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Beijing's South China Sea Building Boom Grows

The Republic of Singapore navy Formidable-class frigate RSS Supreme and the Victory-class corvette RSS Valiant transit the South China Sea behind the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt . Theodore Roosevelt is underway for a regularly scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.



Public can apply for tickets to NDP 2018 and two previews from May 23 to June 3

Those keen to be a part of Singapore's grandest birthday celebration can start applying for this year's National Day Parade tickets from Wednesday . Held at The Float @ Marina Bay, NDP 2018 will feature the largest military tattoo display to be held at the venue yet and the return of crowd favourites, such as the aerial flypast.



NDP 2018: 'We Are Singapore' back as theme song, but with a twist

Singer Charlie Lim performing this year's NDP theme song, an updated version of "We Are Singapore", at a launch event. SINGAPORE: This year's National Day Parade theme song is a revamped version of the old classic "We Are Singapore".



Universal welfare and saying 'no' to tuition: Teo You Yenn...

Teo You Yenn is the author of "This Is What Inequality Looks Like" and an Associate Professor and Head of Sociology at Nanyang Technological University. But for the past four months, sociologist, Teo You Yenn's This Is What Inequality Looks Like has flown off the shelves of local bookstores, and was even brought up in Parliament by Nominated Member of Parliament Kuik Shiao-Yin in her speech about income inequality in Singapore.



Anwar Ibrahim to go on nationwide tour

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim plans to go on a nationwide tour to meet and express his appreciation to the people for their support for Pakatan Harapan. The PKR de facto leader said the tour would commence soon as the first phase of the formation of the Cabinet has been completed.



Singapore PM Hsien Loong calls On Dr M In PutrajayaThe meeting was...

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad here today, the second ASEAN leader to call on the new prime minister following the Pakatan Harapan electoral victory on May 9. The meeting was held at the Perdana Leadership Foundation where Dr Mahathir is currently operating from. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei was the first ASEAN leader to call on Dr Mahathir, making the visit last Monday.



Singapore's PM reminds party of no 'monopoly of power' after Malaysian polls

AFTER the historic outcome of the Malaysian election, neighbouring Singaporean Prime Minister late Wednesday reminded his ruling People's Action Party that it does not have a "monopoly of power" Lee Hsien Loong remarks came a week after Malaysia's ruling Barisan Nasional coalition was ousted in an election for the first time in the country's history. "Opposition parties keep Singapore's politics contestable," Lee said during a parliamentary debate.



Hsien Loong's turn to deal with Dr M

Friendly discussion: A file photo of Hsien Loong and Dr Mahathir sharing a light moment at the Prime Minister's Office in Putrajaya in 2002. AT the last Singapore-Malaysia leaders retreat in January, Lee Hsien Loong was asked how the two governments would ensure that projects like the High Speed Rail , which are long term, would not be affected by political changes in Malaysia.



Quad' alliance going pear-shaped as Japan and India court China

Bob Carr says the dream of a strategic alliance between Australia, India, Japan and the US to counter China's influence appears doomed, given that three of the four countries lack China's infrastructure export capacity This week, Singapore ruled out signing up for "the Quad ", a consultative mechanism encompassing the United States, Japan, India and Australia. The Quad, with a history going back to 2007, was revived on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit last November.



President Trump 'Doesn't Think He Needs' to Prepare Much for...

With just one month until a scheduled sit-down with North Korea's leader, President Donald Trump hasn't set aside much time to prepare for meeting with Kim Jong Un, a stark contrast to the approach of past presidents. "He doesn't think he needs to," said a senior administration official familiar with the President's preparation.



Minority raises red flag over taxation agreement with 4 countries

Four separate Agreements between the government of Ghana and the governments of the Czech Republic, the Kingdom of Morocco, the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Singapore respectively, for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital Gains were laid before Parliament today on behalf of the Minister of Finance Mr Ken Ofori Atta. Speaking to journalists after adjournment of sitting today, the Minority Ranking Member on Finance Hon Cassiel Ato Forson said the Minority will thoroughly scrutinize the four agreements laid before the house.



PM Lee to meet Mahathir in Malaysia on Saturday

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will meet Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in Malaysia on Saturday , he said in Parliament on Wednesday. "The expectations of the new Malaysian government are very high, and I think Dr Mahathir will be very busy in the days to come.



Singapore society must maintain 'informal and egalitarian tone': PM Lee on tackling inequality

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong outlines Government's efforts to support social mobility and meritocracy, such as keeping education system open. In his speech during the debate on the President's address on Wednesday , Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said there are four indicators: When every child has a good start in life, regardless of which family they are born in; when every talent is recognised and developed to the fullest; when every opportunity is open to anyone with the right attitude and ability; and when a capable person faces minimal social impediments to be accepted, to contribute and to lead in society.



AMBD and MAS ink fintech deal

The Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam and the Monetary Authority of Singapore today signed a FinTech Cooperation Agreement to foster innovation in financial services between Brunei Darussalam and Singapore. The FinTech CA will facilitate the sharing of information on emerging FinTech trends and developments, and promote joint innovation projects between both countries.



Singapore must have strongest leadership team for others to 'take us seriously': Chan Chun Sing

It is not enough just have found the strongest set of individuals but to "mould them into the strongest team possible", says the Trade and Industry Minister. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, together with Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister S Iswaran, Minister Ong Ye Kung and the Singapore delegation, was hosted by President Donald Trump to a bilateral working lunch with US Cabinet Secretaries and key White House officials.



'Weather patterns' delay Singaporean's attempt to travel to edge of space

SAF pilot Yip Chuang Syn and the capsule that was initially supposed to take him to space. ALICE SPRINGS, Australia: A pilot with the Republic of Singapore Air Force was forced to delay his attempt to travel to the edge of space because of "weather patterns", said the project's deputy campaign director Patsy Ong on Monday .



Singapore leaders send condolences on bomb blasts in Indonesia

Motorcycles burn following a blast at the Pentecost Church Central Surabaya , in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia May 13, 2018, in this photo provided by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/ Handout Surabaya Government/ via REUTERS SINGAPORE: President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wrote to Indonesian President Joko Widodo with their condolences on the bomb attacks near three churches in Surabaya on Sunday .



The Leader Who Wanted a - Crooked Bridge' With Singapore Is Back

Mahathir Mohamad, Malaysia's prime minister, center, waves during a news conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Nearly 15 years after he stepped down, Mahathir Mohamad is at the age of 92 again in charge in Malaysia, having pulled off a stunning election upset.



Trump hails Kim's decision to dismantle Nuclear Test site

Washington D.C. , May 13 : United States President Donald Trump on Saturday lauded North Korea's decision to dismantle the Nuclear Test Site this month, ahead of the big summit meeting on June 12 Taking to Twitter, the US President termed the move as "smart" and "gracious gesture". "North Korea has announced that they will dismantle Nuclear Test Site this month, ahead of the big Summit Meeting on June 12th.



Elderly-friendly 'vertical kampung' with housing, healthcare facilities opens in Woodlands

SINGAPORE: Singapore's first public integrated development to be extensively designed with elderly-friendly features was officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday . The 11-storey Kampung Admiralty, located next to Admiralty MRT station, houses about 100 flats for seniors, along with healthcare, wellness and commercial facilities like a supermarket and hawker centre, all under one roof.





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