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MOT To Study Proposal To Make Linkedua's Toll Rates More Attractive

From Nor Baizura Basri SINGAPORE, Jan 16 -- The Ministry of Transport will look into the proposal to review and introduce a more attractive toll rates at the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link Expressway, especially during off-peak hours, in a bid to encourage more motorists to use it. Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the proposal was made and agreed upon by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong at the 8th Malaysia-Singapore Leaders' Retreat at the Istana, here today.

Malaysia, Singapore PMs Open M+S' Developments -- Marina One And Duo

By Massita Ahmad SINGAPORE, Jan 15 -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today officially opened Marina One and DUO, two landmark developments by M+S Pte Ltd as the result of the 2010 Singapore and Malaysia land swap deal - ahead of the 8th Singapore-Malaysia Leaders' Retreat. A delegation of ministers from Malaysia and Singapore and around 300 other distinguished guests attended the opening ceremony for both developments at Marina One's Green Heart - a biodiversity garden containing over 160,000 plants and trees, comprising of 386 species.

Two State leaders to visit Sri Lanka next week

Jan 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says state leaders of two foreign countries are scheduled pay official visits to the island nation next week on the invitations of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. The two leaders who are scheduled to arrive in the island are Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

Malaysian PM Najib Razak to visit Singapore for 8th Leaders' Retreat

SINGAPORE: The much-awaited Rapid Transit System Link between Johor Baru and Singapore will be one step closer to construction when Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong hosts his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak at the 8th Singapore-Malaysia Leaders' Retreat from Monday . Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Sunday that the two prime ministers will witness the signing of a bilateral agreement on the 4km RTS Link during the two-day retreat.

Act of volunteering will help foster better Singapore: PM Lee

SINGAPORE: The act of volunteering will help to foster a better Singapore where no one is left behind, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Saturday . Speaking at the inaugural SG Cares Carnival held at Our Tampines Hub, Mr Lee said: "Doing good for others, caring for the vulnerable and needy, deepening our sense of responsibility for one another - these will all help us to build a better home, where every Singaporean contributes to a caring society and in turn enjoys strong social support."

11 crew members rescued from sunken vessel, 2 still missing: MPA

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore is coordinating the ongoing search and rescue operation with the Malaysian and Indonesian authorities. SINGAPORE: Eleven crew members have been rescued from a sunken vessel in the South China Sea while two more are still unaccounted for, said the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore in a media release on Saturday .

ASEAN Chair: Singapore Will Do Its Best To Take The Group Foward

By Massita Ahmad SINGAPORE, Jan 13 -- As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Chair this year, Singapore will do its best to take the group forward, pledged Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Singapore has chosen two ideas namely "resilience " and "innovation " as themes for its Chairmanship.

Commentary: The Government needs to do more to bridge the class divide, but so do we

With class divisions in Singapore now far more pronounced, more steps need to be taken to expose our children to those whose realities are different from ours, says Channel NewsAsia's Bharati Jagdish. People walk out for their lunch break at the Raffles Place financial district in Singapore.

The international year ahead: What international trips could be on the prime minister's radar?

She's made an entrance on the international stage, but there's still an array of firsts for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to tick off This year may be seen has her first full entry into the foreign political circuit and while she can't do them all, here is a list of some of the international engagements the Prime Minister might have on her radar in the coming year. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau chat at a function at the APEC Summit in Da Nang, Vietnam.

Get a taste of ASEAN at this weekend's festival at Bishan-AMK Park

The Experience ASEAN festival, which kicks off Singapore's chairmanship of ASEAN, will feature stalls offering regional cuisine, amusement rides, and performances from The Sam Willows, Tay Kewei, and more. The Experience ASEAN festival at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, which runs from Jan 12 to 14, will kick off Singapore's ASEAN chairmanship with food, rides and performances.

Chan Chun Sing lays out key leadership qualities needed for Singapore's future

SINGAPORE: Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Chan Chun Sing on Thursday shared his thoughts about leadership traits needed to steer Singapore into the future. Mr Chan, speaking at the first SR Nathan Hard Seats Lecture organised by the Oxford & Cambridge Society of Singapore, pointed to the examples of leaders before his time having to decide on instituting conscription, create the Central Provident Fund and public housing as not shirking responsibilities towards current and future generations.

Select Committee formed to study deliberate online falsehoods

Members of the Select Committee : Senior Minister of State Janil Puthucheary, Workers' Party MP Pritam Singh, Deputy Speaker Charles Chong, Minister K Shanmugam, MPs Rahayu Mahzam, Edwin Tong, Seah Kian Peng and Sun Xueling, NMP Chia Yong Yong and Minister Desmond Leea a a a a a a . SINGAPORE: The Committee of Selection in Parliament has picked the members of the Select Committee set up to study deliberate online falsehoods, Deputy Speaker Charles Chong revealed on Thursday .

As Asean chair, Singapore faces a diplomatic test it may well fail

Mark J. Valencia says however skilled its diplomacy, the challenge of trying to forge a code of conduct agreement between Asean and Beijing, while keeping its relations with both China and the US on an even keel, may prove too much for the Southeast Asian country This year, Singapore will have two leadership roles in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations . It will continue to serve as coordinator of the Asean-China dialogue, and, more importantly, it is this year's Asean chair.

Scattering ashes on land could soon be allowed in Singapore

A viewing room in the Mandai Crematorium, where family and friends have a final view of the deceased's coffin before it is taken for cremation. SINGAPORE: Scattering the ashes of your loved one on land could soon be a possibility, with authorities in Singapore planning to offer the option at designated areas.

India setting up multiple connection points with Asean countrie

With a running theme of "commerce, connectivity and culture", the Indian government is setting up multiple connection points with Asean countries as New Delhi gears up for the Asean-India commemorative summit and the biggest ever group of chief guests at the Republic Day celebrations. The Asean-India summit, to mark 25 years of a partnership will be an occasion for India to showcase itself as an attractive alternative to China which is the overwhelming power in the region.

Singapore hit by Brazil-linked corruption scandal

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No evidence of major lapses in money laundering controls: DPM Tharman

SINGAPORE: An ongoing probe into the alleged involvement of banks in Singapore in a multibillion-dollar Russian money laundering scam has not found any major lapses so far, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said on Monday in a written reply to Aljunied GRC MP Sylvia Lim. According to Mr Tharman, the Monetary Authority of Singapore's probe into the specific OCCRP allegations has not been completed.

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