Daily Archives: 2019-01-08

Malaysia and Singapore agreed to immediately and simultaneously back down on airspace issue to make way for negotiations

Malaysia has agreed to simultaneously and immediately suspend permanent restricted area over Pasir Gudang while Singapore agreed to suspend implementation of the instrument landing system (ILS) for Seletar Airport. In a joint press statement, Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said that following a ‘very positive, very constructive, and very necessary’ meeting today with his Malaysian counterpart Saifuddin Abdullah, both countries …

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Huawei kicks off the New Year with second customer service centre in Singapore

Huawei, the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer, today announced that it will open its second Customer Service Centre in Westgate, Singapore on 11 January 2019. Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries, and are used by a third of the world’s population. Sixteen R&D centres have been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, …

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Will Founders’ Memorial station be another white elephant like the one in Buangkok?

The announcement of a new train station along the Thomson-East Cost Line (TEL) to cater for the yet-to-be-built Founders’ Memorial has some property analysts scratching their heads. On 7 January, The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced that it will begin works to convert a TEL facility building into the Founders’ Memorial station. Construction has already begun on the facility building …

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MINDEF: Proposal for Singapore’s long-term training F-15 fighter jets will not proceed

The proposal of a long-term fighter training detachment in Ohakea, New Zealand, for its F-15 fighter jets will not proceed, stated the Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) in response to media queries on Tuesday (8 January). In the statement, the ministry stressed that Singapore and New Zealand are close defence partners, and share a long history of operational and training cooperation. “Singapore …

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Power concedes nothing without demand

by Remy Choo Zhengxi ST Editor-at-Large, Han Fook Kwang, writes (from behind the paywall) with a warning: “An innovative, enterprising people must be allowed space to express themselves freely, to venture into new areas, in business, the arts, and in politics. They cannot be over-protected, sheltered and controlled, made to believe there is one way to lead their lives and …

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