First Police NSmen Public Order Troop to be formed by Sep 2018
SINGAPORE: At the Home Team Tactical Centre in Mandai, roughly 40 men stood at attention under the blazing midday sun. Decked out from head to toe in protective gear capable of shrugging off impact and flames, they advanced on command, with tactical shields to the fore and a bellow on every fourth step - a disciplined yet intimidating front to any violent rioter standing in their way.
Maritime Security a Year-Round Duty
Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta Commander Cameron Steil watches over HMAS Arunta's boarding party as it conducts a boarding while on patrol in the Middle East Region. Photo: oyal Australian Navy While many Australians spend Anzac Day off work, Royal Australian Navy personnel around the world will remain on watch, contributing to global security, stability and prosperity.
ASEAN 2017 security ready
Eight heads of government of the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations member-countries and Myanmar's Foreign Minister and State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, who is representing President Htin Kyaw, are due to arrive this week in Manila for the Philippines' hosting of the 30th ASEAN Summit 2017 at the Philippine International Convention Center . Aside from Suu Kyi, those who are confirmed to attend the ASEAN Summit are Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, and Laos President Bounnhang Vorachith.
Singaporea s plans for a smart nation
You know what it's like. You're waiting for the bus on your way to work and inevitably, you're late.
Cheap flights to Asia: Norwegian launches London to Singapore ...
If you're looking for a bargain break you don't have to limit yourself to budget beach holidays in Europe . Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos said: "Our transatlantic flights have shown the huge demand for affordable long-haul travel, so we are delighted to expand into new markets and offer our first route to Asia from the UK.
Commitment to multiracial Singapore was golden thread in Othman Wok's life: PM Lee
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong lauded the late Othman Wok's legacy of racial harmony in a eulogy delivered at his memorial service on Wednesday , noting the former politician's crucial role in leading Malay Singaporeans through Separation and into part of a united national identity. One of Singapore's first generation of leaders, Mr Othman died on Monday at the age of 92. He was accorded a state-assisted funeral on Tuesday and State flags on all Government buildings were flown at half-mast until conclusion of his memorial service.
Singapore is about to get more costly for businesses
Businesses in Singapore are bracing for higher costs in a country that's already among the world's most expensive to live in. [SINGAPORE] Businesses in Singapore are bracing for higher costs in a country that's already among the world's most expensive to live in.
Malaysian Air Force Chief Makes Introductory Visit To Singapore
By Massita Ahmad SINGAPORE, April 18 -- Royal Malaysian Air Force Chief, General Datuk Seri Affendi Buang today called on Second Minister for Defence, Ong Ye Kung. Affendi, who is in Singapore for his introductory visit for three days until April 19, also called on Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant-General Perry Lim and Chief of Air Force Major-General Mervyn Tan, and inspected a guard-of-honour at the Ministry of Defence this morning.
State-assisted funeral held for Othman Wok
Former Cabinet minister and one of Singapore's first-generation leaders Mr Othman Wok has been laid to rest on Tuesday afternoon. SINGAPORE: The nation laid to rest one of its first-generation leaders, the late Mr Othman Wok, on Tuesday afternoon .
DPM Teo Chee Hean to visit Hong Kong, United States
Mr Teo will be in Hong Kong from Apr 18 to 19. He will then visit the United States from Apr 19 to 23. SINGAPORE: Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean will make a working visit to Hong Kong on Tuesday and visit the United States after that, the Minister of Foreign Affairs announced in a media release on Monday. Mr Teo's upcoming visit to Hong Kong will reaffirm longstanding and close cooperation between Singapore and Hong Kong, MFA said.
In Pictures: Remembering Othman Wok, one of Singapore's founding fathers, 1924-2017
Former PAP Old Guard Othman Wok served as Singapore's Social Affairs Minister from 1963 to 1977 and was Singapore's ambassador to Indonesia between 1977 and 1980. He was among 10 leaders who signed the Independence of Singapore Agreement on Aug 9, 1965.
CY Leung slams lawmaker on Facebook over Singapore comparison
Pan-democrat Charles Mok pens letter slamming government's lagging innovation policies, while chief executive blames opposition filibusters for delays A war of words erupted between Hong Kong's outgoing chief executive and pan-democratic lawmaker Charles Mok on Sunday after the latter penned a piece criticising the administration's lagging policies in innovation and technology. Incumbent leader Leung Chun-ying launched an unexpected counter-attack on his Facebook page, saying that the pan-democrats, whom he accused of slowing down government policies, should instead be blamed.
Woodlands to have six 'star attractions' under HDB renewal plan
SINGAPORE: New mega-housing projects, linkways for pedestrians and cyclists, and a larger recreational area at Marsiling - these are some of the plans residents of Woodlands can look forward to. As part of the third batch of estates under the Housing and Development Board's Remaking Our Heartlands programme, the Woodlands estate will be spruced up over the next five to ten years.
The power of globalization: Singapore's economic rise
Singapore is a controversial subject, described as "The Big Apple of Asia," or "Disneyland with Capital Punishment." On the one hand, there are those who admire its efficient government and material accomplishments; on the other hand, there are those who deplore its antipathy to freedom of expression.
Yusof Ishak Mosque opens in Woodlands
SINGAPORE: A mosque named after Singapore's first President Yusof Ishak was officially opened on Friday by his widow Noor Aishah. The ceremony was witnessed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Minister-in-Charge for Muslim Affairs Dr Yaacob Ibrahim.
Remaking Dawson estate: Ten years on
SINGAPORE: First built in the 1960s, the Dawson estate in Queenstown is one of the oldest public housing projects in Singapore. Over the last 10 years, the estate has undergone a face-lift under the Remaking Our Heartland programme, which was first announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in 2007.
Joint military exercises until May 11th for Singapore Air Force, U.S. Air Force
The Republic of Singapore Air Force and the U.S. Air Force are participating in a joint exercise from now until May 11th. This is the first time they've actually deployed aircraft and personnel to the Guam.
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