Neyla Zannia

Legend of Singapore’s flying fish not forgotten by Singaporeans

In 1982, Ang Peng Siong became the first, and since then the only, Singaporean to hold the world number one ranking in the 50m freestyle with a time of 22.69 seconds for 33 years until it was broken by Schooling at the 2015 SEA games. He was awarded the ’the world fastest swimmer’ title in 1982, dubbed Asia’s ‘Flying Fish’. …

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Shanmugam : Singaporeans must vote for president to have real power

Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam stated on Thursday (8 September) that a president must be voted by Singaporeans in order for him or her to have real power against the Government. Mr Shanmugam had a meeting which involved some 600 participants including representatives from voluntary welfare organisation and grassroots leaders from North West Community Development Council held at Chong …

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Netizens say Yip Pin Xiu needs to be given the recognition she deserves

Yip Pin Xiu, 24-year-old Singapore para-swimmer, has won a gold medal in the 100m backstroke S2 event with a world record in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on Saturday (10 September). Making it the second gold medal won in Rio de Janeiro after Joseph Schooling’s medal in the Olympics. Competed with 5 other swimmers at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio, Yip …

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Singapore politicians and organisations praise Yip’s gold medal

Yip Pin Xiu, 24-year-old Singapore para-swimmer,  won a gold medal in the 100m backstroke S2 event with a new world record in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games on Saturday (10 September). Making it the second gold medal won in Rio de Janeiro after Joseph Schooling’s medal in the Olympics. Yip also broke the world record by finishing the race in just 2min 7.09sec, …

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Prosecution seeks minimum 10 years imprisonment of Yang Yin for misappropriating $1.1 million from widow

Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Sanjiv Vaswani, who led the prosecution, asked after presenting sentencing submissions on Friday (9 September) for Yang to be sentenced at least 10 to 12 years imprisonment  for misappropriating $1.1 million belonging to the elderly and “vulnerable” Madam Chung on two separate occasions Yang met Mdm Ching Khian Chun back in 2006 at a travel fair …

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328 cases of Zika infection, as 14 new cases confirmed

The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that as of 12 pm on 10 September, 14 new cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection was confirmed in Singapore, bringing the number to 328. Among these cases, 7 of them were linked to the Aljunied Crescent/ Sims Drive/ Kallang Way/ Paya Lebar Way cluster, one case was linked to the Bishan Street 12 …

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Dr Tan Cheng Bock asks supporters to wait for debate in Parliament to determine reason of the elected presidency review

Dr Tan Cheng Bock posted a message on Saturday (10 September) asking for his friends and supporters to wait to determine the reason for the elected presidency review. Dr Tan, who was a candidate in the Presidential Election 2011, said that many Singaporeans had expressed their concern that the Constitutional Commission’s report has excluded him from the 2017 Presidential Election. …

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SPF appeals for information on fatal hit-and-run accident along Henderson Road

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) is appealing for information on a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred along Henderson Road towards Tiong Bahru Road, opposite Bukit Merah View Market & Hawker Centre. The accident which involved Mdm Gan Eng Ngoh, a 62-year-old female pedestrian and an unknown vehicle happened on 4 September 2016 at about 1.25 am. According to the family, Mdm Gan …

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