No party has monopoly on power, says Singapore PM, week after surprise Malaysia election

By Jack Kim SINGAPORE, May 16 : Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Wednesday his People’s Action Party (PAP), which has governed for more than five decades, does not have a “monopoly of power” and should not take its role for granted. His remarks came a week after neighbouring Malaysia’s ruling Barisan Nasional […]

Singapore port extends compulsory use of flow meters to distillate barges

By Roslan Khasawneh SINGAPORE, Apr 27 : Singapore will extend the mandatory use of mass-flow-meters to bunker barges delivering distillate fuels to large ships, the port authority said on Friday, ahead of an expected pick-up in the use of distillates to meet caps on sulphur content. Singapore, the world’s largest marine refuelling hub, became the […]

Singapore cbank treading carefully as trade spat poses growth risk – MAS report

By John Geddie SINGAPORE, Apr 27 : Singapore’s central bank said on Friday that escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China pose a risk to the city-state’s economy and were part of the reason behind its “measured adjustment” to monetary policy at its last meeting. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) earlier this month […]

Trade war could have “big, negative impact” on Singapore – PM Lee

By John Geddie SINGAPORE, April 19 : – Singapore is very vulnerable to an escalation of a trade dispute between the world’s two major economies, the United States and China, the city-state’s prime minister said in an opinion piece published by the Washington Post. In his article titled ‘Nobody wants a trade war’, Lee Hsien […]

Singapore PM’s siblings attack panel’s findings over home at centre of feud

By Fathin Ungku SINGAPORE, April 3 : The brother and sister of Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday that a ministerial panel’s declarations about the future of a home lived in by their late father, the modern island state’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew, were inaccurate. In a sign that a family […]

Human Rights Watch declines Singapore’s invite to “fake news” hearing

By Fathin Ungku SINGAPORE, March 30 : Human Rights Watch declined on Friday an invitation from Singapore to give evidence at a public hearing on “fake news”, saying the hearing was not a “true consultation” but a “media event”. A parliamentary committee has been reviewing possible measures to prevent “deliberate online falsehoods”, mirroring efforts in […]