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September 20, 2017 12:03 PM Singaporean accused of swapping tags on bags at airport

SINGAPORE — A Singaporean baggage handler has been charged with "mischief" for allegedly swapping tags on hundreds of suitcases at the city-state's airport, causing them to end up at the wrong destination. Tay Boon Keh, 63, could be jailed if found guilty of having swapped the tags on 286 bags at Changi Airport, one of the world's busiest hubs and often 3

September 20, 2017 11:19 AM Halimah’s rise to become President ‘reaffirms S’pore’s meritocratic system’

SINGAPORE — The election of Madam Halimah Yacob as Singapore’s President last week has been lauded by observers from Indonesia and Malaysia, who say the rise of an ethnic minority to the country’s highest office in the country has enhanced Singapore’s reputation as a meritocratic state. Indonesian labour activist-turned academic Dr Surya Tjandra told TODAY 3

September 20, 2017 9:39 AM PM Lee Hsien Loong's China trip demonstrates closeness of bilateral ties: President Xi Jinping

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's visit to China demonstrates the closeness of bilateral ties and embodies mutual consensus to advancing relations between both countries, said Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday (Sept 20). Both leaders had pledged then to build on that, and to keep the relationship growing in an orderly and healthy way. "In sum, I believe 3

September 20, 2017 8:38 AM COE prices increase across the board in latest bid; Small car COE closes at $42,902

SINGAPORE - Certificate of Entitlement (COE) prices increased across the board in the latest round of bidding, which closed on Wednesday (Sept 20) at 4pm. Category A premiums - for cars up to 1,600cc up and 130bhp - went up almost 20 per cent to $42,902. This comes just two weeks after prices plunged 16 per cent to $36,001 during the last tender, the lowest 3

September 20, 2017 7:43 AM NTUC FairPrice launches housebrand formula milk for under S$30 a tin

SINGAPORE: Supermarket chain NTUC FairPrice on Wednesday (Sep 20) launched a new range of formula milk from Australia, under its housebrand label. The FairPrice Gold formula milk is priced between S$27 and S$29 for a 900g tin. It is available in three types - for infants up to six months of age, between six months and a year old, as well as for those 3

September 20, 2017 6:00 AM CPIB says new polar bear mascot is its ‘friendly’ public face

SINGAPORE – Defending its newest “employee” Kopi Lim, the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) said the polar bear mascot is part of its new public outreach effort to “bring more insights into our anti-corruption work”. Kopi Lim, a bespectacled, stuffed polar bear, was introduced to the public over the weekend on the bureau’s Facebook page and YouTube 3

September 20, 2017 6:00 AM ‘Warm, long-standing’ ties reaffirmed as PM kicks off China visit

BEIJING — Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang reaffirmed the warm and long-standing friendship between their two countries during a meeting Tuesday (Sept 19). During their talks, both leaders reviewed the extensive cooperation between the two countries, and welcomed Singapore’s support of China’s Belt and Road Initiative 4

September 20, 2017 4:20 AM Son of senior lawyer who defaulted on NS withdraws appeal

SINGAPORE – The elder son of senior lawyer Tan Chee Meng, who was sentenced to 16 weeks’ jail in February for being a National Service (NS) defaulter, has withdrawn his court appeal. No reason was given for the withdrawal. His appeal was slated to be heard in the High Court on Wednesday (Sept 20), some two months after the High Court issued new sentencing 3

September 20, 2017 3:48 AM PM Lee meets China's anti-corruption czar Wang Qishan; visits AI start-up in Beijing

BEIJING - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday (Sept 20) met top Chinese official Wang Qishan and visited a Chinese technology company that focuses on artificial intelligence (AI) and facial recognition technologies. Mr Wang, a member of the Chinese Communist Party's Politburo Standing Committee, heads the party's commission for discipline inspection 3

September 20, 2017 2:07 AM China, Singapore look to put difficulties behind them

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and Singapore on Tuesday sought to put recent difficulties in their relationship over Taiwan and the disputed South China Sea behind them as Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong began a trip to Beijing. Singapore is not a claimant to any disputed part of the South China Sea but is home to the biggest port in Southeast 4