More than 1,000 Singaporeans attended the city-state's biggest protest rally in recent memory Saturday, amid growing public indignation over predictions of a surging foreign population.
Police are investigating two Chinese men's allegations that officers assaulted them while they were in custody over participating in Singapore's first strike in three decades, the city-state said Tuesday.
Have more babies to build the ranks of Singaporeans and get set for a construction boom but accept heavier congestion and more foreign workers as the crowded Asian city-state grows into a global center with 30 percent more people.
Voters handed Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP) its second by-election defeat in eight months, giving the opposition another seat in Parliament and signaling widening discontent over immigration policies and rising income inequality.
Singapore on Monday announced increased cash bonuses for parents of newborn babies and introduced paternity leave as part of a package of measures to boost population and reduce dependence on foreigners.
Singapore's ruling party, struggling to reverse a sharp drop in popularity, received a boost on Wednesday when the divided opposition fielded three candidates for a by-election.
Singapore's first female Speaker of parliament was formally installed on Monday, replacing a disgraced predecessor who stepped down after he confessed to an extramarital affair.
The principal of a top Singapore high school was Thursday removed from his post and being investigated by the anti-corruption bureau, authorities told AFP, in the latest such scandal to hit the city-state.
Singapore opposition parties urged Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Thursday to call a by-election after the parliamentary speaker abruptly resigned due to an extramarital affair.1 Comment
Singapore's parliamentary speaker announced his resignation Wednesday after confessing he had an extramarital affair with a community worker, setting off a fresh sex scandal in the city-state.