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Update: Fri, Jun 23 2017    

Singapore Leaders Convey Condolences To Portugal On Forest Fires

By Massita Ahmad SINGAPORE, June 21 -- Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam extended his condolences to his Portuguese counterpart Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa on the loss of many lives and damage caused by the forest fires in central Portugal. "On behalf of the people of Singapore, I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies to you and the Portuguese people," Tan said in a condolence letter made available to Bernama here.



Recent cases of radicalised Singaporeans 'strike close to home': PM Lee

SINGAPORE: The most recent cases of young self-radicalised Singaporeans - two auxiliary police officers and an infant-care assistant - "strike close to home", Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday , as he called on the Malay-Muslim community to stand together with the Government in tackling the influence of radicalism and extremism. Mr Lee also cautioned against Islamophobia, adding that the issue was also about how the other communities react to the cases, and respond to Muslims in Singapore.



Singapore leaders send condolences on Finsbury Park attack, Grenfell Tower fire

People look at floral tributes for victims of the Grenfell Tower block fire that have been left outside the Notting Hill Methodist Church in west London, on June 17, 2017 AFP/Tolga AKMEN SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wrote to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Theresa May with their condolences on the attack at Finsbury Park and Grenfell Tower fire , Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday . I was appalled by the attack in Finsbury Park on Jun 19, 2017 when innocent worshippers were leaving a nearby mosque after the evening prayers.



Singapore leaders send condolences on Finsbury Park attack, Grenfell Tower fire

SINGAPORE: President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wrote to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Theresa May with their condolences on the attack at Finsbury Park and Grenfell Tower fire, Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday .



PM Lee apologises to Singaporeans over Oxley Road dispute; to answer questions in Parliament

In a recorded video statement, PM Lee said he "deeply regrets" that the dispute between he and his siblings over their childhood home has "affected Singapore's reputation and Singaporeans' confidence in the Government". SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong issued a statement on Monday , apologising to Singaporeans for the dispute between him and his siblings over the house of their late father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, at 38 Oxley Road.



Siblings never objected to PM Lee receiving equal share of estate: Lee Hsien Yang

The objections were to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's "flip-flopping about Lee Kuan Yew's demolition wish", his brother said in a Facebook post. SINGAPORE: The siblings of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong never had any objection to the latter receiving an equal share of their father's estate, Mr Lee Hsien Yang said on Tuesday .



S'pore DPM: Nothing - secret' about committee on LKY's house

Singapore: Deputy Prime MinisA ter Teo Chee Hean made public the composition of a ministerial committee studying options for the late Lee Kuan Yew's house at 38, Oxley Road, and refuted Lee Hsien Yang's claims that it was "secret", as the feud over Mr Lee's will continues. "There is nothing 'secret' about this committee.



Singapore leaders send condolences over death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong have expressed their condolences over the passing of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl in letters addressed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Kohl's widow Maike Kohl-Richter respectively. Mr Kohl, the architect of Germany's 1990 reunification and mentor to Ms Merkel, died on Friday at the age of 87. I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mr Helmut Kohl, former Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.



'Nothing secret' about ministerial committee on Oxley Road home: Committee chair DPM Teo

SINGAPORE: Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean set up, as well as chairs the ministerial committee to consider options for Lee Kuan Yew's 38 Oxley Road home, DPM Teo said in a statement on Saturday . The Oxley Road house has been at the centre of a dispute between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his siblings, with PM Lee raising " grave concerns " over about how his father's last will had been prepared, and his younger brother Mr Lee Hsien Yang claiming that the "secret committee" was focused "solely on challenging the validity" of a clause in the will stating that the Oxley Road house be demolished upon their father's death.



Lee Kuan Yew's Last Will Made Upon His 'Express Instruction', Says Younger Son

Lee Hsien Yang, the brother of Singapore's prime minister, said on Saturday his father had expressly instructed the drafting of a last will directing the demolition of the family's iconic home, the latest salvo in a public feud between the city-state's leader and his two younger siblings. The comments by Lee Hsien Yang, made on his Facebook account, followed those made by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday that there were "serious questions" and "deeply troubling circumstances" over how the final will of their father, Lee Kuan Yew, was drawn up.



Lee Suet Fern steps down as managing partner in law firm

The wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's brother has been in the spotlight over a disagreement between the Lee siblings over their family home at 38 Oxley Road. SINGAPORE: Mrs Lee Suet Fern has stepped down as the managing partner of Morgan Lewis Stamford, the law firm confirmed on Friday .



Republic of Singapore Navy welcomes new chief

RADM Lew Chuen Hong taking over the Navy's symbol of command from the outgoing Chief of Navy, RADM Lai Chung Han. SINGAPORE: The Republic of Singapore Navy on Friday welcomed its new Chief of Navy , Rear-Admiral Lew Chuen Hong, the Ministry of Defence said in a media release.



Etiqa Insurance Launches Reduced-Premium Usage-Based Car Insurance...

Following the wider interest and usage of Usage-based insurance in Singapore, the launch of ePROTECT sMiles supports the insurer's mission to embrace changes and create customer-centric products that better tailor to their needs. This new car insurance solution rewards drivers who drive less with upfront premium savings while still enjoying the same comprehensive car insurance coverage.



Chinese videos slam India-Singapore naval exercise

One of the videos laments Singapore as a "small country with people having black heart" for choosing to have stronger ties with the US and India The alliance, it said, could impact Chinese export and import, most of which take place through the South China Sea. NEW DELHI: When India and Singapore held advanced naval warfare drills together in the South China Sea in May, an annual engagement, propaganda videos were circulated among Singapore's Chinese-origin citizens criticising the country's decision to hold such an exercise.



A feud erupts between Singapore's prime minister and his siblings

"WE FEEL big brother omnipresent. We fear the use of the organs of state against us," declared Lee Wei Ling and Lee Hsien Yang, two of the three children of Lee Kuan Yew, who was Singapore's prime minister for 31 years, in a statement announcing Lee Hsien Yang's intention to move away from the city-state.



'Serious questions' about how Lee Kuan Yew's last will was prepared: PM Lee

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday made public through his lawyers, a statutory declaration he submitted to a ministerial committee set up to consider options for late founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew's house at 38 Oxley Road. In it, he said that he had "serious questions" about how the last will of his father was prepared.



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Minnie Sircar , a social work consultant, lives around three streets away from Grenfell Tower, in North Kensington.