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National day parade rehearsal held in Singapore's Marina Bay

Singapore will hold its National Day Parade at the Marina Bay on Aug 9.



PM Lee sends Hari Raya greetings

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wishes all Muslims Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, a statement from the Prime Minister's Office said on Saturday . The festive occasion falls on Sunday, as declared by the Mufti of Singapore, Dr Mohamed Fatris Bakaram, according to the sighting of the Syawal new moon based on the Islamic lunar calendar.



McDonald's launches Minions menu overseas and we want it in the UK now

If you like junk food and are also pretty excited for the release of Despicable Me 3 on 30 June, then you, my friend, are in for a treat. Now, to manage expectations, we should state that this is only available in Singapore and won't be coming to the UK, but it doesn't hurt to look, does it? Your old mate apple has been given the boot for a limited period, to make way for banana - another fruit that can burn the skin of your mouth off when hot.



Lee Hsien Yang accuses Ho Ching of accessing Lee Kuan Yew's...

SINGAPORE: Mr Lee Hsien Yang has accused Mdm Ho Ching, the wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, of accessing some of Mr Lee Kuan Yew's documents while he was "gravely ill" in hospital a month before he died. According to Mr Lee in a Facebook post on Thursday , the papers included a letter and a telegram dating back to the 1950s.



38 Oxley Road dispute: Govt of the day has to be responsible for decision on house, says DPM Teo

SINGAPORE: Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean on Wednesday defended his decision to set up a ministerial committee to look into the options for Mr Lee Kuan Yew's family home on 38 Oxley Road, saying that the Government of the day "has to be responsible for making a decision on the property". Mr Teo, who chairs the committee, was responding to a commentary by The Straits Times' editor-at-large Han Fook Kwang, who questioned the need for Cabinet ministers to get involved in the dispute among Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his siblings over their late father's will.



Singapore Leaders Convey Condolences To Portugal On Forest Fires

By Massita Ahmad SINGAPORE, June 21 -- Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam extended his condolences to his Portuguese counterpart Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa on the loss of many lives and damage caused by the forest fires in central Portugal. "On behalf of the people of Singapore, I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies to you and the Portuguese people," Tan said in a condolence letter made available to Bernama here.



Mere Anarchy: The Center Cannot Hold

A spectre is haunting Earth -- the spectre of freedom. All the powers of the existing order have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: Pope and Drug Czar, Tillerson and May, European progressives and Chinese financial police.



Recent cases of radicalised Singaporeans 'strike close to home': PM Lee

SINGAPORE: The most recent cases of young self-radicalised Singaporeans - two auxiliary police officers and an infant-care assistant - "strike close to home", Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday , as he called on the Malay-Muslim community to stand together with the Government in tackling the influence of radicalism and extremism. Mr Lee also cautioned against Islamophobia, adding that the issue was also about how the other communities react to the cases, and respond to Muslims in Singapore.



Singapore leaders send condolences on Finsbury Park attack, Grenfell Tower fire

People look at floral tributes for victims of the Grenfell Tower block fire that have been left outside the Notting Hill Methodist Church in west London, on June 17, 2017 AFP/Tolga AKMEN SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wrote to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Theresa May with their condolences on the attack at Finsbury Park and Grenfell Tower fire , Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday . I was appalled by the attack in Finsbury Park on Jun 19, 2017 when innocent worshippers were leaving a nearby mosque after the evening prayers.



Singapore leaders send condolences on Finsbury Park attack, Grenfell Tower fire

SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wrote to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Theresa May with their condolences on the attack at Finsbury Park and Grenfell Tower fire, Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday .



PM Lee apologises to Singaporeans over Oxley Road dispute; to answer questions in Parliament

In a recorded video statement, PM Lee said he "deeply regrets" that the dispute between he and his siblings over their childhood home has "affected Singapore's reputation and Singaporeans' confidence in the Government". SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong issued a statement on Monday , apologising to Singaporeans for the dispute between him and his siblings over the house of their late father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, at 38 Oxley Road.



Siblings never objected to PM Lee receiving equal share of estate: Lee Hsien Yang

The objections were to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's "flip-flopping about Lee Kuan Yew's demolition wish", his brother said in a Facebook post. SINGAPORE: The siblings of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong never had any objection to the latter receiving an equal share of their father's estate, Mr Lee Hsien Yang said on Tuesday .



S'pore DPM: Nothing - secret' about committee on LKY's house

Singapore: Deputy Prime MinisA ter Teo Chee Hean made public the composition of a ministerial committee studying options for the late Lee Kuan Yew's house at 38, Oxley Road, and refuted Lee Hsien Yang's claims that it was "secret", as the feud over Mr Lee's will continues. "There is nothing 'secret' about this committee.



Singapore leaders send condolences over death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong have expressed their condolences over the passing of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl in letters addressed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Kohl's widow Maike Kohl-Richter respectively. Mr Kohl, the architect of Germany's 1990 reunification and mentor to Ms Merkel, died on Friday at the age of 87. I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mr Helmut Kohl, former Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.



'Nothing secret' about ministerial committee on Oxley Road home: Committee chair DPM Teo

SINGAPORE: Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean set up, as well as chairs the ministerial committee to consider options for Lee Kuan Yew's 38 Oxley Road home, DPM Teo said in a statement on Saturday . The Oxley Road house has been at the centre of a dispute between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his siblings, with PM Lee raising " grave concerns " over about how his father's last will had been prepared, and his younger brother Mr Lee Hsien Yang claiming that the "secret committee" was focused "solely on challenging the validity" of a clause in the will stating that the Oxley Road house be demolished upon their father's death.



Lee Kuan Yew's Last Will Made Upon His 'Express Instruction', Says Younger Son

Lee Hsien Yang, the brother of Singapore's prime minister, said on Saturday his father had expressly instructed the drafting of a last will directing the demolition of the family's iconic home, the latest salvo in a public feud between the city-state's leader and his two younger siblings. The comments by Lee Hsien Yang, made on his Facebook account, followed those made by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday that there were "serious questions" and "deeply troubling circumstances" over how the final will of their father, Lee Kuan Yew, was drawn up.



Lee Suet Fern steps down as managing partner in law firm

The wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's brother has been in the spotlight over a disagreement between the Lee siblings over their family home at 38 Oxley Road. SINGAPORE: Mrs Lee Suet Fern has stepped down as the managing partner of Morgan Lewis Stamford, the law firm confirmed on Friday .





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