PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2017

Halimah only candidate to make the cut, on track for walkover victory

THERE will be no Polling Day for this month's reserved presidential election after all, as Singapore's next head of state will, in all likelihood, win the race via a walkover...
PARLIAMENT

Trials for cashless commutes to widen

TWO in every three public-transport commuters in Singapore still use cash to reload their EZ-link cards, and maintaining the top-up facilities at train stations and on buses imposes extra costs of S$20 million each year.

New Speaker pledges to be impartial and fair, but firm

GIVING his first speech shortly after his formal election as Singapore's new Speaker of Parliament, former Cabinet minister Tan Chuan-Jin stated his desire to facilitate "good and free flowing debate" that will produce the desired outcome of better policies and laws...

Presidential election: only one certificate of eligibility issued

SINGAPORE'S next presidential election is on track to be declared a walkover, as the Presidential Elections Committee (PEC) announced on Monday that it has issued a certificate of eligibility (COE) to only one out of three applicants from the Malay community...
FINISH LINE

Eight of the best ready to battle it out in Singapore

THERE are just 43 days to go before the start of this year's BNP Paribas Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Finals in Singapore, and we are inching ever closer to finding out the identities of the eight singles players who will take part in the season-ending US$7 million tournament, which...
50 YEARS OF SINGAPORE-INDONESIA TIES

Kendal Industrial Park has drawn US$475m in investments to date

THE industrial park jointly developed by Singapore's Sembcorp Development and Indonesia's industrial estate developer PT Jababeka has been doing well since its official opening 10 months ago, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Thursday. ...

Bet on Indonesia's long-term growth, says business chief

IT is no surprise that Indonesia is the overseas market with the highest level of interest among Singapore companies today, Singapore Business Federation (SBF) chairman Teo Siong Seng said on Thursday.

Jokowi to visit Singapore for leaders' retreat with PM Lee

INDONESIAN President Joko Widodo will visit Singapore this week to attend the annual leaders' retreat with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong...

Losing minister to Speaker's post a tough call: PM

THE decision to nominate Cabinet minister Tan Chuan-Jin as Singapore's next Speaker of Parliament was a "difficult" one, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, as this means losing an "effective and activist" minister at the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF)...
COMMENTARY

To be more transparent, PEC should say why candidates are cleared (or not) to run

WILL we get to vote, or won't we?...

Farewell reception for a president who 'worked tirelessly' for Singapore

PRESIDENT Tony Tan Keng Yam was given a grand send-off on the final day of his six-year term on Thursday night, in a farewell reception and ceremony hosted by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana.
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2017

Three applications already in the bag

THERE are just four more days to go before applications for this month's presidential election close next Monday, and it is still anyone's guess whether at least two qualified candidates will emerge in order to force a contest...
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2017

'Interests of people before party colours'

FORMER Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob, who hopes to become Singapore's next President, maintains she is standing for election as an independent and that her loyalty lies only with Singapore and its people...

Brexit? Britain's still part of a world community and outward-looking

THE fact that Britain is negotiating its way out of the European Union (EU) does not mean it is turning its back on the rest of the world, said a high-ranking official in the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)...
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2017

Sept 23 will be polling day if enough candidates for a contest

MORE than 2.5 million Singaporeans will head to the ballot boxes on Sept 23 to vote for the country's eighth President, if there are at least two eligible contenders...

NTU's medical school officially opens

FOUR years after admitting its first batch of students, Singapore's third and newest medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine), was officially declared open on Monday. ...

Nomination Day for Presidential Election set for Sept 13, Polling Day on Sept 23

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong has issued the writ of election for next month's Presidential Election, with Nomination Day set for Wednesday, Sept 13...
INSIDE VIEW

Rallying the nation to stay healthy and live smart

It certainly has been an eventful week, both at home and around the world. A US-guided missile destroyer, named the USS John McCain, collided with an oil tanker in the Straits of Singapore on Monday, an incident that left ten sailors missing.
THE FINISH LINE

Devils to maintain perfect EPL start

AN impressive feat of eight goals scored without reply and a maximum six points from the first two matches - the Manchester United engine is purring and not yet into second gear, which should prove worrying for the rest of the chasing pack.
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2017

Farid submits papers, has 'no regrets' no matter the outcome

THE race to become Singapore's next president is fast heating up, with a second prospective candidate having submitted his documents to contest the upcoming reserved election...
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2017

Contest will be good for Singapore: Salleh Marican

THE chief executive officer of Second Chance Properties, Salleh Marican, declared on Wednesday that he is well prepared for next month's presidential election, and hopes he will get the nod to take part...
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2017

Cheng Bock accepts Court of Appeal verdict with a 'heavy heart'

FORMER presidential candidate Tan Cheng Bock, who narrowly lost at the last election in 2011 after a recount of the votes, has given up all hope of taking part in next month's election...

Cashless holds benefits if hurdles cleared

IS Singapore, a modern metropolis and one of the world's top financial centres, really that backward when it comes to embracing cashless payments?...
NATIONAL DAY RALLY 2017

New pre-school training institute 'a testament to sector's growth'

THE government's decision to establish a centralised institute for early childhood professionals is further proof that the sector is a burgeoning one in Singapore, according to some senior figures in the industry...
NATIONAL DAY RALLY 2017

Start life right, stay healthy and live smart

BUILDING up the country's pre-school sector, fighting diabetes and making Singapore a Smart Nation formed the key messages in Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's National Day Rally speech on Sunday. ...