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Mas Selamat planned to kidnap Singaporean Chinese in JB after he escaped from detention

In an interview to mark the 210th Police Day in Malaysia, Malaysian Deputy Commissioner, Datuk Ayob Khan, detailed how Mas Selamat escaped from detention in Singapore. Mas Selamat was for more than a...

Hollande in S’pore for 2-day state visit

This is the first state visit to Singapore from France, and reciprocates President Tony Tan Keng Yam's state visit to France in 2015, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says. Posted 25 Mar 2017 18:23; U...

London attacks: President Tony Tan and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong convey their condole...

SINGAPORE - President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Theresa May respectively to convey their condolences on Thur...

Amos Yee: Prerogative of the US to take in people who engage in hate speech, says Singapor...

On March 24, the United States of America's Immigration Judge, Samuel B. Cole, granted Amos Yee's asylum application. Judge Cole concluded that the Singapore government persecuted Yee on account of h...

Man run over by train at Fajar LRT station

The body of Mr Ang, a Malaysian believed to be a commuter who fell from the LRT platform at Fajar station, being moved yesterday morning. Police are investigating the unnatural death.PHOTO: SHIN MIN ...

Prime Ministers of Vietnam, Singapore look to foster strategic trust

SINGAPORE - President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Theresa May respectively to convey their condolences on Thur...

Woman jailed for selling fake MCs to drug addicts

A 26-year-old housewife was sentenced to five months' jail on Friday for providing forged medical certificates (MCs) to drug addicts to cover their absence from urine tests. Nursusilla Kassim faced f...

Singapore teen blogger Amos Yee granted US asylum

A US judge has granted asylum to Singaporean blogger Amos Yee, ruling that the 18-year-old qualified as a political refugee. Yee has been jailed twice for critical comments on religion and former lea...

Captain of APL ship charged for not having required licence when transporting SAF Terrex v...

The Chinese master of an APL ship at the centre of a controversial shipment of armoured vehicles from Taiwan to Singapore appeared in a Hong Kong court today. Pan Xuejun, 39, was charged with one cou...

Man dies after being hit by train at Fajar LRT Station

SINGAPORE - A man died after he was run over by a train on the Bukit Panjang LRT early Friday (March 24) morning. A body was spotted on the tracks at Fajar LRT Station after the last train in service...

Singapore’s UOB gets nod to open 100-pct foreign-owned bank in Vietnam

HANOI - Singapore is on its guard in the light of the heightened global terror threat, as there is no foolproof protection against an attack like the one London suffered on Wednesday, Prime Minister ...

Countering terrorism and violent extremism key concern for Singapore, region: MFA

Singapore's Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan met with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and took part in the Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition on the Defeat of IS...

Singapore prime minister in Vietnam to up trade, investment

Singapore and Vietnam yesterday signed six agreements to further cooperation in such areas as banking and a possible innovation park. These underscore the growing economic ties between the two countr...

Container ship captain faces Hong Kong court over seized Terrex vehicles

HONG KONG - The captain of a container ship belonging to shipping company APL was charged on Friday (March 24) for not having a required licence when the vessel stopped in Hong Kong with nine Singapo...

In Ho Chi Minh City, Faust Reflects on Vietnam War

HO CHI MINH CITY — For more than a decade, Mr Nguyen Van Minh and his family would fly in and out of Singapore for their annual health check-ups and medical treatments, his daughter recalled. Mr Minh...

ST Now, News As It Happens – March 23, 2017

A company was fined $17,500 for failing to pay salaries to five of its employees, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said in a press release on Thursday (March 23). Raycom Engineering & Aerospace Pte...

Singapore, US affirm robust and mutually beneficial partnership

US National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H R McMaster (right) and Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan meeting on Mar 21, 2017. (Photo: MFA). Enlarge; Caption. Email; More. A; A. S...

Garbage disposal truck almost drove off with dead man on top of it in Tampines

Chinese newspaper Lianhe Zaobao reported that a garbage disposal truck almost drove off with a dead body on top of it. The incident happened today (21 Mar) morning at Block 450F Tampines Street 42. A...

Jailed 10 years, caned for robbing, stabbing woman 16 years ago

A 32-year-old man who robbed and stabbed a woman with a knife in a lift when he was 16 years old was sentenced to the maximum 10 years' jail and 12 strokes of the cane yesterday for robbery with hurt...

Blogger Han Hui Hui removes posts that were in contempt of court and issues apology

SINGAPORE — The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) will not pursue contempt of court proceedings against blogger Han Hui Hui after she complied with directions to remove scurrilous statements she had ...