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Singaporean, Australian charged over anti-foreigner forum

2015-04-14 12:58

A Singaporean man and an Australian woman behind an online forum that often attacks immigrants and foreign workers in Singapore have been charged with sedition, an offence punishable by jail.

Singapore bids farewell to Lee Kuan Yew in elaborate funeral

2015-03-29 08:57

Singaporeans are lining a 15km route through the city-state to witness an elaborate funeral procession for longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew.

Singapore urges restraint as Lee mourners queue for 10 hours

2015-03-27 10:04

Singaporeans hoping for a glimpse of long-time leader Lee Kuan Yew's coffin are being urged to stay away from the sprawling queue as waiting times reach 10 hours.

Singapore braces for change as Lee era ends

2015-03-25 15:22

The death of Lee Kuan Yew raises the question of whether a new generation of leaders will reshape the mould that propelled the city-state to a haven of prosperity.

SA mourns death of Singapore's founding father

2015-03-24 14:31

South Africa is saddened by the death of Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew, the international relations and co-operation department says.

Obama hails Lee Kuan Yew as a 'true giant of history'

2015-03-23 09:57

US President Barack Obama hailed Lee Kuan Yew as a visionary and 'true giant of history' after Singapore's first prime minister died aged 91.

Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew remains critically ill

2015-03-19 12:25

Singapore’s first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, remains critically ill in intensive care, the prime minister’s office says.

German vandals ordered jailed, caned in Singapore

2015-03-05 15:34

A Singapore court has sentenced two young German men to nine months in prison and three strokes of the cane for spray-painting a metro train in the city-state last year.

For casinos in Manila more is better

2015-03-02 10:03

The owner of the ultra-luxe nightclub Pangaea in Singapore is now betting that Manila's casinos will be able to draw rich punters and partygoers.

Singapore gets tough on cybercrime

2015-01-28 12:31

Singapore is gearing up for a crackdown on cybercrime with the launch of a central agency and the appointment of a minister in charge of cyber security.

 

Lee Kuan Yew eulogised as architect of Singapore

2015-03-29 12:58

Singaporeans have bid farewell to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew with an elaborate procession and a three-hour state funeral where his son, the current prime minister, eulogised the statesman.

Nxesi to attend Singapore's founding father's funeral

2015-03-27 17:10

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi will represent President Jacob Zuma at the funeral of Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew.

Singapore shows the way

2015-03-26 07:45

SA badly needs leaders like the man who turned Singapore around, says Leopold Scholtz.

Thousands line Singapore streets for Lee

2015-03-25 15:01

Thousands of people have lined Singapore's streets as a gun carriage took the casket of Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore, to Parliament House for public viewing.

We won’t see another like Lee - Singapore PM

2015-03-23 11:16

The son of late, former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, also the current prime minister of the city-state, says the country won’t see another man like his father, as he struggled to hold back tears in a televised address.

Tributes pour in as Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew dies

2015-03-23 06:04

Singapore has been plunged into mourning after the death of Lee Kuan Yew, the country's first iron-fisted prime minister who forged a prosperous city-state out of unpromising beginnings.

Germans caught for vandalism: We've learnt our lesson

2015-03-05 21:05

The Germans caught for vandalism in Singapore and sentenced to nine months in prison and three cane strokes has apologised and said they would never do it again.

Singapore is world's most expensive city

2015-03-03 16:00

Singapore has been named the world's most expensive city for the second year running, a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit shows.

Singapore tourism suffers annual decline

2015-02-11 09:15

Singapore has reported fewer international visitors last year, the first annual fall since 2009, hurt by a stronger Singapore dollar.

AirAsia divers search for victims in found fuselage

2015-01-15 08:39

Indonesian divers are searching the main body of an AirAsia jet that crashed last month, hoping to recover more victims from the disaster, a day after it was finally located by a navy ship.

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