Press Releases

Jan 17, 2012 11:01 SGT Ministry of Trade and Industry Singapore Singapore has sought membership to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) as part of its ongoing efforts with the global community to develop renewable energy. IRENA, an intergovernmental organisation and key global platform for the promotion of renewable energy, will allow Singapore to actively participate in the global discourse on this matter.

Jan 16, 2012 15:57 SGT Ministry of Law The Ministry of Law (MinLaw) is proposing amendments to the Evidence Act (EA), which provides the framework of rules for the types of evidence that can be admitted as evidence during court proceedings. The amendments are to ensure the Act’s continued relevance.

Jan 14, 2012 11:17 SGT Ministry of Defence President Tony Tan Keng Yam reviewed a commissioning parade at the SAFTI Military Institute this evening, where 344 Army, 86 Air Force and 42 Navy officer cadets were commissioned as officers of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF).

Jan 13, 2012 11:20 SGT Ministry of Defence Permanent Secretary for Defence Development Dr Tan Kim Siew visited Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) troops participating in the annual artillery exercise, codenamed Exercise Thunder Warrior, at the Waiouru Training Area in New Zealand, today.

Jan 11, 2012 17:47 SGT Ministry of Defence The Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) Admiral (ADM) Surasak Runroengrom called on Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen at the Ministry of Defence this afternoon. ADM Surasak, who is in Singapore from 10 to 12 January 2012 for his introductory visit, also called on Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant-General Neo Kian Hong and Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral Ng Chee Peng earlier today.

Jan 11, 2012 16:08 SGT Toyota Global Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today donated 17 external power-supply units to be fitted onto “Prius” gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles used as Miyagi Prefecture government vehicles.

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.