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Apex court dismisses appeal on Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s interview transcripts

4 hours 7 min ago
SINGAPORE - The Court of Appeal on Thursday (Aug 18) dismissed an appeal by Dr Lee Wei Ling and Mr Lee Hsien Yang for all rights to late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew's interview transcripts from the 1980s. Their rights to the copyright of the...

Convict gets extra jail time, strokes of cane for assaulting fellow inmate

6 hours 16 min ago
SINGAPORE - A convict who launched a "brutal and vicious" attack on his fellow prison inmate, who lost an eye after the assault, is getting another four-and-a-half years in jail and seven strokes of the cane. Muhammad Noh Faizal Sa'at, 27, yesterday pleaded...

Okay for premature Muslim babies to draw from milk bank, says Muis

7 hours 15 min ago
SINGAPORE - Premature Muslim babies are allowed to draw from the milk bank if their mothers are unable to lactate, said a legal ruling, or fatwa, released by the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis). The establishment of a milk bank for premature...

Evening peak-hour train delays on North-South Line lasted over 2 hours

8 hours 24 min ago
SINGAPORE - A signalling fault near Ang Mo Kio MRT Station caused train service delays on the North-South Line during rush hour on Thursday (Aug 17) evening, with some passengers stuck on trains for 40 minutes. Transport operator SMRT put out a tweet at...

Singapore raps Utusan for ‘false assertions’ on Elected Presidency

9 hours 9 min ago
SINGAPORE - The Republic's High Commissioner to Malaysia has rebutted "false assertions" that Utusan Malaysia made in a recent commentary on Singapore's Elected Presidency. The article, which was published on Monday (Aug 14) in the Malay-language newspaper,...

Ferrari driver, 72, found guilty of punching motorist

10 hours 52 min ago
SINGAPORE - A 72-year-old architect was found guilty on Thursday (Aug 17) of punching a motorist who had refused to make way for her Ferrari in a 2014 incident. Shi Ka Yee was convicted of one count of hurting Raphael Chong Yen Ping, 39, along Telok Ayer...

Japanese food court by All Nippon Airways to be largest restaurant in Changi Airport

11 hours 29 min ago
SINGAPORE - Changi Airport Terminal 2 will have a new all-Japanese food court by the end of this year, Changi Airport Group (CAG) confirmed on Thursday (Aug 17). CAG told TODAY that the food court, named Japan Gourmet Hall Sora, is a joint venture between a...

SEA Games: Soh goes on wild ride as she bags S’pore’s first gold medal

11 hours 46 min ago
KUALA LUMPUR – The radiant smile on Debbie Soh's face dimmed a little as her initial score of 73.3333 for the synchronised swimming solo free routine was announced at the National Aquatic Centre at Bukit Jalil. With six other swimmers still to go, the...

Some govt depts to give NSmen a day off to mark NS50

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 05:52
SINGAPORE ­- In addition to a series of perks announced earlier this year for national servicemen in celebration of Singapore's 50th year of conscription, some of those who are in the public service are getting an extra day off from work. The one-time perk,...

SEA Games: Archers surpass their targets to win S’pore’s first medal of Games

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 04:42
KUALA LUMPUR - They had already surpassed all expectations by beating two higher-ranked teams - Indonesia and the Philippines - to reach the final of the archery men's team compound event, where they battled hosts Malaysia for the gold medal at the National...

KKH launches S’pore’s first human milk bank

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 03:00
SINGAPORE - Premature and very sick babies here whose mothers cannot produce enough milk will be able to safely draw from Singapore's first human milk bank, which was launched on Thursday (Aug 17).  The three-year pilot programme will first benefit citizen...

S’porean woman faces 13 charges for not paying maid’s wages for nearly a year

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 02:35
SINGAPORE - A 30-year-old woman has been charged with failing to pay wages to her domestic helper for nearly a year, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said on Thursday (Aug 17). Investigations by the MOM found that Li Jun, a Singaporean, owed the Myanmar...

Exports rise 8.5% in July in third straight month of expansion

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 00:45
SINGAPORE - The Republic's export sector continued to do well, expanding for the third straight month in July, supported by shipments of both electronic and non-electronic products. Following last week's upgrade of the export forecast for the year by trade...

TODAY's morning brief for Thursday, Aug 17

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 21:20
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New NTUC Income app lets motorists file accident reports

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - NTUC Income motor policyholders can now file accident reports through a new mobile application - saving them the hassle of going to the office to lodge one. Launching the Accident Reporting by Income app yesterday, the company said it is the first...

LTA checking if GrabHitch plans comply with regulations

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Days after Grab announced it will offer its social-carpooling service GrabHitch as a secondary option to commuters on its JustGrab service, the authorities are evaluating if the move complies with the rules. In a statement last night, a Land...

Death of drunken man who fell onto LRT tracks ruled a ‘misadventure’

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - There were gaps in the way the rail operator monitored intrusions on train tracks, a coroner said yesterday, as he recorded a verdict of a "truly tragic misadventure" for the death of a man hit by two LRT trains in March. State Coroner Marvin Bay...

Portal for students to learn anywhere to be launched next year

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - After a delay, the full roll-out of a nationwide learning portal will begin progressively from next year, and the initiative - which was originally aimed at primary and secondary schools - will include junior colleges and the Millennia...

NTU names 3 deputies for senior leadership team

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Incoming Nanyang Technological University (NTU) president Subra Suresh has set out his senior leadership team, announcing three deputies who will oversee academic, research, and administration matters from January. Professor Ling San, currently...

Sota alumnus awarded President’s Scholarship

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - At first glance, most people might view the School of the Arts Singapore (Sota) as a "vocational arts school", said Ms Cheri Wee, who once aspired to be a professional ballerina. However, while doing research on dance, the 19-year-old came across...