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Daily Archives: 2016-07-13

China’s irredentism on South China Sea

By Chris Kuan Irredentism is a political claim on territories justified by real or imagined affiliations or events in past history. It is the sickness of nationalism. That's what Chinese claims over the South China Sea is, a sickness. On the basis of such historical claims, others can do the same which is the sheer idiocy of it all, here …

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Thai police chief said bank robbery suspect to be sent abroad

Thailand's police chief said that the Canadian suspect of the bank robbery in Singapore will be sent aboard during a press conference on Wednesday, but it was not said whether the suspect would be sent to Singapore or Canada. Thai Police Commissioner General Jakthip Chaijinda told reporters in Bangkok that Singapore had asked for the suspect to be extradited to …

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China declared to ignore the ruling of South China Sea

Immediately after the ruling of South China Sea was declared by the Permanent Court of Arbitration on July 12, which was said that China had no rights to resources in South China Sea, China declared that it is ignoring the decision. China has argued that Permanent Court of Arbitration has no legitimate jurisdiction on this issue since it concerns "sovereignty" from …

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Four Bangladeshi workers convicted and sentenced for financing terrorism

Four Bangladeshi workers were convicted and sentenced by a Singapore court yesterday (July 12) for financing terrorism and sentenced them to jail terms. They were charged with providing or collecting money to fund terrorist acts in Bangladesh and had pleaded guilty on May 31. The four convicted Bangladeshi workers are Rahman Mizanur, 31; Miah Rubel, 26; Md Jabath Kysar Haje Norul Islam …

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F-16 makes emergency landing at Changi Airport

The Ministry of Defence (Mindef) said A Republic of Singapore Air Force F-16 fighter jet had to make an emergency landing at Changi Airport on Tuesday (July 12) night. No one was injured. The jet which was on a routine training flight made the “precautionary landing” at 8.16 pm. While the aircraft has been removed from the runway, Mindef did not release more …

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Boat catches fire on Marina Bay – The boatman reported missing

Rescue divers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) scoured the waters off the Esplanade, Theatres By The Bay, late into the night yesterday (July 12) for a missing boatman whose vessel caught fire hours earlier. The burning boat was part of a fleet run by the Singapore River Cruise for its river taxi service and located near the mouth …

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Reduced political uncertainty lifts equities, gold retraces

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets The market embraced a risk-on rally for a third day, as US equities hit fresh record highs and European and Asian markets extended gains. Demand for safety has reduced significantly and thus gold, silver and treasuries have fallen from their recent highs. Market sentiment has improved as Britain’s new prime minister has been confirmed and …

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Minister Khaw: News of the defective trains could have caused undue panic

Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan has declared that the news of the trains could have caused undue panic during a briefing at the Bishan Depot on Tuesday (July 12). The Transport Minister broke his week-long silence at the briefing, in an attempt to assure the public through the media that the issue of defective trains from China has been dealt …

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