Minister for Community, Youth and Sports Dr Vivian Balakrishnan has lashed out at Qatar-based Al-Jazeera TV and irresponsible websites for spreading falsehoods online.
Al-Jazeera aired a programme titled Homeless In Singapore: Government Policies Force S...
A CABBY who posed as his brother to enter a casino and tried to cheat a dealer of $190 at a baccarat game was jailed for nine months on Friday.
Loo Siew Wan, an undischarged bankrupt, had pretended to be Mr Loh Siow Kok, 55, his elder brother, by using t...
7,614 women were arrested for vice-related activities last year, 2,567 more than the total number nabbed in 2008.
However, local laws relating to prostitution do not apply to male sex workers and some lawyers are calling for such laws to also apply to...
A high-ranking United Nations official on Wednesday urged Singapore to better protect the human rights of migrant workers, saying the introduction of a minimum wage and more legal safeguards could prevent their exploitation.
'I would strongly urge the g...
Three foreigners were caught for allegedly cheating at the casino at Resorts World Sentosa on Saturday.
Two of them are French nationals, while a third is from Spain.
The three, aged between 46 and 64, are alleged to have entered the casino on sev...
There is a common saying among Singaporeans one can afford to die, but not fall sick in Singapore.
A single hospital admission, a few days stay in the ICU or a major operation in a public hospital will suffice to wipe out the Medisave and savings of som...
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-english.aljazeera.net Apr. 5, 2010 reported ----
Singapore is a nation of homeowners, largely thanks to a comprehensive system of government subsidised housing.
But despite the system's overall success, the strict rules also mean that some people fal...
-straitstimes.com Apr. 1, 2010 reported ---
A MYSTERIOUS person has claimed to have a sex VCD of Singapore film-maker Jack Neo and singer-actress Foyce Le Xuan, and has threatened to release it.
According to Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao on Wednes...
- straitstimes.com Mar. 26, 2010 reported ---
A FORMER cop who took bribes in the form of cash and companionship of a nightclub hostess was sentenced to a total of nine months' jail on Friday.
Tan Chee Kwong, 35, was ordered to pay a penalty of $1,732, ...
-straitstimes.com Mar. 8, 2010 reported ---
ASP Ong Tat Wei, 36, an assistant police superintendent together with his China national girlfriend, set up S & T Educational Services in 2004.
To mask his involvement, Ong did not register himself as a dire...
-channelnewsasia.com Mar. 23, 2010 reported ---
The opening of the casino in Singapore has led to better business for some pawn shops.
Pawn shops said they are seeing more customers, especially older folks, who said they are pawning their valuables...
straitstimes.com Mar. 26, 2010 reported ---
BARELY a week after it opened to much fanfare, the Universal Studios Singapore theme park's main attraction has shut down indefinitely.
The action was taken after a technical glitch was found in the Battles...
-straitstimes.com reported Mar. 27, 2010 ---
EVEN before he could deliver his hit song Sex Bomb, singer Tom Jones bombed out of his concert in Singapore last night.
The 69-year-old Welshman sang two songs in Resorts World Sentosa's (RWS) Compass Ballr...
-channelnewsasia.com Mar. 20, 2010 reported ---
An SMRT spokesman has said that some 5,000 passengers were affected when an eastbound train service was disrupted on Saturday afternoon.
A passenger had jumped onto the track at Tanah Merah MRT Statio...
The attacker, who is still at large, is described as a Chinese man, aged 30 to 40, with a tanned complexion.
The two lone women were assaulted within five days of each other.
The first was stabbed on Jan 29 at Block 172, Yishun Avenue 7, the victim, acc...
straitstimes.com Mar. 8, 2010 reported ---
News of Neo's affair with a 22-year-old Wendy Chong first broke on Saturday in the Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao after the mistress showed up at Neo's house on Friday, demanding to see his wife. All three ...
- energytribune.com reported Mar. 4, 2010 ---
A terror alert from the Singapore navy to oil tankers in the Malacca Strait, may be linked to regional groups associated with al-Qaeda.
Singapores navy has received indication that a terrorist group is plan...
straitstimes.com reported 10 Mar 2010 ---
The former diplomat's statement was read aloud - in his absence - in the Coroner's Court this morning.
Dr Ionescu, who has refused to attend the inquiry, told his police interviewer that he had driven back to th...
-businessweek.com reported 4 Mar 2010 ---
The lack of free testing and treatment for HIV in Singapore is hindering progress on controlling the spread of the virus in the city-state, said Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicin...
-straitstimes.com reported 9 Mar 2010 ----
WITHIN an hour of the hit-and-run accident in Bukit Panjang last Dec 15, former Romanian diplomat Silviu Ionescu called his driver, Mr Trusca, 43, to tell him the car had been 'stolen'.
The next morning, Mr...
-channelnewsasia.com reported 8 Mar 2010 ---
A French HIV expert from the Institut Pasteur in Paris, Professor Francoise Barre Sinoussi said she was surprised at Singapore's HIV infection numbers. She said the over 400 new infections in 2008 was high...
-straitstimes.com reported Mar 8, 2010 ---
Mr Noor is also the only eyewitness so far to have seen both accidents, which occurred within seconds of each other.
-monstersandcritics.com reported Mar 8, 2010 ---
So far, 46 witnesses have testified a...
Day 3 of a coroner's inquest into the death of assistant manager Tong Kok Wai.
- straitstimes.com reported 5 Mar 2010 ---
MOMENTS before 18-year-old Muhammad Haris Abu Talib glided across Bukit Panjang Road on his skate scooter last December, he heard...
Channelnewsasia.com reported on Mar 3, 2010 ----
The former Romanian charge d'affaires to Singapore, Dr Silviu Ionescu, had been drinking alcohol the night his embassy car was involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident.
This was revealed at a coroner...
Straitstimes.com Mar 4, 2010 -----
THE first injured pedestrian who was knocked down at a Bukit Panjang traffic light junction by a Romanian Embassy car last December could not recall the accident nor how he landed up in hospital.
Mr Bong Hwee Haw, 24 ...
Loo Siew Wan, 53, is accused of five offences of attempted cheating, cheating by personation, theft and giving false information to the police.
He is said to have stolen Mr Loh's driving licence at a coffeeshop along Bedok Reservoir Road at about 6.30pm ...
The Straits Times reported on Feb 16, 2010 ----
As he cut the ribbon to open Singapore's first casino on Sunday, Genting Group chairman Lim Kok Thay said: 'We have waited a long time for this.'
Clearly, so had many others too.
Eight people have landed in trouble within the first three days of the Resorts World Sentosa casino opening.
A 49-year-old Indonesian man, Paulus Djohar was jailed for four weeks after he lost S$1,000 at the Resorts World Sentosa casino and was later c...
Jakartapost.com reported on Feb 11, 2010
Businesspeople in the property sector have asked the Batam municipal council to consider issuing a permit for lodging facilities for casino workers from Singapore.
Operators of the Marina Bay Sand and Resor...
Reuters reported on Feb 11, 2010 - Singapore GIC will convert 11 billion Swiss francs (US$10.33 billion) worth of UBS notes into shares next month.
GIC , which invested in UBS two years ago, will exchange the mandatory convertible notes for 230.7 million...
This is an extract of WSJ Peter Stein report entitled Lessons From Singapore on Bank Bonuses.
He wrote, when it comes to pay, Wall Street could learn a thing or two from Singapore. Temasek Holdings Pte. Ltd. could give them a master class on the subject...
The nominee, Senator David Adelman to be the next US ambassador to Singapore said he would encourage the government to allow greater openness, including more space for opposition parties.
Under questioning by Virginia Senator Jim Webb, Adelman said he wo...
Between 2005 and 2009, Singapore's population surged by roughly 150,000 people a year to 5 million—among the fastest rates ever there—with 75% or more of the increase coming from foreigners. Immigration continued in 2009 despite expectations it would ...
Dr. Silviu Ionescu, a Romanian diplomat in Singapore was the car driver that killed Tong Kok Wai and seriously injured two others. He is also the prime suspect for the death of a Chinese girl whose decomposed body was found near to the accident site. He h...