Daily Archives: 2018-06-10

Spending $20 million for no real results and to boost the legitimacy of a dictator?

The meeting between American President Donald Trump and North Korean ‘Supreme Leader’ is an event that is unprecedented in many ways more than one. To facilitate the event, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Sunday (10 Jun) that Singapore will spend more around $20 million with security arrangements costing around half that figure. When pointed out that this is a high …

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PM Lee: Singapore will spend about S$20 million on Trump-Kim summit

Singapore is hosting the summit which will have the President of United States, Donald Trump and North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un meeting face to face for the first time on the coming Tuesday (12 June). According to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore’s hosting of the Trump Kim summit will give Singapore publicity and says something about the country’s …

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Two South Korean media personnel arrested for criminal trespass

Two South Korean men were arrested, while two more are under investigation, for trespassing into the residence of the Ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on Thursday (7 June). Singapore Police Force (SPF) stated in a press release that three South Korean men, age 31, 42, and 45, were representing the Korean Broadcasting System News. Meanwhile, another 29-year-old South Korean …

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More opportunities for industry to support digital government blueprint implementation

Government contracts worth up to S$2.6 billion will be up for grabs for information and communications technology (ICT) players from April this year to March next year, a little more than the previous year’s S$2.4 billion. The Government stated during the GovTech’s annual Smart Nation & Digital Government Industry Briefing, that it is partnering the industry to accelerate the delivery …

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