Tag: Singapore

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China Warns On Taiwan, South China Sea At Shangri-La Forum

SINGAPORE — Chinese Defense Minister Dong Jun Sunday issued a stern warning on Taiwan and the South China Sea at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.During his 40-minute-long keynote speech, Dong accused Taiwan’s government under the ruling Democratic Progressive Party, which favors highlighting Taiwan’s sovereignty, of “pursuing separation [from China] in an incremental way” while external forces continue to sell arms […]

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Singapore Executed A Woman For The First Time In 19 Years

Singapore recently executed a woman for the first time in 19 years for drug trafficking. The woman, Saridewi Djamani, was a 45-year-old Singaporean national, who was convicted of possessing 31 grams of heroin in 2018. She was hanged at Changi Prison in the early morning, according to the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB). She was the first woman to be executed […]

SPORTS

Disgraced Former Pakistan Captain Appointed Singapore Head Coach

Salman Butt, who was banned for five years over a high-profile spot-fixing scandal, has been appointed head coach of the Singapore men’s cricket team. Former Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt, who was banned over a high-profile spot-fixing scandal, has been appointed to a coaching role with Singapore’s national team, cricket officials said. The 37-year-old has been named consultant coach and will […]

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Singapore Pushing For Babies Birth

Singapore has up the ante in its quest to break the baby drought the country has been experiencing over the years. Consequently, the country is offering a one-off payment to its citizens to treat with the birth of babies as a priority. Singaporeans have been putting off parenthood in order to cope with their financial circumstances. Singapore has one of […]

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Trump And Kim Jong-un Set For Blockbuster Meeting In Singapore

It’s on, no, it’s off, no, it’s on again that was the flip-flop call between Washington and Pyongyang before White House press secretary Sarah Sanders revealed that Trump and Kim will meet for the first time at the Capella Hotel on Singapore’s Sentosa Island. The meeting is now set to take place at 9 a.m. local time on June 12 […]

COMMENTARY

Lew Kuan Yew – A Leader Who Has Left Behind A Rich Legacy

Lee Kuan Yew, who is said to be the father of Singapore, was no ordinary leader. The 91-year-old leader who recently died has left behind a rich legacy that is  difficult to match by leaders either in the past or currently. Born in 1923, Lee co-founded Singapore in 1965 when he declared its independence from Malaysia and led the country […]