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Opposition parties criticise Future Economy report

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 16:45
SINGAPORE - The report put out by the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) on Thursday (Feb 9) has been criticised by members of the Opposition, who called it lacking in bold and aggressive measures to address the problems Singapore faces. In a media...

Auction of art, ESM Goh’s personal items to raise funds for TODAY charity

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 16:24
SINGAPORE - Special-needs artists will auction off their artworks as part of a fund-raising dinner to be held for the TODAY Enable Fund. The four original artworks and three colour-accented prints by six autistic artists feature nature, animals and...

Singapore banks likely to report profit slump amid oil sector stress: Analysts

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 16:15
SINGAPORE - DBS Group Holdings and smaller rival United Overseas Bank (UOB) are set to report their lowest quarterly profit in at least two years, hurt by bad loan provisions for a battered oil services sector, a survey of analysts by Reuters has...

‘Too soon’ to call property market recovery despite renewed interest: Redas president

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 16:15
SINGAPORE - Despite the renewed interest in residential launches in recent months, it is "still too soon" to conclude that a market recovery is in sight, Real Estate Developers' Association of Singapore (Redas) president Augustine Tan said on Friday (Feb 10),...

What the CFE report left unsaid 
is critical to future success

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 16:10
The dust has barely settled with the release of the Report of the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE), and already commentators are out in droves scrutinising the minutia of the strategies. No doubt the debates will continue, especially during Budget 2017...

New campaign focuses on greater acceptance for people with disabilities

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 16:00
SINGAPORE - Hit by a bus while on a business trip in Paris in 2011, Mr Rajan Raju was paralysed from the neck down. But the corporate high-flier - who has regained much of his mobility and even attempted marathons again nearly six years on - said he prefers...

Certis Cisco officer dies after being hit by car at Tuas Checkpoint

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 15:40
SINGAPORE - A 33-year-old Certis Cisco officer was killed on Friday morning (Feb 10) after he was knocked down by a car while on duty at the Tuas Checkpoint. TODAY understands that Lance Corporal (Auxiliary Police Force) Norman Samri, together with two other...

Singapore’s total fertility rate dips but more marriages recorded last year

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 15:10
SINGAPORE - Fewer babies were born last year, after the previous year saw highest number of births in over a decade. A total of 33,161 Singaporeans babies were born last year, a shade under the 33,725 babies born in 2015.  Total fertility rate (TFR) stood at...

Indonesia, Singapore bring maritime treaty into force

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 14:45
SINGAPORE - Indonesia and Singapore have brought into force a landmark maritime boundary treaty, and jointly announced that the two nations would celebrate the 50th anniversary of bilateral relations this year. At a ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

Four winners share S$12 million prize in TOTO Hongbao draw

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 14:14
SINGAPORE - Four people will be splitting S$12,001,648, after their numbers were picked in Friday's (Feb 10) TOTO Hong Bao draw. The winning numbers were 2, 7, 24, 27, 29, 34 with the additional number of 21. The draw was held at Singapore Pools main branch...

Nurse upset by defence’s questions about intimate messages to attacker

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 14:10
SINGAPORE - Emotions ran high in the attempted murder trial of healthcare assistant Varadharajan Mahadevan Mahadevan on Friday (Feb 10), when the victim had an outburst on the witness stand while questioned by the defence lawyer, who was trying to disprove...

Sengkang LRT services interrupted on Friday evening due to power fault , loud 'boom' heard by nearby residents

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 13:01
SINGAPORE - Services on the eastern loop of the Sengkang Light Rail Transit (LRT) was interrupted for about 90 minutes on Friday night (Feb 10) due to a power fault. Some commuters and nearby residents in the area took to social media to report what they...

Police looking into allegedly inappropriate comments made by officer

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 12:58
SINGAPORE - The police are looking into the allegations of inappropriate comments made by one of its female officers while attending to a complaint relating to an alleged molest case, as it revealed that an arrest has been made over the molest report. The...

Cat found behind hospital in Yishun killed by dogs: AVA

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 12:35
SINGAPORE - Animal abuse has been ruled out as the cause of death for one of the cats found in Yishun on Thursday (Feb 9), with the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore  (AVA) saying that closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage showed the...

Woman scammed by fake online romeo

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 12:00
SINGAPORE - After befriending a man who appeared to be a Caucasian on Facebook and spending time communicating with him, Jenny (not her real name), who is in her 50s, fell head over heels with the person, who went by the name "J Carl". So enamoured was Jenny...

Rail network hit by 3 disruptions in a day

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 11:04
SINGAPORE - Commuters were hit by three rail breakdowns at different parts of the island on Friday (Feb 10) - one on the North-South Line (NSL) and two on the Light Rail Transit (LRT) lines - beginning from the morning till late in the evening. The day began...

DBS sells PwC Building in S$747 million deal

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 10:55
SINGAPORE - DBS Group Holdings said on Friday (Feb 10) it has agreed to sell PwC Building at Cross Street to an indirect subsidiary of Manulife Financial Corp in a deal that values the 28-storey office tower at S$747 million. The deal is done through the sale...

Restaurant at Changi Airport to close for two weeks after selling ‘unclean’ food

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 10:40
SINGAPORE - A restaurant at Changi Airport Terminal 2 will be closed for two weeks starting next Monday (Feb 13) after it was found to have sold unclean food. In a suspension notice posted on its website on Friday (Feb 10), the National Environment Agency...

SAF regular serviceman dies after collapsing in camp

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 10:35
SINGAPORE - A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) regular serviceman died on Friday (Feb 10) after he lost consciousness while in camp, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement. Second Warrant Officer (2WO) Sim Poh Wah, 44, had lost consciousness in Pasir Laba...

Too soon to discuss China replacing US in TPP: Iswaran

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 09:25
SINGAPORE - It is too early to think about other countries like China joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership after US president Donald Trump withdrew his country from the trade pact, says Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran. Asked if Singapore...