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Three arrested in anti-vice raid at Jurong West HDB flat

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 08:35
7 hours 15 min agoSINGAPORE — Three women, aged between 37 and 42, were arrested during an anti-vice ra

Cabinet committee on Oxley Road house kept mum until 'forced into daylight': Lee Wei Ling

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 06:44
7 hours 18 min agoSINGAPORE — Refuting Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean's public assurances on

Three arrested for suspected drug trafficking around Ceylon Road

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 04:55
9 hours 3 min agoSINGAPORE — Three suspects have been arrested for suspected drug trafficking on Thurs

Free pre-peak travel and discounts on off-peak travel extended till year end; PTC reviewing effectiveness of trials

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 04:30
9 hours 28 min agoSINGAPORE — Commuters can continue to enjoy free pre-peak travel and discounts on off

SUTD completes 7-year tie-up with MIT this month, but says it’ll still be ‘business as usual’

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 04:30
Alfred Chua19 hours 46 min agoSINGAPORE — The seven-year educational partnership between the Singapore University o

TODAY's morning brief for Friday, June 23

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 22:30

Security firms may get help to spot those likely to be radicalised

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE – Following the arrests of two auxiliary police officers for terrorism-related offences, the trade association for the security sector is crafting a set of "guidelines and tell-tale signs" to help private agencies identify potentially radicalised...

IPO value slumps in first half of year, set to pick up later

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Initial public offerings (IPO) on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) slumped by more than three quarters in the first half of the year from the corresponding period last year as companies stayed away despite the stock market rally. However, a pipeline...

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....