Singapore

  • Singapore GE: AWARE criticises PAP’s analogy to SDP’s population claims for being ‘insensitive’ to domestic violence victims

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    Singapore GE: AWARE criticises PAP’s analogy to SDP’s population claims for being ‘insensitive’ to domestic violence victims

    SINGAPORE, July 5 — The Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) has criticised a statement made by the People’s Action Party (PAP), where the party used an...

  • Singapore GE: PM Lee urges Sengkang voters not to settle for ‘PAP-lite’ WP

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    Singapore GE: PM Lee urges Sengkang voters not to settle for ‘PAP-lite’ WP

    SINGAPORE, July 5 — The People’s Action Party’s (PAP) secretary-general Lee Hsien Loong lent support to its four-men team that is contesting in Sengkang Group...

  • Singapore election: 101 overseas voters not able to vote due to system glitch

    3 days ago

    Singapore election: 101 overseas voters not able to vote due to system glitch

    SINGAPORE, July 4 — A total of 101 overseas Singaporeans will not be able to vote in the upcoming General Election due to a glitch in an Immigration and Checkpoints Authority...

  • Covid-19: 185 new cases in Singapore, nine in community

    3 days ago

    Covid-19: 185 new cases in Singapore, nine in community

    SINGAPORE, July 4 — Into the third week of phase two of re-opening the economy, Singapore today reported another 185 new cases of Covid-19 infection over the past 24 hours with...

  • By early 2021, 200 parcel lockers to be set up islandwide in Singapore — a year ahead of schedule

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    By early 2021, 200 parcel lockers to be set up islandwide in Singapore — a year ahead of schedule

    SINGAPORE, July 4 — The set-up of a nationwide parcel locker network has sped up, such that by the first quarter of next year, 200 parcel lockers will be put up around the...

  • Covid-19: Singapore cinemas to reopen from July 13 after being closed since late March

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    Covid-19: Singapore cinemas to reopen from July 13 after being closed since late March

    SINGAPORE, July 4 — After a wait of more than three months, movie fans itching to catch the latest blockbusters at the cinema will be able to do so from July 13, the Infocomm...

  • Singapore GE2020: How to woo voters' hearts? Some candidates use the power of poetry

    3 days ago

    Singapore GE2020: How to woo voters' hearts? Some candidates use the power of poetry

    SINGAPORE, July 4 — Amid the sharp barbs and heavy policy debates of the hustings, a few candidates in the 2020 General Election (GE) are choosing to woo voters through poetry...

  • Singapore's Pofma Office issues correction directions to three people, Facebook page for posting screenshot, linking to article on ‘10 million population’ plan

    3 days ago

    Singapore's Pofma Office issues correction directions to three people, Facebook page for posting screenshot, linking to article on ‘10 million population’ plan

    SINGAPORE, July 4 — The Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (Pofma) Office has been instructed to issue correction directions to several Facebook users and a...

  • Singapore GE2020: PAP should raise concerns on 10 million population figure with The Straits Times, says SDP

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    Singapore GE2020: PAP should raise concerns on 10 million population figure with The Straits Times, says SDP

    SINGAPORE, July 4 — The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) is digging in its heels over the controversy on whether the Government, under the People’s Action Party (PAP), in...

  • Singapore GE2020: PAP says SDP’s Chee Soon Juan hasn’t changed, expected better of Paul Tambyah in dispute over ‘10 million population’ claim

    3 days ago

    Singapore GE2020: PAP says SDP’s Chee Soon Juan hasn’t changed, expected better of Paul Tambyah in dispute over ‘10 million population’ claim

    SINGAPORE, July 4 —  The People’s Action Party (PAP) has expressed its disappointment at the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) and its two leaders, Dr Chee Soon Juan and...

  • GE2020: ‘Unfair’ that East Coast GRC voters face dilemma of electing PM-in-waitng or Opposition, says WP

    4 days ago

    GE2020: ‘Unfair’ that East Coast GRC voters face dilemma of electing PM-in-waitng or Opposition, says WP

    SINGAPORE, July 3 — The surprise move by the ruling party’s heavyweight Heng Swee Keat to contest East Coast Group Representation Constituency (GRC) has thrown up an...

  • GE2020: PAP’s Heng speaks out against SDP’s ‘bogeyman’, says candidates must have integrity and honesty

    4 days ago

    GE2020: PAP’s Heng speaks out against SDP’s ‘bogeyman’, says candidates must have integrity and honesty

    SINGAPORE, July 3 — The People’s Action Party’s first assistant secretary-general Heng Swee Keat on Friday (July 3) underscored the importance of integrity and honesty among...

  • Singapore records 169 new Covid-19 cases

    4 days ago

    Singapore records 169 new Covid-19 cases

    SINGAPORE, July 3 — Singapore today reported 169 cases new cases of Covid-19 infection over  the past 24 hours with 11 cases in the community, taking the republic’s...

  • Singapore GE: Candidates for constituencies including Aljunied, Ang Mo Kio and Bukit Panjang to kick off political broadcasts today

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    Singapore GE: Candidates for constituencies including Aljunied, Ang Mo Kio and Bukit Panjang to kick off political broadcasts today

    SINGAPORE, July 3 — The first round of Constituency Political Broadcasts (CPBs) for the General Election will start today, with candidates from five constituencies making their...

  • Singapore GE: Govt should ‘make clear’ fiscal projections so public can assess need for GST hike, says WP’s Pritam Singh

    4 days ago

    Singapore GE: Govt should ‘make clear’ fiscal projections so public can assess need for GST hike, says WP’s Pritam Singh

    SINGAPORE, July 3 — The Government should make clear its revenue and expenditure projections for the rest of the decade so that Singaporeans can properly assess whether a hike...

  • Singapore FE: Opposition hit with misinfo law before polls

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    Singapore FE: Opposition hit with misinfo law before polls

    SINGAPORE, July 3 — Singapore’s government has used a controversial online misinformation law to order an opposition party to correct a social media post, days after...

  • Singapore GE: PM Lee joins new PAP candidate Yip Hon Weng on Yio Chu Kang walkabout

    4 days ago

    Singapore GE: PM Lee joins new PAP candidate Yip Hon Weng on Yio Chu Kang walkabout

    SINGAPORE, July 3 — People’s Action Party (PAP) secretary-general Lee Hsien Loong hit the campaign trail with the party’s candidate for Yio Chu Kang Single Member...

  • Singapore GE: PAP should not try to ‘fool, frighten’ voters about change in Govt, says Tan Cheng Bock

    4 days ago

    Singapore GE: PAP should not try to ‘fool, frighten’ voters about change in Govt, says Tan Cheng Bock

    SINGAPORE, July 3 — It is “very unlikely” that the People’s Action Party would be ousted from government after the general election (GE), and the ruling party should not...

  • Singapore govt expands scope of Covid-19 testing to include possible close contacts of infected patients

    4 days ago

    Singapore govt expands scope of Covid-19 testing to include possible close contacts of infected patients

    SINGAPORE, July 3 — The health authorities are expanding the scope of their Covid-19 testing regime by swabbing possible close contacts of those who have caught the infection....

  • Singapore GE: PAP’s Ong Ye Kung takes down Facebook video that infringed electoral rules

    4 days ago

    Singapore GE: PAP’s Ong Ye Kung takes down Facebook video that infringed electoral rules

    SINGAPORE, July 3 — Ong Ye Kung from the People’s Action Party (PAP) has removed a Facebook video of himself chatting with a young boy after he was told by the...

  • Singapore GE: At 80, ‘hypebeast’ Tan Cheng Bock becomes an unexpected Instagram sensation

    4 days ago

    Singapore GE: At 80, ‘hypebeast’ Tan Cheng Bock becomes an unexpected Instagram sensation

    SINGAPORE, July 3 — A day after revealing on Instagram that the spectacles he wears do not have lenses, Progress Singapore Party (PSP) chief Tan Cheng Bock stepped out for...

  • Singapore GE: PAP says SDP’s population size falsehood renders campaign ‘pointless’, calls into question its integrity

    4 days ago

    Singapore GE: PAP says SDP’s population size falsehood renders campaign ‘pointless’, calls into question its integrity

    SINGAPORE, July 3 — The People’s Action Party (PAP) has hit back at Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chief Chee Soon Juan over his election slogan which is based on its claims...

  • Singapore GE: PAP’s Chan Chun Sing calls for careful scrutiny of opposition manifestos, as the parties ‘can possibly replace the Govt’

    4 days ago

    Singapore GE: PAP’s Chan Chun Sing calls for careful scrutiny of opposition manifestos, as the parties ‘can possibly replace the Govt’

    SINGAPORE, July 3 — Chan Chun Sing from the People’s Action Party (PAP) is scrutinising the manifestos of the three biggest opposition parties because should they win enough...

  • Singapore GE: A WhatsApp election? Messaging apps abuzz with political news and discussions among young and old

    4 days ago

    Singapore GE: A WhatsApp election? Messaging apps abuzz with political news and discussions among young and old

    SINGAPORE, July 3 — Leading up to this General Election (GE), WhatsApp and Telegram chat groups are buzzing more than in past elections with copious amounts of news...

  • Singapore GE: Police investigate 13-year-old boy, 51-year-old man over separate cases of alleged damage to election posters

    5 days ago

    Singapore GE: Police investigate 13-year-old boy, 51-year-old man over separate cases of alleged damage to election posters

    SINGAPORE, July 2 — A 13-year-old boy and 51-year-old man are under investigation over separate incidents of allegedly damaging Progress Singapore Party (PSP) election posters...

  • Singapore GE2020 party broadcasts: PAP has ‘delivered what we promised’, but Opposition warn against having an unchecked ruling party

    5 days ago

    Singapore GE2020 party broadcasts: PAP has ‘delivered what we promised’, but Opposition warn against having an unchecked ruling party

    SINGAPORE, July 2 — The first party political broadcast kicked off today, with candidates from seven political parties giving speeches on why Singaporeans should vote for them...

  • Singapore GE: WP hits back at ‘PAP-lite’ comment, says ‘proof of pudding is in the eating’

    5 days ago

    Singapore GE: WP hits back at ‘PAP-lite’ comment, says ‘proof of pudding is in the eating’

    SINGAPORE, July 2 — The opposition Workers’ Party (WP) has hit back at the People’s Action Party’s (PAP) claim that it is a “lite” version of the ruling party. Today,...

  • Singapore GE: Opposition chiefs decry NCMP scheme as a PAP ‘ploy’, ask voters to question ruling party’s intentions

    5 days ago

    Singapore GE: Opposition chiefs decry NCMP scheme as a PAP ‘ploy’, ask voters to question ruling party’s intentions

    SINGAPORE, July 2 — The Progress Singapore Party chief Tan Cheng Bock said today that if he were to be offered a seat as a Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP), he would...

  • ‘I didn’t say Singapore should plan to increase population to 10 million’, says PAP’s Heng Swee Keat

    5 days ago

    ‘I didn’t say Singapore should plan to increase population to 10 million’, says PAP’s Heng Swee Keat

    SINGAPORE, July 2 — The Government has never proposed or targeted an increase of Singapore’s population to 10 million, said People’s Action Party (PAP) first assistant...

  • Covid-19: 188 new cases in Singapore, 10 in community

    5 days ago

    Covid-19: 188 new cases in Singapore, 10 in community

    SINGAPORE, July 2 — Singapore today reported 188 new cases of Covid-19 infection with 10 cases in the community, taking the republic’s tally to 44,310 cases. According to...

  • Singapore GE: Workers’ Party leaders apologise for absence from Mandarin live TV debate

    5 days ago

    Singapore GE: Workers’ Party leaders apologise for absence from Mandarin live TV debate

    SINGAPORE, July 2 — The top brass of the Workers’ Party (WP) has apologised for not sending a representative to a live Mandarin debate on national television yesterday. WP...

  • Singapore student, 23, missing after being swept away by waves along Australian coast

    5 days ago

    Singapore student, 23, missing after being swept away by waves along Australian coast

    SINGAPORE, July 2 — A 23-year-old Singaporean student has gone missing after being swept away by waves off the coast of Western Australia, reported Australia’s ABC News on...

  • Singapore GE: Progress Singapore Party questions PAP’s decision not to send younger leader to live TV debate

    5 days ago

    Singapore GE: Progress Singapore Party questions PAP’s decision not to send younger leader to live TV debate

    SINGAPORE, JULY 2 — Progress Singapore Party (PSP) chief Dr Tan Cheng Bock said he was surprised that veteran politician Dr Vivian Balakrishnan was the representative of the...