Singapore News Headlines

  • Acclaimed Filmmaker Martin Rosen To Come To Singapore
    Acclaimed Filmmaker Martin Rosen To Come To Singapore

    The director of critically-acclaimed 1978 animation film Watership Down, adapted from the Richard Adams novel, is coming to Singapore. Martin Rosen will grace the Perspectives Film Festival happening from October 15 to 18 at the National Museum of Singapore. After the film screening, attendees are invited to stay on for a post-show dialogue with Rosen where they can exchange views and perspectives with the filmmaker.

  • ‘Don’t compare API with PSI’

    KUALA LUMPUR: It will take two years to upgrade the equipment used to measure air quality as technical assessments need to be done first, the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry said. Its minister, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, said Malaysia’s Air Pollutant Index (API) measuring equipment used the particulate matter (PM) 10 guideline, which is a universal benchmark used and recognised by the World Health Organisation. “We must not compare our API readings with Singapore’s Pollutant Standards Index (PSI).

  • PM Najib urges Indonesia to act against haze culprits

    MILAN: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has urged Indonesia to take action against irresponsible companies which have contributed to the haze enveloping Malaysia and Singapore. Voicing his concern over the haze situation in Malaysia, he said it was regrettable that irresponsible parties were still using annual ‘slash and burn’ methods to clear large tracts of land in Indonesia. Indonesia, he said, should take action against the companies involved as their actions had affected air quality, the health of the public and economies.