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‘Groundbreaking’ Criminal Procedure Code changes to be proposed next week in Parliament

SINGAPORE: A bill proposing several amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) and Evidence Act will be submitted in Parliament next week, with legislation coming into force hopefully by the middle of the year, said Law and Home…

Concerned about HIV infection? Think twice before buying a self-test kit online

Dangers include lack of counselling, and no way to check accuracy or interpretation of test results

Man sent to hospital after car overturns at Stars Avenue

SINGAPORE: A man was sent to hospital after his car overturned at 1 Stars Avenue on Friday (Feb 23).

Commentary: GST on imported digital services a mouthful but I see what you did there

Two tax experts from PwC discuss the way the GST on imported digital services has been structured – and say it’s well-scoped for a variety of reasons.

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ICA uncovers nearly 70,000 cans of duty-unpaid beer declared as fruit punch

SINGAPORE: Nearly 70,000 cans of duty-unpaid beer, which had been declared as fruit punch, was uncovered by the Immigrations and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Monday (Feb 19).


Carbon tax of S$5 per tonne of greenhouses gases to give companies time to adjust: Masagos

SINGAPORE: The Government decided to impose a carbon tax of S$5 per tonne of greenhouse gas emissions, instead of the previously announced range of between S$10 and S$20, so as to give affected companies time to adjust, Minister for…


MasterChef cooking competition coming to Singapore

SINGAPORE: Home cooks in Singapore had better take note - a local version of the hit TV cooking competition MasterChef is finally making its debut here.

1,500 jobs to be created by 2025 under blueprint for marine and offshore engineering sector

SINGAPORE: A new blueprint has been launched to lift the marine and offshore engineering (M&OE) sector out of the doldrums.


Travel agency Konsortium Express and Tours suddenly closes, cites 'financial crisis'

SINGAPORE: Travel agency Konsortium Express and Tours, which specialises in coach trips to Malaysia, has unexpectedly closed down.


‘Which is better - let him go scot-free, or get him back to face trial?’: Shanmugam on StanChart suspect

SINGAPORE: The decision to commit to not caning suspected bank robber David Roach was a “fairly obvious” choice between letting him go off scot-free or getting him back to face a trial, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam on…

‘The terrorists have imposed a cost’: Shanmugam on the rise in home affairs spending

SINGAPORE: The global terrorism threat has imposed a cost on Singapore, Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam said on Thursday (Feb 22) when asked to comment on the expected rise in spending for his ministry.


PSA buys shares from Singtel, CAAS to increase stake in CrimsonLogic

PSA International and CrimsonLogic will collaborate on new innovations and trade solutions that can help facilitate global trade flow and improve processes in the supply chain.

Chew Eng Han’s boatman owns a fish farm off Ubin, was well-known in boatman community

SINGAPORE: The man who is alleged to have helped in Chew Eng Han’s failed boat escape from Singapore owns a fish farm off Pulau Ubin, and is a familiar face in the boatman community.

Jumping bail will be an offence under already planned changes to Criminal Procedure Code: Shanmugam

After "a long period of consultation", amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code will be submitted to Parliament next week, said the Law and Home Affairs Minister.

Maintenance work to resume on Sengkang and Punggol LRT systems on Mar 4

SINGAPORE: Maintenance work on the Sengkang and Punggol Light Rail Transit (LRT) systems will resume on Mar 4 and go on until the end of April, SBS Transit said in a press release on Thursday (Feb 22).


More shuttle buses to support shorter EWL operational hours for March weekends: SMRT

SINGAPORE: More shuttle bus services will be made available to support the shorter operational hours along the East-West Line (EWL) on weekends in March, SMRT said on Thursday (Feb 22).


Cyclist arrested for drug-related offences after accident involving traffic police officer

SINGAPORE: A 54-year-old man was arrested on Thursday (Feb 22) for drug-related offences after he was involved in an accident with a traffic police officer.

Advisory panel recommends registration for all e-scooters

SINGAPORE: E-scooter riders may soon have to register their personal mobility devices, should the Government accept a proposal put forward by the Active Mobility Advisory Panel (AMAP).


Migrant workers to get discounts on insurance, remittance with POSB membership scheme

SINGAPORE: A free membership programme that offers migrant workers discounts and benefits on insurance and remittance was launched on Thursday (Feb 22) by the Migrant Workers’ Centre (MWC) and POSB.

Thursday, Feb 22

'I won't go back to City Harvest': Chew Eng Han, days before his failed escape bid

SINGAPORE: Days before his failed escape bid, Chew Eng Han vowed that he would not return to City Harvest Church unless there was a change of leadership.

Former City Harvest Church leader Chew Eng Han charged with trying to flee the country

SINGAPORE: Former City Harvest Church leader Chew Eng Han was charged on Thursday (Feb 22) with attempting to flee the country from Pulau Ubin in a motorised sampan on Wednesday morning.

Singapore 6th-least corrupt country in the world: Annual index

SINGAPORE: Singapore has been ranked sixth in an annual ranking of countries that are considered least corrupt in 2017, moving up a notch from seventh position in 2016.

Wednesday, Feb 21

Ex-City Harvest Church fund manager Chew Eng Han arrested for trying to flee Singapore by boat

SINGAPORE: Former City Harvest Church fund manager Chew Eng Han was arrested on Wednesday morning (Feb 21) for attempting to flee the country in a sampan, the police said at a news conference.

From legal battles to failed escape bid: The twists and turns of Chew Eng Han’s City Harvest case

SINGAPORE: It was a marathon case involving the misuse of S$50 million in funds from City Harvest Church (CHC).

Singapore 'unlikely' to be affected by haze in next 2 weeks: NEA

SINGAPORE: Transboundary haze is "unlikely" to affect Singapore in the next two weeks, said the National Environment Agency (NEA) on Wednesday (Feb 21), after four Indonesian provinces declared disaster alerts for forest fires.

Spending more of returns from investing reserves a ‘slippery slope’: Indranee

SINGAPORE: Spending more than half of the returns from investing Singapore’s reserves is a “slippery slope”, said Senior Minister of State for Law and Finance Indranee Rajah on Tuesday (Feb 20).

Tuesday, Feb 20

Reduced tax exemptions to have minimal impact on Singapore start-ups

Tax-paying start-ups remain a minority and with the various support schemes in place, the reduction in tax exemptions announced in Budget 2018 will unlikely have a significant impact.

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen conferred French Legion of Honour award

SINGAPORE: Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen was conferred France's highest award - Legion of Honour - awarded for both civilian and military merit regardless of citizenship, by French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday (Feb 19) in Paris.

StanChart robbery: Singapore agrees to UK request to not cane suspect if found guilty

The British request came as part of extradition proceedings; UK laws currently prohibit extradition in the absence of such an assurance from Singapore.

Budget 2018 a 'strategic and integrated financial plan' to build better future: PM Lee

SINGAPORE: Budget 2018 is a "strategic and integrated financial plan" to build Singaporeans a "better future together", said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a Facebook post on Tuesday (Feb 20).

Monday, Feb 19

GST hike: Early lead time ‘unprecedented’ but helpful, experts say

The impending rate hike from 7 to 9 per cent was announced at least three years ahead of implementation, double the usual lead time of one to one-and-a-half years, says an analyst.

Budget 2018: GST in Singapore to be raised to 9% between 2021 and 2025

The exact timing for the increase will depend on the state of the economy, growth in expenditure and the buoyancy of existing taxes.

From GST to hongbao giveaway: Budget 2018’s impact on economy, environment and society

SINGAPORE: The Government’s Budget statement for Financial Year (FY) 2018 was unveiled by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat in Parliament on Monday (Feb 19).

Highlights: Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat delivers Budget 2018

SINGAPORE: Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat delivered the 2018 Budget statement in Parliament on Monday (Feb 19).

Sunday, Feb 18

Wrong to blame mass shootings on mental health: K Shanmugam

SINGAPORE: Mental health issues are not to be blamed for the proliferation of mass shootings in the United States, Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam said in a Facebook post on Sunday (Feb 18).

'Hello, new little brother': Former orphan's first Chinese New Year with a family

Eight-year-old Keyuan has been afraid to sleep alone at night in his new home in Singapore. Thank goodness he's now got three siblings to chase away the night fears. Here's how they and the former orphan from China are learning to be a…

Changi Airport T1 arrival pick-up to move to basement 1

SINGAPORE: Changi Airport Terminal 1’s (T1) arrival pick-up facility will relocate to basement 1 of the terminal next Wednesday (Feb 21), Changi Airport Group (CAG) said.