Singapore

UN urges Sri Lanka to quickly address mistrust of new government

By Wed, Mar 04, 2015 5:10PM UTC UN urges Sri Lanka to quickly address mistrust of new government

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A U.N. envoy says the Sri Lankan government should act quickly to address skepticism among ethnic Tamils that it isn’t doing enough to promote post-war reconciliation.

Singapore police investigate man posing as Uber driver

By Wed, Mar 04, 2015 4:52PM UTC Singapore police investigate man posing as Uber driver

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore police say they are investigating reports of a man who allegedly cheated and overcharged unsuspecting passengers while posing as a driver for mobile app-based transportation company Uber.

Singapore: Time to raise national service pay above the poverty line

By Wed, Mar 04, 2015 5:30AM UTC Singapore: Time to raise national service pay above the poverty line

When Wilfred Owen wrote the famous poem, “Dulce et Decorum est,” he was not just describing the horrors of World War I, he was also condemning his government’s propaganda machine for glorifying a gruesome war in order to discourage draft evasion. He famously wrote at the end of his poem:

Oh, bother! It’s Singapore’s boring Budget again…

By Mon, Mar 02, 2015 6:18AM UTC Oh, bother! It’s Singapore's boring Budget again…

Every February in Singapore, the Finance Minister unveils the Government’s Budget for the next fiscal year. And every February, the Budget is met with a variety of responses.

Singapore founding father Lee’s condition improves slightly

By Sun, Mar 01, 2015 12:53PM UTC Singapore founding father Lee's condition improves slightly

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore’s government says the condition of Lee Kuan Yew, the country’s 91-year-old founding father, has improved slightly as he remains on life support in intensive care, where he is being treated for severe pneumonia.