Current Affairs

Australia authorities seize 585kg of Ice found inside fridges that was shipped from Singapore

The Australian authorities have launched an investigation after intercepting 585kg of Ice, worth A$440 million (S$426 million), inside refrigerators coming from a Singapore consignment. The container, which was originally declared to have electric overs, were stopped by border officials in Sydney on 30 March. However, after being checked by police at Sydney’s Container Examination Facilities, 11 commercial refrigerators were found …

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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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SNOC addresses Soh Rui Yong’s allegations concerning Ashley Liew’s nomination for Fair Play Trophy

A media statement was released by Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) yesterday (9 April) on their website regarding the allegations made by marathoner Soh Rui Yong towards SNOC’s nomination of one of Singapore’s representatives in the SEA Games 2015 marathon event, Ashley Liew, for the Pierre de Coubertin World Fair Play Trophy. SNOC recounted the events that happened, leading up …

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GPS-based instrument approach procedures to replace ILS for Seletar Airport via joint effort between Singapore and Malaysia

An instrument approach based on the Global Positioning System (GPS) is in the wings for Seletar Airport as the civil aviation authorities of Singapore and Malaysia collaborate to develop the new system in replacement of the controversial Instrument Landing System (ILS). Singapore’s Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced on Mon (8 Apr) at a joint press conference with his Malaysian …

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Lim Tean says Singapore will have authoritarian “democracy” with the “Fake News” Bill, urges public to oppose it

Following an article that TOC published on Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) conducting a public outreach programme to “educate” people on fake news, lawyer and People’s Voice Party Chief, Lim Tean took to his Facebook to comment on this event and the worrying moves that the government is taking to clamp freedom of speech and expression in the country. In …

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Soh Rui Yong says “I will not back down from the truth”, in response to demand by National Olympic Council for withdrawal and apology over his account of 2015 SEA Games marathon

National long-distance runner, Soh Rui Yong, was asked via legal letter by the Singapore National Olympic Council to withdraw his account of the 2015 SEA Games Marathon and issue an apology by 5pm today (9 April). The article in question, titled “2015 SEA Games Marathon – In My Words” was published on 22 June 2015 (updated in 2018) on Mr …

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