Minister Ng announced that SAF unit commanders found to have committed safety lapses will be penalized during their performance review. However, he stopped short of addressing whether command responsibility would extend to the highest levels of the SAF or MINDEF leadership.
February 10, 2019 marks Lee Hsien Loong’s 67th birthday. Here is a quick look back on the life of Singapore’s current Prime Minister.
This was not the first time SingPost failed to meet IMDA’s Quality of Service (QoS) standards. However, 2017’s margin of failure was “significant” compared to previous instances.
Chinese New Year 1942 marked the Year of the Horse, but for the people of Singapore then, there was little hope for the new year but fear and trepidation.
Prior to his civilian career, Desmond Kuek was the Chief of Defence Force in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) from 2007-2010, holding the rank of Lieutenant General.
The renewal notice was dated 6 September 2018. But according to Singpost’s date stamp on the envelope, the letter was only cleared on 30 January 2019, over 4 months later.
While Raffles articulated a number of broad principles, plans, and priorities for Singapore’s development, he was largely absent. It was Farquhar who did the heavy lifting, executing Raffle’s vision and ensuring Singapore’s commercial success.
Tan had consistently secured an electoral margin of victory higher than the PAP’s national average in every election throughout his political career. His popularity and proven track record in Parliament makes him a formidable candidate and the biggest threat to the PAP’s dominance since J. B. Jeyaratnam.
Along with 11 other Singaporeans, Tan filed an application with the Registry of Societies for a new political party named the Progress Singapore Party on January 16.
The actual cost of hosting the historic summit incurred by the Singapore Government was approximately S$16.3 million.
Announcing this news on his Facebook page, the Singaporean politician and lawyer, said that one of the speakers that will be joining the rally is Leong Sze Hian who is currently being sued by PM Lee for defamation.
This was according to an online survey conducted by Wake Up Singapore in reaction to updates to tougher punishments being introduced for private security officers.
Taiwan became a self-governed island in 1949 following the defeat of the Nationalist Kuo Min Tang in the Chinese Civil War. Taiwan officially retains the name ‘Republic of China’ but the Beijing government considers it to be no more than a renegade province to be reunified under Communist Party rule.
200 years after Sir Stamford Raffles landed on the shores of Singapore and 48 years after Britain pulled out its military, it is considering a renewed presence in Southeast Asia – with Singapore as a likely site.
As of Jan 2019, he has been in power for 14 years and 142 days, edging out Goh Chok Tong who held that office for just under 14 years. This makes PM Lee the current longest-serving leader of a first world country. In that time PM Lee has seen 3 Singapore Presidents, 4 US Presidents, 4 British Prime Ministers, 3 Malaysian Prime Ministers, and 2 Chinese Presidents.
Elsewhere, public forums and discussions are regularly held in Singapore’s universities with foreign speakers invited to speak. Such events are not subjected to the same arbitrary restrictions imposed on civil society as they remain largely in the field of academia.
An agency from the Department of Health and Social Care in the UK released a video comparing the effects of smoking and vaping, and claiming that the latter is 95% less harmful.
In response to TOC’s query, Lee Hsien Yang confirmed that he had indeed contributed to Leong’s legal fund, but didn’t disclose the amount.
7 SAF and Hometeam servicemen died in 2018 – 3 suicides, 3 training deaths, and one from abuse. The circumstances behind some of them would spark nationwide debates on the safety of NSFs and regulars, abuse in the armed forces, and the cost of national service.
“My simple philosophy is to make all the staff happy. It has been my golden rule since I founded Kyocera when I was 27. Not to make shareholders happy but simply to create the company that every employee is proud to work for. Many people were skeptical if such a simple philosophy would work but in the end, it did.”
Singaporeans and Malaysians have more in common than what divides us. Both countries are inextricably tied to a shared history, culture, and a mutual economic dependency.
He criticized the current Pakatan Harapan government for its benevolent approach to Singapore. He urged the government to cease its “verbal war” with Singapore, noting Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong’s recent remarks for peaceful negotiations, and instead “fight fire with fire”.
For the past 4 weeks, France has been gripped by massive nationwide protests collectively dubbed the ‘gilets jaunes’ or yellow vests. Hundreds of thousands of citizens have taken to the streets in major French cities, culminating in violent clashes between the police and protesters, the likes of which France has not witnessed in 5 decades.
It appears that the government does not trust you to make your own choices regarding your personal health, and they have decided to play the role of an obsessed, control-freak parent – dictating what you can or cannot drink.
Substance abuse is not a ‘ghetto disease’ that afflicts only the poor or marginalized in society. Rather, it is a widely misunderstood disease and one which various governments are grappling with in their respective countries.
The votes were overwhelmingly in favor of “NO” which garnered over 2,700 votes versus less than 100 “YES” votes.
Having 3 veteran opposition politicians eliminated could spell disaster for the WP, allowing the PAP to reclaim Aljunied GRC, which they lost in 2011. Historically, bankruptcy has been used as a tool to target political opponents.
While the newly elected Pakatan Harapan Government prepares to abolish the death penalty and ramps up its efforts to save the lives of Malaysians who are on death row abroad, their counterparts across the causeway seem to be hellbent on what can only be described as an unprecedented and vicious rampage.
High rents impact a host of other issues, including employment, cost-of-living, culture and the overall economic well-being of communities in which rents often seem out of control.
Seeing the Iraq War as a potential for diplomatic leverage, the Singapore Government publicly and vocally expressed its support for the invasion of Iraq.
States Times Review has a considerable fanbase with over 50,000 followers on Facebook.
While noble in its intentions, the straw-free movement or “stop sucking” as it’s sometimes called, hardly constitutes an environmental “revolution”.
While many academics and the Government have weighed in with their views, there is a deafening silence from the group which is directly affected by the policy ban on e-cigarettes. This crucial debate is taking place without the voice of the smoker being heard.
Although many Western countries accord drug addiction its medical recognition, Singapore is well-known for its tough stance in handling the local drug situation.
Businessman Shihan Mohd Salim, who owns Anak Mami The Restaurant 3, charged RM3.20 (S$1.06) for a cup of Milo Ais,
The government deals with drug abusers by subjecting them to tougher regimes in prison which eventually cripples their coping abilities after their release.
In Singapore, the average gross salary per annum is SGD 67,152. PM Lee earns a whopping 32 times that amount.
I can confirm that the root cause of more than 70% of the AWOL cases was related to financial problems.
“It’s definitely been a difficult situation for him. My advice to him would be to follow his dreams, follow his heart and do what he needs to do,”
Without providing any concrete evidence, he cited the experience of Western Democracies and asserted that social welfare threatens to “erode the competency of the workforce”.
While the Government has in the past made considerable efforts to preserve our heritage sites, some have inevitably fallen under the chopping block of “progress”.
Americans have become the butt of jokes when it comes to correctly pointing at a map, the location of a specific country, whether it’s North Korea, European countries or African countries.
Malaysia’s new government has been in power for barely a month. But in that short time, they have introduced a plethora of reforms to Malaysia’s political system.
“I didn’t realise that Singaporeans voted for merger with Malaysia in 1963 simply because all three choices available in the…
The PAP IBs are in effect, an extension of the party and the unofficial mouthpiece for the government. If you ever wanted to know how the PAP Government truly feels about Malaysia’s new Government and its leader Dr Mahathir, look no further than the PAP IB sites on social media.
If it weren’t for the student activists, we would probably still be singing “God Save the Queen” instead of “Majulah Singapura” today.
f Minister Khaw Boon Wan is trying to convince Singaporeans that transport fares needn’t factor in reliability, the recent spate of MRT and LRT disruptions aren’t helping.
This little known law effectively shields the Government (SAF and SCDF included) from civil liability for the deaths of full time national servicemen, even when the SAF and SCDF are found to be negligent.
Many Singaporeans have rightly pointed out that Darryl David’s comments reflect a disconnect from reality.
The HIV data leak is the third major fiasco to plague MOH since Minister Gan took office.
To date, Tan Cheng Bock holds the record of the highest electoral margin of victory. In every general election, he had consistently polled higher than the PAP’s nationwide average.