Monthly Archives: January 2017

Returned SAF Terrexes ICVs undergoing post-training checks

The SAF Terrexes Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICVs) that have returned home to Singapore, are transported back to its base camp to undergo detailed checks. The detailed inspection will take a few days to complete, said the Minister for Defence, Ng Eng Hen, on his Facebook page yesterday (30 Jan). The Ministry of Defence (Mindef) informed on 31 Jan morning that …

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President Tony and PM Lee express condolences over attack of Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre

President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wrote letters the Governor General of Canada David Lloyd Johnston and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to express their condolences over the attack of the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre Canada on Sunday (29 January) during evening prayers, University of Quebec Hospital Centre spokeswoman Genevieve Dupuis said on Monday (30 January) …

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A wake-up call for the markets

By Margaret Yang, CMC Markets US equity markets lost around 0.6% last night following President Trump’s travel ban on seven predominantly Muslim countries – a step to materialise his immigration policy as promised in his election campaign.  This action quickly received strong dissent from social groups and gave rise to protests in the airports. What worried the market was that …

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Singapore Changi Airport reached all-time high of 58.7 million passengers in 2016

Singapore Changi Airport has announced that in 2016, it has reached 58.7 million passenger movements (5.9 percent higher than the previous year) and 360,490 aircraft movements (4.1 percent higher than the previous year), adding that airfreight throughput increased by 6.3 percent to also reach a new high of 1.97 million tonnes. For the month of December, Changi Airport reported that …

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Sweet Music, Noise or Public Disorder?

By M Ravi Thaipusam and the Right to Religious & Cultural Practice in Singapore Thaipusam has been an integral part of my religious and cultural upbringing. As a child, I attended, supported and even participated in the festival. Singapore’s Tourism Board lists Thaipusam as an event in its rich diverse cultural heritage calendar. Each year, the streets are lined with …

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MFA condemns terrorist attack at the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre in Canada

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) condemns the attack at the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Centre Canada on Sunday (29 January) during evening prayers, which killed six people and injured eight others. The Ministry also noted that there were no Singaporeans hurt during the incident. Local media said that the Police investigates the case as terrorism act towards Muslims. An eyewitness …

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