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Singapore prepared to resolve maritime dispute via “appropriate international third-party dispute settlement procedure” should negotiations fail with Malaysia: MFA

Singapore is prepared to work with other signatories of the United Nations' Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) to decide on the appropriate course of action regarding its ongoing maritime dispute with Malaysia. In its press release on Thursday (13 Dec), Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that while "Singapore believes that maritime boundary delimitation disputes are best resolved …

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Malaysia’s Transport Ministry “fully convinced” that CAAS could solve ILS issue “with some creativity”

The conflict surrounding Singapore's implementation of the Instrument Landing System (ILS) for Seletar Airport can be resolved with some "creativity" on the part of the Republic's Civil Aviation Authority (CAAS), said Malaysia's Ministry of Transport (MOT). Malay Mail reported that the MOT, in a statement on Wednesday (12 Dec), said that it is "fully convinced that with some creativity, the new ILS …

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The Malaysia-Singapore dynamic

Malaysia and Singapore have always had a somewhat tense and strained relationship for two countries who are supposed to be close. Geographically close, historically linked but distinctly different in governing approaches, these two countries share a rather unique and to a certain extent, special bond of two sovereign countries which were once part of one single nation post-British colonial rule. …

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IMH study shows 1 in every 7 residents of Singapore experienced a mental disorder in their lifetime; more than 75% interviewed had not sought proper medical help

The Institute of Mental Health, Singapore had just released the findings of its Second Mental Health Study (SMHS) and based on its results, 1 in every 7 residents of Singapore has experienced a mental disorder in their lifetime. The nationwide study had begun in 2016 and was based on a sample size of about 6,126 participants selected from 15,900 random …

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Malaysia’s Transport Minister’s video “contains a few inaccuracies”: Singapore’s Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan

Singapore's Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan has rebutted his Malaysian counterpart's stance on the Instrument Landing System (ILS) implemented at Seletar Airport, stating that the Republic's northern neighbour is using a "technical excuse" to push for a shift in the management of Pasir Gudang's airspace. Speaking to reporters at the Ministry of Transport on Wednesday (12 Dec), Mr Khaw added …

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TOC editor charged for criminal defamation by the Attorney General’s Chamber

TOC Editor Terry Xu has been charged for criminal defamation by the Attorney General’s Chamber for ‘publishing an imputation concerning members of the Cabinet of Singapore by words intended to be read, to wit, by approving the publication on the website [The Online Citizen] of a letter from Willy Sum…which stated that there was a ‘corruption at the highest echelons’. …

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Hongyi mirrors his mother’s fashion sense with flip flops at a formal event

Like mother, like son. Apparently the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree when it comes to fashion in the Lee family. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s son, Li Hongyi made an appearance at the State Courts wearing a pair of slippers recently, channelling his mother Ho Ching who was spotted not long ago wearing open-toed sandals to formal, official …

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Leong Sze Hian to defend himself against PM Lee’s defamation suit

Financial advisor and Singaporean blogger Leong Sze Hian is set to defend himself against Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's defamation suit against him. Speaking to TOC on Wednesday (12 Dec) after having entered an appearance to the defamation suit, Mr Leong said that while he is "unable to comment" on his ongoing case "for legal reasons", he hopes that "Singaporeans …

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