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Two bodies recovered after boat collision off Singapore

Two bodies recovered after boat collision off Singapore

Singapore – Divers Wednesday recovered the bodies of two seamen who went missing after their dredger collided with a tanker off Singapore and rescuers were hunting for three still missing. The accident around the busy Singapore Strait occurred just weeks after a deadly collision involving a US warship in the same area. After the latest […]

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Halimah Yacob declared 8th Singapore president

Halimah Yacob declared 8th Singapore president

Singapore – Singapore will have its first female president as Halimah Yacob was declared today as the republic’s eighth president. Halimah, 63, is scheduled to be sworn in tomorrow at the Istana. Returning Officer Ng Wai Choong made the declaration after nominations closed at noon today at the nomination centre at the People’s Association Headquarters […]

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5 crew missing after boat collision off Singapore

5 crew missing after boat collision off Singapore

Singapore – Five sailors were missing after their dredger collided with a tanker off Singapore Wednesday, authorities said, just weeks after a deadly accident in the same area involving a US warship. A search effort was launched for the four Chinese members of crew and one Malaysian after the accident around the busy Singapore Strait, […]

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Halimah Yacob becomes Singapore’s first female president

Halimah Yacob becomes Singapore’s first female president

Singapore – Former Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob is set to be Singapore’s first Malay president in more than 47 years, after the Elections Department (ELD) said on Monday (Sept 11) that only one individual qualified for the inaugural reserved Presidential Election. Among those who submitted application forms, only one individual received both Certificate of […]

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Singapore decried for ‘harassment’ of anti-death penalty activists

Singapore decried for ‘harassment’ of anti-death penalty activists

Singapore – Singapore should end harassment of peaceful activists, Human Rights Watch has said, after participants at a candlelight vigil for a man being executed for drug trafficking were stopped from leaving the country. On July 13, around a dozen people, including opponents of the death penalty and relatives Prabagaran Srivijayan, 22, attended the vigil […]

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Activist summoned over Singapore vigil for Prabagaran

Activist summoned over Singapore vigil for Prabagaran

An activist and freelance journalist has been summoned over her participation in a candlelight vigil in Singapore for Malaysian S Prabagaran, who was hanged in the city state about two months ago. Kirsten Han had attended the vigil outside Changi Prison on July 13, the night before Prabagaran was hanged. In a Facebook post yesterday, […]

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5 application received for Singapore presidential election

5 application received for Singapore presidential election

Singapore – The Elections Department of Singapore received a total of five applications by the close of application for the Certificate of Eligibility and Community Certificate today for the upcoming Presidential Election (PE2017). “Of these applicants, three persons applied for the Malay Community Certificate, one person applied for the Chinese Community Certificate, and one person […]

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Health Ministry should act against Singapore portal – Exco

Health Ministry should act against Singapore portal – Exco

Johor Baharu – Johor Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat has called on the Health Ministry to take legal action against a Singapore online news portal over a baseless report on the death of the republic’s citizen here recently. He said he was saddened over the report as it had affected […]

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US Navy identifies 10 sailors killed, missing in Singapore destroyer collision

US Navy identifies 10 sailors killed, missing in Singapore destroyer collision

New York – The Navy released the names Thursday of one sailor who was killed, and nine others who are still listed as missing, after a collision between the destroyer USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker near Singapore on Monday. All 10 sailors are presumed to have perished. It was the second fatal […]

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Malaysia edge Singapore 2-1 in gripping Sea Games encounter

Malaysia edge Singapore 2-1 in gripping Sea Games encounter

Shah Alam – Substitutes Nor Azam Abdul Azih and N. Thanabalan scored a goal each in the second half as Malaysia bounced back to beat Singapore 2-1 in their Group A match of the Sea Games football competition at the Shah Alam Stadium on Wednesday. The success also marked coach Ong Kim Swee’s first win […]

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