Wearing masks to protect against coronavirus, Singaporeans have voted in an election that is expected to return Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s long-governing party to power.
Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong’s estranged brother is not running in next month’s general election but said he hopes to be a “catalyst for change” as campaigning began.
Singapore prime minister Lee Hsien Loong’s family feud has spilled into politics, with his estranged younger brother joining an opposition party ahead of general elections next month.
Singaporeans can wine and dine at restaurants, work out at the gym and socialise with no more than five people at a time as of Friday, when the city-state removed most of its pandemic lockdown restrictions.
Young adults from five different nations have shared their thoughts on lockdown and their governments’ approaches to tackling the coronavirus pandemic.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has described smartphone apps for tracing the spread of coronavirus as the “best possible way to help the NHS” as a pilot programme begins in England.
Millions of people in the UK are to be asked to use a phone app to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
Australians have been quick to embrace their government’s new voluntary coronavirus tracking app, despite some privacy concerns.
Singapore has seized more than 28 tons (25.4 tonnes) of pangolin scales belonging to around 38,000 of the endangered mammals over the past week.
The author of the book that inspired the hit film Crazy Rich Asians failed to register for national service as required, the Singaporean government said.
A cyber attack on Singapore’s public health system which breached records on 1.5 million people targeted the prime minister, officials said.
Former basketball star Dennis Rodman broke down in tears while being interviewed on television about the historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Singapore is planning to trial facial recognition cameras on more than 90,000 lampposts in the island state as a way to monitor “crowd analytics” and support anti-terror operations.