Press Releases

Jan 11, 2012 14:12 SGT Singapore Red Cross 11 January 2012 – The Singapore Red Cross donates USD 100,000 to aid the Lao people affected by the recent floods in Laos caused by Typhoons Haima and Nockten. Besides the loss of lives, the floods resulted in widespread damage to transportation, agriculture and irrigation systems.

Jan 10, 2012 17:46 SGT Ministry of Defence A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Operationally-Ready National Serviceman, Corporal (CPL) (NS) Li Hongyang, 28, a security trooper from 62 Combat Service Support Battalion, fainted at 8.38am on 10 January 2012 after completing his 2.4km run during the Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT). He was undergoing his In-Camp Training at Kranji Camp III.

Jan 10, 2012 15:41 SGT Land Transport Authority The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is exploring travel demand management as an additional means to address peak period congestion on public transport and is seeking ideas and suggestions from the public on both new and existing travel demand management schemes that can help to spread out peak period travel on public transport and reduce peak period crowdedness.

Jan 10, 2012 14:56 SGT Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports Ministry answers questions from Mr Yee Jenn Jong, Non-Constituency Member, on centres that are currently eligible for the Kindergarten Financial Assistance Scheme for low-income families.

Jan 10, 2012 14:52 SGT Ministry of Defence Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen hosted His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince of Brunei Darussalam and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office, to a visit to Sembawang Air Base (SBAB) this morning. During the visit to SBAB, His Royal Highness viewed a Sikorsky S-70B Naval Helicopter static display and operated the CH-47 Chinook helicopter simulator.

Jan 10, 2012 14:48 SGT Ministry of Defence To ask the Minister for Defence how many National Service (NS) defaulters have been sentenced to imprisonment for defaulting NS over the past three years and whether all NS defaulters will be sentenced to imprisonment.

Jan 10, 2012 14:34 SGT Oxfam Australia Six months since South Sudan’s independence, the world’s newest nation is struggling to cope with a major refugee crisis and massive internal displacement, international agency Oxfam said today.

Jan 10, 2012 14:30 SGT Oxfam Australia The reconstruction of earthquake-stricken Haiti has proceeded at “a snail’s pace” leaving more than half a million people still homeless two years later, international aid agency Oxfam said today.

Jan 10, 2012 11:07 SGT Ministry of Trade and Industry Singapore Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade & Industry, Mr S Iswaran will attend the 15th ASEAN Tourism Ministers’ Meeting (ATM-M) in Manado, Indonesia from 11 to 12 January 2012.

Jan 09, 2012 16:54 SGT Ministry of Home Affairs Mr Sitoh Yih Pin: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs in light of the grievous attack on two students at Potong Pasir Avenue 1 on 1 December 2011 (a) what steps are being taken by the enforcement agencies to prevent similar incidents by youths; and (b) what steps are being taken to discourage, address and tackle similar/related incidents involving youths.