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Location: Southeastern Asia, islands between Malaysia and Indonesia
Capital: Singapore
Population: 4,436,000
Independence Day: 9 August 1965 (from Malaysia)
Date Joined: 1965
Currency: Singapore Dollar (SGD)
Total Area: 647.5 sq km
Languages: Chinese, Malay, Tamil, English
Head of the Government: Prime Minister Hon Lee Hsien Loong (since 14 August 2004)
Web site: http://www.gov.sg
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US, India congratulate PM Lee on election victory

The United States congratulated Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and the People's Action Party on their victory in Friday's (July 10) election. In a statement, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, said: "The United States and Singapore have enjoyed more than 50 years of valuable partnership since we established diplomatic relations in 1966. "Our friendship is deeply rooted in our shared values and a common desire for peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region.

News Source:straitstimes
News Type:News Published date: 13-July-2020
  

Singapore’s ruling party wins general election

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) has returned to power, winning 83 of the 93 seats contested in Friday’s General Election, even as the Opposition registered minor gains. Mr. Lee, 68, was re-elected from his Group Representation Constituency (GRC) of Ang Mo Kio. The Prime Minister led his party’s GRC team of Gan Thiam Poh, Darryl David, Ng Ling Ling and Nadia Ahmad Samdin.

News Source:ft.com
News Type:News Published date: 12-July-2020
  

GE2020: PM Lee calls for support from all Singaporeans in getting through COVID-19 crisis

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday (Jul 6) urged Singaporeans to give him and his People's Action Party (PAP) team their full support in order to get through the COVID-19 crisis and the resulting economic challenges. "To get through this crisis, I need your help," Mr Lee said during the lunchtime online Fullerton rally. "I cannot do it alone. I need the strongest team we can find, to work with me, and with you," he added. Mr Lee, who is the PAP’s secretary-general, stressed that “at this critical moment",

News Source:channelnewsasia
News Type:News Published date: 06-July-2020
  

Singapore plans carbon capture tech to curb climate impact of heavy industry

Singapore is planning to research and develop carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) technology to reduce the climate impact of some its most carbon-intensive industries. A consortium that includes oil giant Chevron, infrastructure consultancy Surbana Jurong, cement maker Pan-United, and data center operator Keppel Data Centres aims to introduce a range of carbon capture systems for the energy, construction, chemicals and IT sectors within five to10 years.

News Source:eco-business
News Type:News Published date: 05-July-2020
  

Singapore: No plans to increase population to 10 million, says Government

Singapore has no plans to increase its population to 10 million as claimed on some online platforms, said the National Population and Talent Division (NPTD) yesterday. In a statement refuting these claims, it said it "would like to state categorically that these statements are untrue". It added: "The Government has not proposed, planned nor targeted for Singapore to increase its population to 10 million.

News Source:straitstimes
News Type:News Published date: 02-July-2020
  
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