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Senior People's Action Party leaders hit back regarding the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol East Town Council saga yesterday, charging that the Workers' Party addresses the issue only at election rallies, where they cannot be asked questions.
Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say, the PAP politician in the WP's cross hairs, however, stayed away from the issue.
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The tender for a fourth desalination plant will be called as Singapore continues to shore up its water supply. The new plant, in Marina East, will draw from Marina Reservoir to produce 30 million gallons a day. By 2060, water needs could double the current 400 million gallons a day.
Prime Minister Najib Razak and three others have been asked to file their defence over alleged overspending during the 2013 General Election. The opposition Parti Keadilan Rakyat filed a suit after claims that US$700 million (S$990 million) supposedly linked to state-owned 1MDB was put into Datuk Seri Najib's accounts.
A Hungarian train with several hundred migrants on board, bound for towns near the Austrian border, was stopped near a refugee camp yesterday and the migrants were taken off. They were seen fleeing from the police.
China's surprise devaluation of its currency on Aug 11 spooked global markets, and has continued to affect markets since. Even though Asian economies are in a better shape compared with 18 years ago, they continue to be vulnerable.
Associate Editor Ravi Velloor assesses the risk factors.
Singapore Airlines' (SIA) new premium economy service was cleared for take-off in the first quarter of next year, but has been delayed as the seat installation will take longer than planned.
A record $53.8 million was donated to the arts last year by more than 220 arts patrons, who were honoured last night at a ceremony.
The number of donors fell from 334 in 2013, but the amount they gave increased nearly 67 per cent.
A new SG50 Arts Patron Award went to those who gave more than $1.5 million in the last five years.
Two counters under the Jardine group - Jardine Matheson Holdings and Jardine Strategic Holdings - as well as Olam International will be taken off as constituents of the Straits Times Index. They will be replaced by UOL Group, Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Holdings and Sats. The changes take effect from Sept 21.
While Rafael Nadal, Marin Cilic and Novak Djokovic all eased into the third round of the US Open, Serena Williams looked uncharacteristically shaky on Wednesday. She scraped past the unfancied Kiki Bertens 7-6 (7-5), 6-3 and then spent an hour rectifying a series of problems in practice.
Lee Ki Hong feels "blessed" to play a strong Asian character in the Hollywood blockbuster franchise, The Maze Runner. The 28-year-old Korean-American star says his role of the cool and supremely athletic Minho in the hit movie series is a sign of good things to come in Hollywood.