Saturday, 7th May 2011
Singapore’s incumbent PAP (People's Action Party) won the 2011 General Election. It was the 16th General Election in Singapore and the 11th since independence. The governing People's Action Party (PAP) secured their 13th consecutive term in office since 1959. PAP won all but six seats to the opposition party (Workers' Party).
Thursday, 10th March 2011
The President of Singapore salary, also known as the Privy Purse, is now set at SGD S$4,267,500 (USD 3.5 Million/Year) , an increase of S$890,700 from S$3,376,800 a year earlier - a 20.8% quantum jump. He also gets an entertainment allowance of S$73,000.
Thursday, 17th February 2011
The Marina Bay Sands (MBS) was declared fully opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. The MBS Integrated Resort (IR) had its soft launch April 2010. Revellers at the Bayfront Promenade and Event Plaza was treated to a water and light show which premiered at 8:08pm on 17 February 2011.
Wednesday, 6th October 2010
The ceremonial gun carriage carried the late Mrs Lee Kuan Yew (nee Madam Kwa Geok Choo, age 90) from Sri Temasek (located within the Istana grounds) to Mandai Crematorium. At Mandai Crematorium a private funeral service was held. During the service, Mentor Minister Lee Kuan Yew delivered a touching eulogy.
Wednesday, 29th September 2010
Modern Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew, was hospitalised for chest infection. He was seen coughing badly a couple days earlier while watching the F1 Singapore Grand Prix from an observation deck located at Marina Bay Sands (MBS).
Monday, 27th September 2010
Brunei's Deputy Minister of Defence, Mr Mustappa Sirat, called on Singapore's Minister for Defence Teo Chee Hean at the Ministry of Defence (Mindef). He also visited the Murai Urban Training and Facility, Sungei Gedong Camp.
Sunday, 19th September 2010
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak made a two-day working visit to Singapore. Mr Najib was accompanied by Foreign Minister Anifah Aman and Menteri Besar of Johor Abdul Ghani Othman. During the meeting, Prime Minister Najib and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong settled a land swap agreement for four land parcels in Marina South and two land parcels in the Ophir-Rochor area. And put the issue of development charges payable on the three parcels of Malaysian land in Tanjong Pagar, Kranji and Woodlands for the Permanent Court of Arbitration to settle. This breaking the 20-year-old deadlock on the 1990 POA.
Thursday, 22nd July 2010
Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew has said no amount of engineering can prevent flooding in Singapore. He said after touring the waterfront development at the areas around Kallang River.
Wednesday, 14th July 2010
The film "Dr Lim Hock Siew" by filmmaker Martyn See was banned under the Films Act and classified it as a prohibited film. In a statement from the Information, Communications and the Arts Ministry, it mentioned that the film "gives a distorted and misleading portrayal of Dr Lim Lok Siew's arrests and detention under the Internal Security Act (ISA) in 1963."
Friday, 14th May 2010
Singapore's former Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Dr Goh Keng Swee, died after battling a long illness. In 1984 Dr Goh retired from politics where he had served as Deputy Prime Minister for 11 years. Dr Goh was educated at Anglo Chinese School and then studied economics at Raffles College. A scholarship took him to the London School of Economics where he obtaining his PhD in 1956.
Friday, 16th April 2010
The Housing and Development Board (HDB) has committed $1 billion to upgrade eight towns. The eight towns are in the Central zone like Ang Mo Kio, Toa Payoh, Bishan, Serangoon, Kallang/Whampoa, Queenstown, Bukit Merah and Central. This upgrade plan was announced by Deputy PM and Minister for Home Affairs, Wong Kan Seng announced this at the HDB's 50th anniversary celebrations.
Friday, 9th April 2010
Anti-PAP (People's Action Party) fliers urging residents to take 'collective and concerted action to go against the PAP' have been circulated in Sengkang Housing Estate. These unsigned fliers were found stuffed in letterboxes of HDB Blocks 244 to 256, Compassvale Road. The A4-size flier with the criticisms written in both English and Chinese, made allegations about corruption and exploitation and complained about cost of living issues, among other things.
Wednesday, 31st March 2010
OneMap, Singapore's first intelligent map information system, was launched by Minister for Law and Second Minister for Home Affairs K Shanmuga. OneMap aims to provides a reliable, timely and accurate location-based information to the public. One service offered allow parents to find out if their homes are within one or two kilometres of a certain primary school.
Thursday, 11th December 2008
Holland Town Council and Bukit Panjang Town Council, both People's Action Party (PAP) town councils, had invested $12 million in troubled in the Lehman Brothers-linked Minibonds and the Merrill Lynch Jubilee Series 3. The 2 PAP) town councils send out a detailed explanation of their investments to about 53,000 households under their care.
Thursday, 27th November 2008
20-year-old Muhammad Shafi'ie Syahmi Sariman, 33-year-old Activist Isrizal Mohamed Isa and 47-year-old John Tan Liang Joo, Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) assistant secretary-general, were jailed for contempt of court. The action by the three was the worst form of insult when they branded Singapore's justice system as a 'kangaroo court' by wearing T-shirts with a kangaroo dressed in a judge's robe. 'Kangaroo court' is usually understood as being a court characterised by irregular procedures or sham proceedings. At the time of the incident, the three had been outside the Supreme Court building where a hearing had been taking place to determine damages that Singapore Democratic Party leader Chee Soon Juan and his sister Chee Siok Chin had to pay. John Tan Liang Joo was sentenced to 15 days' jail. Isrizal Mohamed Isa and full-time national serviceman Muhammad Shafi'ie Syahmi Sariman, were each sentenced to seven days' jail. Justice Judith Prakash also ordered each of them to pay SGD $
Tuesday, 25th November 2008
A Singapore court has found the Wall Street Journal in contempt of court for publishing three articles relating to Singapore's judiciary, and fined it SGD $25,000. According to court statement "The three publications, read individually or collectively, are in contempt of court because of the allegations by way of insinuations clearly possess the inherent tendency to interfere with administration of justice". In addition to the fine, Dow Jones Publishing Company (Asia) was ordered to pay $30,000 in legal costs to the Attorney-General, who had initiated the legal action.
Monday, 24th November 2008
Ministers and top civil servants will get a pay cut of up to 19 per cent next year. The Civil Service is also reducing the year-end bonus payment for this year. In 2009, the Prime Minister and President will see their annual salaries cut by 19 per cent. Ministers and Senior Permanent Secretaries will see an 18 per cent fall. The allowance for Members of Parliament will be cut by 16 per cent. Next year, according to his spokeperson, the Prime Minister will actually see his salary fall to pre-revision levels?
Friday, 24th October 2008
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called for a measured response to the ongoing global financial crisis, cautioning against an over-reaction that might cause more alarm and uncertainty. He urged Financial authorities to keep in close contact. PM Lee stressed that it is important to engage the international financial institutions, which have the resources and knowledge to help governments manage this crisis.
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