Freelance fashion photographer Muhammad Fadli Bin Abdul Rahman, 26, and his friend, Nur Qistina Fitriah Ibrahim, 37, a transgender Singaporean who has not undergone a sex-change operation, were arrested in Abu Dhabi for wearing women's clothes.
Singapore should not kowtow to China whenever it is unhappy about issues that Singapore puts forward in its own interests, says a prominent netizen, Andrew Loh. Instead of turning on each other every time the Asian giant rants on its news mouthpiece, The Global Times, Singaporeans should band together instead and stand behind the government when it comes to international disputes.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said that it would study a report linking locally based company Glocm, a military equipment company, to North Korea and "take the necessary steps to ensure that Singapore is in compliance with the UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) on the DPRK".
According to anti-death penalty activist Ravi M, Malaysia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has assured his team of lawyers and activists that it would study the possibility of bringing Singapore to the International Court of Justice over the case of Prabagaran Srivijayan, a drug smuggler of Malaysian origin who was caught in Singapore.
President Tony Tan Keng Yam and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written to President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo to offer their condolences over the earthquake in Pidie Jaya Regency, Aceh, Indonesia on 7 December 2016
Speaking to reporters after the APEC summit, PM Lee said that “a sense of identity and togetherness must be developed in Singapore to avoid deep social divides”.link He was referring to UK’s Brexit referendum and US presidential election.
Given these developments, Singaporeans should reconsider the need for non-essential travel to Ankara and Istanbul at this point in time. Singaporeans are further advised to avoid travel to the border regions between Turkey and Syria due to the unpredictable security situation associated with the ongoing conflict in Syria.
In a report submitted by the Singapore government to the UN in October this year, but which was released yesterday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Singapore government explained its decision to retain Section 377A of the Penal Code. S377A bans sex between men.
K Shanmugam said today: "some 'senior officials' in the Indonesian govt had made shocking statements about the haze situation. He was perhaps referring to an Indonesian Minister who asked Singaporeans not to be childish and complain abt the haze. I agree with Shanmugam that it was shocking.
In a surprising move from the usually timid Singapore government, Singapore's Foreign Affairs Minister K. Shanmugan slammed "shocking" statements from Indonesian officials over the haze crisis in the wake of its decision to close all schools and distribute protective face masks today.