One hundred more Singaporean Muslims can go for the Haj this year as compared to 2017, said Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim on Friday (Mar 23). According to media reports, the Minister said that Saudi authorities had increased Singapore’s quota for the annual Muslim pilgrimage from
One hundred and twenty-two suspected drug offenders were arrested during an 11-day islandwide operation from 12 to 23 March, said the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on Friday (23 March).
To carry out maintenance work, the Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit (BPLRT) will be closed every Sunday from 15 April to 24 June, said SMRT on Friday (23 March). The announcement comes a day after the rail operator announced that all 35 MRT stations on the East-West Line will continue to close earlier
A former assistant coach of Albirex Niigata Singapore football club was sentenced to 10 days’ jail on Friday (23 March) for molesting a 14-year-old girl. According to court documents, the Japanese national first touched the 14-year-old victim’s buttock at a shop in Jurong East at about 5.40pm on 6 July
Facebook is concerned that Singapore appeared to be in “a rush” to introduce a law to combat fake news online, a senior executive of the social media giant told a parliamentary committee on Thursday (22 March).
Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam questioned Facebook in Parliament on Thursday (22 March) on why the social media giant had not been open when it first found out about a massive breach of its user data arising from the Cambridge Analytica (CA) saga. Shanmugam’s pointed questions directed at
In the latest hint of a possible increase in public transport fares, the Public Transport Council (PTC) said on Thursday (22 March) that it will be revising its fare formula to “keep pace with changes in the public transport industry’s cost structure”. Also announced were more flexible rail transfer
Upset at being fired from his job as a cleaner, he sought revenge by attempting to set fire to his former employer's office.
In order to provide more time for tests of the new signalling system, all 35 MRT stations on the East West Line (EWL) will continue to close earlier and open later during weekends in April, said SMRT.
A diet high in fat and low in dietary fibre increases your risk of developing colorectal cancer or cancer of the large intestine (colon and rectum), say experts. Studies have found that this type of diet, particularly if it contains a significant quantity of red meat and processed meat, may cause inflammation
A male suspect who stabbed a 42-year-old man to death outside a Jalan Besar pub remains at large, almost two years after the incident.
Update: The fire has been put out, according to a Singapore Civil Defence Force social media post at about 10.40am. Firefighters fought another massive early morning fire on Thursday (22 March), the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) announced on social media. SCDF said it was alerted at 2.16am to
A man who helped an uncle arrange an attack on his love rival was on Wednesday (21 March) sentenced to 36 months' jail and four strokes of the cane.
Peaceful protests are not the target of a new security law as it would only be invoked when dealing with large-scale public disorder incidents, said Second Home Affairs Minister Josephine Teo in Parliament on Wednesday (21 March).
Education Minister (Schools) and Second Minister for Transport Ng Chee Meng, 49, is set to be appointed as National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) Deputy Secretary-General, making him the favourite to become the next Secretary-General. Citing reliable sources, Chinese-language daily Lianhe Zaobao reported
The communications stop order (CSO) provided for in the Public Order and Safety (Special Powers) Act (POSSPA) is not a complete information blackout as some have portrayed it, said Second Minster for Home Affairs Josephine Teo in Parliament on Wednesday (21 March).
Update: The “raging” oil storage tank fire has been extinguished after approximately six hours of “intense” firefighting operations, SCDF said early on Wednesday morning. The firefighting operations to battle a blaze at an oil storage tank on Pulau Busing are expected to be extended, said the Singapore
President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have expressed deep sadness over the bus accident in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, that killed one Singaporean pilgrim and injured several others on Tuesday (20 March). The bus was carrying mostly Singaporeans who were performing minor pilgrimage (umrah
A man who secretly filmed women including students changing clothes and relieving themselves, and distributed more than 600 obscene films was jailed 11 months on Tuesday (20 March). Shaun Lee, a 29-year-old fund accountant, admitted in the State Courts to having 663 obscene films in his possession for
A 50-year-old man has been arrested at Blk 114 Ho Ching Road for criminal intimidation and suspected drug-related offences on 20 March 2018. A 50-year-old man who was armed with a knife was arrested for criminal intimidation and suspected drug-related offences on Tuesday evening (20 March) after locking
SPH Magazines will reduce its work force by about 20 per cent, as the magazine arm of Singapore Press Holdings embarks on a major restructuring exercise. According to a press release from the media conglomerate on Tuesday (20 March), SPH Magazines had 379 employees as of August 2017. Thirteen staff
Angry that he couldn’t retrieve his belongings from a coffeeshop, he set fire to two Styrofoam boxes, causing a blaze that razed a wet market and two coffeeshops in Jurong West at an estimated cost of more than $6 million. When asked about the incident by a friend, odd-job worker Lim Ying Siang, 42,
A man who held a toddler hostage in a Sembawang flat during a protracted standoff with the police in 2016 was sentenced to five years' jail on Tuesday (20 March).
The former City Harvest Church (CHC) leaders who were convicted of criminal breach of trust do not qualify for home detention, but the Commissioner of Prisons has the final say on the matter, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam in Parliament on Monday (19 March). Under the home detention scheme
The man would blindfold the boys that he coached with pieces of clothing before performing oral sex on them in several toilets at the locations where he held football training sessions and nursing rooms in malls. The seven victims, then aged between eight and 11 years old, were too young to know that