The decision to grant asylum to an atheist blogger who spoke crudely of Muslims is sure to anger many, but it may also confirm that an important escape route for political dissidents is still open. Singapore blogger Amos Yee speaks to reporters after being released on bail in Singapore, May 12, 2015.
The Emeritus Senior Minister says that while the economic benefits of globalisation are clear, it is important for leaders to put in place policies to address the 'negative aspects' of globalisation. Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference.
SINGAPORE: The 30 per cent increase in the price of water is "absolutely necessary", as it is a "scarce" resource and "not cheap to produce", said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday . Mr Lee noted that the announcement, made by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat in his Budget statement "provoked a strong reaction from Singaporeans".
Amos Yee, accused of insulting the island's late leader and religious groups, was jailed for weeks in 2015 and 2016. A Singaporean teenage blogger who was jailed twice for his online posts insulting his government was granted asylum to remain in the United States, an immigration judge in Chicago ruled.
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong with his Vietnam counterpart, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi on Thursday . HANOI: The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is an "important path" - one that Vietnam should consider, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said as he wrapped up a four-day visit in Vietnam on Friday .
"Singapore stands in solidarity with the United Kingdom during this difficult time, and in the broader fight against terror," President Tony Tan Keng Yam wrote to Queen Elizabeth II. An injured person is assisted after an incident on Westminster Bridge in London, Britain Mar 22, 2017.
Vietnam and Singapore have signed several business agreements as the island state seeks to boost investment and trade with the communist country during a visit by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks during a joint press briefing with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi, Vietnam, Thursday, March 23, 2017.
United Overseas Bank Ltd on Thursday received an early approval to open a 100-percent foreign owned bank in Vietnam as part of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's visit to the country. UOB's bank in Vietnam, once established, will join eight other fully foreign-owned banks in Vietnam.
Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and Singapore foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan are expected to follow up on decisions taken by the two governments during PM Narendra Modi's summit meeting with his counterpart Lee Hsien Loong in October last year. Amid mounting uncertainty over President Trump's Asia policy, India and Singapore will review their ties next month when Singapore foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan visits India.
Call on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong by Nguyen Thanh Phong, chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee on Tuesday . HO CHI MINH CITY: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday hailed Singapore's strong business ties with Ho Chi Minh City as he arrived in Vietnam's commercial hub to kick off a four-day visit .
The launching of the fourth Littoral Mission Vessel - Justice, built by ST Marine for the Republic of Singapore Navy Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd , the marine arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd , launched the fourth Littoral Mission Vessel , Justice, designed and built for the Republic of Singapore Navy . The ceremony was officiated by Dr. Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman, Senior Minister of State , who took on the role as the lady sponsor in accordance with naval traditions to name and launch the vessel at ST Marine's Benoi Yard.
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will make an official visit to Vietnam from Mar 21 to 24, the Prime Minister's Office said on Monday . PM Lee will also meet several Vietnamese leaders to discuss ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation that is underpinned by the strategic partnership concluded during his last official visit to Vietnam in September 2013, the PMO added.
Burma's cutting, making and packaging garment export sector has generated more than US$1.6 billion in business during 11 months of this fiscal year, an increase of almost $1 billion over the same period the previous year, according to the Ministry of Commerce. A large number of investment permits issued by the Myanmar Investment Commission this year were in the garment manufacturing sector, the Global New Light of Myanmar reported.
We do not yet have the official agenda for next month's meeting at Mar-a-Lago between Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. But after 75 years of American leadership on the world stage, we might be watching the beginning of a handover of power from the United States to China.
SINGAPORE: Grassroots leaders will soon receive formal training from mental health professionals to help residents respond and deal with the psychological effects of a terror attack, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Sunday . Starting this month, psychologists and counsellors from the Home Team, Ministry of Social and Family Development and the Institute of Mental Health - called Human Emergency Assistance and Response teams - will teach grassroots leaders and residents psychological first aid .
We do not yet have the official agenda for next month's meeting in Florida between President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. But after 75 years of U.S. leadership on the world stage, the Mar-a-Lago summit might mark the beginning of a handover of power from the United States to China.
Governors and Representatives of Contracting Parties at the 11th ReCAAP ISC Governing Council Meeting. Photo: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Singapore endorsed the roadmap and strategies to strengthen Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery Information Sharing Centre as a Centre of Excellence for Information Sharing on piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia by 2020.