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  • Certis Cisco guard accidentally fires shot at Changi Airport; no injuries reported

    September 15, 2017 2:13 AM 4

    SINGAPORE: A Certis Cisco security guard accidentally fired his gun at Changi Airport early on Friday morning (Sep 15). "Certis Cisco confirms the incident of an accidental discharge of firearm involving an auxiliary police officer this morning at 5.45am," the security firm said in a statement. The incident happened at a restricted staff-only rest area, outside

  • Telcos rivalry: Under pressure from rivals, Singtel responds with new unlimited data plans

    September 15, 2017 1:25 AM 5

    SINGAPORE — Some two weeks after its rivals brought back paid unlimited data plans, Singtel has followed suit on Friday (Sept 15) with plans offering "unlimited local data, talktime and SMS/MMS". The move by Singapore's largest telco came after M1 announced the launch of mySIM3 98, a new unlimited 4G mobile plan for S$98 a month, with a one-year contract

  • App should tell people which hawker centres are shut

    September 14, 2017 9:15 PM 4

    The National Environment Agency (NEA) should inform the public which hawker centres are closed. It surprises me that the myENV app still does not have something which can alert the user when a hawker centre is shut for cleaning or renovation when walking towards it. Hawker centres are a big part of the life of people in Singapore. Many depend on them for their

  • President Halimah's life reflects the Singapore story: PM Lee

    September 14, 2017 9:07 PM 3

    He speaks of her journey from hardship to success, and giving back to society Madam Halimah Yacob's father died when she was eight, and she spent her school years juggling studies with work to help her family get by. Even so, she became the first in her family to enter university, then devoted four decades of her life to public service, speaking up for the vulnerable

  • President Halimah's inauguration: Don’t overlook this key moment in Singapore’s history

    September 14, 2017 9:02 PM 3

    Months later, Singapore held its first Legislative Assembly election. Of the 75 candidates who ran in 1955, only two were women. Both were Chinese, and both lost their contests. And of the 25 men elected, just three were Malay. What were the odds, then, that a Malay girl, born in August 1954, could one day set foot in Parliament, become Speaker and ultimately

  • Two fatal collisions in a month raise maritime safety concerns

    September 14, 2017 9:00 PM 3

    Twelve sailors have died and another three are feared dead, after two separate fatal collisions in the Singapore Strait. That the accidents occurred within a month - on Aug 21 and Sept 13 - have raised safety concerns, especially since the Republic has plans to further its push to be a major maritime hub. Every year, there are about 130,000 vessel calls

  • No need to be reflective over number of the irreligious

    September 14, 2017 8:05 PM 3

    In the article “Lessons for S’pore on the rise and fall of empires” (Sept 13), former top civil servant Lim Siong Guan noted that the number of irreligious citizens has been increasing, despite us being the most religiously diverse nation. He had cited the “weakening of religion” as one of the characteristics of the Age of Decadence, and added that such observations

  • Students involved in classroom brawl being counselled, says school

    September 14, 2017 2:02 PM 4

    SINGAPORE — St Hilda’s Secondary School has disciplined and is counselling the students involved in a fight in class, its vice-principal said, in response to the incident which caused a stir among online users. On Thursday (Sept 14) morning, a video clip of the fight among three students was widely circulated. It showed a man who appeared to have done nothing

  • ‘My duty is to unite the people, to overcome the many challenges ahead’: President Halimah Yacob

    September 14, 2017 1:20 PM 4

    SINGAPORE: In a troubled and uncertain world, Singapore’s shared values of multiculturalism, meritocracy and stewardship become even more important in guiding the nation, said President Halimah Yacob on Thursday (Sep 14). Speaking after being sworn in as Singapore’s eighth President, Mdm Halimah said: “My duty is to unite the people, to overcome the many challenges

  • Singapore swears in first woman President amid criticism

    September 14, 2017 1:20 PM 3

    Singapore on Thursday inaugurated its first woman President amid stinging criticism that she is taking office without a vote. Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament from the Malay Muslim minority, won the presidency in a walkover after authorities decided her rivals did not meet strict eligibility criteria. While the role is largely ceremonial