Monthly Archives: July 2018

Detonation of war relic along Woodlands Road 

A war relic found at a construction site along Woodlands Road was detonated by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) on Sunday (29 July). In a Facebook post on Monday, SAF shared that an Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) was found at the construction site. According to the forces, the SAF Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was activated at 11 am and upon reaching the site …

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How to help those considering suicide

by Careers in Psychology We are facing a suicide epidemic in the United States, and throughout the world. Suicide rates are up by 30 percent across the nation since 1999, according to a recent report by federal health officials. That increase comes even as the CDC notes that only about half the people who died by suicide had a known mental health …

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51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and Related Meetings

Singapore is hosting the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) and Related Meetings from Monday (30 July) to Saturday (4 August). In a press release on Saturday (28 July), it is announced that Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan will chair the 51st AMM, 19th ASEAN Plus Three (APT) Foreign Ministers Meeting (FMM), 8th East Asia Summit (EAS) FMM, and 25th ASEAN Regional Forum …

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Official Visit of His Excellency Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, His Excellency Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, is making his introductory visit to Singapore from Monday (30 July) to Tuesday (31 July). In its press release today, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) notes that Dato’ Saifuddin is accompanied by his wife, Datin Norlin Shamsul Bahri, and Malaysian officials. According to MFA, Dato’ Saifuddin will call on …

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Have we become a society that lets the elderly fall by the wayside?

The headlines on elderly suicide should make us pause and reflect on why it is happening in affluent Singapore. Why are more elderly committing suicide than ever before, with last year reaching a record high? The media reports suggest that with the steady increase in the elderly population, more elderly suicides can be expected in the years to come. Isn’t …

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Singaporean documentary maker, Jason Soo among those on board of freedom flotilla intercepted by Israel Defense Forces

Singaporean documentary maker, Jason Soo and Co-Founder and Patron of British charity Medical Aid for Palestinians and widow of Singapore exile Francis Khoo, Dr Ang Swee Chai, were among the 22 multi-national activists on board of the al-Awda (“The Return”) Freedom Flotilla that was intercepted by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) yesterday. According to the Israel Navy, the vessel’s journey …

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