Singapore

  • Unauthorised land clearing in Kranji, Singapore: JTC deputy director, senior project manager among three charged with multiple offences

    3 weeks ago

    Unauthorised land clearing in Kranji, Singapore: JTC deputy director, senior project manager among three charged with multiple offences

    SINGAPORE, April 22 — Two officers from site developer JTC Corporation as well as a consultancy firm employee were hauled to court on Friday (April 22) and charged with various...

  • How effective is the Covid-19 oral drug molnupiravir and how can it help Singapore?

    3 weeks ago

    How effective is the Covid-19 oral drug molnupiravir and how can it help Singapore?

    SINGAPORE, April 22 — The prospect of popping a pill in order to treat Covid-19 made a couple of advances on Tuesday (April 19). First, one such drug, molnupiravir,...

  • 3 weeks ago

    Singapore monetary authority issues prohibition orders, takes civil penalty action against two former CIMB traders

     SINGAPORE, April 25 — The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has imposed civil penalties and issued prohibition orders (POs) against two former CIMB Securities...

  • Zouk, other clubs in Singapore reopen to full houses, queues amid crowd control measures

    3 weeks ago

    Zouk, other clubs in Singapore reopen to full houses, queues amid crowd control measures

    SINGAPORE, April 21 — Kriti Tulsian and her three friends were hoping for a fun night on the dance floor yesterday but had their hopes dashed when they were turned away from...

  • Singapore and New Zealand ink agreement to collaborate on sustainable aviation

    3 weeks ago

    Singapore and New Zealand ink agreement to collaborate on sustainable aviation

    SINGAPORE, April 21 — The aviation sector cannot go back to business-as-usual and must adopt sustainable initiatives in a post-Covid world, Transport Minister S Iswaran and...

  • Russian envoy presents credentials to Singapore President Halimah, seeks to build cordial ties

    3 weeks ago

    Russian envoy presents credentials to Singapore President Halimah, seeks to build cordial ties

    SINGAPORE, April 21 — Russia’s new Ambassador to Singapore Nikolay Kudashev presented his credentials to President Halimah Yacob on Tuesday (April 19), and later remarked that...

  • Caning, 18 weeks' jail for Singapore father,  who used spy camera to film 13-year-old daughter changing clothes

    3 weeks ago

    Caning, 18 weeks' jail for Singapore father, who used spy camera to film 13-year-old daughter changing clothes

    SINGAPORE, April 20  — After buying a spy camera disguised as a USB charger, a man fixed the device in his 13-year-old daughter’s bedroom and recorded a few video clips...

  • Jacinda Ardern visit: Singapore, New Zealand to work closely on climate change, including sustainable aviation

    3 weeks ago

    Jacinda Ardern visit: Singapore, New Zealand to work closely on climate change, including sustainable aviation

    SINGAPORE, April 20 — The prime ministers of Singapore and New Zealand yesterday agreed to work closely on addressing climate change and a green economy, including the area of...

  • Singapore health authority grants interim authorisation for oral Covid-19 drug molnupiravir

    3 weeks ago

    Singapore health authority grants interim authorisation for oral Covid-19 drug molnupiravir

    SINGAPORE, April 19 — The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) today granted interim authorisation for the use of molnupiravir as an oral treatment for mild to moderate Covid-19....

  • Singapore High Court dismisses appeal by nurse who was jailed seven years for poisoning two infants with sleeping pills

    3 weeks ago

    Singapore High Court dismisses appeal by nurse who was jailed seven years for poisoning two infants with sleeping pills

    SINGAPORE, April 19 — A freelance nurse who fed sleeping pills to two infants she was babysitting in 2016 has lost an appeal against her conviction and seven-year jail sentence....

  • In Singapore, serial drug offender who sexually assaulted young niece after showing her porn clip jailed for 14 years

    3 weeks ago

    In Singapore, serial drug offender who sexually assaulted young niece after showing her porn clip jailed for 14 years

    SINGAPORE, April 19 — A repeat drug offender who sexually assaulted his niece while she was just six to seven years old after showing her a pornographic clip he was watching was...

  • Nightclubs in Singapore prepare to reopen after two years, but stand ready to eject those who flout Covid-19 rules

    3 weeks ago

    Nightclubs in Singapore prepare to reopen after two years, but stand ready to eject those who flout Covid-19 rules

    SINGAPORE, April 19 — After being shut for more than two years, Club Rumours is all pumped up to welcome back patrons although it’s also wary that it may have to turn away...

  • CAAS: Singapore’s air traffic rebounds to almost a third of pre-Covid levels, on track to hit 50pc in 2022

    3 weeks ago

    CAAS: Singapore’s air traffic rebounds to almost a third of pre-Covid levels, on track to hit 50pc in 2022

    SINGAPORE, April 19 — Singapore’s air traffic volume has reached almost a third of pre-Covid levels just over two weeks after removing most restrictions on air...

  • Singapore PAP cadres back choice of Lawrence Wong as PM successor, say he has gained trust and support from handling of Covid-19

    4 weeks ago

    Singapore PAP cadres back choice of Lawrence Wong as PM successor, say he has gained trust and support from handling of Covid-19

    SINGAPORE, April 17 — People’s Action Party cadres interviewed by TODAY said they back the choice of Finance Minister Lawrence Wong as the new leader of Singapore’s fourth...

  • ‘It’s about time’: Singapore buskers ecstatic to return to the streets with live music after two-year wait

    4 weeks ago

    ‘It’s about time’: Singapore buskers ecstatic to return to the streets with live music after two-year wait

    SINGAPORE, April 17 — When musician duo Jean Low and Tang Yuen Wai heard the news that live music performances including busking would be allowed again from March 29, they...

  • Lawrence Wong not being a unanimous pick for Singapore top job a ‘natural outcome’ of more robust, inclusive process, say analysts

    4 weeks ago

    Lawrence Wong not being a unanimous pick for Singapore top job a ‘natural outcome’ of more robust, inclusive process, say analysts

    SINGAPORE, April 17 — The fact that Finance Minister Lawrence Wong was not the unanimous choice among his peers as the leader of the fourth generation team does not indicate any...

  • Singapore PM: No date set yet for leadership handover, factors include ‘best strategy to fight next general election

    1 month ago

    Singapore PM: No date set yet for leadership handover, factors include ‘best strategy to fight next general election

    SINGAPORE, April 16 — No date has been set yet for Singapore’s next political leadership transition, with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong saying there are several factors to...

  • Singapore PM Lee stresses need for ministers to be ‘team players’, says an effective PM must be able to trust and rely on his team

    1 month ago

    Singapore PM Lee stresses need for ministers to be ‘team players’, says an effective PM must be able to trust and rely on his team

    SINGAPORE, April 16 — An effective prime minister must be able to trust and rely on his team, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today, and Singapore’s fourth-generation (4G)...

  • With full support of Cabinet and party caucus, Lawrence Wong says building fourth generation team to steer Singapore a priority

    1 month ago

    With full support of Cabinet and party caucus, Lawrence Wong says building fourth generation team to steer Singapore a priority

    SINGAPORE, April 16 — While he was not a unanimous choice among his colleagues to be their leader, albeit an overwhelming one, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said today he does...

  • Former minister: 15 out of 19 leaders consulted chose Lawrence Wong as top pick to succeed as Singapore PM, with no close second

    1 month ago

    Former minister: 15 out of 19 leaders consulted chose Lawrence Wong as top pick to succeed as Singapore PM, with no close second

    SINGAPORE, April 16 — A total of 15 out of 19 individuals canvassed, including a number of fourth generation (4G) leaders, chose Finance Minister Lawrence Wong to head their...

  • Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong names finance minister Lawrence Wong as his successor

    1 month ago

    Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong names finance minister Lawrence Wong as his successor

    SINGAPORE, April 16 — Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said today that Finance Minister Lawrence Wong would succeed him as the city-state’s leader. Wong was chosen...

  • ‘Humbled and grateful’, Lawrence Wong says he and 4G team will strive to earn Singaporeans’ trust and support

    1 month ago

    ‘Humbled and grateful’, Lawrence Wong says he and 4G team will strive to earn Singaporeans’ trust and support

    SINGAPORE, April 15 — Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said on Thursday (April 14) that he was humbled and grateful for the trust and confidence of his colleagues, after being...

  • Analysts: Shining in key roles gives Lawrence Wong edge in Singapore’s 4G leadership selection

    1 month ago

    Analysts: Shining in key roles gives Lawrence Wong edge in Singapore’s 4G leadership selection

    SINGAPORE, April 15 — The fourth-generation (4G) leaders’ pick of Finance Minister Lawrence Wong as their team leader to succeed Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was not a...

  • Once Singapore PM’s principal private secretary, Lawrence Wong now set to succeed him in top job

    1 month ago

    Once Singapore PM’s principal private secretary, Lawrence Wong now set to succeed him in top job

    SINGAPORE, April 15 — Finance Minister Lawrence Wong, who once served as the principal private secretary to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, now looks set to succeed him in the...

  • Singapore PM Lee says Lawrence Wong ‘overwhelming’ Cabinet pick as his successor

    1 month ago

    Singapore PM Lee says Lawrence Wong ‘overwhelming’ Cabinet pick as his successor

    SINGAPORE, April 14 — Finance Minister Lawrence Wong has been named by Cabinet ministers as the leader of the fourth generation of Singapore’s political leadership, or 4G. In...

  • Singapore’s Gambas Ave crash: 20-year-old motorcyclist in ICU as family worries about mounting hospital bills

    1 month ago

    Singapore’s Gambas Ave crash: 20-year-old motorcyclist in ICU as family worries about mounting hospital bills

    SINGAPORE, April 14 — The fatal accident at Gambas Avenue on Sunday, which killed a food delivery rider, also left another young motorcyclist, 20-year-old Muhammad Alif Rykell...

  • First wave of F1 Singapore night race tickets sell out as fans slam online ticketing system

    1 month ago

    First wave of F1 Singapore night race tickets sell out as fans slam online ticketing system

    SINGAPORE, April 14 — The first wave of tickets to this year’s Formula One (F1) Singapore Grand Prix (GP) sold out in six hours on Wednesday (April 13), but not without...

  • ICA: Health declaration no longer needed at land checkpoints for vaccinated Singapore residents, long-term pass holders

    1 month ago

    ICA: Health declaration no longer needed at land checkpoints for vaccinated Singapore residents, long-term pass holders

    SINGAPORE, April 13 — Health declarations will no longer be required for vaccinated Singapore residents and long-term pass holders arriving via the land checkpoints from Friday...

  • Heart inflammation risk after Covid-19 vaccination 'very low' based on international data, Singapore study finds

    1 month ago

    Heart inflammation risk after Covid-19 vaccination 'very low' based on international data, Singapore study finds

    SINGAPORE, April 13 — The overall risk of heart inflammation after a Covid-19 vaccination is “very low” and even smaller than that for some vaccines against other diseases...

  • Govt didn't always get it right during Covid-19 but it must be prepared to make tough judgement calls, says Singapore PM Lee

    1 month ago

    Govt didn't always get it right during Covid-19 but it must be prepared to make tough judgement calls, says Singapore PM Lee

    SINGAPORE, April 13 — Acknowledging again that the government did not get every call right during the Covid-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong told top civil servants...

  • Senior lawyer in Singapore suspended 15 months for posting plagiarism claims on Facebook before judge’s ruling

    1 month ago

    Senior lawyer in Singapore suspended 15 months for posting plagiarism claims on Facebook before judge’s ruling

    SINGAPORE, April 12 — When the High Court was still deliberating on a criminal appeal he was handling, Zero Nalpon wrote in a public Facebook group that a district judge had...

  • Singapore Food Agency recalls four more Kinder chocolate products over contamination concerns

    1 month ago

    Singapore Food Agency recalls four more Kinder chocolate products over contamination concerns

    SINGAPORE, April 12 — The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has issued a recall for four additional Kinder products from Belgium due to the possible presence of the Salmonella...

  • Singapore doctor linked to anti-vaccine group Healing the Divide allegedly charged up to S$1,500 for a fake Covid-19 dose

    1 month ago

    Singapore doctor linked to anti-vaccine group Healing the Divide allegedly charged up to S$1,500 for a fake Covid-19 dose

    SINGAPORE, April 12 — General practitioner Jipson Quah allegedly charged at least three people S$1,000 (RM3,102) to S$1,500 for fake Covid-19 jabs. In place of a Covid-19...