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Gallup’s World Poll: Singaporeans feel safer than residents of any other country

Today, Gallup’s World Poll releases its 2018 installment of the Global Law and Order report, which finds that Singaporeans feel safer than residents of any other country in the world. Notably, 94% of Singapore adults say they feel safe walking alone at night. The 2018 Global Law and Order report presents the results from Gallup’s latest measurements of people’s sense of …

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International think-tank says world is less peaceful today than at any time in the last decade

The 12th edition of the annual Global Peace Index (GPI) report, produced by the international think-tank the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), revealed that the world is less peaceful today than at any time in the last decade. The 2018 GPI reveals a world in which the tensions, conflicts, and crises that emerged in the last decade remain unresolved, resulting in a gradual, sustained …

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Donald Trump to meet Kim Jong-un in Singapore on 12 June

US President Donald Trump has announced the date and the location of his planned summit with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un via a Twitter message on Thursday morning (10 May). Trump made the announcement after welcoming three Americans freed from prison in North Korea as they arrived back in the United States with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “The highly …

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Saudi kicks Changi Airports consortium out 10 months after it won tender

by Vincent Low It was reported in Saudi news media yesterday (21 Feb) that the Saudi Arabia’s aviation authority, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), has kicked the consortium led by Singapore Govt-linked Changi Airports International (CAI) out from a deal to operate and manage Saudi’s new King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA). The announcement came 10 months after CAI …

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Ex-Chief Secretary of Indian State files court petition to disqualify tender award to Singapore consortium

by Vincent Low On 8 Dec 2014, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore representing the Govt of Singapore signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Infrastructure Corporation of the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh. Under the MOU, Singapore is to develop a master plan for the new state capital of Andhra Pradesh called Amaravati. Singapore then carried out the master planning in …

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SDP to former Minister and Keppel’s Board Chair Lee Boon Yang: Resign

The SDP has released a statement expressing disbelief and skepticism that the board of directors of Keppel did not know about the bribes that were paid in Brazil. “If this is the case, then the entire board should resign for dereliction of duty because overseeing a company’s executives and their activities is precisely what board directors are supposed to do”, says the statement. The …

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Rostec and Singapore’s ITE to open Innovative Staff Training Center in Moscow

Rostec, the Government of Moscow, the Russia-Singapore Business Council and Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education (ITE) have signed a memorandum of cooperation in the sphere of professional training. The document provides for establishing the Innovative Staff Training and Certification Center in Moscow in which the best international practices in education will be introduced. The project will involve ITE competences and expertise in …

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World organisations: Myanmar must prioritize protection of civilians in Rakhine state, address the roots of the conflict

A statement signed by over 108 civil society organisations, people’s organisations and individuals addressed to Myanmar and ASEAN calls for Myanmar to cease violence against and abuses of unarmed civilians in Rakhine State and the other conflict areas such as northern Shan and Kachin States and ASEAN to prioritize immediate dialogue between Burma/Myanmar and other ASEAN members on Rohingya issue with the aim to …

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