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Veteran Politician Wins Singapore Presidential Election

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Singapore’s former Deputy Prime Minister Tony Tan has won the presidential election after a recount of the vote gave him a razor-thin margin. Election officials said Sunday that Tony Tan won by just over 7,000 votes. Officials ordered the recount after Saturday’s vote because there was less than a two percentage point difference between Tony […]

Recount Held in Singapore Presidential Election

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Election officials in Singapore have ordered a recount of the presidential vote because results show a razor-thin difference between the two leading candidates. Officials say there is less than a two percentage point difference between Deputy Prime Minister Tony Tan and medical doctor Tan Cheng Bock. Singapore’s election department did not say how many votes […]

Singapore Holds Presidential Election

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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Voters in Singapore went to the polls Saturday to elect a new president in an election seen as a referendum on the ruling People’s Action Party – PAP -, which has led the city-state since 1959. The presidency is largely a ceremonial position, but the election attracted four candidates. Although the publication of pre-election survey […]

US, Singapore Begin Annual Maritime Drills

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Naval forces of the United States and Singapore have begun an annual maritime exercise in waters off the city-state’s coast. The 17th Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training exercise began with an opening ceremony at Singapore’s Changi Naval Base Monday. The drills are focused on maritime operations including sea, air and surface warfare. Singapore will deploy […]

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Tiger Australia to Stay Grounded Till August 5

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Singapore-based Tiger Airways says its Australian domestic services are likely to remain grounded until at least August 5. The budget carrier said Australian aviation authorities have issued it with a set of formal conditions that the airline must comply with before domestic flights can be resumed. Tiger said it will refund all passengers booked to […]

Tiger Australia to Stay Grounded Till August 5

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 3:14 am (UTC-5)
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Singapore-based Tiger Airways says its Australian domestic services are likely to remain grounded until at least August 5. The budget carrier said Australian aviation authorities have issued it with a set of formal conditions that the airline must comply with before domestic flights can be resumed. Tiger said it will refund all passengers booked to […]

British Author Freed from Singapore Prison

Posted July 9th, 2011 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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Singapore has released a British author who was imprisoned for more than a month on contempt charges. Alan Shadrake was released Saturday and is expected to be deported to London. The 76-year-old author’s contempt charges stemmed from his book, Once a Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Dock, denouncing Singapore’s use of mandatory executions for […]

Singapore Turns Tables on US Over Human Trafficking Report

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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Singapore is hitting back at the United States over its inclusion in an annual U.S. report on human trafficking, saying the authors are ignoring more serious trafficking problems in their own country. In statement Tuesday, Singapore’s foreign ministry also said the U.S. report was filled with “inaccuracies,” including a claim that people are forced into […]

Aviation Industry Introduces New Hi-Tech Security Measures

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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The aviation industry has unveiled a new airport security system that uses iris scanners and other devices to move passengers through checkpoints more quickly. The system was demonstrated Tuesday at the annual meeting of the International Air Transport Association in Singapore. Data obtained in an eye scan at an automated checkpoint is matched with information […]

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