Saturday, January 22, 2022

Singapore

Long letter from Singapore fails to convince billionaire Branson about executing Nagaenthran

Richard Branson sticks to his strong opposition to the death penalty.

Samsung pulls Singapore drag queen ad after backlash

The ad touched off a wave of online criticism, with one group labelling it 'an unfortunate attempt to push the LGBT ideology into a largely conservative Muslim community'.

Singapore approves booster jabs for teens

Teenagers aged 12 to 17 will be able to receive booster shots from next month.

Nagaenthran’s appeal hearing around the corner as execution looms

UK-based legal group warns that execution could take place 'very quickly' if his appeal is dismissed.

Ticket sales for quarantine-free travel to Singapore resume

However, ticket quotas will be halved for air and land travel.

Lawyers accuse Singapore of harassment ahead of Malaysian’s appeal to quash death sentence

Lawyers for Liberty says Nagaenthran Dharmalingam's lawyer has been subjected to 'undue pressure' including personal cost orders of tens of thousands of dollars ahead of the hearing set for Jan 24.

Singapore economy rebounds from virus-induced recession

The city-state plunged into its worst economic performance in 2020 as businesses and international borders shut down, choking its trade and tourism economic lifeline.

S$8.5 million lost in OCBC phishing scams in December alone

The bank says it is working with the police to recover the lost funds but that chances of recovery are low.

Malaysia suspends ticket sales for quarantine-free travel to Singapore

This follows a similar move by Singapore to freeze all new ticket sales over the same period.

Singapore to freeze new ticket sales for quarantine-free travel

Singapore has set up vaccinated travel lanes for about two dozen countries, including Australia, India, the UK and the US.

Singapore finds suspected Omicron cluster in gym

All three cases are fully vaccinated and have mild symptoms.

Singaporean spent millions on cars, jewels with nickel fraud loot, charges say

Ng Yu Zhi has been implicated by authorities in a scheme that raised at least S$1.5 billion from investors to fund bogus nickel trades, in one of the biggest investment frauds in Singapore.

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