Woodleigh MRT station is closed until further notice after a report of a "suspicious substance" being found at the station premises. According to the Singapore Police Force (SPF), police are "managing" the security incident and warned members of the public not to speculate on the incident.
The Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a statement condemning the Islamic State linked bombing of 2 Christian churches in Egypt. The attacks killed 44 people and injured 100 others, making it one of the worst attacks on Egypt's Christians in recent history.
39 year-old Lay Chee Leong was jailed 6½ years today after he was found guilty of stabbing a female PRC tenant in the neck and threatening to bomb his flat or fill it with liquid petroleum gas before igniting it.
Turkey's Ataturk International Airport was struck by a coordinated gun and bomb attack killing at least 36 people and injured more than 90 passengers. Three attackers opened fire near an entrance to the airport terminal and detonated their suicide vests after police returned fire at them.
Monitoring the situation in Jakarta with great concern. Our embassy is contact tracing all Singaporeans on our register. We do not have any reports of Singaporean casualties so far.Monitoring the situation in Jakarta with great concern. Our embassy is contact tracing all Singaporeans on our register. We do not have any reports of Singaporean casualties so far.
It's 2.30am on a Friday night as I start writing this. Madness has again descended on this beautiful city of light. I still hear sirens. Police. Ambulances. They come and go. We make and laugh at jokes. Macabre jokes. Morbid jokes. Tasteless jokes. Dumb jokes. Anything to relieve the tension. Everyone is on his or her phone. Texting loved ones. Texting friends and family and co-workers. Checking Facebook. Checking Twitter. Trying to find out what's going on. I check my email, including the marketing spam. I wonder if it's crass to do some online shopping to relieve the stress.
After more than 120 people were killed in gun shootings and bomb attacks in Paris, France declared a national state of emergency and closed its borders. The most severe attack occured at the Bataclan concert hall where at least a 100 civilians were killed.
Thai police confirmed that a bomb explosion occurred outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok. After the explosion outside the Erawan Shrine, body parts were scattered everywhere. 12 people have been reported dead and scores injured.
In 2002 the John C. Stennis battle group was steaming towards the Middle East. We stopped in Changi Naval Base Singapore for a few days of port call. My duty day was the last day. That morning when I reported to watch I pulled bus rider for 8 hours. My watch was to ensure that everybody riding the bus from downtown Singapore had military ID and the proper sticker on their ID Card. I could only get off the bus at the Naval base and had to stay on for the entire ride into town. I did however get to wear civilian clothes (khaki pants with a polo shirt tucked in wearing a belt, lucky!!!)
Indonesia on Sunday (Jan 4) deployed the controversial KRI Usman Harun to aid in the search for the missing AirAsia QZ8501 plane, as it is equipped with advanced underwater sonar capabilities, according to Indonesia's Metro TV and Republika.