Archive for March 28th, 2019

Singapore Airlines bomb hoax: flight from Mumbai escorted by fighter jets after pilot raised alarm

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

A Singapore Airlines plane from Mumbai was escorted to Changi Airport by Singapore’s air force and touched down safely on Tuesday morning, after the pilot raised a bomb [...] » More

Two men arrested for unlawful entry after police intercepted motorised boat

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

The Police Coast Guard (PCG) arrested a 20-year-old Bangladeshi man and a 46-year-old Malaysian man on Monday (25 March) for unlawful entry into Singapore. PCG said in a [...] » More

500 evacuated as fire hits hotel in Singapore, no injuries

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

About 500 people were evacuated Wednesday after a fire at a luxury hotel in downtown Singapore but there were no injuries, emergency services officials said. Television [...] » More

Singapore to explore underground options, become greener under new URA Draft Master Plan

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

A greener and deeper Singapore is in the works, with a new 50km Greater Rustic Coast running along the northern coast as well as district-level underground plans unveiled on [...] » More

Local groups call for greater freedom of expression in Singapore as Jolovan Wham faces investigations

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Independent | 6:00 AM

They urge for the “rigorous review” of laws and regulations that heavily restrict freedom of expression in the name of public order, foreign interference and, [...] » More

‘Bomb threat’ on home-bound Singapore Airlines flight from Mumbai: SIA

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Singapore Airlines (SIA) said it is assisting authorities with investigations after a bomb threat on Tuesday (March 26) on board flight SQ423 from Mumbai to Singapore. Two [...] » More

500 people evacuated after fire breaks out at Grand Hyatt hotel

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

About 500 people were evacuated from the Grand Hyatt hotel on Scotts Road on Wednesday (27 March) morning after a fire broke out in the building. The Singapore Civil Defence [...] » More

Singapore Airlines bomb hoax: flight from Mumbai escorted by fighter jets after pilot raised alarm

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A Singapore Airlines plane from India was escorted to Changi Airport by Singapore’s air force and touched down safely on Tuesday morning, after the pilot raised a bomb [...] » More

Singapore’s factory production inches up 0.7pct in February

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Production in Singapore’s factories inched up 0.7 per cent in February 2019 from a year prior, according to data released by the Economic Development Board (EDB) on [...] » More

1,000 people evacuated after fire breaks out at NUS building

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

About 1,000 people were evacuated after a fire broke out at a National University of Singapore (NUS) building on Tuesday (March 26). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) [...] » More

Saudi Arabia, UAE sow seeds for agri-trade deals with Philippines

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Arab News | 6:00 AM

Saudi Arabia and the UAE are sowing the seeds for a major programme of investment in the Philippines’ agriculture and food security sectors. The two nations are [...] » More

No end in sight as Philippines communist revolt marks 50th year

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Philippine policewoman Ruby Buena’s introduction to one of the oldest communist insurgencies in the world was a roadside bomb blast followed seconds later by an [...] » More

MP George Christensen’s travel to the Philippines investigated by Federal Police

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | 9news | 6:00 AM

MP George Christensen’s extensive travel to the Philippines has been investigated by the Australian Federal Police. 9News has confirmed the probe into the nature of his [...] » More

El Nino damage to agriculture hits P2.6B

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

The weak El Nino is hitting the country’s agriculture really hard a week after the weather agency PAGASA declared the onset of dry season. According to the latest [...] » More

US sees ‘positive signs’ in Thai election

US sees ‘positive signs’ in Thai election

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The United States said Tuesday that it saw “positive signs” of a return to democracy in Thailand but urged a transparent probe of allegedly widespread [...] » More