Correspondent

First F-35 outside US crashed into the sea

Reuters reported today (10 Apr) that an F-35 stealth fighter belonging to Japan had crashed into the Pacific Ocean and its wreckage had been found. The pilot, however, remains missing. The aircraft, less than one-year-old, was only in the air for 28 minutes yesterday before it crashed. “We recovered the wreckage and determined it was from the F-35,” a spokesman …

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Heng goes against LKY’s wish to have fewer foreign workers

Nine years ago in 2010, then former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said at a public dialogue that Singapore should scale back its need for foreign workers (‘Fewer foreign workers in five years, says MM‘, 28 Jan 2010). The founding Prime Minister gave a 5 year time frame to the government to reduce the inflow of foreign workers. To make …

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Hyflux’s auditor KPMG under scrutiny by ACRA

The media has reported that the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (Acra) is currently keeping a close watch as investors are asking why Hyflux’s auditor KPMG failed to flag risks of Hyflux earlier. For many years, Hyflux’s auditor KPMG had given Hyflux a clean bill of health, attesting to Hyflux’s ability to continue to operate. With the company now facing …

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Prostitutes operating through an online website, mostly Singaporean women

Two men Ong Ah Huat and Teo Sah Soon were sentenced to jail and fined in court yesterday (4 Apr) for setting up a website for prostitution and living off the earnings collected from prostitutes. In Singapore, prostitution itself is not illegal, but various prostitution-related activities are. This includes public solicitation and living off the earnings of a prostitute. Ong, …

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SPH: We welcome Govt’s draft legislation to deal with online “fake news”

In a statement published by the Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) today (4 Apr), SPH said it welcomes the Government’s draft legislation to “deal decisively with the challenge of deliberate online falsehoods”. “Given the vulnerabilities that exist in society, the measures proposed will help address a clear and present danger posed by those who seek to use new media platforms to …

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URA releases plan to build underground infrastructure ready for 10 million population

On Wednesday (3 Apr), the Nikkei Asian Review reported that Singapore has plans to build underground infrastructure below its existing land and buildings in order to maximise space. Singapore was compelled to do so, it noted, because of large population growth. Also, land reclamation is deemed to be impractical after Cambodia banned sand exports. Taking reference from a master development …

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