Current Affairs

Singapore “cannot outsource our security and defence to anyone else”; SAF must “carry on training and fulfilling its operational duties”: PM Lee

The Singapore Armed Forces has a duty to continue "training and fulfilling its operational duties", as the Republic "cannot outsource" its security and defence to "anyone else", said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. In a Facebook post on Friday (15 Feb), Mr Lee wrote that "a strong and professional SAF ... with a comprehensive order of battle, and well-equipped, well-trained, and …

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Two Singaporeans detained under the Internal Security Act for alleged involvement in terrorism related activities

Two Singaporean were detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) in January 2019 for their alleged involvement in terrorism-related activities. In a press release on Friday (15 February), the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said that the two men are Mohamed Kazali bin Salleh (Kazali) and Hazim Syahmi bin Mahfoot (Hazim). According to the ministry, Kazali, a 48-year-old businessman based in …

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Equipment failure at substation serving Carlton Hotel led to power outage in central Singapore, fire in hotel switch room

Following the power outage that affected several areas in central Singapore such as Bugis, City Hall, Marina and Somerset on Thursday (14 Feb), it was discovered that the disruption was caused due to equipment failure at the substation serving Carlton Hotel at Bras Basah Road. Government-owned electricity and gas company Singapore Power (SP Group) revealed in a Facebook update at …

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33-year old SAF male regular found dead in Kranji Camp II

A 33-year-old Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) male regular was found motionless at a stairway landing of a building in Kranji Camp II on 14 February 2019 at 5.10 pm. The Singapore Police Force and the Singapore Civil Defence Force were activated by the unit. The serviceman was pronounced dead on site at 5.30 pm by an SAF medical officer. MINDEF …

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Dr Tan Cheng Bock: I’m entering Parliament to hold PAP Govt accountable

A recent video of a short speech by Dr Tan Cheng Bock has been circulating on social media. In the video, he had expressed his wish to re-enter parliament because he wants to seek accountability and transparency over the reserves and the Central Provident Fund (CPF) from the government. "I go in because I want accountability. I want transparency. What’s …

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Supply vessel Ocean Copper 2 sinks in Singapore waters

A Dominica-flagged supply vessel, Ocean Cooper 2, had capsized and sunk in the westbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme, about 3 nautical miles from Pedra Branca within Singapore Territorial Waters in the Singapore Strait. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said in a press release that it received the report regarding the incident at about 7.15 am on …

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