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I made S$6.2m fixing matches: Wilson Raj

I made S$6.2m fixing matches: Wilson Raj
SINGAPORE: About US$10 million (S$12.5 million) passed through his hands from between 80 and 100 matches fixed worldwide. That is the latest claim from Singapore’s most notorious match-fixer, Wilson Raj Perumal, who gave United States broadcaster CNN...

Horace Grant to headline NBA 3X in Singapore

Horace Grant to headline NBA 3X in Singapore
SINGAPORE: Those with hoop dreams, consider your wishes 'Grant-ed'. Four-time NBA champion Horace Grant will be in Singapore next month, as NBA 3X returns on Sep 26 - 28. The event, now into its second year, will take place at the Singapore Sports Hu...

Kong told Sun Ho's album producers to plan 'as if the sky's the limit': Prosecutors

Kong told Sun Ho's album producers to plan 'as if the sky's the limit': Prosecutors
SINGAPORE: In the ongoing City Harvest Church trial, the prosecution charged that founder Kong Hee and his deputies controlled when to draw down Xtron bonds, and how these funds would be used. It said the bonds were simply a sham mechanism to tap on ...

Trio arrested for fiery loanshark harassment

Trio arrested for fiery loanshark harassment
SINGAPORE: Police have arrested two men and a woman, aged between 21 and 36, for loanshark harrassment. They were tipped off to the case involving fire at Blk 11 Toa Payoh Lorong 8 a fortnight ago on Aug 13. Channel NewsAsia understands two shoe rack...

Over 1,200 appeal to be part of Pioneer Generation

Over 1,200 appeal to be part of Pioneer Generation
SINGAPORE: More than 1,200 people have appealed to be considered as members of the Pioneer Generation since applications were opened last April. About half of them were below the minimum age of 65, while the other half failed to gain Singapore citize...

Struggling tenants pin hopes on possible new owner for Singapore Flyer

Struggling tenants pin hopes on possible new owner for Singapore Flyer
SINGAPORE: It has been more than a year since the Singapore Flyer was placed under receivership. But tenants may soon have some clarity about their future; Channel NewsAsia understands that a new owner of the giant observation wheel may be announced ...

SMRT admits it should have sought approval for letting ACS(I) hire trains

SMRT admits it should have sought approval for letting ACS(I) hire trains
SINGAPORE: Transport operator SMRT has explained to the Land Transport Authority (LTA) why it allowed Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) to charter five MRT trains as transport to a rugby match on Tuesday (Aug 27).An LTA spokesperson said in a statem...

'Vision Zero' outlined for upcoming work safety congress in Singapore

'Vision Zero' outlined for upcoming work safety congress in Singapore
FRANKFURT, Germany: All injuries and ill-health arising from work are preventable, but realising this vision will require a “paradigm shift at every level of an organisation”, said Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Manpower Hawazi Daip...

Man arrested for theft of lorry

Man arrested for theft of lorry
SINGAPORE: Police have arrested a 51-year-old man suspected of stealing a lorry along Kampong Ampat in the MacPherson area.Police said in a news release on Wednesday (Aug 27) that the theft was reported at about 10.40am on August 15. Officers came ac...

Beer licences revoked for over 20 Geylang coffeeshops

Beer licences revoked for over 20 Geylang coffeeshops
SINGAPORE: More than 20 coffeeshops in Geylang have had their beer licences revoked over the last eight months, for repeatedly flouting liquor licensing rules. Channel NewsAsia understands that some shops sold beer beyond the permitted hours, while s...

'Spectacular' showing hailed, as Singapore concludes its YOG campaign

'Spectacular' showing hailed, as Singapore concludes its YOG campaign
SINGAPORE: Competition at the Youth Olympic Games came to an end for Singapore athletes on Wednesday (Aug 27), after Jonathan Chan executed his final dive with Ukrainian partner Ganna Krasnoshlyk in the mixed international team event. They finished e...

Civil servants welcome move to improve pay, prospects for non-graduates

Civil servants welcome move to improve pay, prospects for non-graduates
SINGAPORE: Public service officers welcomed initiatives to improve the career prospects for non-graduates, saying these are long overdue and will help to motivate as well as retain staff.On Tuesday (Aug 26), the Public Service Division announced that...

'Extraordinary growth' in Singapore's whiskey market, say industry players

'Extraordinary growth' in Singapore's whiskey market, say industry players
SINGAPORE: More varieties of whiskies are now available in Singapore, as distributors try to tap the rising interest in this tipple. Some of the more premium American whiskies will also make their way here soon, part of a push by the American Distill...

Five hurt, two seriously, in multi-vehicle crash on PIE

Five hurt, two seriously, in multi-vehicle crash on PIE
SINGAPORE: A crash between two lorries caused a multi-vehicle pile-up and a massive jam on the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) on Wednesday (Aug 27). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) told Channel NewsAsia it was alerted to the crash at about 5:20...

PM Lee and PM Najib open Agrobazaar outlet in Singapore

PM Lee and PM Najib open Agrobazaar outlet in Singapore
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says the friendship between Singapore and Malaysia needs to be continually nurtured and tended to. Speaking at the opening of the Agrobazaar Malaysia outlet on Wednesday (Aug 27), Mr Lee said this will ensure...

Singapore appoints High Commissioner to Australia

Singapore appoints High Commissioner to Australia
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Government has appointed Mr Burhan Gafoor as the Republic's High Commissioner to Australia, and he will assume ths post on Sep 8, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Wednesday (Aug 27).Mr Gafoor joined the MFA in 19...

Visually-impaired children savour Cavalia

Visually-impaired children savour Cavalia
SINGAPORE: They may not be able to take in the visual spectacle of equestrian circus Cavalia, but seven children from the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) got to enjoy the show in a different way.In the specially conducted Bli...

National Stadium pitch still sandy

National Stadium pitch still sandy
National Stadium pitch came under scrutiny again as it hosted its first schools final on Aug 27, with sand being the main issue.

Malaysian trio jailed for smuggling contraband cigarettes

Malaysian trio jailed for smuggling contraband cigarettes
SINGAPORE: A Malaysian man who attempted to drive into Singapore with contraband cigarettes hidden in his car was sentenced to seven months' jail on 19 August. Both his female passengers, who were also involved in the smuggling attempt, were each sen...

Drug syndicate leader nabbed, drugs worth more than S$103,000 seized

Drug syndicate leader nabbed, drugs worth more than S$103,000 seized
SINGAPORE: The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) captured a suspected drug syndicate leader on Tuesday (Aug 26), in the process seizing about 2.625kg of cannabis and 232 grams of heroin worth a street value of more than S$103,000.At around 11.30am on Tu...

Sales for services sector up 2.8% on-year in Q2

Sales for services sector up 2.8% on-year in Q2
SINGAPORE: Overall sales of the services industries rose 2.8 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2014, on the back of strong showings in the Health and Social Services and Financial and Insurance sectors.According to the latest data by the...

Singapore signs investment treaties with Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast

Singapore signs investment treaties with Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast
SINGAPORE: Introducing new approaches in areas such as logistics and water treatment can be Singapore's role in Africa's development by introducing new approaches, said Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam at the 3rd Africa Singapore Business...

LTA, A*STAR agree to collaborate on Autonomous Vehicle research

LTA, A*STAR agree to collaborate on Autonomous Vehicle research
SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) on Wednesday (Aug 27) announced the Singapore Autonomous Vehicle Initiative (SAVI), in which the two agencies will work together to develop and...

Another step to making driverless vehicles on Singapore roads a reality

Another step to making driverless vehicles on Singapore roads a reality
SINGAPORE: The Republic moved a step closer to the prospect of having driverless vehicles on the roads on Wednesday (Aug 27), when the Ministry of Transport (MOT) announced a new committee to oversee the project.Senior Minister of State for Transport...

E-cigarettes not a proven way to quit smoking, global and local authorities agree

E-cigarettes not a proven way to quit smoking, global and local authorities agree
SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Health, citing a World Health Organisation (WHO) study, said it would continue to monitor the safety and efficacy of electronic nicotine delivery systems - the most common of which are e-cigarettes - which have not been pro...

Listed firms surveyed made audit adjustments totalling S$33.9b, study finds

Listed firms surveyed made audit adjustments totalling S$33.9b, study finds
SINGAPORE: Public-listed companies in Singapore have been urged to improve the preparation of unaudited financial statements, as findings from a study showed that some had made significant adjustments during their audits.The study, commissioned by th...

Beyond the bamboo: What goes on behind the scenes at the Panda enclosure?

Beyond the bamboo: What goes on behind the scenes at the Panda enclosure?
SINGAPORE: Ever wondered how River Safari pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia look when they've just woken up? Or what goes on in the panda den before River Safari opens?You will get a chance to find out when Panda Rise & Shine - River Safari's newest behind-...

Interpol searching for Malaysian sex blogger Alvin Tan

Interpol searching for Malaysian sex blogger Alvin Tan
Interpol is reportedly searching for Malaysian sex blogger Alvin Tan to get him to return to the country and face trial in court. Tan is believed to have gone to Singapore last May to shoot a documentary.

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