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For actively spreading radical ideology online and inciting violence, Singaporean Zulfikar Mohamad Shariff, 44, was detained under the Internal Security Act this month.
He had also radicalised two other Singaporeans, one of whom was detained earlier while the other was placed under a Restriction Order this month.
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All freshmen orientation activities at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have been suspended with immediate effect, following complaints about the sexualised nature of some of its orientation activities. The events cancelled include Orientation Week, a five-day event held before the semester begins.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has refused to back a bid by his predecessor Kevin Rudd (above) to become United Nations secretary-general in a move that was condemned as churlish and short-sighted. Critics called the decision a missed opportunity.
The race is on for Hong Kong's top job and two men have openly declared their interest in becoming the city's next leader. Financial Secretary John Tsang and outgoing Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang threw their hats into the ring yesterday.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will be hosted to a state dinner by United States President Barack Obama. Professor Tommy Koh recalls the last time a Singapore prime minister attended such a dinner at the White House - in 1985.
Two young men were sentenced to jail and caning yesterday after admitting their roles in the 2014 gang rape of a drunken 18-year-old girl in a hotel room. Three others are contesting their respective charges in a three-week trial scheduled to start next week.
One in every 25 people who borrowed library books in recent years has returned the books late, the National Library Board has said. But over the last two years, there has been a 7.8 per cent drop in the number of patrons who returned books after the due date.
The stock market rose in July compared with June even as choppy business conditions took their toll on banks and oil and gas firms.
The largest company, Singtel, saw its market value inch up 1.2 per cent to $66.6 billion.
World No. 4 Rory McIlroy's recent problems continued in Thursday's opening round of the PGA Championship, the year's final golf Major. His 74, with no birdies and four bogeys as he struggled around the greens, left him nine shots adrift of surprise leader Jimmy Walker.
Since Chun Cui He, a Taiwanese brand of tea and coffee beverages, made its debut here two weeks ago, patrons have been flocking to the shops and clearing the shelves of the drinks. The drinks have become so difficult to snag that helpful netizens have taken to social media to post updates of specific outlets that have stock of them.
Kensington Street, a hip and artsy precinct in Chippendale, Sydney, is shaping up to be a foodie enclave with a Singaporean flavour. It is developed by Greencliff Holdings, whose executive chairman is a Singaporean. Tenants include Singaporean chef Alex Lee's Alex Kitchen, which serves chicken rice, nasi lemak and satay.