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S’pore’s interests are not served by rushing to judgments

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:00
While some of the actions taken by the Donald Trump administration have dealt a blow to American credibility, it is wrong to suggest that nothing the new United States government has done is right, said Ambassador-at -Large Bilahari Kausikan. Speaking on...

Panel to explore ways to make public transport more family-friendly

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - A new advisory panel has been formed to make recommendations on developing a more family-friendly public transport system, Senior Minister of State (Transport) Lam Pin Min said yesterday. The panel will be co-chaired by Mr Richard Magnus,...

Vault door, window in spotlight in SRA-SGC defamation trial

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - A dispute surrounding the installation of a vault door and an issuing window took centre stage on the third day of a defamation trial between Singapore Rifle Association (SRA) and Singapore Gun Club (SGC) president Michael Vaz Lorrain. The trial,...

Islamic teachers urged to beef up online content to counter terror rhetoric

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - With the "battle for the hearts and minds" of young Malay-Muslim Singaporeans now being waged online, Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim urged asatizahs (religious teachers) here to continue to strengthen their online presence and...

Rejection of Malay worker worrying: Maliki Osman

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:00
Recounting a recent incident in which a Chinese woman shut out a Malay man responding to a work call outside her home, Dr Mohamad Maliki Osman said that it was "worrying" and such behaviour must be corrected because it is divisive. The Senior Minister of...

Domestic helper a suspect in Bedok double murder case

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:19
SINGAPORE - A female Indonesian domestic helper is believed to have killed the elderly couple in their Bedok Reservoir Road home, although their neighbours were not aware that the couple were living with anyone else.  TODAY understands that the Indonesian is...

Blackout hits 313@somerset shopping mall on Orchard Road

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:55
SINGAPORE - Parts of 313@somerset shopping mall plunged into darkness for slightly over an hour on Thursday (June 22) evening after a power trip. Ms Cheryl Goh, General Manager, 313@somerset, confirmed that the blackout occurred at 7.10pm. Power was restored...

Man, 47, arrested for throwing ofo bike off 15th floor of Boon Keng flat

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:15
SINGAPORE - A 47-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly throwing a bicycle down from a Housing Development Board (HDB) flat along Upper Boon Keng Road, police said on Thursday (June 22). Police said it first received a report about the incident at Blk...

Why Singaporeans need to understand country's foreign policy

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:55
In today's fast-changing world, it is crucial for Singaporeans to take an interest in and understand the fundamentals of the country's foreign policy, so that they do not become easily influenced by external forces, said former Senior Minister S Jayakumar. He...

NHB 'clerical error' sparks more allegations in Lee family dispute

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:20
SINGAPORE - The National Heritage Board (NHB) said on Thursday (June 22) that a clerical error resulted in wrongly recorded dates which were at the centre of more allegations in the dispute among the Lee siblings over their family home on 38 Oxley Road.  In...

Ministerial panels aren’t rare or mysterious, they ensure key issues get attention: DPM Tharman

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:17
SINGAPORE - Ministerial committees, such as the one weighing the options for the house on 38 Oxley Road, are neither mysterious nor rare, and are designed to ensure that the country's long-term interests are served, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman...

16-year-old arrested for armed robbery in Yishun

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:38
SINGAPORE - A 16-year-old male has been arrested in relation to a case of armed robbery at Yishun Ave 5 on Monday (June 19), police said on Thursday (June 22). The teenager is suspected to have robbed a shop armed with a knife at around 10.55pm on Monday....

Duo who scammed 4 shops with fake watches jailed 14 months each

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:00
SINGAPORE - Passing off their counterfeit watches as genuine luxury timepieces, two men from Hong Kong cheated four shops here of nearly S$19,000 over two days. On Wednesday (June 21), Cheung Siu Wa, 50, and his godson Chow Chun Tung, 33, were each sentenced...

MHA probes online post defending preacher whose books were banned

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:00
SINGAPORE - A Facebook post defending local religious preacher Rasul Dahri - whose books were recently banned here - is being investigated by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), said Communications and Information Minister Yaacob Ibrahim on Thursday (June...

Metro scion Ong Jenn to be sentenced on July 12 over drug possession charges

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 04:34
SINGAPORE - The prosecution on Thursday (June 22) called for a three-year jail sentence to be imposed on Ong Jenn, the scion of Metro Holdings who had earlier admitted to attempted possession of cannabis. It noted that he had admitted to the daily abuse of...

Istana holds open house on Sunday to celebrate Hari Raya Puasa

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 04:10
SINGAPORE - Music performances, a display of birds from the Wildlife Reserves Singapore and a guided nature walk are just some of the programmes that visitors can look forward to during the Hari Raya Istana Open House on Sunday (June 25). The official...

Maxwell Chambers Suites the new name for Red Dot Traffic building

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 03:17
SINGAPORE - A second annexe block will be built to meet the strong demand for office space at the former Red Dot Traffic building at Maxwell Road. The additional block will add 3,500 sq ft of office space, on top of the 120,000 sq ft original expansion plan...

Nine new eateries, including three hawker stalls, on Michelin's Bib Gourmand list

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 02:55
SINGAPORE - Thirty-eight eateries including nine new entrants have made it to the Michelin Guide Singapore's Bib Gourmand list for 2017, up from 34 in the inaugural edition last year. Hawker stalls Ah Er Soup at ABC Brickworks Market, Zai Shun Curry Fish Head...

TODAY's morning brief for Thursday, June 22

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 22:30
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URA launches tender for Beach Road site

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) will launch a public tender for a commercial site on the Reserve List at Beach Road, after receiving an application from an unnamed developer at a bid price of not less than S$1.138 billion. The land parcel...