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Inconsistencies between what PM said in public and private: Lee Hsien Yang

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 08:52
SINGAPORE - In the latest back and forth over the Oxley Road home of the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, Mr Lee Hsien Yang has accused Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of adopting differing positions on the property in public and private. In a Facebook post on Thursday...

PM Lee’s son, Li Hongyi, says he has ‘no interest in politics’

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 08:18
SINGAPORE - Mr Li Hongyi, the second son of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, has publicly declared that he has no interest in politics, seemingly refuting a claim made by his aunt and uncle. "For what it is worth, I really have no interest in politics," Mr...

Tigerair to fly under Scoot name from July 25

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 07:23
SINGAPORE – Tigerair will start operating under the Scoot brand from July 25, wrapping up the two budget airlines' integration efforts that have been underway since May 2016. "Scoot and Tigerair aim to complete their integration and operate all flights...

FairPrice launches budget-friendly infant formula from Australia

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 07:01
SINGAPORE - A new range of infant-formula milk that was previously exclusive to the Australian market will hit the shelves of NTUC FairPrice on Friday (June 16), as part of the supermarket giant's move to address the rising cost of formula milk...

Primary One registration for 2018 to start end June

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 06:17
SINGAPORE – The annual Primary One (P1) registration exercise will kick off on June 29 for children born between Jan 2, 2011 and Jan 1, 2012 due to start school in 2018. The two-month-long exercise, which will be held in several phases, will end on Aug 28,...

Wild boars likely being fed, says AVA of sightings at Tuas

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 05:51
SINGAPORE - The unusually large herd of wild boars spotted outside an eatery in Tuas this week could have been "conditioned" by members of the public who gave them food, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) said on Thursday (June 15). On...

Dispute with PM Lee no ‘private family affair’: Lee Wei Ling

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 03:25
SINGAPORE – The Lee siblings would not have publicised their dispute with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Long over their late father's house had it been "merely a family affair", said Dr Lee Wei Ling in her latest Facebook post in the wee hours of Thursday...

Couple charged for insulting, shoving elderly man in Toa Payoh hawker centre

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 03:07
SINGAPORE - A couple caught on camera insulting and abusing an elderly man in a Toa Payoh hawker centre in April have been charged in court. Chow Chuin Yee, 45, was charged on Thursday (June 15) with one count of causing public nuisance, and another count of...

Cop among 5 charged with corruption, violating OSA

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 02:00
SINGAPORE - A police officer and two ex-cops were among five men charged with a total of 19 counts of corruption and violation of the Official Secrets Act (OSA) in two separate cases on Thursday (June 15). The officer and former cops had allegedly abused...

S’pore tourism must ‘up its game’ as Asian travellers get more picky

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - The Asian Attractions Expo 2017 by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) was opened yesterday by Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Trade and Industry Ms Low Yen Ling. It is...

PM ‘saddened’ by siblings’ allegations, says they have hurt Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s legacy

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's siblings have claimed yesterday that they felt "threatened" in trying to fulfil their late father's wish to demolish their family home - to the extent that Mr Lee Hsien Yang feels he is forced to leave the country....

Local firms not ready to deal with business risks: Report

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Local companies only take action to address business liability risks after they experience an incident, according to a survey by QBE Insurance released yesterday. While almost all Singapore firms have some form of business insurance, including...

Jail, driving ban for cabbie who ran red light, injured woman

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - A taxi driver who beat a red light and ran into a female pedestrian was yesterday sentenced to two weeks' jail and disqualified from driving for three years. The court heard that prior to the incident, Lek Petros, 56, had committed close to 20...

More local construction, consultancy firms venture overseas

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - Local contractors and consultants doubled the number of overseas projects secured in 2015, according to the Building Construction Authority (BCA). The findings from the Construction Export Survey released yesterday showed that the total number of...

Man charged with housebreaking, keeping stolen bras

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - A 24-year-old man was charged yesterday with one count of housebreaking, and another count of possessing suspected stolen items, including a bra and women's heels. Hu Yongda allegedly broke into a ground-floor unit of The Estuary condominium in...

NTUC-U Care Fund adjusts income criteria for vouchers

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - NTUC-U Care Fund has revised its income eligibility criteria for its two assistance programmes, U Stretch Voucher and U Care Back to School Voucher. This is to benefit more union members this year, the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) said in...

Lee Hsien Yang says he has ‘no choice’ but to leave S’pore

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 20:00
SINGAPORE - More than 17 hours after a joint statement with his sister stunned the public and made headlines around the world, Mr Lee Hsien Yang returned to his Caldecott Close home yesterday evening, and told TODAY he was "looking to move on and wake up from...

Lee Hsien Yang says he has ‘no choice’ but to leave Singapore

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 16:05
SINGAPORE - More than 17 hours after a joint statement with his sister stunned the public and made headlines around the world, Mr Lee Hsien Yang returned to his Caldecott Close home Wednesday evening (June 14), and told TODAY he was "looking to move on and...

No shame in seeking help for loved ones suspected of being radicalised: Yaacob

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 15:50
SINGAPORE - While the authorities are looking into ways to reach out to young Muslims, families should not feel a "sense of shame" if they need to seek help for loved ones suspected of being radicalised, said Dr Yaacob Ibrahim on Wednesday (June 14)....

I am being forced to leave Singapore: Lee Hsien Yang

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 15:10
SINGAPORE - Mr Lee Hsien Yang, the younger brother of Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, said he is "being forced to leave the country" amid a dispute over the future of the family home of late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew at 38 Oxley...