Amid the furore over footballer Ben Davis and his quest to defer his National Service (NS), the irony of it all is this: if the 17-year-old had excelled in his studies rather than in sports, it would not even be an issue.
Apple is investigating reported fraudulent iTunes purchases that have led to deductions in Singapore bank accounts.
The author gained insights into meritocracy and wages while moving house. There’s really nothing more to say about meritocracy, whether of the compassionate or rigid kind, because so much has been said about it. The meritocracy issue about whether some people are “advantaged or disadvantaged” through
The real SMS from SingHealth vs the fake SMS being circulated. SingHealth has warned the public to be aware of an SMS going around spreading falsehoods. Singapore’s largest health system turned to Facebook on Friday night (20 July) to debunk the contents of the SMS, which falsely says that patients
A Singapore company director was charged on Friday (20 July) for allegedly supplying luxury items ranging from watches, perfumes to wines to North Korea in contravention of United Nations rules. Ng Kheng Wah, 55, is accused of conspiring with wholesale distributor T Specialist International and two
Information on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's outpatient dispense medicines as well as personal particulars of about 1.5 million patients were stolen from SingHealth's database in a recent "deliberate and well-planned cyberattack", said the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ministry
Rail operator SMRT will be fined a total of $1.9 million for the 2016 accident that killed two SMRT trainees and the 2017 flooding incident in the tunnels between Bishan and Braddell MRT Stations.
The assertion of a Chinese identity due to the rise of China is a persistent threat that has to be managed carefully by Singapore, said retired top diplomat Bilahari Kausikan on Thursday (19 July).
A driver who lost control of his car while making a left turn at 50kmh, causing it to skid and his maid to fly out of the vehicle was sentenced to one week's jail on Friday (20 July).
A 56-year-old woman was found lying dead in the car park of ITE College Central in Ang Mo Kio on Thursday evening (19 July). Police have classified the case as murder.
Oil that undergoes the hydrogenation process is known as partially hydrogenated oil and is popular with food manufacturers, street vendors and restaurateurs because it is inexpensive, less likely to go rancid which makes it long-lasting, and can make food crisper, flakier or creamier. You know a food
A man who tried to grab a revolver from a police officer who was responding to a call was jailed one year and two months on Thursday. Mohd Omar Abdul Rahim, 53, pleaded guilty in the State Courts to one count of using criminal force in an attempt to commit theft, one count of using criminal force against
The twin sisters who were filmed assaulting and spitting on a condominium manager were found guilty of their offences after a protracted trial lasting 21 days over two years.
A man who sublet three condominium units to prostitutes for use as brothels admitted to his offences on Thursday (19 July). Goh Wee Ming Benson, 37, pleaded guilty in the State Courts to two charges of living off the earning of prostitutes and one charge of letting the units be used as brothels. Deputy
It is a question on the nation’s mind: Should teenage footballer and Fulham FC signee Benjamin Davis be allowed to defer his national service (NS) enlistment date?
The father of a Singaporean footballer who has a two-year deal with English Premier League club Fulham said his son Benjamin Davis would serve National Service (NS), contrary to the impression of the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) on the matter. In a reply to queries from Yahoo News Singapore, Harvey
The alleged victim may also have been so affected by the Halloween party he had earlier attended that he may have also imagined the abuse. Following a Halloween party at the home, the boy had gone to sleep in the upper-deck of a double-decker bed in the bedroom of the accused’s son – who slept on the
The Ministry of Defence (Mindef) said that while it recognises Benjamin Davis’ achievement in securing a senior contract with English Premier League club Fulham, the 17-year-old Singaporean’s actions are meant to further his own professional career, not national interest. Speaking on its decision to
Seven East-West Line (EWL) MRT stations – from Dover to Pioneer – and three North-South Line (NSL) stations – from Bukit Gombak to Jurong East – will have shorter operating hours during selected weekends in August and September.
The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) "strongly supports" teen footballer Benjamin Davis' request to defer his National Service (NS) enlistment date, as it feels that his case merits "serious consideration" by the Ministry of Defence (Mindef).
Prakkash Balakrishnan was celebrating a friend's birthday when he ran into an old adversary and slashed the other man with a credit card knife.
A 17-year-old who attempted to break into two jewellery stores with two others pleaded guilty to his offences on Tuesday (17 July). Mohammad Faris Mohammad Fadzir was convicted in the State Courts of two charges of attempted break-in. Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Jaime Pang told the court that Faris
Singapore footballer and Fulham signee Ben Davis will not be able to defer his National Service if no new facts are presented in his appeal, said Senior Minister Of State for Defence Heng Chee How.
The People's Association (PA) has been found to have "serious weaknesses" in its controls over overseas purchases and payments which could be exploited, said the Auditor-General's Office (AGO) in its latest annual report.
A teenage e-scooter rider who left a housewife in a coma after colliding into her at a bus stop along Pasir Ris Drive was slapped with a 14-day short detention order and 100 hours of community service on Tuesday (17 July).