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Singapore, US to deepen cooperation in transport sector

Straits Times 09 Apr 2021
Singapore and the United States will deepen bilateral cooperation in the transport sector, working together in areas such as reviving international air travel in a safe manner amid the Covid-19 pandemic ... It was 8pm in Singapore and 8am in Washington when they met virtually ... Travel between the US and Singapore has yet to fully restart.
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Singapore and US to deepen transport cooperation, work to revive air travel

Straits Times 09 Apr 2021
SINGAPORE - Singapore and the United States will deepen bilateral cooperation in the transport sector, working together in areas such as reviving international air travel in a safe manner amid the Covid-19 pandemic ... It was 8pm in Singapore and 8am in Washington when they met virtually ... Travel between the US and Singapore has yet to fully reopen.
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Singapore leadership plan upended as heir bows out

Asiatimes 09 Apr 2021
Heng was appointed as the PAP’s first assistant secretary-general in November 2018, a designation that put him on course to become Singapore’s fourth prime minister, after emerging as primus inter pares, or the first among equals, in an internal selection process undertaken by ...
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Next PM should have 'sufficiently long runway' to master job: DPM

Straits Times 08 Apr 2021
What Singapore needs is a leader who will rebuild the country post-pandemic, as well as lead the next phase of the nation-building effort, he said ... His candidacy was publicly endorsed by founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, who spoke of how his former principal private secretary had seen Singapore through the 2008 global financial crisis.
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DPM Heng Swee Keat steps aside as leader of 4G team, setting back Singapore's succession ...

Straits Times 08 Apr 2021
The 4G statement, which bore the names of 30 office-holders, the Speaker of Parliament and the secretary-general of the NTUC, also noted that tackling Singapore's pressing immediate challenges and ensuring that the country emerges stronger from this crisis remain the foremost priority.
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Ex-CJ sought to give back to country, says daughter

Straits Times 08 Apr 2021
His daughter's education was a main reason why former chief justice Yong Pung How immigrated to Singapore from Malaysia with his family. This was revealed by his only child, Ms Yong Ying-I, in a rare public speech yesterday at a ceremony to mark the renaming of the Singapore Management University law school after him.
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DPM Heng's decision to step aside catches many by surprise

Straits Times 08 Apr 2021
Mr Goh noted that Mr Heng had made "a selfless and courageous decision in the interest of Singapore" ... "The news of DPM Heng's decision to step down as Singapore's next PM came as a surprise ... This was also the sentiment of Progress Singapore Party secretary-general Francis Yuen, who said.
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Yong Pung How's daughter reveals reason for family's move to Singapore

Straits Times 08 Apr 2021
SINGAPORE - His daughter's education was one of the main reasons that former chief justice Yong Pung How migrated to Singapore from Malaysia with his family in the early 1970s ... After moving here, he went into merchant banking and helped form Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC.
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[Floods & landslides in Timor-Leste ] Singapore Red Cross commits humanitarian aid for climate emergency

Reliefweb 08 Apr 2021
This is on top of the Singapore Government’s contribution of USD$50,000 to the SRC ... Mr Benjamin William, Secretary General and CEO of Singapore Red Cross, said, “We are extending our support for the flood relief efforts in Timor-Leste, given its impact on numerous communities.
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Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong praises 'important member' of team

Hong Kong Standard 08 Apr 2021
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong  thanked Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat for his “selfless decision” to step aside as leader of the country’s fourth generation of ministers, Channel News Asia reports ... Heng will also stay on as first assistant secretary-general of the People's Action Party (PAP).
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Conspiracy to launder over $2m: Five charged

Straits Times 08 Apr 2021
He was previously the director of DM Advisory, a Singapore-based firm that provided corporate secretarial services ... Between 2016 and 2019, the Singapore Police Force's Commercial Affairs Department received eight police reports from victims who were allegedly deceived into wiring ...
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4 S'poreans, 1 Malaysian director charged with conspiring to launder over $2 million

Straits Times 08 Apr 2021
SINGAPORE - Five men were charged on Thursday (April 8) with being part of a conspiracy to launder more than $2 million through shell companies ... Tan was previously the director of DM Advisory, a Singapore-based company that provided corporate secretarial services.
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Forecasting Biden’s policy in Southeast Asia

Asiatimes 06 Apr 2021
It is led by former assistant secretary Kurt Campbell, well known to Southeast Asia, three China directors and up to 17 other officials ... Thailand experienced a 17-month period without a US ambassador until March last year, while vacancies in the Philippines, Singapore, current ASEAN chair Brunei and at ASEAN itself all precede his inauguration.
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Singapore ratifies Asean services trade agreement, first member state to do so

Straits Times 05 Apr 2021
Singapore's rights and obligations commenced yesterday, after it completed its domestic procedures to ratify the agreement and notified the Asean secretary-general of the approval ... As of 2020, the service sector accounts for more than 85 per cent of resident employment in Singapore, with more than 1.89 million workers.
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Singapore ratifies landmark Asean services trade agreement, first member state to do so

Straits Times 05 Apr 2021
Singapore's rights and obligations commenced on Monday, after it completed its domestic procedures to ratify the agreement and notified the Asean secretary-general of the approval ... As of 2020, the services sector accounts for more than 85 per cent of resident employment in Singapore with more than 1.89 million workers.
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