Singapore

  • Parental consent for Covid-19 jabs not needed for Home Team NSFs under 21, says Singapore’s Home Affairs Ministry, MoH

    4 days ago

    Parental consent for Covid-19 jabs not needed for Home Team NSFs under 21, says Singapore’s Home Affairs Ministry, MoH

    SINGAPORE, March 2 — Full-time National Servicemen (NSFs) in the Singapore Police Force and the Singapore Civil Defence Force do not need parental consent before receiving...

  • Singapore govt considering new laws against harmful online content; 'not every platform puts society's interests first', says minister

    4 days ago

    Singapore govt considering new laws against harmful online content; 'not every platform puts society's interests first', says minister

    SINGAPORE, March 2 — The government is considering new laws to deal with harmful content spread through internet platforms, said Second Minister of Home Affairs Josephine Teo...

  • Singapore minister Vivian Balakrishnan calls on Myanmar to stop using lethal force, immediately release Aung San Suu Kyi, other detainees

    4 days ago

    Singapore minister Vivian Balakrishnan calls on Myanmar to stop using lethal force, immediately release Aung San Suu Kyi, other detainees

    SINGAPORE, March 2 — Singapore’s Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan has called on the military government in Myanmar to exercise restraint and stop the use of lethal...

  • Shanmugam: No religious group favoured in policymaking by civil servants as Singapore govt insists on secular approach

    4 days ago

    Shanmugam: No religious group favoured in policymaking by civil servants as Singapore govt insists on secular approach

    SINGAPORE, Mar 1 — No particular religious group is favoured when public policy is being formulated, Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said today. Neutrality and...

  • Covid-19: 12 new infections in Singapore, all imported

    5 days ago

    Covid-19: 12 new infections in Singapore, all imported

    SINGAPORE, Mar 1 — Singapore reported 12 new cases of Covid-19 today, all of which were imported. The cases had already been placed on stay-home notices or isolated upon arrival...

  • Singapore HSE warns against two weight loss drinks sold online found to contain banned substances

    5 days ago

    Singapore HSE warns against two weight loss drinks sold online found to contain banned substances

    SINGAPORE, Mar 1 — The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has warned members of the public not to consume two weight loss drinks sold on e-commerce and social media platforms,...

  • Singapore Hindu Endowments Board to track all movements of gold at temples after ex-priest charged with misappropriating, pawning jewellery

    5 days ago

    Singapore Hindu Endowments Board to track all movements of gold at temples after ex-priest charged with misappropriating, pawning jewellery

    SINGAPORE, Mar 1 — The Hindu Endowments Board (HEB) is improving the gold movement registers to track all movements of gold items within the four Hindu temples that it manages,...

  • Singapore Armed Forces redesigning Pes system to focus on operational effectiveness instead of medical fitness alone

    5 days ago

    Singapore Armed Forces redesigning Pes system to focus on operational effectiveness instead of medical fitness alone

    SINGAPORE, Mar 1 — The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) is redesigning the Physical Employment Standards (Pes) system, moving away from the classification of a full-time national...

  • Singapore defence minister: S$90m upgrade for DSO biosafety lab to deal with threats worse than Covid-19

    5 days ago

    Singapore defence minister: S$90m upgrade for DSO biosafety lab to deal with threats worse than Covid-19

    SINGAPORE, Mar 1 — Singapore is upgrading the facilities at the DSO National Laboratories to the highest possible biosafety level, BSL-4, to deal with biological threats graver...

  • Woman in Singapore appealing against 8.5 years’ jail for nearly killing low-IQ family friend through ‘appalling abuse'

    5 days ago

    Woman in Singapore appealing against 8.5 years’ jail for nearly killing low-IQ family friend through ‘appalling abuse'

    SINGAPORE, Mar 1 — A woman who, along with several of her family members, severely abused a family friend with a mild intellectual disability in their home till she nearly died,...

  • Eleven new cases of Covid-19 in Singapore, including one in dormitory

    5 days ago

    Eleven new cases of Covid-19 in Singapore, including one in dormitory

    SINGAPORE, Feb 28 — Singapore today registered 11 new cases of Covid-19, including one locally transmitted infection involving a resident in a foreign worker dormitory. The...

  • The Big Read: After a decade of fits and starts, it’s all systems go for Singapore electric vehicle dream

    1 week ago

    The Big Read: After a decade of fits and starts, it’s all systems go for Singapore electric vehicle dream

    SINGAPORE, Feb 27 — When contractor and part-time Grab driver Koh Jie Meng started driving an electric vehicle (EV) in 2019, he had to make special trips to a flatted factory in...

  • More cash support for Singapore parents having second child, those not eligible for paternity or adoption leave, says minister Indranee Rajah

    1 week ago

    More cash support for Singapore parents having second child, those not eligible for paternity or adoption leave, says minister Indranee Rajah

    SINGAPORE, Feb 27 — The singapore government is introducing an additional financial incentive for couples having a second child and offering cash benefits for parents who...

  • Not in Singapore’s interest to reveal size of reserves, says DPM Heng

    1 week ago

    Not in Singapore’s interest to reveal size of reserves, says DPM Heng

    SINGAPORE, Feb 27 — Revealing the size of Singapore’s reserves would be akin to laying bare the country’s defence plan, which will diminish the value of the reserves as a...

  • Room to review wealth taxes but Singapore must still remain attractive to those who work hard, says DPM Heng

    1 week ago

    Room to review wealth taxes but Singapore must still remain attractive to those who work hard, says DPM Heng

    SINGAPORE, Feb 27 — Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said that there is scope to review Singapore’s wealth taxes, but this does not mean that the planned increase to the...

  • Singapore DPM Heng slams Pritam Singh’s independent Budget office idea as ‘wasteful’ in Budget round-up speech

    1 week ago

    Singapore DPM Heng slams Pritam Singh’s independent Budget office idea as ‘wasteful’ in Budget round-up speech

    SINGAPORE, Feb 27 — Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat yesterday hit back at a suggestion by Leader of the Opposition Pritam Singh to form an independent office to scrutinise...

  • Budget round-up: Unemployment insurance not as sustainable as safeguarding jobs, retraining workers, says Singapore DPM Heng

    1 week ago

    Budget round-up: Unemployment insurance not as sustainable as safeguarding jobs, retraining workers, says Singapore DPM Heng

    SINGAPORE, Feb 27 — An unemployment insurance may appear attractive, but it will not be sustainable without longer-term structures to help workers bounce back, Deputy Prime...

  • Singapore to issue ‘tamper-proof’ digital Covid-19 test certificates for travellers departing republic

    1 week ago

    Singapore to issue ‘tamper-proof’ digital Covid-19 test certificates for travellers departing republic

    SINGAPORE, Feb 26 — From March 10, individuals intending to travel out of Singapore will be able to obtain a digital version of their pre-departure Covid-19 test results. This...

  • Singapore records 13 new Covid-19 infections, all imported

    1 week ago

    Singapore records 13 new Covid-19 infections, all imported

    SINGAPORE, Feb 26 — Singapore reported 13 new cases of Covid-19 today, all of them imported. All 13 cases had been placed on stay-home notices upon arrival in Singapore, said...

  • Foreigner, Singaporean wife jailed over breach of stay-home notice to spend night together at hotel

    1 week ago

    Foreigner, Singaporean wife jailed over breach of stay-home notice to spend night together at hotel

    SINGAPORE, Feb 26 — They spent months apart and could not wait to be reunited, so Nigel Skea took a flight to Singapore. The British national was served a two-week stay-home...

  • Deceased found on MRT tracks is 31-year-old man; no foul play suspected, says Singapore police

    1 week ago

    Deceased found on MRT tracks is 31-year-old man; no foul play suspected, says Singapore police

    SINGAPORE, Feb 26 — A man who was run over by a train and later found dead near Kallang MRT Station last night was 31 years old, and the police are investigating the unnatural...

  • Covid-19: Tuition teacher at enrichment centre in Yishun among two new community cases

    1 week ago

    Covid-19: Tuition teacher at enrichment centre in Yishun among two new community cases

    SINGAPORE, Feb 26 — A tuition teacher who works at a Chinese language enrichment centre in Yishun and a work permit holder employed by PSA Corporation made up the two cases of...

  • Singapore needs another 1.2 million workers trained in digital skills by 2025, says report

    1 week ago

    Singapore needs another 1.2 million workers trained in digital skills by 2025, says report

    SINGAPORE, Feb 26 — By 2025, Singapore’s economy would need another 1.2 million digitally skilled workers. This would be a 55 per cent jump from the present 2.2 million in the...

  • A person found dead at Singapore’s Kallang MRT Station, train services between Bugis and Aljunied stations disrupted

    1 week ago

    A person found dead at Singapore’s Kallang MRT Station, train services between Bugis and Aljunied stations disrupted

    SINGAPORE, Feb 26 — MRT train services on a section of the East-West Line were disrupted yesterday evening at around 10pm after a person was found dead at Kallang MRT Station....

  • Fire at Tuas industrial unit: Three workers dead, five in critical condition

    1 week ago

    Fire at Tuas industrial unit: Three workers dead, five in critical condition

    SINGAPORE, Feb 25 — Three workers have died after a fire broke out at an industrial unit in Tuas yesterday and five others are in critical condition.  Two other workers who...

  • Singapore MP moots levy on Employment Pass to rebalance local-foreigner jobs ratio, drawing rebuke from MAS board member

    1 week ago

    Singapore MP moots levy on Employment Pass to rebalance local-foreigner jobs ratio, drawing rebuke from MAS board member

    SINGAPORE, Feb 25 — To correct what he considers a “wage disadvantage” faced by Singaporean workers, Non-Constituency Member of Parliament Leong Mun Wai suggested today that...

  • Ex-bubble tea store owner acquitted of molesting two teen employees in Singapore

    1 week ago

    Ex-bubble tea store owner acquitted of molesting two teen employees in Singapore

    SINGAPORE, Feb 25 — Two teenage employees at a now-defunct bubble tea store did not give evidence that was convincing enough to convict their former employer of molesting them,...

  • Abused maid who died: AG sought murder charge for employer, but went with lesser charge based on evidence, says Singapore minister

    1 week ago

    Abused maid who died: AG sought murder charge for employer, but went with lesser charge based on evidence, says Singapore minister

    SINGAPORE, Feb 25 — The abuse of Myanmar domestic worker Piang Ngaih Don who died five years ago was so egregious that the Attorney-General himself directed prosecutors to press...

  • Ten new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including two in the community

    1 week ago

    Ten new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including two in the community

    SINGAPORE, Feb 25 — Singapore reported 10 new cases of Covid-19 today, of which two were in the community. The other eight were imported and had been placed on...

  • Singapore won’t exit Phase 3 ‘anytime soon’ despite Covid-19 outbreaks easing in some countries, says senior minister

    1 week ago

    Singapore won’t exit Phase 3 ‘anytime soon’ despite Covid-19 outbreaks easing in some countries, says senior minister

    SINGAPORE, Feb 25 — Singapore will not move out of the third phase of its reopening “anytime soon”, even as Covid-19 outbreaks in some parts of the world have abated in...

  • Singapore Budget 2021 debate: Workers’ Party renews call for independent Budget office to ensure greater fiscal transparency

    1 week ago

    Singapore Budget 2021 debate: Workers’ Party renews call for independent Budget office to ensure greater fiscal transparency

    SINGAPORE, Feb 25 — Leader of the Opposition Pritam Singh yesterday renewed the Workers’ Party’s (WP) call for an independent fiscal office that would look into how...

  • Budget 2021 debate: Unemployment insurance in Singapore? MPs discuss protection for those who lose their jobs

    1 week ago

    Budget 2021 debate: Unemployment insurance in Singapore? MPs discuss protection for those who lose their jobs

    SINGAPORE, Feb 25 — Three Members of Parliament (MPs) suggested yesterday that it may be time for Singapore to consider a form of unemployment insurance to help those who lose...

  • Budget 2021 debate: MPs question timing of petrol price hikes when Singapore lacks electric vehicle infrastructure

    1 week ago

    Budget 2021 debate: MPs question timing of petrol price hikes when Singapore lacks electric vehicle infrastructure

    SINGAPORE, Feb 25 — Several Members of Parliament (MPs) from both sides of the political aisle have questioned the timing of the petrol duty increases, even before Singapore has...