards the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE). Large flames were seen engulfing most of one ...



ST Aerospace subsidiary wins new contract with DHL Express at Paris Airshow

Mon, 19 June 2017 23:54:34 +0800

PARIS: DHL Express has ordered another four A330-300 passenger-to-frieghter conversion planes, with additional options for 10 more, from Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), a joint venture between ST Aerospace and Airbus.  The contract was signed on Monday (Jun 19) at the Paris Airshow. It was witnessed ...



Sneak peek at Changi Airport's Terminal 4

Mon, 19 June 2017 21:30:38 +0800

SINGAPORE: Changi Airport on Monday (Jun 19) released its first images of its new Terminal 4, set to open in the second half of this year. On its Facebook page, it said that visitors approaching the terminal's kerbsite would be greeted with a greenwall facade draped with 16,000 plants. The ...