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Singapore GE2020: Police investigating netizen who claims to have flagged WP's Raeesah Khan's social media posts

The netizen is being investigated for the alleged offences of harassment and posting comments on social media with deliberate intent to wound religious or racial feelings.

GE2020: PSP manifesto articulates vision clearly, PM Lee should consider party's ideas, says candidate Michael Chua

The Progress Singapore Party's (PSP) manifesto articulates the party's vision, providing a clear blueprint for the road forward, said

Singapore GE2020: Minimum wage is a rung but the Progressive Wage Model is a ladder, says Tharman

The Progressive Wage Model which Singapore has in place is better than a minimum wage, said Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam in a live talk show on Tuesday (July 7).

GE2020: Not true that ink from pens provided for voters on Polling Day will 'become invisible', says ELD

The Elections Department (ELD) has refuted false information circulating online that ballot papers and self-inking pens provided for

Singapore GE2020: Every working Singaporean needs to be on 'moving escalator' of better skills and income, says Tharman

Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said the first order of business in the coronavirus pandemic is to stop unemployment from spiralling upwards in Singapore.

GE2020: Focus on public health could have been lost in March amid talk of early election, suggests SDP's Paul Tambyah

Could the ministerial committee in charge of tackling COVID-19 have lost their focus on public health and started thinking about the

Singapore GE2020: Contest heats up in East Coast GRC

PAP's fielding of DPM Heng Swee Keat in East Coast has upped the stakes and made this a key battle.

What’s a strong win for Singapore’s PAP amid Covid-19 and political succession?

For the PAP, which has triumphed in every general election since independence, another win seems in the bag. But in the trade-off between share of votes and share of seats, is there such a thing as winning too much?

GE2020: Queried on running town council, SPP's Steve Chia says he is 'familiar with estate management issues'

The chief of the Singapore People’s Party (SPP) said on Saturday (Jul 4) that his professional experience means he is familiar with

Singapore GE2020: WP and PAP East Coast teams meet at walkabout in Bedok

There is a need to reach out to less tech-savvy elderly residents amid the e-rallies and other election events taking place online due to the Covid-19 pandemic, said Workers' Party (WP) East Coast GRC candidate Dylan Ng.

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 185 new cases, nine in the community

The Ministry of Health preliminarily reported 185 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Saturday (4 July) noon, bringing the total to 44,664.

GE2020: Age is no issue, says PAP's youngest candidate Nadia Samdin

While she has been campaigning at a ward with many elderly people, age has not been an issue, said Nadia Samdin, the youngest of the

215 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 10 in the community and 4 imported

The community cases include six Singaporeans or permanent residents and four work pass holders.

More than 100 Colombian soldiers implicated in sex abuse of minors, army says

BOGOTA: At least 118 members of the Colombian army have been investigated since 2016 for alleged involvement in sexual abuse against minors, the

Facebook faces unprecedented advertisement boycott

Campaign aims to force the world’s largest social media platform to crack down on hate speech and racist content on its pages.

Protests in Kashmir after civilian 'killed by Indian military'

Family of killed civilian blame troopers but official rejects the claim, saying he was killed by rebels in crossfire.

US lawmaker seeks to ban Chinese firms from US capital markets

A top senator is preparing a bill to ban Chinese companies from U.S. capital markets if they engage in spying, human rights abuse or support

Border tensions remain even as Chinese and Indian commanders continue negotiations

Latest round of talks between military leaders after skirmish in Galwan Valley left 20 dead are said to have made ‘positive progress’, but experts note that the discussions do not seem to be producing any end to the stand-off soon.

GE2020: Vivian Balakrishnan slams Chee Soon Juan over ‘false statement’ of 10m population plan

Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan on 1 July rebuked Singapore Democratic Party chief Chee Soon Juan for his “false statement” that the government plans to increase the country’s population to 10 million during a televised debate.

P&G says it will not announce advertising decisions as Facebook ad boycott grows

Procter & Gamble said Wednesday that it will not make any announcements about its activities on advertising platforms, in response to a

Over 160,000 COVID-19 cases reported daily in past week: WHO

GENEVA: The global coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday (Jul 1), with the number of daily cases

Myanmar to hold general election on Nov 8

YANGON: Myanmar will hold its next general election on Nov 8, the country's election commission announced on Wednesday (Jul 1), in a test for the

Singapore GE2020: WP has done the math on its proposals, says Jamus Lim in live TV debate

The Workers' Party (WP) has been called "PAP-lite" because of how similar its positions are to the ruling party, but the opposition party's more left-wing stance raises the question of how it would pay for its programmes, said Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan in a live TV debate on Wednesday (July 1).

GE2020: NCMP scheme is a 'poisoned chalice', says Workers' Party's Dennis Tan

The Non-Constituency Member of Parliament (NCMP) scheme, which was designed to ensure a minimum number of opposition parliamentarians

Coronavirus may be able to directly infect heart cells, study suggests

Researchers in California have established a possible explanation for why some patients develop cardiac complications.

Chee Soon Juan Points Out Top Schools Are In Bukit Timah, Says This Causes Widening Income Gap

During a GE2020 debate broadcast live, Dr Chee Soon Juan brought up education, pointing out that top schools are located in Bukit Timah, a pricy district.

Indonesia bans single-use plastic bags

Increased online shopping and takeaway food during the pandemic have added to the mountain of waste in the country.

Vivian Balakrishnan Says Chee Soon Juan Is Indulging In Falsehoods, S’pore Won’t Have 10 Million Population

Asked by Dr Chee Soon Juan whether the Government was planning for a 10 million population, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan said it's a false statement.

Mandatory standardised packaging, bigger graphic health warnings on all tobacco products from Jul 1

All tobacco products sold in Singapore must have standardised packaging and enlarged graphic health warnings from Jul 1 as part of the

GE2020: Voting to proceed at 10 overseas polling stations, says ELD

Voting is set to proceed at the 10 overseas polling stations for the Singapore General Election on 10 July, after consultation with the foreign affairs and health ministries.

GE2020: Progress Singapore Party launches manifesto, says ‘economy must serve Singaporeans, rather than the other way around’

The Progress Singapore Party (PSP) on Monday (Jun 29) launched its 2020 General Election manifesto, which among other goals aims to

Singapore PM's Brother Thrusts First-Family Row Into Politics

When the brother of Singapore's prime minister joined the opposition to the party their father led through the city-state's independence and rise as a nation, he brought a bitter family squabble into the realm of politics on the eve of a general election.

Singapore GE2020: PAP new face Ng Ling Ling responds to claim of falsely taking credit for setting up institute

New PAP candidate Ng Ling Ling has addressed online criticism that she tried to take credit for setting up a training institute.

Singapore GE2020: Overseas voters can vote in 10 cities, provisions for returning Singaporeans to vote

Singaporeans overseas who have registered as voters can vote at polling stations in these 10 cities, the same 10 as in 2015: Beijing, Canberra, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, New York, San Francisco, Shanghai, Tokyo and Washington.

Singapore GE2020: PAP Malay candidates are role models, says PM Lee

The Malay candidates the PAP has introduced are role models that the party is happy to field for the upcoming election, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who also lauded past Malay MPs for speaking up about national issues.

GE2020: PSP calls for cut in ministerial salaries, review of POFMA in its manifesto

The Progress Singapore Party has called for overhauls in the Singapore public service as it unveiled its manifesto for the General Election.

Ministries, agencies help disadvantaged families make full use of $3,000 grant for children

When Ms Zamaira Bibi, 34, a divorcee with three daughters, heard about the Child Development Account (CDA) First Step grant, she thought her children were not eligible for it as she did not have a valid marriage certificate.

Singapore GE2020: Workers' Party wipeout argument a 'tactic', expect hard fight, says PM Lee Hsien Loong

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has described the Workers' Party (WP) suggestion, that the People's Action Party could win all 93 seats in the next Parliament, as an unrealistic outcome and a "tactic".

GE2020: PAP unveils line-up for Ang Mo Kio GRC, including 2 new faces

The People’s Action Party (PAP) on Monday (Jun 29) unveiled its slate of candidates for Ang Mo Kio GRC in the upcoming General

Singapore GE2020: Election not about family disputes, PM Lee on brother Lee Hsien Yang joining PSP

The upcoming general election is not about family disputes, but about Singapore being at a very grave moment in its history, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday (June 29).

Singapore ruling party's election campaign will focus on jobs, minister says

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced his decision to call for a general election on July 10, as the country continues to ease its partial lockdown measures.

Singapore GE2020: PM Lee Hsien Loong unveils Ang Mo Kio GRC line-up for election, 2 new faces joining team

New candidates Ng Ling Ling and Nadia Ahmad Samdin will join PM Lee's Ang Mo Kio GRC team.

Singapore's debt to retiring political leaders, ST Editorial News & Top Stories

Even amid a destabilising medical and economic crisis, one enduring feature of Singapore politics is evident in the run-up to the general election. This is leadership transition.

Singapore GE2020: Retiree concerned about climate issues plans to run as an independent in Pioneer SMC

A 65-year-old retired financial accountant who is passionate about environmental issues intends to run as an independent candidate in Pioneer SMC.

Singapore GE2020: Josephine Teo to head PAP's Jalan Besar GRC team

Mrs Teo, previously an MP for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, replaces five-term MP Lily Neo who is retiring from politics.

Over 3,000 people to be swabbed for Covid-19 in shelters, children's homes and special needs centres

More regional screening centres are being set up to meet the anticipated increase in the number of people being tested.

Woman retracts allegations against PAP new face Shawn Huang

The woman who accused PAP's Shawn Huang of behaving badly in the past has retracted the allegations.

GE2020: Tanjong Pagar GRC's Melvin Yong to stand in Radin Mas SMC; two new faces in team

Incumbent Tanjong Pagar GRC MP Chia Shi Lu will be stepping down while Melvin Yong will seek election in Radin Mas Single-Member Constituency (SMC). Incumbent MP Sam Tan will also be retiring.

GE2020: Tharman to remain anchor minister for PAP's Jurong GRC team

Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam will remain as anchor minister for the PAP's Jurong GRC team heading into the General Election.

GE2020: Josephine Teo to leave Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC to contest in Jalan Besar

Manpower Minister Josephine Teo will reportedly move out from Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC to contest in Jalan Besar GRC for the upcoming General Election on 10 July.

Singapore GE2020: Two new faces in PAP's Tanjong Pagar GRC team

THE PAP team in Tanjong Pagar GRC led by Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing will include two new faces: Mr Alvin Tan, 39, LinkedIn's Asia-Pacific head of public policy and economics, and former public servant Eric Chua, 41.

China's LGBT couples 'wed' online as gay marriage push stalls

Engaged for over three years, Guo and Zhu are fed up waiting for Chinese lawmakers to approve same-sex marriage -- instead, they have turned

Singapore GE2020: Clear mandate very important to tackle challenges ahead, says Heng Swee Keat

DPM Heng cautioned voters against taking risks with their vote in the July 10 general election.

GE2020: PAP announces Tanjong Pagar, Radin Mas line-up; no Chia Shi-Lu, Sam Tan

The People's Action Party (PAP) announced on Monday (Jun 29) its line-up for Tanjong Pagar GRC and Radin Mas SMC for the upcoming

Parties hit by fake pages, messages, Latest Singapore News - The New Paper

At least three political parties have fallen victim to bad actors pretending to be them online.

GE2020: Candidates can apply for police permits for perambulating vehicles with loudspeakers for campaigns

Candidates will be able to apply for police permits to use perambulating vehicles fitted with loudspeakers to deliver pre-recorded

Facebook ad boycott campaign to go global, organisers say

Organizers of a Facebook Inc advertising boycott campaign that has drawn support from a rapidly expanding list of major companies are now

Singapore GE2020: The fight for votes hots up as it goes virtual and social

The July 10 election could well be Singapore's first truly Internet election, with the Covid-19 pandemic accelerating the shift to digital among both voters and candidates.

Singapore GE2020: Opposition parties fan out across S'pore on weekend before Nomination Day

Former Workers' Party (WP) chief Low Thia Khiang yesterday returned to his old stomping ground in Hougang to meet residents, in his first public appearance since he had a bad fall in April.

Singapore GE2020: Public warned to be on guard as hackers target parties with fake posts

At least three political parties have fallen victim to hackers who are pretending to be them in the lead-up to the general election on July 10, in order to spread fake news, or possibly, to steal money and information.

Singapore GE2020: Red Dot United to push for changes in housing, job policies

Singapore's newest political party Red Dot United (RDU) plans to push for policy changes in areas such as housing, healthcare and employment if its members are elected.

Singapore GE2020: PAP new face rebuts allegations; accuser retracts statement

The woman who accused new People's Action Party (PAP) candidate Shawn Huang of behaving badly in the past has retracted the allegations, saying her assessment may have been overly harsh and she might have overreacted.

Singapore GE2020: Make your vote count to prevent PAP from taking all seats, says WP

There is a real risk that the opposition could be wiped out at the election, said Workers' Party (WP) chief Pritam Singh, as he urged voters to make their votes count and prevent the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) from sweeping all 93 seats at the coming polls.

Singapore GE2020: Two new faces in Ong Ye Kung's PAP Sembawang team

Two new women candidates from the People's Action Party (PAP) are set to be fielded in Sembawang GRC for the general election on July 10.

Singapore GE2020: Scripts not needed for online rallies, says IMDA

Political parties and candidates taking part in the July 10 polls can carry out online campaigning activities, including rallies, without having to submit their scripts to the authorities beforehand.

Singapore GE2020: PSP 'coming home' to West Coast, not new to area, says Tan Cheng Bock

The Progress Singapore Party (PSP) may be a new party but it is not new to West Coast GRC, said chief Tan Cheng Bock, saying that he was responsible for a lot of the development in the constituency when he was the People's Action Party (PAP) MP for Ayer Rajah.

Singapore GE2020: Key proposals in Workers' Party manifesto

The Workers' Party yesterday launched its manifesto for the coming general election. Here are 10 key proposals from it:

Family law reforms not a quick fix, says judge

Reforms in family law practice are far from being quick fixes, said the Presiding Judge of the Family Justice Courts, Justice Debbie Ong, adding that the entire system and understanding of family need time to develop.

Cohabitation not counted when dividing marriage assets: Court

Singapore's top court has ruled that a couple's cohabitation period before marriage is not counted as part of the duration of a marriage when considering how much a spouse gets from their matrimonial assets on divorce.

GE2020: Singaporeans First party dissolved, says founder Tan Jee Say

Opposition party Singaporeans First has been dissolved, said the party's founder and secretary-general Tan Jee Say.

Singapore GE2020: SingFirst leader Tan Jee Say announces dissolution of party

The Singaporeans First (SingFirst) party has been dissolved, narrowing the field of opposition parties looking to contest the upcoming general election to 11.

GE2020: Former PM Goh Chok Tong to retire from politics after 44 years

Goh Chok Tong will not be contesting at the coming General Election.

Singapore GE2020: PPP's Goh Meng Seng to contest MacPherson SMC

The People's Power Party will contest MacPherson SMC, where he is expected to face off against the People's Action Party's Tin Pei Ling.

GE2020: Workers' Party unveils first 4 candidates, including Nicole Seah and Yee Jenn Jong

The Workers’ Party on 25 June introduced its first slate of four candidates it will be fielding in the General Election (GE) on 10 July,

GE2020: Former Workers' Party chief Low Thia Khiang will not be standing for election

Former Workers' Party chief Low Thia Khiang will not be standing for election.

GE2020: PSP unveils five more prospective candidates, including former SAF colonel and lawyer

The Progress Singapore Party (PSP) on Thursday (Jun 25) introduced five more potential candidates for the Jul 10 General Election.

Growing calls for Malaysia PM Muhyiddin to call snap polls

Calls are growing from both sides of the political divide for Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to hold snap polls.

Nicole Seah among Workers’ Party's prospective candidates for GE2020

The Workers’ Party (WP) formally announced its first batch of prospective candidates for the 2020 General Election on Thursday (Jun

GE2020: Likely contest between PAP & Workers' Party at new Sengkang GRC

Some WP members have been seen walking the ground in Sengkang.

GE2020: PSP unveils 5 new candidates including former SAF colonel, lawyer, & venture accelerator

The Progress Singapore Party (PSP) on Thursday (Jun 25) introduced five more potential candidates for the Jul 10 General Election.

Lim Tean's PV eyeing 5 constituencies, possible 3-cornered fight with SDA in Pasir Ris-Punggol

SDA had previously announced that it would only contest Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC.

GE2020: Police reject event application for Chee Soon Juan to walk for 3 days to raise funds

Chee's Facebook post calling for donations has received some traction as a result.

PAP introduces former helicopter pilot, lawyer & DBS Bank director as candidates

One candidate hinted strongly she would stand in Sembawang GRC.

GE2020 candidates should not remove mask for photos or to speak to public: Elections Department

PAP vice-chairman Masagos Zulkifli said that these candidates have "varied and interesting journeys".

GE2020: Lee Hsien Yang joins Tan Cheng Bock’s Progress Singapore Party

Mr Lee Hsien Yang, the brother of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, has joined the Progress Singapore Party (PSP) led by Dr Tan Cheng Bock.

Singapore to take 'step by step' approach on reopening border with Malaysia: Vivian Balakrishnan

Singapore is likely to take a "step by step approach" on reopening its border with Malaysia

GE2020: No more three-cornered fight in West Coast as Reform Party backs out

The Reform Party will not contest West Coast GRC, avoiding a three-cornered fight with the PAP and the Progress Singapore Party.

Flash floods reported in parts of Singapore after heavy rain

Flash floods were reported in parts of Singapore on Tuesday (Jun 23) after heavy rain in the morning.

Coronavirus cases surge worldwide as people let their guard down

Cases worldwide breached the nine million mark and experts warn infections could rise in Singapore too.

Workers' Party said to be eyeing four GRCs and Hougang single seat

Its slate of 20 candidates will likely sport fewer new faces compared with its last outing at the polls.

Thousands of Palestinians protest against Israeli annexation plan

Dozens of foreign diplomats attend Jericho event, including UN envoy stressing annexation is against international law.

NUS' Paul Tambyah to lead US-based International Society of Infectious Diseases in 2022

SDP's Paul Tambyah will be leading the Massachusetts-based International Society of Infectious Diseases (ISID) in 2022 as its president.

PAP MP questions WP chief's support for Alfian Sa'at

PAP MP Tan Wu Meng has criticised Workers' Party chief Pritam Singh for supporting Singapore poet and playwright Alfian Sa'at,

The Workers' Party stands with Singapore, says Pritam Singh in response to Shanmugam

The Workers' Party stands with Singapore, said its chief and leader of the opposition Pritam Singh on Sunday (June 21).

China bans some US chicken, shuts Pepsi plant to fight coronavirus

BEIJING: China banned imports from a top US poultry producer and ordered a Beijing Pepsi factory to close on Sunday (Jun 21) as authorites clamped

Tan Wu Meng's opinion piece on Pritam Singh was 'serious' and 'thoughtful': Shanmugam

The opinion piece written by Senior Parliamentary Secretary Tan Wu Meng on the support apparently offered by the Workers’ Party’s

DBS creating eco-friendly urban farm for employees

DBS Bank plans to transform a patch of its outdoor space at one of its buildings into a community farm, and give its employees a chance to try urban farming, it said this week.

Five-year masterplans announced for Tanjong Pagar, Holland-Bukit Timah GRCs

PAP MPs took to social media on Sunday (June 21) to announce five-year upgrading plans for estates in Tanjong Pagar GRC and Holland-Bukit Timah GRC.