Current Affairs

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Chief of Defence Force MG Melvyn Ong avoids answering questions on “tekan culture” in SAF
By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

In a media interview today (20 Jun), Chief of Defence Force MG Melvyn Ong told reporters that the external panel, convened in May after the death of NSF Dave Lee, had said that improvements could be made on preventing and responding to heat Read More

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US Treasury Department targets Singapore for money laundering
By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

Last month, the Asia Sentinel reported that the US Treasury Department has initiated a wide-ranging campaign against money laundering particularly targeting the governments in Cyprus, Beirut, Singapore and the Gulf states (‘US Mounts Major Global Anti-Money-Laundering Campaign’, 31 May). The US government wants Read More

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Dr M meets PM Lee for only 30 min but gives Jack Ma an hour
By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

When the opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan won the general election in Malaysia on 9 May last month, PM Lee quickly went to KL on 19 May to meet and congratulate Dr Mahathir, the leader of the coalition. However, Dr Mahathir only met him Read More

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Resident posts photo of fallen facade of Pasir Ris HDB flat, MND Minister assured that HDB blocks are “safer than before”
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

On Monday (18 Jun), Facebook user Ye Ruoshi made a post about the facade of a HDB block falling. The incident is said to have taken place at Block 270 Pasir Ris Street 21, where the block of flats are around 20 years old. She Read More

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MSF’s response only heightens the notion that “CPF not our money”
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It was reported earlier that the Ministry of Social & Family Development (MSF) rejected a public assistance application from a 59-year-old senior, who is both visually handicapped and has kidney failure. The reason given was that MSF noted that the person is currently Read More

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MSF responds but fails to address core issue – why is CPF considered an income?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

The Ministry of Social and Family (MSF) Development has responded to the issue of a visually handicapped senior who was denied social assistance due to his CPF payout, which was published in TOC on 13 June. In the response, MSF said that the Read More

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Fed raises key interest rate – SG homeowners expect to pay more interests for mortgages
By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

The US Federal Reserve raised the key interest rate to a new range of 1.75-2.0 percent on Wed (13 Jun). The Fed now dropped its pledge to keep rates low enough to stimulate the economy “for some time”. This is the second increase Read More

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Vivian says Pyongyang impressive and beautiful but defectors tell a different story
By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

Last week, in preparation for the Trump-Kim Summit, Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan visited both Washington and Pyongyang. He told the media last Sat (9 Jun), “Basically I went there to make sure everything was spick and span, and in place, and that there Read More

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2 men injured after SBS Transit truck accident
By Ghui Published on by Ghui 0

Two men have reportedly been sent to Changi hospital after being injured in an accident along Bedok North Avenue 4 after an SBS Transit truck skidded into a drain while headed towards Changi South Lane on Wednesday 13 June. While both men have Read More

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Indian billionaire accused of defrauding Indian bank of US$2.2B, believed to be on the run using SG passport
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ST reported on Monday (11 Jun) that Nirav Modi, a billionaire jeweler at the heart of a more than US$2 billion fraud case in India, has fled to the UK, where he is claiming political asylum (‘Indian billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi flees to Read More

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