China confirms Lee Hsien Loong deliberately not invited

According to China state media South China Morning Post (SCMP), the China central government has confirmed that Lee Hsien Loong was deliberately left out of the invitation at the...

Lee Hsien Loong tries to salvage deteriorating China diplomacy

Following a day after an open criticism by China's senior diplomat at a high level forum, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is trying to salvage the deteriorating diplomatic...

PRC tourists beg for “food money” in Suntec City

According to the Singapore Chinese papers Shin Ming Ri Pao, shoppers in Suntec City are seeing a number of China (PRC) tourists begging in the mall. The PRC tourists...

US won Singapore’s HSR project design, China unlikely to win construction

Despite heavy influence from China over the awarding of the high speed rail (HSR) project, Singapore's HSR infrastructural design was awarded to United States' Aecom. Architectural, civil, electrical, mechanical...

Lee Hsien Loong denies diplomacy with China in bad shape

After the Terrex confiscation episode, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong denies that China-Singapore relationship has declined: "Both sides see value in this relationship. We hope to continue developing our...

Singapore conduct “thorough checks” on returned vehicles

Worried that China might have made modifications, the Singapore Armed Force (SAF) wrote in a press statement today (Jan 31) saying that they are conducting "thorough checks" on the...

Minister Ng Eng Hen: Singaporeans rallied behind government against China

Posting a video of the return of the 9 SAF Terrex vehicles today (Jan 30), Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen commented that he is proud Singaporeans "rallied" behind...

Detained SAF vehicles arrived in Singapore

After detaining 9 SAF Terrex vehicles for more than two months in Hong Kong, the shipment has arrived in Singapore today (Jan 30) at 2.40pm. According to the media...

Chinese Work Permit Holder cheat fellow Chinese nationals through WeChat

The Singapore police confirmed that they are investigating a Singapore-based work permit holder from China who allegedly cheated fellow Chinese nationals by offering currency exchange services. Using the popular messaging...

No formal reason for Terrex detention, Singapore accepts return anyway

According to the Hong Kong media, the 9 detained Terrex vehicles in Hong Kong has been relocated to a container in Kwai Chung yesterday (Jan 26), and is ready...

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Epilogue

The past week has been heartening to read that many Singaporeans have expressed disappointment in the shut down of States Times Review. I have been...

STR to shut down

The States Times Review website has been blocked under false charges of "fake news" and "criminal defamation" laid by the Singapore dictatorship.   As such, the...

Law Minister K Shanmugam threatens 2 years jail for “Criminal Defamation”

Singapore's Law Minister K Shanmugam has gone to the local state media threatening that the articles published by States Times Review is "criminal defamation"....